Tag Archives: The Stranglers

Gig review: BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL – Escot Park, Devon, 16-18 August 2019

Beautiful Days festival, in it’s 17th year, is held in the grounds of Escot Park in Devon and is a festival I’ve attended every year since 2011, with good reason.  Founded by punk folk rockers, Levellers, they always offer a high calibre line-up.  A smorgasbord … Continue reading

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Gig review: REWIND SCOTLAND – Scone Palace, Perth, 20 – 21 July 2019

I am sure every generation will lay claim to having all the best music. The music being played on TV and radio during your formative years is what you absorbed and, by default, sticks with you through life. For me and … Continue reading

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News: WIN weekend camping tickets to REWIND SCOTLAND,19-21 July 2019

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

This year’s Rewind Scotland festival takes place 19-21 July at Scone Palace, Perth. Headliners Bryan Ferry and Foreigner will be joined by Lulu, Paul Young, The Stranglers, Lisa Stansfield and many others. On the Comedy stage veteran stand-ups Phill Jupitus … Continue reading

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

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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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Gig review: GREEN DAY – British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London, 1 July 2017

Green Day’s headlining slot on the first Saturday of the first British Summer Time bonanza was sandwiched between Phil Collins the previous evening and Justin Bieber the night after. Interesting schedule. A rose between two thorns? A fart between two … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE STRANGLERS – The Roundhouse, London, 6 March 2015

The Membranes opened up with a 20 minute set of good humoured, post-punk anarchy. John Robb on bass and lead vocals is a great front man with plenty to say. ‘Spike Milligan’s Tape Recorder’, a minor hit from the mid … Continue reading

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Book review: Peaches: A Chronicle of the Stranglers 1974-1990 by Robert Endeacott

Peaches: A Chronicle of the Stranglers 1974-1990 by Robert Endeacott

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk [Published 14.07.14] Author and lifelong Stranglers fan Robert Endeacott certainly knows his stuff as this book covers everything a fan of the band would need to know about the Hugh Cornwell years of the band. He also … Continue reading

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Gig review: BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL – Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Bearded Theory Festival – what’s all that about then?  Well apparently they just wanted a theme for a bit of fun and decided on fake beards. That was 7 years ago and here we are now with an award winning … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE STRANGLERS – Hammersmith Apollo, London, 8 March 2014

The Stranglers - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 8 March 2014

Something very strange must have happened. Having managed to sadly miss most of Nine Below Zero’s set for reasons best undisclosed, I’m secreted daahn the front at good old ‘Ammasmiff, waiting for the Stranglers to celebrate their 40th anniversary, and … Continue reading

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