Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Rick Wakeman's Charity Bowie Tribute

Rick Wakeman has released versions of Life on Mars and Space Oddity in tribute to David Bowie. Rick played on the original versions of both tracks.

The proceeds are going the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

You can buy a download from Amazon or iTunes - and there's a physical version too, which includes a free download.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Friday, 1 January 2016

First Song of the Year

There's a thing going around on one social media platform asking what the first song is that you have listened to in 2016.

This is mine -


My last.fm account claims it was something else but it wasn't. The track it says it is didn't play at all, so I played this one instead.

Anyway - here's to a music filled year. (Fingers crossed - three gigs booked in already!)


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Forthcoming EP from Danny Fury's Tango Pirates

Danny Fury's musical pedigree includes Kill City Dragons and Lords Of The New Church among others. (I first met him when he came to International Pop Overthrow Liverpool as the drummer for the Plastic Heroes a couple of years ago.)

The new EP from his band Tango Pirates will be available from their webpage soon.  Click here.
Keep up to date with news about the release on their official facebook page, here, or their twitter feed here.
And have a listen to some of their tunes on their ReverbNation page, here.
Or their Soundcloud page here.
Perhaps you like the direct approach - here's the email address.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

B-Leaguers debut coming in 2016

I am really looking forward to the debut release from the B-Leaguers.  Here's a little trailer from the band to whet the appetite! And you can find their facebook page here for more info.

Hurry up 2016! 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Just For Fun

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!



1. How are you feeling today

Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons

2. Will you get far in life?

Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Janis Joplin

3. How do your friends see you?

Dead Ringer For Love - Meat Loaf

4.Will you get married?

The Riddle (Extended Mix) - Nik Kershaw

5. What is your best friend's theme song?

(Walkin' Thru The) Sleepy City - The Mighty Avengers

6.What is the story of your life? 

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror - Elvis Costello

7. What was high school like? 

The Banner Man - Blue Mink

8.How can you get ahead in life?

Go Back Home - Stephen Stills

9. What is the best thing about your friends?

She Likes Rock 'n' Roll - Dave Rave and the Governors

10. What is in store for this weekend?

Wounded - Nik Kershaw

11.To describe your grandparents?

One of a Kind - Dave Rave

12. How is your life going?

Dancing Girls - Nik Kershaw

13. What song will they play at your funeral?

Whatever You Want - Status Quo

14. How does the world see you?

The Whole Of The Moon - The Waterboys

15. Will you have a happy life?

Guilty - The Pearls

16. What do your friends really think of you?

As We Go Along - The Monkees

17. Do people secretly lust after you?

Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello

18. How can I make myself happy?

I'm Bored - The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

19. What should you do with your life?

The Quest - Donovan

20. Will you ever have children?

High and Lonesome - Jimmy Reed

21.If a man in a van offered you candy, what would you do?

That's The Way It Goes - Billy Fury

22. What does your mom think of you?

Wombling In The Rain - The Wombles

23.What is your deep dark secret?

Gonna Knock On Your Door - The Pete Best Four

24. What is your mortal enemy's theme song?

Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper

25.What's your personality like?

The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young

26. Which song will be played at your wedding?

Circle Sky - The Monkees

27. If you were to become the Dictator of a small Eastern-European nation, would you be?

I'm So Worried - Monty Python

28. What are your aspirations?

Carry Me - Crosby Stills and Nash

29.What goes through your head when you wake up?

Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Sunday, 13 December 2015

2015 Gigs In Review

Just a year end post to put all the links to my gigs stuff together.

Links to Live Reviews -
The Bonzos
Elvis Costello
King Crimson
Crosby Stills And Nash
Rick Wakeman and Gordon Giltrap
Donovan
Nik Kershaw, Go West and Carol Decker


Click here for all of my Live photographs in one neat collection. (Including from events not fully reviewed here)

Here's some of my favourite gig pics that I have taken this year.
 
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