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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

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

December Ocelot Record Reviews

December Ocelot Record Reviews

A nice selection of recordings this month for me to cast my ears over. Until the late submission by Amoral Compass it was looking like a Wiltshire special. Although after reading the review they may wish they hadn’t sent it in….. Congratulations to Buswell for his 2nd Record Of The Month Award. Buswell – An … Continue reading

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt2)

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt2)

And now for the review part of my Oxford special. And dear me the standard was high. But, The August List’s album is in a class all of it’s own when it comes to being different and having it’s own voice. Simply Superb. The August List – O Hinterland (LP) Record of the Month This … Continue reading

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt 1)

Gig Monkey’s Oxford Special! (pt 1)

This months Ocelot offering (November 2014) ended up being a double page Oxford special. So, first up a live review! Following on from my mini-rant last month I decide that if the mountain won’t come to Gig Monkey, then Gig Monkey will go to the mountain. Consequently, a scan of the Ocelot Gig Guide, and … Continue reading

Choice – a theatre review!

Choice – a theatre review!

A trip to my usual musical haunt last night threw up a chance to watch an open rehearsal of a play I had heard lots about and been wanting to see, Another from the TS Theatre team who brought you #theorder*  it was even more disturbing, and rather brilliant. So I wrote a review of it … Continue reading

Octobers Ocelot music reviews

Octobers Ocelot music reviews

I got back to reviewing some local music for the October issue of the magazine. Although, I have not had that much coming through to me lately, I have no idea why. surely bands want reviews to help them promote what they do? Anyway, the batch I did rustle up were all of a rather … 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