Global Enterprise Week Event – Lancaster University

MUSIC INDUSTRY PANEL EVENT: HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS? We’re very excited to be speaking at this Grow Creative event hosted by Lancaster University and facilitated by Mushroom Concepts for the forthcoming Global Enterprise Week (followed by a performance at this gig) at 6.30pm, Storey Creative Industries […]

The Declarations of Independents

This post originally featured here on the fantastic Refe Tuma‘s great website Creative Deconstruction. The case for independence: One of the questions I like to ask  when I meet people through music is: “How many artists do you know personally who have a record deal that they’re happy with?” The answer is almost exclusively “None“, […]

Glasto roundup – Part 1

Taken from the Hope and Social WordPress blog. Well we played Glastonbury this year and you know what, it wasn’t bad [grin]. We’ve been back to the grindstone at the Crypt since, writing Hope and Social’s second album and 5 songs for Imitating the Dog‘s new Greece/UK project Tales From The Bar Of Lost Souls […]

18 Months of My Life Compressed Onto 1 Side of a TDK D90

Well, it’s “Live”. It’s “Out There”. Finally after much arduous work from Simon (@socialsimon), Ed (@edwaring), Jason (@jasonsocial) and I (@thehuxcapacitor), the “Hope and Social” album “Architect of This Church” is available for your delectation. It is, to all intents and purposes, as free as a record can be. 18 months in the making and […]