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WHAT I ‘M LISTENING TO- BB- Walk of Shame

Out of the ashes of the boss band that was ‘Redtrack’ Comes Billy Wright and Robert Gulston with ‘Alterno-pop’, which is a new one on me, but I like it a lot. Walk of shame is funky and the definition of catchy with a captivating, but simple video to go with it.

It seems Wright can do no wrong.

For fans of- Redtrack, David Guetta, Maroon 5

Arizona Law 25/08/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
Arizona Law are as cool as their name, honestly. The front cover of their new EP ‘Ballard of a Deadman' is even cooler, and Jack Chams odd stage set up is also cool, creating one very cool evening in Plymouth.
This evening the band release their three track EP on Medical Records for just £3 a pop and they treat fans, friends and family to live versions.
The EP title track goes down a storm, Jack Chams has too many tables to accommodate a mosh pit, but you get the feeling that the audience kind of wants to and like the Kaiser Chiefs- I predict a riot (at future shows). Their music offers a surprise for the average Joe walking in off the street, heavy rock, with the speed and vocal attitude of Punk, this is a genre not so often experienced in Plymouth. More often than not its a case of metal, screamers and hair windmills. Its great to hear some bonafide Punk for once, and how Arizona Law are doing it is spot on.
Imogen Bird
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Arizona Law 25/08/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
Arizona Law are as cool as their name, honestly. The front cover of their new EP ‘Ballard of a Deadman' is even cooler, and Jack Chams odd stage set up is also cool, creating one very cool evening in Plymouth.
This evening the band release their three track EP on Medical Records for just £3 a pop and they treat fans, friends and family to live versions.
The EP title track goes down a storm, Jack Chams has too many tables to accommodate a mosh pit, but you get the feeling that the audience kind of wants to and like the Kaiser Chiefs- I predict a riot (at future shows). Their music offers a surprise for the average Joe walking in off the street, heavy rock, with the speed and vocal attitude of Punk, this is a genre not so often experienced in Plymouth. More often than not its a case of metal, screamers and hair windmills. Its great to hear some bonafide Punk for once, and how Arizona Law are doing it is spot on.
Imogen Bird
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Arizona Law 25/08/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
Arizona Law are as cool as their name, honestly. The front cover of their new EP ‘Ballard of a Deadman' is even cooler, and Jack Chams odd stage set up is also cool, creating one very cool evening in Plymouth.
This evening the band release their three track EP on Medical Records for just £3 a pop and they treat fans, friends and family to live versions.
The EP title track goes down a storm, Jack Chams has too many tables to accommodate a mosh pit, but you get the feeling that the audience kind of wants to and like the Kaiser Chiefs- I predict a riot (at future shows). Their music offers a surprise for the average Joe walking in off the street, heavy rock, with the speed and vocal attitude of Punk, this is a genre not so often experienced in Plymouth. More often than not its a case of metal, screamers and hair windmills. Its great to hear some bonafide Punk for once, and how Arizona Law are doing it is spot on.
Imogen Bird
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Arizona Law 25/08/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
Arizona Law are as cool as their name, honestly. The front cover of their new EP ‘Ballard of a Deadman' is even cooler, and Jack Chams odd stage set up is also cool, creating one very cool evening in Plymouth.
This evening the band release their three track EP on Medical Records for just £3 a pop and they treat fans, friends and family to live versions.
The EP title track goes down a storm, Jack Chams has too many tables to accommodate a mosh pit, but you get the feeling that the audience kind of wants to and like the Kaiser Chiefs- I predict a riot (at future shows). Their music offers a surprise for the average Joe walking in off the street, heavy rock, with the speed and vocal attitude of Punk, this is a genre not so often experienced in Plymouth. More often than not its a case of metal, screamers and hair windmills. Its great to hear some bonafide Punk for once, and how Arizona Law are doing it is spot on.
Imogen Bird
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Arizona Law 25/08/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.

Arizona Law are as cool as their name, honestly. The front cover of their new EP ‘Ballard of a Deadman' is even cooler, and Jack Chams odd stage set up is also cool, creating one very cool evening in Plymouth.

This evening the band release their three track EP on Medical Records for just £3 a pop and they treat fans, friends and family to live versions.

The EP title track goes down a storm, Jack Chams has too many tables to accommodate a mosh pit, but you get the feeling that the audience kind of wants to and like the Kaiser Chiefs- I predict a riot (at future shows). Their music offers a surprise for the average Joe walking in off the street, heavy rock, with the speed and vocal attitude of Punk, this is a genre not so often experienced in Plymouth. More often than not its a case of metal, screamers and hair windmills. Its great to hear some bonafide Punk for once, and how Arizona Law are doing it is spot on.

Imogen Bird

What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.
So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.
http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/
Proper reviews from my head back soon!
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What a week. Happy to report that I am now self employed and being paid for my work, my first proper job? Boardmasters festival 2012… I’ve decided this is all one big dream.

So I’ve not been doing ‘reviews’ for you. I have to be honest, the prospect of ‘reviewing’ Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You me at Six and Ed Sheeran seems pointless with so many others out there, so if you need a fix, have a look at this one written by a nice person who used my photos on their site.

http://www.whosjack.org/boardmasters-festival-review/

Proper reviews from my head back soon!

