PORTRAIT OF A LIFETIME, LEADING TO ZENITH @ Rain, Rhyl

By |March 12th, 2008|0 Comments

(review n pix by neil crud)

Take the harder edge of Prodigy, sprinkle over with some Anglesey metal, wazz in the Tasmanian Devil then add the subtlety of a ten tonne truck and you may have something similar to Holyhead’s Portrait of A Lifetime. I’ve reviewed this band on many occasions; probably enough for you to suspect I’m on the ejaculate payroll of front man Jamie Burne (well, he did give me a suspectingly stained t-shirt on the night).

ARCHIVE REVIEW – Portrait of A Lifetime @ Park Hotel, Colwyn Bay

By |April 14th, 2007|0 Comments

(review by neil crud, pix by chris birchall)

Self depreciating and modestly humble are not qualities you normally associate with a band. Being in a band has a lot to do with ego and once you get talking to the very approachable Portrait of A Lifetime you’d be led to believe they regard themselves as nothing too special.
‘We’re just a cabaret band.’ States frontman Jamie Burne.

Neil Crud’s 2007 Predictions

By |January 11th, 2007|0 Comments


(North Wales Weekly News)
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Riding Hood, Portrait of A Lifetime, 4 Sticks @ Bar Blu, Rhyl

By |December 6th, 2006|0 Comments

We had a bit of a pub quiz on the go downstairs at Blu prior to the gig. How many bands could we name who used the Number 4 in their name? The 4-Skins (shite skinhead band from the 80’s), 4Q (an under-rated top punk band from the 80’s), 4 Puffs and A Piano, 4 Minute Warning, The 4 Tops, err.. the Fab 4, 4 Non-Blondes, 4 Seasons… 4 king ell… we ordered another 4 pints.