Archive for June, 2006

The main site…

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

This blog has undergone a few changes and is now looking a bit flashy… but don’t forget there’s also loads of info on – including gig dates and news…

RSS Photo Feeds

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Here’s an RSS photo feed of the Spring Small World Festival.

Shambolic Reggae

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Went to a slightly shambolic reggae festival in Platt Fields park, Manchester, on Saturday. With the festival staring over 3 hours late, most performers ended up only being on stage for a couple of songs. And quality was variable… I also almost narowly escape food-poising from a piece of jerk-chicken, but counter-acted it by drinking an evil-tasting concoction of Jamaican spinach… hmmmm…

Strange music…

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Whilst looking at upcoming events in Manchester, I stumbled upone this page. They’re doing a gig in a swimming pool in Manchester soon. The music looks and sounds bizarre…. does anyone know whether it’s genuine??

Tiger Lounge this Sunday 2nd July

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Come to the Tiger Lounge, Sunday 2nd July, for an evening of acoustic music:
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Jarvis at Mint

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Jarvis Cocker did a wee little dj set at Mint Lounge in Manchester tonight. It was much fun indeed… completely sold out, but I did manage to slip in at the last minute and had a thoroughly entertaining evening! He played some good tunes too.. arcane, and nothing well-and-truely-stomping, but still a good and varied evening..

The Indie Credential

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

For a really good and slightly quirky take on what’s going on in the Manchester music scene… and in fact the indie music thingummybob in general, check out The Indie Credential

Hush the Many

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Time for some more musical recommendations… this time a London-based band I seem to keep running into. Their music is intense, but excellent. Well worth going to see if you have the chance. Their myspace page contains a selection of music

Latest photos

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

There’s a lot of random photos we’re putting up from music events, festivals and stuff… they can be found at this section of the site

Next gig – Dry Bar, Manchester, Jun 27th

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

The next Manchester gig I’m playing is on Tuesday June 27th, downstairs at the Dry Bar… it’s a laid-back acoustic evening, cheap entry. Should be fun!

Back from Italy

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Hello! Just a quick note to say I’m back in Manchester after a lovely few days in Elba, Italy. Got some interesting-looking gigs lined up for the next few months. There’s an up-to-date gig list at, and I’ll get a list of dates on this site ASAP!

See you soon


Myspace Controller

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

There’s a useful bit of software for musicians who use myspace – it can be found at Myspace controller – it lets you view a complete list of your myspace friends, which is quite handy!