GIG REVIEW – Courteous Thief, Bluebottle Veins, Daniel Williamson @ The Links, Llandudno

By |June 30th, 2013|0 Comments

It was supposed to be a quick fly by in the hope of catching the mighty Inferno purely for entertainment’s sake. No reviews, no need to be ‘on duty’ – just a quiet afternoon with the family in the intermittent sun with a bit of that bluesy-metal that they’ve threatened me with. I had caught just a tease of their new material a couple of months ago, and have been juddering my time to snort some more… First opportunity was scuppered by a curfew and their set was cut short. This time it was a curfew of my own; not fair for the Cruds to hang around longer than the six hours they already had and beyond their bedtimes, so we sadly had to leave Inferno to the horizontal rain and head back west.

GUEST BLOG – Dan Read – The Road To Out Of The Ashes – Halfway and Loving it

By |March 6th, 2013|1 Comment


Running a battle of the bands never really interested me. In fact I’ve been very critical in the past of recent local battle of the band competitions. When they become basically a popularity contest I don’t really see the point in them. Just let the band with the most fans win and be done with it.


By |February 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by dan read)

So the day I was dreading had arrived. The last live music event at Brookers Rock Bar in Hoole, Chester. Not just that though, it was the last day the venue was to trade. Once those doors closed that was it….forever!

The fact I had 12 bands playing throughout the day meant there was no time to look on the negatives of the day. I was going to be busy….very busy!

As doors opened we already had people waiting to come into the venue. More I think for the nostalgia of it being the venue’s final day, but to behonest as long as there were people in early on watching the bands things were all good.