Category Archives: 6) Old Reviews

Before starting this website, I wrote the occasional review elsewhere. My tastes in music are still just as diverse, my passion just as strong. The written word however has come a long way. Many thanks to those that have supported my journey. Here are some selected highlights from those early days.

OPERA IN THE PARK – VICTORIA PARK PORTSMOUTH 21st July 2012

It’s hard to believe it was a year ago we were sat in the park watching the opera, but I’m so pleased the grey bleak skies had finally decided to do the decent thing and leave us to enjoy a … Continue reading

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EVIL SCARECROW – EDGE OF THE WEDGE PORTSMOUTH 26th July 2012

Stray Bullets Kill Bass player Spikey Mark is well known for his regular work at the venue, and it was great to see his band kick off proceedings with killer riffs, fronted by solid growling vocals that make your rib … Continue reading

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ART MAGIC – PIE AND VINYL SOUTHSEA 11th July 2012

Having recently celebrated their 3 month birthday my good friends over at Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl have put on another successful in store performance, this time in the form of Artmagic – a project consisting of Suede guitarist Richard Oakes … Continue reading

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BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY – HACKNEY EMPIRE 25th January 2012

Support came from Norwegian singer Susanna, with a subtle piano style accompanied by equally minimal electric guitar Susanna has a really nice voice… but that was about it, nice and inoffensive, and opting for slowed down obvious covers in Joy … Continue reading

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999 – MILTON ARMS BARN, 21st January 2012

Eat the Document With Charred Hearts having pulled out Eat the Document were a late addition to the bill, and unfortunately due to their early stage time there were only a handful of people to witness their bass driven sound.  … Continue reading

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REIGNS – EDGE OF THE WEDGE, PORTSMOUTH, 12th December 2011

Sleep Centre Doors opening late may have resulted in us getting wet, but openers Sleep Centre made the wait worthwhile – armed just with guitars, pedals and violin bows this minimal two piece create several ambient instrumentals which was a … Continue reading

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THE BLOCKHEADS – WEDGEWOOD ROOMS, PORTSMOUTH, 26th November 2011

Archive 45 With a passion for the Clash an obvious influence Archive 45 put in a solid performance, dealing well with an unfortunately long period of bass-string changing by their front man putting in a Billy Bragg style solo number, … Continue reading

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CHRIS BARBER, ACKER BILK AND KENNY BALL – FERNHAM HALL FAREHAM 18th November 2011

Upon arriving at Fernham hall a work colleague was quoted as having claimed “Jazz is for old people” to which the response had been “Well how old do you need to be to listen to Beethoven then?”… a quick fired … Continue reading

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PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS – EDGE OF THE WEDGE 2nd November 2011

Some of the best nights out are done on a whim and having decided to pop over to the Edge I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but three bands for three pounds I thought why not… First up were … Continue reading

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HEAD CAT – HIGHBURY GARAGE 16th October 2011

It’s not every day you get to see Mr Rock n Roll himself playing with anyone other than Motorhead, so there was clearly an atmosphere that we were about to witness something special when Lemmy, Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) … Continue reading

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