The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

The Unfinished Violin - carved by Richard S Howard, played by Sam Sweeney at York NCEM Rich and Dexter and I had a terrific night out this week at York NCEM to see Sam Sweeney perform his album The Unfinished Violin. Sam has put a superb band together for the show, with beautiful and powerful … Continue reading The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

Red Guitars in Record Collector Magazine

Thanks to Tim Naylor for his excellent Red Guitars feature in June 2016 Record Collector Magazine,  including interviews with Red Guitars' vocalist, Jeremy Kidd and bassist Lou Duffy-Howard. We were delighted with Tim's interesting questions and intelligent commentary. You can read the full unedited article below... Putting Africa into Indie They had a string of alternative hits, toured … Continue reading Red Guitars in Record Collector Magazine

The Planet Wilson

Look what else came to light following the treasure trove of Be-Bop Deluxe and Lynyrd Skynyrd photos hiding within Guy Peellaert's Rock Dreams...a host of Planet Wilson negatives from a photo shoot to promote our albums, In The Best Of All Possible Worlds and Not Drowning But Waving. So, here we are, Hal and Grant and I. … Continue reading The Planet Wilson

Hull700, Red Hot Fiesta, Wilberforce 2007

So, I shut down my computer at Hull City Council for the last time last week, after over 24 years of managing some ace projects and working in some top teams there. While clearing my drive I found dozens of great photos, all sorts of things including the Red Hot Fiestas - the city carnival … Continue reading Hull700, Red Hot Fiesta, Wilberforce 2007

Limited Edition 4ourth4loor CD

Get in touch if you would like a limited edition first pressing of the 4ourth4loor album for a snip at £6.00 before they all go. I thoroughly enjoyed singing the vocals on emerging electronica artist Andrew Tomlinson's fantastic debut album. The album is full of fabulous feel good songs... "It’s fresh and totally contemporary electronic dance music. The album … Continue reading Limited Edition 4ourth4loor CD

Refugee – Sunday Morning Sketch, finished!

It was after the workshop Rich & I did for Refugee Week - when everyone wrote poems - that I found I had some words on the go too. So, the following Sunday morning I figured out a piano accompaniment. I recorded a sketch on my Walkman, and that was the title sorted: Refugee - … Continue reading Refugee – Sunday Morning Sketch, finished!