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

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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

Busy Little Fairy!

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!

Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

"Every song is made to be played. Loudly. All the way up to 11. If this album was, as I suspect, working through a breakup then they had a damn good time doing it." Check out the full review of Fighting Wolve's latest album Chapter One and find out what I scored it out of … Continue reading Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

An Open Letter to Live Music Venues

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

Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)

   "If Thunderclap Newman had decided to have more than one hit (ten points if you can get it without googling), and jammed with Radiohead, you’re probably getting close to the sound of Rocket and the Ghost" To read the rest of my review of Rocket and the Ghost's self titled EP, head over to … Continue reading Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)