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Live and Loud

Following on from last weeks discussion about whether the album is still a worthwhile format, I can’t thank you enough for all the great comments and opinions I received. I love getting to know what you all think and I…

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Is the album dead?

How we listen to music has changed. I used to love going into town, browsing through the cd’s in HMV, Our Price and Virgin Megastore. Most of the time I didn’t even know what I wanted to buy. I had…

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We're all experts

I heard a great quote the other day, it was by the Chicago Bears new defensive co-ordinator Chuck Pagano. Chuck is a former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, he had 3 successful winning seasons there before enduring a few…

February News

February News 

Come and join us for something a little different  

at 

The Brew Room, Blackpool, this Friday the 8th of February. 

Mick, Andy and Liam will be playing in intimate acoustic set. 

Were…

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I want it all

I’ve got to admit, I was wrong. In my first blog post way back in April last year I exclaimed that the hardest thing to do was start. I would like to now update this and say the hardest thing…

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The Christmas Spirit

I was full of Christmas spirits last night. Mostly Spiced Rum. Christmas is a great excuse to get together with friends and I’m lucky with mine, we may not get together often but when we do its like no time…

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How does it feel

Did you read the title in Bob Dylan’s voice? I bet you are now I’ve mentioned it. It made me want to listen to ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ too and it just so happens that it delivers us a great…

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The rise of the imbecile

There’s a phrase I absolutely love – The more you know, the less you know. The trouble we have these days (am I old enough to say that?) is that all of the world’s knowledge is easily accessible to us…

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Thanks

This time of year, brings on a period of reflection for me and I’d imagine I’m not alone. Being a fan of American sports, I have been frequently reminded over the past couple of weeks that it is Thanks Giving…

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Who shot JR

The answer is no one, thankfully. I saw him last night (not last night as you're reading this). I’m obviously not talking about the character from thankfully long-gone soap Dallas, I’m talking about drumming legend John “JR” Robinson. I was…

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Fighting the Blues

I am (severely) lazy by nature, I like – better make that love – doing nothing. I have 3 kids, 2 jobs and a band so the number of times I get to do nothing is absolutely minimal but I…

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Tradition

I’m a bit of a traditionalist, its part of the reason I like and use some of the things I do. I use Zildjian Cymbals, their story stretches back close to 400 years and has survived through the demise of…