There's no point having a blog if you don't write, so therefore my faithful reader I apologise for my recent tardiness and to make it up to you I'm giving you an extra special version of my reviews and what's been floating my boat over at Tanner Towers. First up then it's Hits to Spare … Continue reading Autumn Almanac – Tanner’s Bangers
It's been a long time coming to walk back through the doors at Cafe Drummond and I have never had to queue before to get in, the place was packed out before the first support act had even got onto the stage , a sight I've never seen before but what a delight to know … Continue reading Aberdreams, schemes and young teams – Live Review by Kimbo Forsyth – Shambolics, Monza Express, General Winston
I make no apologies for writing again about The Shed Project. When a band or artist continues to raise their own bar, repeatedly with each release or each decision they make, it needs to be documented and it needs to be shared. So, without sounding sycophantic, the Sheds have done it again and this might … Continue reading Single Review – The Shed Project – My Life
Independent, Sunderland Promoter: This Feeling Friday 10th September 2021 Every good story usually starts with a beginning, middle and end, however this particular tale will start at the end, the next morning. Waking up to a double whammy of a hangover that makes your head feel like a tonne weight combined with remembering a hideously … Continue reading Andrew Cushin & Michael Gallagher – LIVE Review – Guest Writer Mr Dan Potter
Well, I guess I should start this the week before #NBHDWKND21 when we made a very last-minute decision to throw caution to the wind and get tickets for a festival the next weekend. It felt like pre-Covid times, deciding to do something on a whim, how exciting! I’ve never been to Neighbourhood Weekender before and … Continue reading Neighbourhood Weekender 21 Review – Guest Writer Amy Parkin
“Oh what a night,” sang The Four Seasons and what a night Saturday 28th August was for the people lucky enough to purchase a ticket for Arcade State’s sold out debut gig in Nice n Sleazy bar, Glasgow. I first got into AS following the inclusion of their track ‘Begin to Break’ in the monthly … Continue reading Live Gig Review – Arcade State – Guest Reviewer Paula Cairns
If you've ever been in a band and wanted to do a gig, what were your plans? Somewhere small and local? Was it difficult to even get a gig? How about getting anyone to come along to watch? Family and friends probably will attend but paying punters? Yeah, tricky isn't it! Well, if you're in … Continue reading Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club
A few weeks ago I interviewed Jon prior to his charity walk from Rotherham to London in aid of Mental Health and Cancer charities. The blog had such a great response and interest I thought I'd follow that up with an interview with Jon on how it all went. Read on and enjoy. Jon, you've … Continue reading Follow up with Jon Ripley, Charity Fundraiser – Walking, Talking n Footy!
What if after I had told you 18 months ago that when I set up this blog to write about cool music, cool people and cool things that I would be reviewing an album that at times reminded this writer of New Model Army, Crusty Rockers The Levellers you would of raised an eye brow … Continue reading Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland
As I sit here in a room that basically is like sitting inside a sauna but luckily with no naked German bloke sitting too close to me, I'm playing a bunch of songs that just seem ideal for this time of year! Well what are they then Mr Rebirth? Let us know whats tickling your … Continue reading The Sweating Buckets Hot List
What do you get if you mix bits of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Ray Davies, The Who,The Enemy in a big old blender? You’ll get the talented singer songwriter that is Ashley Stacey. This South London lad has been putting out consistently brilliant songs overthe last 18 months, from his debut album last year "The … Continue reading Ashley Stacey – London Loves
Jangle pop what a great word that is - the euphoric sound of layered guitars and vocals coming together to create a sound that harks back to a bygone age when Indie was great, and all the cool kids were playing it. But first a history lesson - C86 was an album that many of … Continue reading Album of the Month – The Shop Window – The State of Being Human
As well as being involved with supporting musicians and the grass roots music, since lockdown I have also tried to shine a light on the benefits of raising awareness for Mental Health Issues, especially Anxiety and Depression issues which I myself have struggled with my whole life. One of the nicest people I have met … Continue reading Interview With – Jon Ripley, Charity Fundraiser – He walks it like he talks it
So, what have you achieved during lockdown? Have you released yourself on the world at the start of 2020, released 2 albums that you wrote, produced, designed yourself? Put out numerous interesting video clips of your songs, created great merch and opened your arms to a whole load of people that love what you do? … Continue reading Album Review – Tales from the Great Central Line Vol 1 – The Mariners
We all like a genre...it helps us understand the music we are listening to...whether we should invest our time into it. Is it something you want to be part of? Is it something you would like? Over recent months I've been recommended a lot of music that kinda links together...it's loud and in your face... … Continue reading Geezer Pop – Ruff n Ready! Part 1..