Pit & Pendulum – Review

Well it’s been a while since my last review, but as we were at a shiny new venue for us, I thought it was only fair to share some of our experiences with you all, and to give our fellow musicians an insight into the foibles of this venue. First thing to get out of the way is access,  parking is non-existent for this venue,  we offloaded on Victoria Street on the main Tram route through...

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Triple Back-breaker Weekend Review.

This weekend saw us all bracing ourselves for what we have affectionately called the Triple Back-Breaker,  as we are all of an age, like the majority of rockers around the region, barring a few good young rockers, the lucky young bastards who are living out our former dreams.   Good luck to them all and all the bands on the circuit, we support them all in the fight to keep live music alive and...

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Rockers Reunited – Review

Well it’s been quite a while since my last confession, but I felt that the events of this weekend with TTB at Pontins, with the fantastic Lynn Fearns’ Rockers Reunited @ Southport could not pass without a mention. Tick Tick Boom were set to start off the Saturday @ 1.30 so I had arranged with Glen to come and pick me up from the boat Saturday morning around 9.30am, giving us plenty of...

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The Olde Royal Oak – Review

Saturday night saw us all back at one of our favourite  venues in Burton, The Olde Royal Oak.  The Oak has been under the cosh for a while with uncertainty about it’s future never far away from peoples minds,  however the efforts of Sue Cutting and the determination of the managers has kept it going as a foremost music venue for lovers of live performance. We all arrived in pretty much...

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Bank Holiday Triple – Review

Before we knew it it was upon us, the Bank Holiday Triple, including The Greyhound in Beeston, The Springfield in Swadlincote and The New Inn in Long Eaton. This kinda sneaked up on us as we were already busy with gigs and rehearsals etc. The Greyhound First Stop, The Greyhound in Beeston,   this revered and popular music venue has been going through a bit of a rough patch recently, but is well...

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The Old Star – Review

Well now I know how those intrepid explorers Earnest Shackleton and Scott in there endevours to beat the elements in the pursuit of there ambitions and dreams.  Arriving at The Old Star in Uttoxeter really early to give plenty of time to load gear in and set up the stage, knowing that there was usually parking difficulties and a transition over historical cobbles to negotiate, taking care not to...

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