Month: February 2013

Lifesigns band and album review

First thoughts on a Prog album It is quite good fun to try and review a song on first listening. For one thing if it is something that you anticipate being a long time part of your music collection then

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Kitty And The Lost Boys – female fronted versatile pop-rock

Who needs pigeonholes anyway? Kitty and the Lost Boys are not easy to define And that in a nut shell is a big part of their charm. I can’t even be quite sure of where they are from. Their Reverb

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Badly Worn Toy – Surrogate Suns – update

One door closes, another opens Big developments for my own musical career At the start of 2013 I was in two bands. One was Surrogate Suns which I had been putting together for the previous six months and which I

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Ataraxis Vibration – funky hard rock power trio from Somerset

Ataraxis Vibration Hendrix, on cider, with a dash of African spice. Now first things first, like so many people I have been guilty of a crime. The crime of assumption. I’m not sure whether it was just the name itself

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Ian James – intricate eighties retro from Boston USA

Ian James independent musician With a valuable lesson for all How to approach anyone who can help your career I opened my email inbox the other day and, after deleting all the pointless messages from ebay, facebook, youtube etc that just duplicate

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Con-Tribute – fundraising and theft awareness mini festival

Con-Tribute Raising money for Connor MacKay Also raising awareness of theft and burglary The Ilfracombe musical community joining forces to help one of our own. Connor MacKay is an artist, singer, and guitarist who is also partially sighted. He is

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Indigo Child – Classic rock from the East Midlands.

Indigo Child I got told about this band by a friend on Facebook, by the name of Darren. He is an old fan of Led Zep Too and a good judge of music if ever there was one. I must

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New Messiahs – Are they my new favourite band?

They’re not the messiah, but they are a very good band! A four piece hailing from Doncaster/Barnsley. (Not Bethlehem)   Once again with thanks to Federal Radio for introducing me to this enthusiastically unfashionable (their own words) band. The New

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Bass desires – A story of coincidence

Bassically…. “Your manuscript is both good and original,” is a quote attributed to Dr. Samuel Johnson (although for the sake of accuracy it is worth pointing out that there is not one scrap of evidence that he ever said it).

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