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO- Fenech Soler- Demons

Going to be seeing these in 8 days at Leopallooza festival, they are a standout band on the line up (alongside Man like me obviously)

Catchy, upbeat and stylish, Demons is a perfect mix of electro, pop and rock.

For Fans of- FrankMusik, Florence and the Machine.

Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?
Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!
Ciao!
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Hi Chaps, So you haven’t heard from me in a while. Did you miss me?

Shooting local shows hasn’t happened in a while as my Photography Career appears to have lift off, I’ve been away at London, shooting (and almost crashing golf carts) in Hyde park for the Queens Jubilee and have also traveled to Cardiff, Leeds, and Birmingham, following the Olympic Torch like a pyromaniac stalker, and have somehow got myself a job shooting with IPYN for Sportsvision. I’m all excited and happy that these things are happening and I hope they continue. For now, feast your eyes on the beautiful Emily Sande, You me at Six, The Wanted and another couple of sneaky snaps of whats been happening!

Ciao!

Stars in their eyes, White Rabbit, Plymouth.
Part I- 9/3/12
Part II- 4/5/12
Part III- 5/5/12
Sometimes, just sometimes, I get really bored at gigs. There’s a band, some guitars, they are playing some songs, most of which I don’t know. I love music, and sometimes I get bored. I don’t think I should really admit that should I?
'Stars in their eyes' seems to be my antidote. An idea from the geniuses at 'Live Sound Promotions', local bands are masquerading as their heroes, influences and, well… Busted.
After the success of the first of these shows that saw Envy the fallen as Parkway Drive and Moscow Massacre play a set of System of a Down tunes to a packed out White Rabbit, the organisers put on another two of these shows over one glorious weekend of Jack Daniels, sweaty mosh pits, really silly outfits, belly laughs and some spectacular performances.
To mention all of the acts who played would take a quite a while, (There were over 20 of them) so here are the three that really stick in my mind.
Up first, the surprise of the May weekend, Staring in Part II- Fel Fiasco as Justin Timberlake. Yes, it sounds like a car crash, and it probably would have been in the hands of many other bands but this female fronted group handled songs such as 'Cry me a river' and 'SexyBack' with such swagger I almost forgot to shoot any Photographs. Lead singer Lianna’s voice is, quite frankly; captivating.
Secondly, a band remembered for totally different reasons- Elithia doing Busted. These guys graced Part I, and lead singer Tyler could only be described as very, very drunk. Does anyone really blame him? Elithia are a renowned local metal band- Busted was a risk, but one that everyone enjoyed for the comedy factor. It didn’t even seem to matter that Tyler couldn’t remember the words to ‘What I go to school for’, the audience helped out, shouting every single word, it came very close to karaoke. Scary. Elithia returned in Part III, (they were less sloshed you will be pleased to know).
Lastly, and most exciting, Bring the Plague and friends as Slipknot, a band that have since decided that this needs to be repeated, have donned the name ‘Knotslip’ and have big plans to become an official Slipknot tribute band, a feat of which they are definitely capable. It has to be said that after barrels being wheeled on stage and other threatening implements laying around, I was genuinely scared and wished I wasn’t in the front row. I stuck it out however and was rewarded with an amazing performance with spectacular character and passion. The barrels were indeed, extremely loud after two of the masked members stepped up and bashed the hell out of them with large sticks.
The effort put in to this performance was astonishing, the impact of the outfits, practice and props and showmanship by all members of the band made this show one of the best I’ve ever experienced.
Imogen Bird
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Stars in their eyes, White Rabbit, Plymouth.
Part I- 9/3/12
Part II- 4/5/12
Part III- 5/5/12
Sometimes, just sometimes, I get really bored at gigs. There’s a band, some guitars, they are playing some songs, most of which I don’t know. I love music, and sometimes I get bored. I don’t think I should really admit that should I?
'Stars in their eyes' seems to be my antidote. An idea from the geniuses at 'Live Sound Promotions', local bands are masquerading as their heroes, influences and, well… Busted.
After the success of the first of these shows that saw Envy the fallen as Parkway Drive and Moscow Massacre play a set of System of a Down tunes to a packed out White Rabbit, the organisers put on another two of these shows over one glorious weekend of Jack Daniels, sweaty mosh pits, really silly outfits, belly laughs and some spectacular performances.
To mention all of the acts who played would take a quite a while, (There were over 20 of them) so here are the three that really stick in my mind.
Up first, the surprise of the May weekend, Staring in Part II- Fel Fiasco as Justin Timberlake. Yes, it sounds like a car crash, and it probably would have been in the hands of many other bands but this female fronted group handled songs such as 'Cry me a river' and 'SexyBack' with such swagger I almost forgot to shoot any Photographs. Lead singer Lianna’s voice is, quite frankly; captivating.
Secondly, a band remembered for totally different reasons- Elithia doing Busted. These guys graced Part I, and lead singer Tyler could only be described as very, very drunk. Does anyone really blame him? Elithia are a renowned local metal band- Busted was a risk, but one that everyone enjoyed for the comedy factor. It didn’t even seem to matter that Tyler couldn’t remember the words to ‘What I go to school for’, the audience helped out, shouting every single word, it came very close to karaoke. Scary. Elithia returned in Part III, (they were less sloshed you will be pleased to know).
Lastly, and most exciting, Bring the Plague and friends as Slipknot, a band that have since decided that this needs to be repeated, have donned the name ‘Knotslip’ and have big plans to become an official Slipknot tribute band, a feat of which they are definitely capable. It has to be said that after barrels being wheeled on stage and other threatening implements laying around, I was genuinely scared and wished I wasn’t in the front row. I stuck it out however and was rewarded with an amazing performance with spectacular character and passion. The barrels were indeed, extremely loud after two of the masked members stepped up and bashed the hell out of them with large sticks.
The effort put in to this performance was astonishing, the impact of the outfits, practice and props and showmanship by all members of the band made this show one of the best I’ve ever experienced.
Imogen Bird
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Stars in their eyes, White Rabbit, Plymouth.
Part I- 9/3/12
Part II- 4/5/12
Part III- 5/5/12
Sometimes, just sometimes, I get really bored at gigs. There’s a band, some guitars, they are playing some songs, most of which I don’t know. I love music, and sometimes I get bored. I don’t think I should really admit that should I?
'Stars in their eyes' seems to be my antidote. An idea from the geniuses at 'Live Sound Promotions', local bands are masquerading as their heroes, influences and, well… Busted.
After the success of the first of these shows that saw Envy the fallen as Parkway Drive and Moscow Massacre play a set of System of a Down tunes to a packed out White Rabbit, the organisers put on another two of these shows over one glorious weekend of Jack Daniels, sweaty mosh pits, really silly outfits, belly laughs and some spectacular performances.
To mention all of the acts who played would take a quite a while, (There were over 20 of them) so here are the three that really stick in my mind.
Up first, the surprise of the May weekend, Staring in Part II- Fel Fiasco as Justin Timberlake. Yes, it sounds like a car crash, and it probably would have been in the hands of many other bands but this female fronted group handled songs such as 'Cry me a river' and 'SexyBack' with such swagger I almost forgot to shoot any Photographs. Lead singer Lianna’s voice is, quite frankly; captivating.
Secondly, a band remembered for totally different reasons- Elithia doing Busted. These guys graced Part I, and lead singer Tyler could only be described as very, very drunk. Does anyone really blame him? Elithia are a renowned local metal band- Busted was a risk, but one that everyone enjoyed for the comedy factor. It didn’t even seem to matter that Tyler couldn’t remember the words to ‘What I go to school for’, the audience helped out, shouting every single word, it came very close to karaoke. Scary. Elithia returned in Part III, (they were less sloshed you will be pleased to know).
Lastly, and most exciting, Bring the Plague and friends as Slipknot, a band that have since decided that this needs to be repeated, have donned the name ‘Knotslip’ and have big plans to become an official Slipknot tribute band, a feat of which they are definitely capable. It has to be said that after barrels being wheeled on stage and other threatening implements laying around, I was genuinely scared and wished I wasn’t in the front row. I stuck it out however and was rewarded with an amazing performance with spectacular character and passion. The barrels were indeed, extremely loud after two of the masked members stepped up and bashed the hell out of them with large sticks.
The effort put in to this performance was astonishing, the impact of the outfits, practice and props and showmanship by all members of the band made this show one of the best I’ve ever experienced.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info

