The Danse Society

The Danse Society

Profile:
The Danse Society are a post punk (the precursory term for Gothic rock ) group from Barnsley, England, active from 1980. The original line-up included Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums). Lyndon Scarfe was replaced by David Whitaker (formerly of band Music for Pleasure) after the Heaven is Waiting Album.

In 1986 after releasing their final album as Danse Society International, Looking Through back on their own label again the band split from Rawlings and the other band members left to form Johnny In The Clouds.

At the end of 2009, Former members Paul Nash, Paul Gilmartin and David Whitaker met up for the first time in 24 years and decided to reform the band with the initial agreement of Steve Rawlings also re-joining the band. Over the next 9 months instrumental tracks were recorded and Steve briefly met the band in the UK in Oct 2010 but returned to America after recording just one vocal track. Plans changed when after that initial meeting, the band lost contact with Steve.

In January 2011 founder of Blooding Mask vocalist Maethelyiah joined the band and recorded vocals on all 13 tracks and the official news was revealed in May 2011. Bassist Martin Roberts joins The Danse Society.

On 1 February 2014, Danse Society issued an official announcement that Gilmartin and Roberts had unexpectedly resigned from the band, resulting in the cancellation of a series of tour dates.

As of 2015, two versions of the Danse Society exist:

With female lead: Paul Nash (guitar), Maethelyiah (voice) Jack Cooper (bass), Ian Hunter (drums), Sam Bollands (keyboards)

With male lead: Paul Gilmartin (drums), Ade Clark (bass), Elliott Wheeler (guitar), Darran Guy (keyboards) and J Cridford (voice) - and each of them published a new record ("VI" and "Reincarnated")

In 2016 The Danse Society with male lead changed name in The Society (9).
in 2017 the remaining The Danse Society (with female lead) changed drummer: Joss Rydale replaced Ian Hunter.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

The Danse Society Discography

Albums

The Danse Society Seduction (Album) Society Records, Society Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Heaven Is Waiting (Album) Arista, Society Records Europe 1984 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Looking Through (Album) Society Records, Society Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Society Records 711 The Danse Society Change Of Skin(CD, Album) Society Records Society Records 711 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Society Records 213 The Danse Society Scarey Tales(CD, Album) Society Records Society Records 213 UK 2013 Sell This Version
The Danse Society VI (Album) Society Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
SOC 0035 The Danse Society Reincarnated(CD) Not On Label (The Danse Society Self-Released) SOC 0035 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Danse Society Clock (Single) Society Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Danse Søciety* There Is No Shame In Death (Maxi) Pax Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Womans Own / We're So Happy (Single, Maxi) Pax Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Danse / Move Society Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
none Palais Schaumburg / The Danse Society Palais Schaumburg / The Danse Society - Hockey / My Heart(Flexi, 7") Vinyl Magazine none Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Somewhere (Single) Society Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Wake Up (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Heaven Is Waiting (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society 2000 Light Years From Home (Single, Maxi) Society Records Scandinavia 1984 Sell This Version
DSF 1 The Danse Society The Sway(7", Promo) Arista DSF 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
STORE 3 The Danse Society Waiting Is Hell But Heaven Is Waiting(12", Promo) Arista STORE 3 UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Say It Again (Maxi, Single) Society Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Danse Society Hold On (To What You've Got) (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista Europe 1986 Sell This Version
none The Danse Society God Cry(3xFile, AAC, Single) Society Records none UK 2011
none The Danse Society The Seduction 2012...Vatican(4xFile, AAC, EP) Society Records none UK 2012
1214 The Danse Society If I Were Jesus(7", Single, Ltd, Pur) Society Records 1214 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

INT 147.140 The Danse Society The Danse Society(LP, Comp) Sonet INT 147.140 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
SOC 1 The Danse Society The Danse Society(LP, Comp + 12") Society Records SOC 1 Canada 1984 Sell This Version