How you can use a vegan sausage roll to promote your music*

The key to music success? *Kind of We’re barely a week into January and we already have probably one of the most epic marketing campaigns people have seen for a while.  You may be excited, outraged or maybe not even care, but chances are you’ve heard that Greggs are now doing a vegan sausage roll.  … Continue reading How you can use a vegan sausage roll to promote your music*

New Beginnings

Those that know me well will know that I sadly lost my father in May of this year to cancer, and in a particularly harrowing way.  This has made me evaluate what I want to achieve in my life and by what means.  The Rock Fairy was something I started back in 2012 as a … Continue reading New Beginnings

4 Ways of Reducing Visa Headaches

After seeing The Rock Fairy’s post on Facebook about Skindred’s recent visa troubles, we figured that it was a suitable time to explain the whole visa thing. Skindred are not the first and definitely won’t be the last band to run in to visa-related troubles, but maybe if you read our visa tips run down, you won’t be added to that list.

6 Reasons Why Winterstorm Is A Festival With A Social Conscience

  Now in its third year, Winterstorm is a rock festival held in the pretty seaside town of Troon in Scotland.  I had the pleasure of going last year and it's one of the first festivals I've been to which really gets stuck into being eco friendly without jumping on the greenwashing* trend we're seeing … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Winterstorm Is A Festival With A Social Conscience

Keeping Your Gear Safe

Picture this, you've got a gig later and you go to check your car and boom, all your gear has been nicked.  What do you do?  Do you have enough money to go and replace it all?  Do you have enough kind friends to lend you some gear so you don’t have to cancel your … Continue reading Keeping Your Gear Safe


Well I didn't expect to be writing such a public post after sharing a screenshot of an email but it looks like I better!  First, let me explain the background of the story to make sure people have the facts. As a music writer and radio DJ I obviously have a passion for music and … Continue reading Adamgate

How To Create An Awesome Band Promo Shot

I'm about to provide you with a failsafe checklist for creating your band's promo shot.  You know the one that people will look at and judge you and your music by in 30 seconds?  Yeah.  That one.  Read and learn... Wardrobe.  Make sure you're wearing black, or denim, or even black denim.  Leather is also … Continue reading How To Create An Awesome Band Promo Shot

Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (Album Review For TBFM)

"Give ‘Em Hell is dirty, grab you by the throat and throw you against the wall rock and roll.  Gritty and, at times, heartfelt, you can almost smell the stale booze soaked morning after regret.  Is this a big middle finger to everyone that’s ever crossed Mr Bach?  I would say so." Check out the … Continue reading Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (Album Review For TBFM)

Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg on success, relationships and the creative process (Interview for Manchester Rocks)

I recently caught up with Warpaint's bassist, Jenny Lee Lindberg, for a chat.  Find out what she had to say here