Stars in their eyes, White Rabbit, Plymouth.

Part I- 9/3/12

Part II- 4/5/12

Part III- 5/5/12

Sometimes, just sometimes, I get really bored at gigs. There’s a band, some guitars, they are playing some songs, most of which I don’t know. I love music, and sometimes I get bored. I don’t think I should really admit that should I?

'Stars in their eyes' seems to be my antidote. An idea from the geniuses at 'Live Sound Promotions', local bands are masquerading as their heroes, influences and, well… Busted.

After the success of the first of these shows that saw Envy the fallen as Parkway Drive and Moscow Massacre play a set of System of a Down tunes to a packed out White Rabbitthe organisers put on another two of these shows over one glorious weekend of Jack Daniels, sweaty mosh pits, really silly outfits, belly laughs and some spectacular performances.

To mention all of the acts who played would take a quite a while, (There were over 20 of them) so here are the three that really stick in my mind.

Up first, the surprise of the May weekend, Staring in Part II- Fel Fiasco as Justin Timberlake. Yes, it sounds like a car crash, and it probably would have been in the hands of many other bands but this female fronted group handled songs such as 'Cry me a river' and 'SexyBack' with such swagger I almost forgot to shoot any Photographs. Lead singer Lianna’s voice is, quite frankly; captivating.

Secondly, a band remembered for totally different reasons- Elithia doing Busted. These guys graced Part I, and lead singer Tyler could only be described as very, very drunk. Does anyone really blame him? Elithia are a renowned local metal band- Busted was a risk, but one that everyone enjoyed for the comedy factor. It didn’t even seem to matter that Tyler couldn’t remember the words to ‘What I go to school for’, the audience helped out, shouting every single word, it came very close to karaoke. Scary. Elithia returned in Part III, (they were less sloshed you will be pleased to know).

