Upcoming Gigs!

Every now and again I like to put my money where my mouth is and put my own gigs on and I have two juicy ones this year that for some unknown reason, I've not shared with you here! Both are in my neck of the woods (Manchester) and will celebrate bands that you don't … Continue reading Upcoming Gigs!

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


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

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

The Darkness at The O2 Apollo (Review)

Last Saturday I headed up the The O2 Apollo Manchester to see The Darkness, a band I've loved for a long time now.  They certainly did not disappoint! Click here to see my full review for Manchester Rocks...