The Mute Gods – the new band featuring Nick Beggs, renowned bassist, Chapman Stick player, and vocalist – has announced its debut album, Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me. Described by Beggs as “a rather disgruntled rant at the dystopia we’ve created for ourselves and our children,” and an album “that tips its hat in the direction of alternative rock and pop,” Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me will released on January 22, 2016 via InsideOut Music. Rounding out The Mute Gods are drummer Marco Minnemann and keyboardist Roger King, of whom Beggs states, “His strengths are my weaknesses and I believe we complement each other rather well.” Beggs and King had previously collaborated as members of legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s band, while Minneman had worked with Beggs with Procupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. Beggs continues, “Although I have a couple of other guest drummers like Nick D’Virgilio and Gary O’Toole, Marco is playing on the majority of tracks. He also added his genius with some sound modeling and guitar.”
Besides his work with Wilson and Hackett, Beggs scored a hit single in 1983 with “Too Shy” as a member of Kajagoogoo with vocalist Limahl. He has risen to his prominence as one of the industry’s most respected bassists having played with the likes of Rick Wakeman, Tina Turner, Howard Jones, and Gary Numan to name but a few.