Lastly, and most exciting, Bring the Plague and friends as Slipknot, a band that have since decided that this needs to be repeated, have donned the name ‘Knotslip’ and have big plans to become an official Slipknot tribute band, a feat of which they are definitely capable. It has to be said that after barrels being wheeled on stage and other threatening implements laying around, I was genuinely scared and wished I wasn’t in the front row. I stuck it out however and was rewarded with an amazing performance with spectacular character and passion. The barrels were indeed, extremely loud after two of the masked members stepped up and bashed the hell out of them with large sticks.

The effort put in to this performance was astonishing, the impact of the outfits, practice and props and showmanship by all members of the band made this show one of the best I’ve ever experienced.

Imogen Bird

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO- Young Guns- Bones

It’s really exciting to feel like you are witnessing a new Rock genre that will go down in history. UK bands such as The Blackout, Deaf Havana, Lower than Atlantis, Don Broco, Young Guns and many more seem to be taking over venues, cities and minds up and down the country. Maybe there is a sort of Illuminati thing going down here because most of these bands seem to know each other… quite well.

UK rock is exciting right now, it’s fresh, it’s loud and it’s probably going to punch your Oasis mix cassette in it’s play/record button. 

For fans of- Lostprophets, You me at Six

'IPYN Live!' 12/5/12 at DBS live, Plymouth.
Grasping what this event was all about took me a while. I was given limited information about what exactly this gig entailed, or what IPYN actually was until I arrived. Turns out IPYN is the best thing in the world. Basically it stands for 'International Production Youth Network' [ http://www.facebook.com/IPYNetwork?fref=ts ] and the whole idea is to give young people a platform to break into all areas of media production, such as sound, lighting, artist liaison, photography and event promotion. This event was put together by Rachel Haughey, Creator of IPYN, as a practical example of how the organisation helps people who want to get into live music production.
The bands on the bill- Jonathan Stafford, Sky vs Mountain, Seize the Day, Dead Poets and the Deering.
At only 18, Jonathan Stafford opens the show with confidence, just a boy and his guitar but playing songs from his EP- ‘The Beautiful Catastrophe’ goes down well with those in the audience who have come out early.
Sky Vs Mountain follow with not such a confident or enjoyable set. The four guys spend a lot of time standing quite still with fixed shoegaze, but to their credit, they don’t clear the room and manage applause from the supportive crowd. A good attempt; hopefully a confidence booster for the band who maybe need a little more practice at performance.
Next up, a band that have a place on so many bills around Plymouth it’s surprising there is anyone left who is yet to see Seize the day live. With their relatively new addition- female drummer Lou (Who is a completely new member; This isn’t a sex change situation.) They ramp up the volume, heat and pretty much everything else in the room with an energetic and professional performance.
The evening seems like a slow ascent to a full on ruckus as Dead Poets get the headbanging going, a quality band deserving of national acclaim. Formed in 2006, this 4 piece have been slowly taking over the rock scene around the south west. ‘Stop Drop and Roll’ a particularly great example of their hard rock spirit and also, the point the crowd gets their wiggle on. 
Yet another Plymouth 4 piece, The Deering end the night on a high with top quality indie rock, a well connected band with lead singer Daniel Broadley owning a successful film company, [ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Broadley-Films/162674190413277 ] having shot music videos for the likes of Deaf Havana, We Start Partys and Futures, big names around the UK’s indie rock scene, The Deering have their fingers in some truly hot pies. Supporting Alkaline trio in Exeter this week, the future of the band seems to be heading in all the right directions.
Imogen Bird
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'IPYN Live!' 12/5/12 at DBS live, Plymouth.
Grasping what this event was all about took me a while. I was given limited information about what exactly this gig entailed, or what IPYN actually was until I arrived. Turns out IPYN is the best thing in the world. Basically it stands for 'International Production Youth Network' [ http://www.facebook.com/IPYNetwork?fref=ts ] and the whole idea is to give young people a platform to break into all areas of media production, such as sound, lighting, artist liaison, photography and event promotion. This event was put together by Rachel Haughey, Creator of IPYN, as a practical example of how the organisation helps people who want to get into live music production.
The bands on the bill- Jonathan Stafford, Sky vs Mountain, Seize the Day, Dead Poets and the Deering.
At only 18, Jonathan Stafford opens the show with confidence, just a boy and his guitar but playing songs from his EP- ‘The Beautiful Catastrophe’ goes down well with those in the audience who have come out early.
Sky Vs Mountain follow with not such a confident or enjoyable set. The four guys spend a lot of time standing quite still with fixed shoegaze, but to their credit, they don’t clear the room and manage applause from the supportive crowd. A good attempt; hopefully a confidence booster for the band who maybe need a little more practice at performance.
Next up, a band that have a place on so many bills around Plymouth it’s surprising there is anyone left who is yet to see Seize the day live. With their relatively new addition- female drummer Lou (Who is a completely new member; This isn’t a sex change situation.) They ramp up the volume, heat and pretty much everything else in the room with an energetic and professional performance.
The evening seems like a slow ascent to a full on ruckus as Dead Poets get the headbanging going, a quality band deserving of national acclaim. Formed in 2006, this 4 piece have been slowly taking over the rock scene around the south west. ‘Stop Drop and Roll’ a particularly great example of their hard rock spirit and also, the point the crowd gets their wiggle on. 
