The Gig Monkey Festival Preview 2015

The Gig Monkey Festival Preview 2015

As is tradition May is a busy month in The Ocelot for me, as it is festival preview time, and the wily old cat once again asked me to pick my musical recommendations for the best of in the region. Here we are again, the dawning of a new festival season. Can’t believe that has come … Continue reading

Gig Monkey’s Super Tasty Musical Menu

Gig Monkey’s Super Tasty Musical Menu

Some stonking records this month but it is old favourites Vienna Ditto who pip the rest to the post with an absolutely superlative album that you should all own, that sounds only like Vienna Ditto. Vienna Ditto – Circle Record of the month. OK, this being Record Of The Month was more predictable than an … Continue reading

Ocelot Magazine record reviews March 2015

Ocelot Magazine record reviews March 2015

The March Ocelot reviews chucked up once again some brilliant and exciting stuff. Variety was once again the key, with indie-motown, avant-garde art ballads, folk-jazz and dream pop. all were in with a shout of the title, but the wonderful Alice & The Lovers pipped the rest to the post. Alice & The Lovers – … Continue reading

Songs of Praise in 2014

Songs of Praise in 2014

So, how was 2014 for my live music promotions business Songs of Praise? Well, here are some stats (discounting the two festivals we were involved in). We put 38 shows on at 3 venues ( The Victoria and The Roaring Donkey in Swindon plus The Lamb, Devizes). These shows incorporated 99 sets of music from … Continue reading