Posted in October 2012

Where It All Began…

Where It All Began…

We all have to start somewhere, and this review of Californian band Evaline is the first proper review I ever wrote. I was working at The Ocelot magazine at the time on sales, and we had been offered the band by label we had connections with, Riverman (of grunge promo fame in the early 90’s) for … Continue reading

My Latest Album Reviews

My Latest Album Reviews

Another eclectic selection of albums reviewed in the November Ocelot Magazine. Album of the month would be a toss up between Last Dinosaurs and Huey Morgan, but as I am more likely to listen to the Last Dinosaurs one over a longer period of time that edges it. And I have a sneaky suspicion that the Tame … Continue reading

Red Tape Removal

Red Tape Removal

I kinda missed this going on a few weeks ago, but it is certainly about time some of the red tape that surrounding licensing and live music was removed. Again, I cannot claim credit for writing this, merely re-posting from here but it is certainly going to help the live music scene. After a decade of … Continue reading

Shyster Avoidance Tips!

Shyster Avoidance Tips!

As a band manager myself this was rather interesting! I don’t think I fulfil any of the criteria listed below barring enthusiasm – sorry lads! But nonetheless, some good points raised within this for bands looking for management. There are certainly plenty of issues to be borne in mind. Not my own work this, I found it … Continue reading

Recent Review Round-Up

Recent Review Round-Up

Here I present the best national releases I have reviewed in the last 3 months for The Ocelot. In looking back at some of these firstly I realised I have been a little inconsistent with my scoring, and some of the records have improved with repeated listening, some not! Anyway, here is the snapshot of … Continue reading

My New Favourite Band #3 – Charlie Bath

My New Favourite Band #3 – Charlie Bath

OK, I know that is 3 of these in quick succession, but I am just catching up on some of the stuff already published elsewhere (www.theocelot.co.uk) again in this instance. this is the last MNFB to re-publish, so enjoy it as there may not be another one for a while!   Well, OK, not technically a band this time, … Continue reading