Yet another Plymouth 4 piece, The Deering end the night on a high with top quality indie rock, a well connected band with lead singer Daniel Broadley owning a successful film company, [ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Broadley-Films/162674190413277 ] having shot music videos for the likes of Deaf Havana, We Start Partys and Futures, big names around the UK’s indie rock scene, The Deering have their fingers in some truly hot pies. Supporting Alkaline trio in Exeter this week, the future of the band seems to be heading in all the right directions.
Imogen Bird
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'IPYN Live!' 12/5/12 at DBS live, Plymouth.
Grasping what this event was all about took me a while. I was given limited information about what exactly this gig entailed, or what IPYN actually was until I arrived. Turns out IPYN is the best thing in the world. Basically it stands for 'International Production Youth Network' [ http://www.facebook.com/IPYNetwork?fref=ts ] and the whole idea is to give young people a platform to break into all areas of media production, such as sound, lighting, artist liaison, photography and event promotion. This event was put together by Rachel Haughey, Creator of IPYN, as a practical example of how the organisation helps people who want to get into live music production.
The bands on the bill- Jonathan Stafford, Sky vs Mountain, Seize the Day, Dead Poets and the Deering.
At only 18, Jonathan Stafford opens the show with confidence, just a boy and his guitar but playing songs from his EP- ‘The Beautiful Catastrophe’ goes down well with those in the audience who have come out early.
Sky Vs Mountain follow with not such a confident or enjoyable set. The four guys spend a lot of time standing quite still with fixed shoegaze, but to their credit, they don’t clear the room and manage applause from the supportive crowd. A good attempt; hopefully a confidence booster for the band who maybe need a little more practice at performance.
Next up, a band that have a place on so many bills around Plymouth it’s surprising there is anyone left who is yet to see Seize the day live. With their relatively new addition- female drummer Lou (Who is a completely new member; This isn’t a sex change situation.) They ramp up the volume, heat and pretty much everything else in the room with an energetic and professional performance.
The evening seems like a slow ascent to a full on ruckus as Dead Poets get the headbanging going, a quality band deserving of national acclaim. Formed in 2006, this 4 piece have been slowly taking over the rock scene around the south west. ‘Stop Drop and Roll’ a particularly great example of their hard rock spirit and also, the point the crowd gets their wiggle on. 
Yet another Plymouth 4 piece, The Deering end the night on a high with top quality indie rock, a well connected band with lead singer Daniel Broadley owning a successful film company, [ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Broadley-Films/162674190413277 ] having shot music videos for the likes of Deaf Havana, We Start Partys and Futures, big names around the UK’s indie rock scene, The Deering have their fingers in some truly hot pies. Supporting Alkaline trio in Exeter this week, the future of the band seems to be heading in all the right directions.
Imogen Bird
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'IPYN Live!' 12/5/12 at DBS live, Plymouth.
Grasping what this event was all about took me a while. I was given limited information about what exactly this gig entailed, or what IPYN actually was until I arrived. Turns out IPYN is the best thing in the world. Basically it stands for 'International Production Youth Network' [ http://www.facebook.com/IPYNetwork?fref=ts ] and the whole idea is to give young people a platform to break into all areas of media production, such as sound, lighting, artist liaison, photography and event promotion. This event was put together by Rachel Haughey, Creator of IPYN, as a practical example of how the organisation helps people who want to get into live music production.
The bands on the bill- Jonathan Stafford, Sky vs Mountain, Seize the Day, Dead Poets and the Deering.
At only 18, Jonathan Stafford opens the show with confidence, just a boy and his guitar but playing songs from his EP- ‘The Beautiful Catastrophe’ goes down well with those in the audience who have come out early.
Sky Vs Mountain follow with not such a confident or enjoyable set. The four guys spend a lot of time standing quite still with fixed shoegaze, but to their credit, they don’t clear the room and manage applause from the supportive crowd. A good attempt; hopefully a confidence booster for the band who maybe need a little more practice at performance.
Next up, a band that have a place on so many bills around Plymouth it’s surprising there is anyone left who is yet to see Seize the day live. With their relatively new addition- female drummer Lou (Who is a completely new member; This isn’t a sex change situation.) They ramp up the volume, heat and pretty much everything else in the room with an energetic and professional performance.
The evening seems like a slow ascent to a full on ruckus as Dead Poets get the headbanging going, a quality band deserving of national acclaim. Formed in 2006, this 4 piece have been slowly taking over the rock scene around the south west. ‘Stop Drop and Roll’ a particularly great example of their hard rock spirit and also, the point the crowd gets their wiggle on. 
Yet another Plymouth 4 piece, The Deering end the night on a high with top quality indie rock, a well connected band with lead singer Daniel Broadley owning a successful film company, [ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Broadley-Films/162674190413277 ] having shot music videos for the likes of Deaf Havana, We Start Partys and Futures, big names around the UK’s indie rock scene, The Deering have their fingers in some truly hot pies. Supporting Alkaline trio in Exeter this week, the future of the band seems to be heading in all the right directions.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info

'IPYN Live!' 12/5/12 at DBS live, Plymouth.

