Jack Hayter – Abbey Wood

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 12:23 | Category : Welcome
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Review by Jason Barnard Jack Hayter’s new album presents a series of stories linked to now derelict children’s home in London’s Abbey Wood. Abbey Wood showcases a range of folk styles with contemporary lyrics – ‘The Mullberry Tree’ recalls Bert Jansch whilst ‘Fanny Hill’ brings in Jansch to a medieval sound. The spoken word-choral ‘But […]

The Bobby Patrick Big Six

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 20:15 | Category : Welcome
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By Nick Warburton The Bobby Patrick Big Six were arguably among the pioneers of British rock music. Overlooked in their native Britain, the Glaswegian sextet was one of the first British groups to perform on the Hamburg rock scene during the early 1960s. Bobby Patrick Big Six – 1963. Back row from left to right: […]

The Krewcats 1964-65

Sunday, 6 December 2015, 20:25 | Category : Welcome
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In the second part of Nick Warburton’s extensive feature of British beat group, The Krewcats, continues their story into the mid-60s. The Krewcats at Kitty’s Bar, Itzehoe, early January 1965 – Mam Hourie (tenor sax), a German fan, Robert Fielden-Nicholls, Aron (an American USAF Captain who often visited the band), Howie Casey (tenor sax) and another German […]

The Krewkats 1962-1964

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 21:21 | Category : Welcome
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By Nick Warburton Not to be confused with Big Jim Sullivan and Brian Bennett’s Krewkats, the European-based, Birmingham rock ‘n’ roll outfit of the same name took on the mantle in 1963 having received Sullivan’s blessing earlier in London during the summer of 1962. At the end of 1962, the musicians became French singer Dick Rivers’s […]

Mark & the Clouds – Blue Skies Opening

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 20:09 | Category : Reviews, Welcome
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Review by Jason Barnard Hailing from London, Mark & the Clouds are fronted by singer/guitarist and songwriter Marco Magnani. They released the excellent ‘Blue Skies Opening’ album back in the summer and if you haven’t heard this long player, now definitely is the time to take a listen. The moment you give it a spin it’s clear there’s a […]

Tír na nÓg – Looking Up

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 20:47 | Category : Welcome
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Tír na nÓg , the songwriting duo of Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell, were one of the leading lights of the early 70s folk scene. Releasing three albums and touring with most of the key acts of the time their music was met with critical acclaim and an enduring fan base. Crucially however, are their songs. […]