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The Year In Review – 2017

2017 was a special year for OMD with a brand new studio album and plenty of live performances that took the band around the globe. Here’s the Messages review of 2017… The biggest news was the announcement of OMD’s latest … Read More

OMD Live at Barbican, York

OMD’s York outing gains a special guest… Messages went along to the York leg of the 2017 tour to witness a little bit of OMD history in the making, with Julia Kneale making a one-off guest appearance to introduce the … Read More

Julia’s Song – Handwritten Lyrics

‘Julia’s Song’ remains one of OMD’s classic songs whose history dates back to pre-OMD outfit The Id. The song’s evocative lyrics were penned by then-member of The Id Julia Kneale whose own history is detailed in her fascinating book Moods … Read More

Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres

Fascinating insight into the pre-OMD years If there’s one character from OMD’s past that’s taken on mythic status, it’s Julia Kneale. This is partially due to the fact that she disappeared from the OMD world in the early days – … Read More

Moods, Memories & Other Manoeuvres on Kindle

JULIA KNEALE’s new book Moods, Memories and other Manoeuvres, which provides a window on the vibrant Wirral and Liverpool music scene from the mid to late 1970s, is now available in Kindle format via Amazon. The book includes Julia’s involvement … Read More


A means to an end… A former member of pre-OMD outfit The Id, Julia Kneale occupied an important role in the formative years of the popular synthpop band. Already a published writer prior to Joining The Id, Julia is perhaps … Read More

The Id

The means to an end… Before OMD had paved the way as a pioneering synthpop outfit, the likes of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Mal Holmes had already established themselves through smaller bands based around the Liverpool/Wirral music scene. This … Read More