Grasping what this event was all about took me a while. I was given limited information about what exactly this gig entailed, or what IPYN actually was until I arrived. Turns out IPYN is the best thing in the world. Basically it stands for 'International Production Youth Network' http://www.facebook.com/IPYNetwork?fref=ts ] and the whole idea is to give young people a platform to break into all areas of media production, such as sound, lighting, artist liaison, photography and event promotion. This event was put together by Rachel Haughey, Creator of IPYN, as a practical example of how the organisation helps people who want to get into live music production.

The bands on the bill- Jonathan Stafford, Sky vs Mountain, Seize the Day, Dead Poets and the Deering.

At only 18, Jonathan Stafford opens the show with confidence, just a boy and his guitar but playing songs from his EP- ‘The Beautiful Catastrophe’ goes down well with those in the audience who have come out early.

Sky Vs Mountain follow with not such a confident or enjoyable set. The four guys spend a lot of time standing quite still with fixed shoegaze, but to their credit, they don’t clear the room and manage applause from the supportive crowd. A good attempt; hopefully a confidence booster for the band who maybe need a little more practice at performance.

Next up, a band that have a place on so many bills around Plymouth it’s surprising there is anyone left who is yet to see Seize the day live. With their relatively new addition- female drummer Lou (Who is a completely new member; This isn’t a sex change situation.) They ramp up the volume, heat and pretty much everything else in the room with an energetic and professional performance.

The evening seems like a slow ascent to a full on ruckus as Dead Poets get the headbanging going, a quality band deserving of national acclaim. Formed in 2006, this 4 piece have been slowly taking over the rock scene around the south west. ‘Stop Drop and Roll’ a particularly great example of their hard rock spirit and also, the point the crowd gets their wiggle on.

Yet another Plymouth 4 piece, The Deering end the night on a high with top quality indie rock, a well connected band with lead singer Daniel Broadley owning a successful film company, [ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Broadley-Films/162674190413277 ] having shot music videos for the likes of Deaf Havana, We Start Partys and Futures, big names around the UK’s indie rock scene, The Deering have their fingers in some truly hot pies. Supporting Alkaline trio in Exeter this week, the future of the band seems to be heading in all the right directions.

