Liverpool has become a second home of late for myself, with playing there nearly every other week and going to see gigs every other other week (and the occasional football match).
So with Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies announcing a matinee launch of their ‘This Is Kitchencore’ best of album on vinyl, it was the perfect opportunity to subject the 5-year-old to more stuff that he regularly plays on his iPod…

Several others had the same idea and the mosh-pit was for the young ones and their ear-muffs… The back room of 81 Renshaw is full; this could be the way forward… A great idea, let’s have regular matinee gigs, particularly in a licensed record shop, where you can drink beer, eat food (free lob scouse), buy records and watch bands..!! I’m in heaven…


Watching Pete Bentham and his Dinner Ladies is always a biblical experience… I love this band so much… They’re a real band, they’re real people… Nothing pretentious, no prima-donnas, just down to earth people singing about down to earth things and putting smiles on the faces of everyone who sees them.

Tonight… Sorry… This afternoon is a greatest hits set and it’s hot and frantic… It’s treat after treat of Goth Postman, Che Guevara Thing, Dead’s Not Punk, Concert Square, Queen Victoria’s Knob – an hour that went too quickly. Drummer Tony had to cope with his toddling daughter getting on stage during the set and promptly sitting on his knee! Like the true professional, he didn’t miss a beat.

It was over far too soon… Might have to head back this way and see them two doors down at Outpost on December 1st…