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It’s Christmas Time

TAYLOR MADE DREAMS CHARITY SINGLE LAUNCH Watch the video here: It’s Christmas Time I am going to inflict the words ‘Christmas’ on you in November, but I urge you not to look away. This is a project that started back in the sunny days of summer, when a group of local musicians and singers met … Continue reading

SOUNDS OF THE WELLS

Originally printed in October Tunbridge Wells ‘Town Crier’ magazine. SOUNDS OF THE WELLS Within a few years of Lord North’s discovery, and promotion of, The Wells near Tonbridge, a small spa town resort was growing, providing entertainment for visitors, as well as healthy chalybeate water to drink. For a long time the basis of the … Continue reading

John Peel, 10pm, and growing-up.

It’s a quiet October evening, and I’m catching up on a backlog of reading other people’s blogs (such as Big Forest) and deleting promotional emails. But I stop and listen to the radio; tomorrow will be 10 years since the last radio programme the late John Peel presented. There have already been mentions on BBC … Continue reading

UGLY LOVE

In these days of X-Factor ballad wannabes and endless computer generated dance tracks, one local band are getting on with having fun, and trying to add some excitement to the indie music scene. I spoke to Ugly Love lead singer Tom Adolph about how the last two years had been for himself, Kit, Sam and … Continue reading

7BitArcade

7BitArcade In the complication of setting up a new blog – I managed to get a post up on music website 7bitarcade! I’m a little bit lost within the Isle of Wight Festival – but have a look around their site for all the news and views.

Yes, there was music… #unfest14

http://unfest.org/ This is what I saw and heard: Perk and Pearl Lipschtick (Mind Your Head Gallery) Artists Unveiled Sound Installation¬†(Corn Exchange) Hey Zeus (photo in The Cake Shed) Rhythm and Rhyme (Javabean ) The Autumn Ravine (Forum) The Watermelons (Forum) Word Up! (Forum) Ugly Love (Forum) Empire (Forum) Bombay Monkey (Forum) Matt Bridle (Yurt) Sean … Continue reading

Three days in May

Anticipation, planning, organising. Crossing the road. Sun. Rain. Burgers. Two old men walk in through the open doors, wander around in curiosity, go out again. The drummer smiles the biggest grin. A little girl in a fairy dress dances. Stickers in a box. CDs for sale for ¬£4.00. Flat batteries. Fans on stage and bubble … Continue reading

Unfest Weekend

A proper review will follow, but so far this Bank holiday weekend, Tunbridge Wells has been full of art, music and strange goings on… Bank Holiday Monday unfest continues, but a bit of a quieter day…