Archive for March, 2010

Quick update from Tom

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Hope everyone’s well. I’ve been superbusy recently, hence lack of posts! Been finding time to fit lots of music-related things in, though. Including the Chorlton Green Festival on Saturday. Some really good performances by Thingummybob and the Thingummyjigs, plus a really good regae band who I’d never heard of before, called the NSC Love Band… One of those band names that sounds kindof unremarkable – but the band were absolutely great.

I wished I’d been able to see more of the festival – I missed bands such as Samson and Delilah and acts such as Vanessa Lewis and Robin Mukherjee.

I’ve been busy doing a new job over in Sale – doing IT-related stuff, which is actually really fun. And the other website-related freelance work and music stuff is also going well. I’m still doing the open mic each Monday at Trof Northern Quarter, and helping out on the Bay Horse open mic each Tuesday.

And this blog itself is going well, generating lots of page views, especially to the open mic night. It’s nice to be doing physical jobs in Manchester day-to-day, and also be doing the “virtual” web stuff and the music stuff.


Recommended gigs this week

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Hi everyone,

Tonight there’s a free gig at Oddest, Chorlton, featuring John Herring, Kamal Arafa and John Lowndes. The night starts at 8.30 and it’s being put on by With A Little Help, to raise money for the Nordoff-Robins music therapy charity. It’s a completely free gig, but donations are welcome.

On Monday, we have the usual open mic night at Trof in the Northern Quarter, starting from 8pm – just turn up around then if you’d like to play.

And on Tuesday, it’s the brand new open mic at the Bay Horse, beginning 8.30pm — that’s in the downstairs bar.


New open mic at the Bay Horse tonight and every Tuesday

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Really excited to announce a new open mic every Tuesday at the Bay Horse, Northern Qt, Manchester.

The night will begin at 8.30pm… Three slots each. Just turn up and sign your name up to play. It’s in the area downstairs.

The Bay Horse is an excellent venue for gigs and open mics, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how this night turns out. Hopefully see you there later on this evening!

Recommended gig in Bristol tomorrow: Lisa Redford

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Really enjoyed doing the radio show on All FM last night with Danny. We managed to fit a lot of tracks in, and we had Manchester legends I Am Kloot playing live in the studio. We chatted to them about touring, their forthcoming album, and, well, lots of other random stuff.

For anybody who’s in the Bristol area tomorrow night, go down to the Prom on Wednesday. NYC-based Lisa Redford has returned to the UK and is doing a mini-tour. She’s on around 9.30pm.