Twelve Strings to the Beau

Sunday, 19 May 2013, 15:59 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard In July 1969, as Beau, Trevor Midgley released the very first single on John Peel’s Dandelion Records, followed by two critically acclaimed albums prior to the label’s demise. In 1975 with his trusty twelve-string in hand, he recorded an album’s worth of material that through a twist of fate didn’t see a […]

Beau – Fables and Facades

Saturday, 13 October 2012, 16:15 | Category : Reviews
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Beau, aka Trevor Midgley, the master folk-smith, digs into his archives to present an excellent selection of material recorded between 1978 and 2000.  ‘Fables and Facades’ is due for release on Cherry Red on 22 October and on album opener  ‘The Seeker of the Truth’, Beau presents an unforgettable portrait of a journalist quizzing God […]

The Otherside

Rock musicians had their own unique views on god, the afterlife, religion and theology in the classic rock era. Parchment – Dobbies Song (Hollywood Sunset, Pye, 1973) The Joystrings – No Time To Lose (Well Seasoned, Regal Zonophone, 1966) Nirvana – Pentecost Hotel (The Story Of Simon Simopath, Island, 1967) Felius Andromeda – Meditations (Single […]

Beau – Creation Recreated

Thursday, 6 October 2011, 21:08 | Category : Reviews
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Fans of the Strange Brew will be familiar with Beau, the twelve string troubadour arguably best known for his recordings for John Peel’s Dandelion Records label in the late sixties and early seventies. His second album, Creation (1971) for many, is his career peak – his folk skills melded with a more experimental approach assisted […]

New Reviews Section

Saturday, 19 March 2011, 17:09 | Category : Reviews
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From time to time, new material or reissues will grab our attention, meriting wider awareness. Over the coming months The Strange Brew will review some of our favourite releases. Beau – The Way It Was To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of “Creation”, folk star Beau aka Trevor Midgley’s last studio album for […]

Classic British singer songwriter Beau interviewed by The Strange Brew

Thursday, 7 October 2010, 21:08 | Category : Interview
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Trevor Midgley speaks to Jason Barnard of The Strange Brew Podcast In July 1969, as Beau, Trevor Midgley released the very first single on John Peel’s Dandelion Records, followed by two critically acclaimed albums prior to the label’s demise. His material varies from the striking folk guitar of ‘1917 Revolution’ to heavier tracks such as […]