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Gig review: HOLY HOLY – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 30 March 2017

HOLY HOLY - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 30 March 2017

“He’s fucking sacked us,” Spiders bass player, Trevor Bolder, was seen to mouth when David Bowie announced at the Hammersmith Odeon in October 1973 that it would be the final Ziggy show ever. Tragically, like Bowie, Bolder and his former … Continue reading

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Album review: THE INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS – s/t

THE INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS

In this hour special, Pete Feenstra chats to James Stevenson about his music (58:39) More at Mixcloud All The Cats Recordings [Release date 06.05.16] The main selling point, I guess, of The International Swingers (putting the Benidorm ‘swingers’ association to … Continue reading

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News: Rock journeyman JAMES STEVENSON plays first solo gig, Thursday 17 December (Water Rats, London)

James Stevenson

Guitarist/songwriter James Stevenson plays his first solo gig at Water Rats, King’s Cross, London on Thursday 17 December (19:15).  James Stevenson has been an in-demand session player since his earliest outings with punk/new wave band Chelsea in the late 1970s.  … Continue reading

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Gig review: HOLY HOLY (feat. Woody Woodmansey) – The Lexington,Islington,20 December 2013

Q: When is a tribute band elevated to a status beyond a mere tribute band? A: When the drummer  (or indeed any former member) of the band you are paying tribute to joins your lineup, thus cementing the link between … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMES STEVENSON – Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over

James Stevenson - Everything

   Independent release [Release date 10.12.13] For a guitarist with punk and new wave credentials that span Chelsea the revamped Generation X, Kim Wilde, The Cult, Glen Matlock, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Alarm, and latterly Willie Nile, James Stevenson sure … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE INTERNATIONAL SWINGERS – The Lexington, London, 19 July 2013

First a word about the venue, because on one of the steamiest New Orleans-like nights of this British heatwave, the upstairs gig had ceiling fans and a cool, chilled out lounge-bar atmosphere. It also had clear, uninterrupted sightlines, padded seating … Continue reading

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