Tales From The Green Room Part 4: Band of Brothers/ Musicians – Rewan Tremethick

There is a rather romantic notion, one that I suspect many who have never been in a band will share, that all that happens is some musicians get together, write their own songs and things go from there. Of course, this is what happens, in the same way that saying The Big Bang created the …

Tales From The Green Room Part 3: Sharps and Flats, or highs and lows – Rewan Tremethick

Gigs, rather like any celebrity marriage chronicled in glossy magazines, are up-and-down experiences. Sometimes you turn up buzzing, eager to play, and then the circumstances and general tedium grind you down until you’d rather just eat the obligatory KFC (kind of a band tradition) and then go home, even if you’ve paid £10 to get …

A Short Spunge Bath: [Spunge] at The Railway, Winchester, 28th March – Reviewed by Aaron Myles

I love live music and I love ska from my childhood. When I found out that 90’s British ska legends [Spunge] were playing at The Railway in Winchester, I had a rush of sentimentality and the desperate urge to call up all my old school friends and convince them to fork out the £11 for …

Tales from the Green Room Part 2: One. Two. A-One-Two-Three-Four – Rewan Tremethick

My best friend once said ‘My parents are going to kill me when they find out I’ve accidentally agreed to a free one month trial of an office water-cooler.’ We all make bad decisions in life. When we’re unloading the tour-bus (ok, Punto), I often start to think that mine was choosing to be a …

Team Andre: Peter ‘awesome’ Andre at the O2 Academy – Francesca Vitale

Some would call him cheesy, some would call him a hunk, and some would wonder how Katie Price, aka Jordan, ever let such a decent guy slip through her diamond-ringed fingers. Over 700,000 people will be enjoying Peter Andre’s shows over the next 38 dates of his current ‘Revelation’ tour. Last Tuesday, before attending his …

Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice – Michael Duffy

Morrissey arranged five dates in the UK towards the end of last year; at the first he collapsed during the second song, the second date was cancelled, the third was under an hour long and the fifth was cut short due to a plastic bottle bouncing timidly off of the big Mancunian’s head. I was …