Friday 27 March 2009

Hart & Soul

Looking for a good night out with great entertainment., Try The George on Walney this Friday night. Hart and Soul create a sanctuary of warmth and enlightenment, delivering an eclectic set of tunes that were the very essence of hope, revival and no-nonsense good time music.

Expect all the legendary Motown, Atlantic, Stax and Chess favourites including classics and modern anthems from Amy Whitehouse and Duffy to name but a few; this was soul heaven right here on earth. If you fancy going to a go-go any time soon, check out this quality outfit and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes.

Jon Byrne - Album Release

Jon Byrne is back in his hometown of Barrow In Furness to promote his new Album.

"It’s Boring Being in Control " is launched this Saturday at The Nines, where he will be supported by cover band The Smiths Indeed.

Jon will do his first show – a solo acoustic supported by Maudlin Rich, Lee Rooney and Paul Byrne, and special guest – from 3pm to 6pm. This will be a free show, open to all ages. (U14s to be accompanied by an adult).

Then at 9pm there will be a full band show, a double header with The Smiths Indeed.

Tickets are available in advance from Bar 5 and this gig is over 18s only.

Following the two Barrow gigs at The Nines, Jon will be playing Cardiff, Oxford, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chester, Manchester and Glasgow.

Tuesday 24 March 2009

The Mooncats - Update

They`ve appeared live on Abbey FM in the past and are well known locally in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria....

Quote from the mooncats:

The Mooncats began when a series of like minded musicians, (sick of hearing bands that could be easily pigeon holed) formed a bond with an urban poet, and began honing their craft. In a very short space of time, The Mooncats were spreading their tales of Barrow life all over the North West of England. The music seemed to come effortlessly, the lyrics almost wrote themselves. The very town that we live in inspired us to write what we write and play how we play. Over the two years or so of The Mooncats full existence (to the form it is today), there have been one or two minor changes made to the line up. Creative differences occur at the best of times, what's said is said, and the future is there for the taking, we don't dwell on what's happened, but take it, build on it, and head to the future.

Since the bands creation many moons ago, there have been some vast and incredible musical journeys occur. The people we have met so far along the way have been incredible and we have made some fantastic friends from being involved in the music industry.

Some of the acts, local, national and even international, we have had the pleasure of working with along the way are:

Neville Staple (The Specials), Miles Hunt (The Wonderstuff), The Airborne Toxic Event, The Holloways, Cajun Dance Party, Sevens, The Dead Class, Gear, Vinnie Peculiar & Many, many more!

2009 is looking to be a very exciting year for The Mooncats as we plan to release both our debut single and album. We hope that many of you take the time to listen to what we do and enjoy it, we are all very happy with how the album sounds and are really excited for the launch.

As with any band, we have had our fair share of feedback from promoters, venues and such, here's what some of them said:

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CodeJak - Update

The Album Launch Party was an absolute success! Thank you to everyone who showed their support, we appreciate it!

If you still haven't bought our debut album "Everman" you don't know what your missing! You can purchase it online on hard copy or download at:!

CodeJAK won The Best Song of 08 Award in the BAFMP Cumbria Music Awards!


4th April - Whitworth, Manchester, North-West
17th April - Bar Fever, Wigan
18th April - Kings, Barrow
30th May - The Twist, Colchester

Thursday 19 March 2009


Local band Driftwood, comprising of John Little from Abbey FM (guitar & vocals) and Dave Hunt (bass & vocals). If you`ve never seen them before then get yourself along to this gig, especially if you love the 60' and 70's music,

DRIFTWOOD have re-formed to bring you 'The old enough to know better' tour' and you can expect a good nights entertainment all round with music ranging from Johnny Cash to Status Quo, and everything in between.

So thats a date for your social diary this Friday 20th March at The George on Walney Island, Barrow In Furness

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A trip through the 60's and 70's. John and Dave on stage at 9.30pm playing that good 'ol rock n roll til late. It's gonna be busy - so get there early!!

If you are a local band playing any local gigs and you want a bit of promotion on this blog then get in touch with me and email me the details to

Monday 16 March 2009

More WInd Up Phone Calls from me.

I`ve added some more of my wind up phone calls tpo the audio page of the blog. Just click on the audio link at the top or Click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find them

Friday 6 March 2009

Mystical Experience

NEXT month Barrow’s own boy band Mystical Experience is reuniting for a charity gig at Forum 28.

Barrow’s Chris Campbell, 25, a talented professional singer and one half of the former boy band, is based in Manchester these days but says he is looking forward to heading home for the gig.

When Chris reunites with Denis Horan for the Mystical Experience gig in March, he says they are planning on doing mainly covers from the Beatles to the Osmonds,

All profits from ticket sales and the band’s CD, which will be available on the night, will go to the Special Baby Care Unit at FGH.

Mystical Experience – Back for Good is on at the Forum on March 31, tickets are priced £6 and £5 concessions and are available from the Forum box office.