Imogen Bird

Huron and Tyranus Malus 13/4/12 C103, Plymouth.
C103 is being reborn. For a long time this club had vetoed its live aspect. Previously hosting such names as Biffy Clyro, Inme and Sikth and featuring DJ sets from Enter Shikari. The venue went down a not-so-live route- playing the big names over the decks rather than through amps. A much beloved rock club since the 80’s (previously known as JFK’s) a turnaround is happening and the live bands are heading back into the place. This week hosts Huron, a homegrown talent from Plymouth that have been enjoying nationwide underground success for quite a while now. The crowd at 103 is small but dedicated and a mass of swinging hair fills the front row.
Tyranus Malus support, this band, obviously ‘metal’ but with a sort of punky look to them is an obviously successful choice for Huron to allow to warm the room up. Not an easy task at a sober 9pm with no more than 20 people in the 700 capacity room but they do okay. A keen and skilled trio.
Huron are the band that the few dedicated fans in the room are looking forward to though, some even adorned in Huron merch, something which must be a big compliment to the underground band. The energy on the dancefloor is ample, the space giving the metalers room to really get down to it, a two man mosh pit even erupts at one point. Huron have a close relationship with the venue, a couple of years ago shooting their video for ‘disperse of we fire’ from the album ‘Mary Celeste’  there, a sweaty day of headbanging that left the extras with sore feet and necks.
The set, maybe a little long for the few spectators hanging around the edge waiting for the club night to begin, showcased however the power Huron bring to their music. Maybe more enjoyable for ‘proper’ metal fans who had previously listened to the tracks, the energy between the fans on the floor and the band doesn’t seem to extend past that to the bar and tables, not a flaw of the music as much as the lack of crowd, But with an upcoming performance at bloodstock 2012, this band is one that will keep pushing.
Imogen Bird
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Huron and Tyranus Malus 13/4/12 C103, Plymouth.
C103 is being reborn. For a long time this club had vetoed its live aspect. Previously hosting such names as Biffy Clyro, Inme and Sikth and featuring DJ sets from Enter Shikari. The venue went down a not-so-live route- playing the big names over the decks rather than through amps. A much beloved rock club since the 80’s (previously known as JFK’s) a turnaround is happening and the live bands are heading back into the place. This week hosts Huron, a homegrown talent from Plymouth that have been enjoying nationwide underground success for quite a while now. The crowd at 103 is small but dedicated and a mass of swinging hair fills the front row.
Tyranus Malus support, this band, obviously ‘metal’ but with a sort of punky look to them is an obviously successful choice for Huron to allow to warm the room up. Not an easy task at a sober 9pm with no more than 20 people in the 700 capacity room but they do okay. A keen and skilled trio.
Huron are the band that the few dedicated fans in the room are looking forward to though, some even adorned in Huron merch, something which must be a big compliment to the underground band. The energy on the dancefloor is ample, the space giving the metalers room to really get down to it, a two man mosh pit even erupts at one point. Huron have a close relationship with the venue, a couple of years ago shooting their video for ‘disperse of we fire’ from the album ‘Mary Celeste’  there, a sweaty day of headbanging that left the extras with sore feet and necks.
The set, maybe a little long for the few spectators hanging around the edge waiting for the club night to begin, showcased however the power Huron bring to their music. Maybe more enjoyable for ‘proper’ metal fans who had previously listened to the tracks, the energy between the fans on the floor and the band doesn’t seem to extend past that to the bar and tables, not a flaw of the music as much as the lack of crowd, But with an upcoming performance at bloodstock 2012, this band is one that will keep pushing.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info
Huron and Tyranus Malus 13/4/12 C103, Plymouth.
C103 is being reborn. For a long time this club had vetoed its live aspect. Previously hosting such names as Biffy Clyro, Inme and Sikth and featuring DJ sets from Enter Shikari. The venue went down a not-so-live route- playing the big names over the decks rather than through amps. A much beloved rock club since the 80’s (previously known as JFK’s) a turnaround is happening and the live bands are heading back into the place. This week hosts Huron, a homegrown talent from Plymouth that have been enjoying nationwide underground success for quite a while now. The crowd at 103 is small but dedicated and a mass of swinging hair fills the front row.
Tyranus Malus support, this band, obviously ‘metal’ but with a sort of punky look to them is an obviously successful choice for Huron to allow to warm the room up. Not an easy task at a sober 9pm with no more than 20 people in the 700 capacity room but they do okay. A keen and skilled trio.
Huron are the band that the few dedicated fans in the room are looking forward to though, some even adorned in Huron merch, something which must be a big compliment to the underground band. The energy on the dancefloor is ample, the space giving the metalers room to really get down to it, a two man mosh pit even erupts at one point. Huron have a close relationship with the venue, a couple of years ago shooting their video for ‘disperse of we fire’ from the album ‘Mary Celeste’  there, a sweaty day of headbanging that left the extras with sore feet and necks.
The set, maybe a little long for the few spectators hanging around the edge waiting for the club night to begin, showcased however the power Huron bring to their music. Maybe more enjoyable for ‘proper’ metal fans who had previously listened to the tracks, the energy between the fans on the floor and the band doesn’t seem to extend past that to the bar and tables, not a flaw of the music as much as the lack of crowd, But with an upcoming performance at bloodstock 2012, this band is one that will keep pushing.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info
Huron and Tyranus Malus 13/4/12 C103, Plymouth.
C103 is being reborn. For a long time this club had vetoed its live aspect. Previously hosting such names as Biffy Clyro, Inme and Sikth and featuring DJ sets from Enter Shikari. The venue went down a not-so-live route- playing the big names over the decks rather than through amps. A much beloved rock club since the 80’s (previously known as JFK’s) a turnaround is happening and the live bands are heading back into the place. This week hosts Huron, a homegrown talent from Plymouth that have been enjoying nationwide underground success for quite a while now. The crowd at 103 is small but dedicated and a mass of swinging hair fills the front row.
Tyranus Malus support, this band, obviously ‘metal’ but with a sort of punky look to them is an obviously successful choice for Huron to allow to warm the room up. Not an easy task at a sober 9pm with no more than 20 people in the 700 capacity room but they do okay. A keen and skilled trio.
Huron are the band that the few dedicated fans in the room are looking forward to though, some even adorned in Huron merch, something which must be a big compliment to the underground band. The energy on the dancefloor is ample, the space giving the metalers room to really get down to it, a two man mosh pit even erupts at one point. Huron have a close relationship with the venue, a couple of years ago shooting their video for ‘disperse of we fire’ from the album ‘Mary Celeste’  there, a sweaty day of headbanging that left the extras with sore feet and necks.
The set, maybe a little long for the few spectators hanging around the edge waiting for the club night to begin, showcased however the power Huron bring to their music. Maybe more enjoyable for ‘proper’ metal fans who had previously listened to the tracks, the energy between the fans on the floor and the band doesn’t seem to extend past that to the bar and tables, not a flaw of the music as much as the lack of crowd, But with an upcoming performance at bloodstock 2012, this band is one that will keep pushing.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info

Huron and Tyranus Malus 13/4/12 C103, Plymouth.

C103 is being reborn. For a long time this club had vetoed its live aspect. Previously hosting such names as Biffy Clyro, Inme and Sikth and featuring DJ sets from Enter Shikari. The venue went down a not-so-live route- playing the big names over the decks rather than through amps. A much beloved rock club since the 80’s (previously known as JFK’s) a turnaround is happening and the live bands are heading back into the place. This week hosts Huron, a homegrown talent from Plymouth that have been enjoying nationwide underground success for quite a while now. The crowd at 103 is small but dedicated and a mass of swinging hair fills the front row.

Tyranus Malus support, this band, obviously ‘metal’ but with a sort of punky look to them is an obviously successful choice for Huron to allow to warm the room up. Not an easy task at a sober 9pm with no more than 20 people in the 700 capacity room but they do okay. A keen and skilled trio.

Huron are the band that the few dedicated fans in the room are looking forward to though, some even adorned in Huron merch, something which must be a big compliment to the underground band. The energy on the dancefloor is ample, the space giving the metalers room to really get down to it, a two man mosh pit even erupts at one point. Huron have a close relationship with the venue, a couple of years ago shooting their video for ‘disperse of we fire’ from the album ‘Mary Celeste’  there, a sweaty day of headbanging that left the extras with sore feet and necks.

