This was a great night, really good line up. First on was a work-mate from Our Price Records – Tony Duckworth and his band The Rain. Tony and I worked together in a few different shops and we had a healthy musical rivalry. I was jealous of him because his band, The Rain were signed […]
‘Sugar Song‘ by Kodiak Island was released on Friday via Musical Bear Records. The video was made by chief Bear, the multi-talented Jason Applin. ‘The ‘Lime’ e.p.’ will follow on 24 May. The e.p. will feature three more new tracks, including an instrumental and a cover version. The ‘Lime‘ e.p. will join the previously released […]
After I published Guy Van Steene’s photos of The Smiths from 1983 & 4, I got a message from him saying he had found some more – including some fabulous shots taken back stage where Johnny Marr looks so young! These are wonderful.
William Tyler is a brilliant American guitarist who has plays in such bands as Lamb Chop, Silver Jews and with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie. Both his parents are song writers from Nashville. On Saturday night he played the intimate surroundings of The Keep pub, in the shadow of the old castle walls of Guildford. The gig was […]
I went to primary school in Camberley, Surrey. I was in the same class as Guy Van Steene. We went our separate ways aged 13 but kept in touch over the years. Guy came to a few of The Buzz Clubs I organised and we saw a fair bit of each other when I was […]
I’ve been on about these guys for a while now – I love them. I think this is pretty much perfection. A couple of nights ago I went to see them at The Courtyard, just off Hoxton Square in East London. The first warm night of the year, the Thursday night before the Easter long […]
The second artist to be released by this blog record label and the first not to feature me! Here’s ‘My Sin’ from the e.p.. The e.p. is a collection of songs recorded in 1986 by New Tennessee Waltz. Based in Fleet, Hampshire, the band were regulars at The Buzz Club in Aldershot, where they supported […]