Sidewalk Society

Friday, 29 June 2012, 18:23 | Category : Sidewalk Society
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The Strange Brew goes to the US to speak to Long Beach, California’s Sidewalk Society who choose their favourite tracks from the Strange Brew era, sprinkled with a few American nuggets. Sidewalk Society The band also debuts tracks from their great new album inspired by this brilliant material – blending the best in mod, psych and […]

Fontanbury

Monday, 25 June 2012, 17:10 | Category : Various
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Have you been a music festival lately? Do you want to hear about a credit card approved band where you can get access to see them through your choice of bank or carbonated drink? Or get bombarded with adverts for a multinational between acts or be stopped by security for getting near the “VIP” area? […]

The All Night Workers – part 3

Sunday, 24 June 2012, 10:12 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton The All Night Workers/The All-Nite Workers was a name used by around 30 musicians from West London for a series of interrelated bands that spanned the years 1965-1972.  The All Night Workers at Starlite, Greenford, 1966‏. Left to right: Ronny Butterworth, Kenny Power, Dave Holloway, Mick Wheeler, Hans Herbert, Brian Sell and Doug […]

Tony Hazzard – From the Heart to the Heart

Friday, 15 June 2012, 9:53 | Category : Tony Hazzard
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Tony Hazzard is one of the sixties and seventies most successful songwriters, penning hits for Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, Manfred Mann, The Tremeloes, Richard Barnes, Lulu, Andy Williams plus writing tracks for many other artists. Tony Hazzard today (used with kind permission)  However, he’s also notable for his session work including three of Elton John’s […]

The All Night Workers Part 2

The All Night Workers/The All-Nite Workers was a name used by around 30 musicians from West London for a series of interrelated bands that spanned the years 1965-1972. Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement, November 1966. Clockwise from front: Ron Thomas, Mick Fletcher, Gary Hamilton, Tony Sinclair, Mel Wayne, Dave Mahoney and (sitting down) Phil Wainman. […]

nice and lucid

Monday, 4 June 2012, 20:23 | Category : Reviews
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Two rays of psychedelic sunshine hit the streets, or should I say ether, this month from the increasingly prolific, vinyl only record label Fruits de Mer. They’ve drawn my attention to the rising stars of psychedelia, The Lucid Dream, and one of its greatest cult artists, nick nicely. The Lucid Dream – Hits Me Like […]