The Buzz Club: The Chesterfields 4 April 1987

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 […]

Kodiak Island: ‘Sugar Song’

‘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 […]

Live Review: William Tyler, The Keep, Guildford 27.4.2019

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 […]

The Smiths 1983 & 4: Previously Unseen Photos

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 […]

‘Come Hell Or High Water’ New Tennessee Waltz Out Today

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 […]