Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo

This is our City, This is our Town  I remember that beautiful feeling when bands started accouncing gigs again and having seen The Capollos live before, I know how good it gets so there wasn't a second thought from me about purchasing tickets for a hometown show at Drummonds. Tonight the time had come, fresh … Continue reading Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo

All Blue No Tonic

25 years plus....blown away in an instance... The news about singer and front man to The Bluetones, Mark Morriss hit me like a lightning bolt this week, a band I had admired and listened to since their early days, were shot down as the allegations regarding Mark's behaviour came to light and were held up … Continue reading All Blue No Tonic

London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

The Fiddler - Kilburn - London 11th November 2021 The Fab 5 were back on stage tonight and ready to show London town what they were made of. Making their debut at the historic Fiddler Venue the offspring of the Mean Fiddler where the likes of Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, John Martyn, Dr … Continue reading London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

Aberdreams, schemes and young teams – Live Review by Kimbo Forsyth – Shambolics, Monza Express, General Winston

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

Single Review – The Shed Project – My Life

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

Andrew Cushin & Michael Gallagher – LIVE Review – Guest Writer Mr Dan Potter

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

Neighbourhood Weekender 21 Review – Guest Writer Amy Parkin

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

Live Gig Review – Arcade State – Guest Reviewer Paula Cairns

“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

Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club

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

Follow up with Jon Ripley, Charity Fundraiser – Walking, Talking n Footy!

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!

Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

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