A celebration of some of my unsung industry heroes for 2017
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
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
Well we're already on February and what a whirlwind year this is turning out to be already! I'm not long back from New York where I went to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers and bonus, it was SuperBowl weekend too! What an amazing way to start the year. Got to catch up with some … Continue reading Busy Little Fairy!
I'm lucky enough to live in Bury, a town with numerous music venues, two dedicated pretty much solely to rock and metal, and close to Manchester which also has an abundance of live music venues. Alas this abundance of live music venues is fast declining and not just in my neck of the woods. I … Continue reading An Open Letter to Live Music Venues
I was having a chat earlier on today about how I got into writing about music and whilst not the sole trigger, Almost Famous had a massive impact on my life and possibly the direction it took afterwards. For those not familiar with the film (I'm not referring to the burger place in Manchester) then … Continue reading A tiny love letter to Almost Famous (not the burger place in Manchester)