FESTIVAL REVIEW – Bearded Theory 2019 @ Catton Park, Derbyshire

By |May 26th, 2019|0 Comments

[Blinders pic by Live Music Pix]

This is our fifth annual family pilgrimage to Derbyshire… Family being kith and kin (all 8000 of us). It was emotional for all the right reasons. I don’t even look at the line-up before taking the plunge as it’s the vibe with like-minded people you go for.

My only gripe and dampener with the whole weekend was that my band were not invited to play – a heinous oversight by the organisers…

On the Festival Scale, Bearded Theory is right up there… Catering for families and crusty punks and more importantly no (or very few) dickheads. There’s a relaxed community feel and everyone is friendly.

GIG REVIEW – Idles @ The Ritz, Manchester

By |October 19th, 2018|1 Comment

[review by Paul Hammond  – Photos by Paul Hammond & Jen Daville]

In April of this year I saw IDLES play at ‘Gorilla’ in Manchester on the ‘Unity’ tour, it was a small venue with a capacity of around 500, it was absolutely rammed in there, the gig was mental and I wrote in my review afterwards that the band wouldn’t be playing venues this size next year due to their ever rising popularity. Long before that night I was telling everyone and anyone who would listen that IDLES were about to go big!