London and Ultimate Records Part 2

1991 I went up to the weekly music press every Wednesday. Both the N.M.E. and Melody Maker were in King’s Reach Towers, Stamford Street, SE1. I’d get the tube from Camden to Waterloo and walk up from there. They were on the 25th and 26th floors. It was important to remember which was which, sometimes […]

The Buzz Club: Andy White 18.10.1986

Andy White 18th October 1986 I saw Andy White perform ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on ‘Whistle Test’ in 1986 and knew he was to be our next Buzz Club booking. In fact, we mentioned it on the flier… His debut album had just come out. Andy played ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on a roof in Belfast for BBC’s ‘Whistle Test‘, ‘Melody […]

Photographs of Dr. Calum Bartlett: 1970 – Barra pt 2

More of my Dad’s wonderful pictures of my family on holiday on Barra in 1970. You can see pt. 1 of 1970 by clicking here. Here’s me, on what will always be known as ‘Dolina’s Rock‘ to us all. The rock where my cousin Dolina would sit and play guitar and sing. This is just […]

New Music – LUMP – Laura Marling / Mike Lindsay

This is exciting. Two of my favourite Green Man artists – Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay from Tuung have recorded together under the LUMP moniker. Here from their album, due to be released on another Green Man favourite of mine – the fabulous Dead Oceans label, is ‘Curse of The Contemporary‘.

#CIF18 Short Film & Animation Competition and Masterclasses.

I’m excited to say I’ve been working away on the 2018 Camberley International Festival and have this fantastic evening of film and animation organised for Thursday 21st June, taking place at Camberley Theatre. Here are the details of the 2018 C.I.F. Short Film & Animation Competition: (Please scroll down for details of the Masterclsses and Panel […]

Orange Juice – The Venue 6.8.1981

Once again the photographer Justin Thomas has invited me into his treasure trove of wonderful photographs. How about these glorious pictures of Edwyn and the boys from 1981? Dag nam it, that guitar! That fringe! That shirt! Actually, looking at the photos – Edwyn is wearing a different shirt in a few of these photos […]