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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

The Gig Monkey 2014 Awards

The Gig Monkey 2014 Awards

This is the unedited version of my January Ocelot column. My column last January was the first time I had written an awards / review of the year piece, and I enjoyed writing it rather a lot. So here is one for 2014’s musical happenings in Ocelotshire. Back to normal next month as I have … 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

The Big Local Reviews Catch Up!

The Big Local Reviews Catch Up!

Here are all of my local reviews for The Ocelot from August 2013 to April 2014. Funnily enough the forst and last records listed here are my only two 5/5 scores – The brilliant Nudybronque last month and the incredible Case Harding back in the summer. Check them both out if it is the last … Continue reading