The set, maybe a little long for the few spectators hanging around the edge waiting for the club night to begin, showcased however the power Huron bring to their music. Maybe more enjoyable for ‘proper’ metal fans who had previously listened to the tracks, the energy between the fans on the floor and the band doesn’t seem to extend past that to the bar and tables, not a flaw of the music as much as the lack of crowd, But with an upcoming performance at bloodstock 2012, this band is one that will keep pushing.

Imogen Bird

Thomas Ford and Head of Programmes-16/04/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
It’s the first night of the tour. A tour that, if tonight is anything to go on will be a resounding success. Beginning their short stint on the road, Thomas ford (AKA Simon Langsford) And Head of Programmes (AKA Jim MacGregor) grace their hometown with a short but sweet evening of soulful folksy music that leaves the small bar in what seems like stunned silence. Talking to Jim after the show, I ask him if he found that that impossibly quiet room made him feel awkward- surprisingly but correctly he seemed to take it as a compliment and tells me that he felt more comfortable playing to a room that was focused on the music, an understandable but unusual reaction from a musician. I’m sure we’ve all heard; ”[Insert venue name here] MAKE SOME NOISE FOR ME!!!!” Countless times.
Thomas Ford’s performance is, as it always is, captivating and intriguing. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing this chaps singing voice, you may be surprised, in a Joss Stone, “Who’s voice did you steal” way. It’s not often in the depths of Devon that you hear a broad Delta blues accent, with melodies to match too. There is far more to Ford’s music than his voice; with just a few guitars, a harmonica, a voice muffler and a stompbox; he is a one man band but with more sincerity and style than most of his genre.
Jim MacGregor of Head of Programmes also astonishes with his voice. The band sometimes comprises of as many as 6 members, but the transition from full band to soloist with guitar fits a lot better into the night and venue and nothing is lost with the cut down. 
These two acts are must-sees for real music fans, regardless of genre preferences, the show they put on is above all that. Just another example of the amazing music coming out of Devon these days.
Imogen Bird
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Thomas Ford and Head of Programmes-16/04/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.
It’s the first night of the tour. A tour that, if tonight is anything to go on will be a resounding success. Beginning their short stint on the road, Thomas ford (AKA Simon Langsford) And Head of Programmes (AKA Jim MacGregor) grace their hometown with a short but sweet evening of soulful folksy music that leaves the small bar in what seems like stunned silence. Talking to Jim after the show, I ask him if he found that that impossibly quiet room made him feel awkward- surprisingly but correctly he seemed to take it as a compliment and tells me that he felt more comfortable playing to a room that was focused on the music, an understandable but unusual reaction from a musician. I’m sure we’ve all heard; ”[Insert venue name here] MAKE SOME NOISE FOR ME!!!!” Countless times.
Thomas Ford’s performance is, as it always is, captivating and intriguing. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing this chaps singing voice, you may be surprised, in a Joss Stone, “Who’s voice did you steal” way. It’s not often in the depths of Devon that you hear a broad Delta blues accent, with melodies to match too. There is far more to Ford’s music than his voice; with just a few guitars, a harmonica, a voice muffler and a stompbox; he is a one man band but with more sincerity and style than most of his genre.
Jim MacGregor of Head of Programmes also astonishes with his voice. The band sometimes comprises of as many as 6 members, but the transition from full band to soloist with guitar fits a lot better into the night and venue and nothing is lost with the cut down. 
These two acts are must-sees for real music fans, regardless of genre preferences, the show they put on is above all that. Just another example of the amazing music coming out of Devon these days.
Imogen Bird
Zoom Info

Thomas Ford and Head of Programmes-16/04/12 Jack Chams, Plymouth.

It’s the first night of the tour. A tour that, if tonight is anything to go on will be a resounding success. Beginning their short stint on the road, Thomas ford (AKA Simon Langsford) And Head of Programmes (AKA Jim MacGregor) grace their hometown with a short but sweet evening of soulful folksy music that leaves the small bar in what seems like stunned silence. Talking to Jim after the show, I ask him if he found that that impossibly quiet room made him feel awkward- surprisingly but correctly he seemed to take it as a compliment and tells me that he felt more comfortable playing to a room that was focused on the music, an understandable but unusual reaction from a musician. I’m sure we’ve all heard; ”[Insert venue name here] MAKE SOME NOISE FOR ME!!!!” Countless times.

Thomas Ford’s performance is, as it always is, captivating and intriguing. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing this chaps singing voice, you may be surprised, in a Joss Stone, “Who’s voice did you steal” way. It’s not often in the depths of Devon that you hear a broad Delta blues accent, with melodies to match too. There is far more to Ford’s music than his voice; with just a few guitars, a harmonica, a voice muffler and a stompbox; he is a one man band but with more sincerity and style than most of his genre.

Jim MacGregor of Head of Programmes also astonishes with his voice. The band sometimes comprises of as many as 6 members, but the transition from full band to soloist with guitar fits a lot better into the night and venue and nothing is lost with the cut down.

These two acts are must-sees for real music fans, regardless of genre preferences, the show they put on is above all that. Just another example of the amazing music coming out of Devon these days.

Imogen Bird

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