Tagged with live music

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

Singing Songs of Praise…

Singing Songs of Praise…

The October Gig Monkey column for The Ocelot was a fairly straight ahead music review of my 40th birthday gig featuring one of my favourite bands, the magnificent Case Hardin. And a rant.  I need to start this month’s column with a combined apology and rant. Firstly, the apology; once again I am reviewing a … Continue reading

Camden falls to a Wiltshire Takeover!

Camden falls to a Wiltshire Takeover!

Oft hailed as one of the trend setting musical hearts of London and recent stomping ground of Amy Winehouse, The Libertines and er, Madness, Camden has seen musical trends come and go. But recently perhaps the greatest cultural exchange the old borough has witnessed occurred as four of the best bands in Wiltshire descend onto … Continue reading

Four Go Mad In Lechlade

Four Go Mad In Lechlade

The feature piece in the July Gig Monkey column of The Ocelot was a review of Lechlade Festival. Sadly I only got to go on the Saturday, meaning I missed musical highlight Danny & The Champions Of The World. Still, it gave me an opportunity to post a picture of some of my favourite ever … Continue reading

How To Get A Good Gig…

How To Get A Good Gig…

In my ongoing trawl through the internet I occasionally come across an interesting / useful article. And take it upon myself to repost it here, in the hope that someone may mistakenly believe it to be my own work. Alas the good stuff rarely is. This one is from one of my favourite resources – The Prescription, and originates here: prescriptionmusicpruk.com It was written by the … Continue reading