Friday, 20 February 2009
John is a man of many talents and can put his mind to anything and if you are looking for a vocalist, guitarist, childrens entertainer, voiceover artist just real good entertainment then you cant go wrong with chatting to John little.
Find out more at his website www.johnl.co.uk. You wont be disapointed.
The band have lots going on at the moment and have just played a packed gig at Night and Day in Manchester and will be headlining there again on Saturday April 18.
Before this on March 13 they are appearing at Liverpool’s Zanzibar club.
As if all that isn’t exciting enough the band are reviewed in the Unsigned section of this week’s NME.
For more information go to the band’s myspace site.
It's Boring Being in Control
Thats the name of the new Album release by Barrows Jon Byrneon has recently toured the country including Glastonbury. He won best new act, which gave him the opportunity to release his music on the Militant Records label.
Jons style and songwriting ability is described as a bittersweet combination of folk, blues drawing inspiration from 60s protest music with a dash of punk,
Jon may have drawn a lot of inspiration from Barrow in his music and lyrics, as some characters in songs are loosely based on famous folk from these parts, particularly on the track Don’t Let Life Get You Down.
He will play two album launch gigs in Barrow on March 28 at The Nines, Dalkeith Street. The first performance, which will be an acoustic gig, will start at 3pm until 6pm for over 14s. Later he will perform in a double headline gig with his band and The Smiths Indeed. Tickets are £10.
Jon has also been prominently featured on my late night acoustic slots recently on Abbey FM and a search of this blog for Jon Byrne should turn up video and audio snippets
See you at the Nines on 28th March
Friday, 13 February 2009
Louise Mary Martin says ciao for now!
It may come as a surprise to many of you, but Jay and I have decided to call it a day after over 3 years of writing and performing together.
We've been touched by peoples reactions so far and we'd just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful audiences and individuals, promoters and venues, bands and musicians we have had the great pleasure to meet and work with during this time.
We really want to play our final gig to as many friendly faces as can squish in the venue, so if you possibly can please, please try to get along to...
Ulverston Sports Club
Saturday 21st Feb
Also featuring the excellent Tongue Tide, Funkit and Kaya
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=44865884395&ref=ts
We'll be having the gig recorded and CD copies will later be available to those who want them. Just sign up on the night!
I've been up to some other musical mischief recently so if it's OK with you guys I'll continue to keep you updated with all the fun and frolics. Anyone who wants to be removed from the list please email back and say so, no harm done :)
Items of note -
Monster Monster and Pubstep Presents
Northern Reggae Generator
+ Demon DJ
Ulverston Sports Club
Friday March 20th
I've teamed up with Mr Monster/Demon DJ, Dave Crossley to bring this excellent live act to our very own Ulverston. They packed out Dickie Doodles in Kendal last month and are a sure fire, dance your face off, night-to-remember inducing musical extravaganza! Get involved!
Arts Centre to come to Ulverston's Roxy..?
Gary Robinson and his team from Barrow's Canteen Venue are currently in the midst of a license application for this exciting venture! If you haven't heard about it already it's intended to be a Brewery Arts-esque multi-functional centre encompassing gallery space, music venue, cafe-bar and of course cinema all housed in the town's treasured art deco building. The Laurel and Hardy Museum will also have a new home there. We are all crossing our fingers tightly for this much needed creative hub. Please send any letters of support for the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as local press!
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Friday, 6 February 2009
A big thank you to the following. (Click the name to visit their website where applicable)
Allan Davies (Chapter 5)
The Fallen Leaves (Rosie and Matt)
LOTAC (Lovers of the Arctic Circle)
For-Play (Dom and Floss)
Richard Durrant (World Famous Classical Acoustic Guitarist)
The Dead Letters
The Bradshaws with Buzz Hawkins
Tenpole Tudor with Ed Tudorpole (1980s chart hit inc. Swords of a thouasand men)
Neil Maclaughlin (Elvis Impersonator)
Tongue Tide (Jodi and Ali)
The Rezillos (Famous for penning the Human leagues Don`t You Want Me)
Sewer Side Cafe
Hazel O'Connor (1980s Icon famous for the film Breaking Glass and hits 8th Day and Will you)
Jon Regan - The J R Experience
Louise Mary Martin
Reach For The Dream Films
Carl Hallows - Furness Fest
Bird of Prey (John Reynolds)
Reeltime (A Ceilidh Band)
Thats a lot of people. Well all I can say is Best of luck to each and every one of you and heres wishing you all the veryt best for the future.