Rewind Presents – “Libraries Change Lives” Award

For the past couple of years Claire Thompson of Skipton Library and I have been working with a bunch of young songwriters on Tuesdays at the Library. Originally under the name “Skipton Songwriters, they’re now Rewind Presents, and an enterprising bunch of young people they are too. As well as writing and performing music of […]

Unconvention Belfast: Live updates

I’ll be live blogging from Unconvention Belfast today. There’s plenty of interesting stuff happening up on the #UnConBelfast hashtag on twitter too. Panel One: Success Through Failure First panel of the day is discussing how failure can be useful in the journey to success. Moderated by Rich Dale of Planzai, with Marty Neil (AIRPoS), Brett […]

For Sale Part One

The time has come for me to part with a couple of the tools that have been part of my rig in years gone by that I no longer have use for. It’s with a tinge of sadness that I say good bye to some of this equipment. Some of it has been used to […]

Music Monday: Zoey Van Goey, Dan Lucas & Singing Adams

Zoey Van Goey Zoe Van Goey… Part band, part cultural exchange programme, Zoey Van Goey hail from Scotland… and Canada apparently. I saw them down at Gary Stewart‘s ace Monday night Gaslight Club at Oporto, Leeds. I bought the vinyl… I didn’t however have a record player. After acquiring a long loan Technics from my […]

Music Monday – Independents Day

It’s the 4th of July … and what better way to celebrate than by championing a load of great, independent music? Incidentally, this is my first blog on my new (and to be fair, still very much in development) blog at I’ve decided to move things over here from for a number of […]

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