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Gig review: VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS – Islington Academy, London, 27 March 2019

Suzi Quatro

Tonight’s 2019 Vive le Rock Awards was always going to be a broad musical church, what with a mix of  punk, new wave and glam artists populating the bill. That said, the spirit of punk hangs heavily on a night … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BEAT featuring RANKING ROGER – Bounce

THE BEAT featuring RANKING ROGER - Bounce

DMF Records [Release date 30.09.16] The Beat are best remembered for a string of hit singles at the height of 2-Tone/ska boom in the late 70′s/early 80′s. These included a cover of ‘Tears Of A Clown’, ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST- Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey, 19-21 August 2016

Weyfest celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Rural Life Centre, a rustic setting that suits its ambience as one of the more laid back of festivals. Situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders in what was once known as the stockbroker belt, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BEAT – The Complete Studio Recordings

THE BEAT - The Complete Studio Recordings

Edsel [Release date 12.05.14] Formed in Birmingham in 1979, The Beat had a string of hit singles and released 3 studio albums- 1980’s “I Just Can’t Stop It”, followed by 1981’s “Wha’ppen” and 1982’s “Special Beat Service”. I’d like to … Continue reading

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