Ellie ….. ‘Bovver Boots’ Goulding

Fanfare / 2nd December, 2016


Ellie G performed to a sell out audience on a wet Monday night at London’s Albert Hall a performance to benefit the capitals’ homeless
We took J – a surprise – and lucky enough to have close to ringside seats.
The evening was a slow burn – late start – 7 tracks from …More»

It’s a Wonderful Life

Fanfare / 30th October, 2016


Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware members of Heaven 17 performed Penthouse & Pavement album in its entirety- it did not take too long ….. Albums were all too short back in the 80’s.

2nd set after the break was a BEF affair – British Electric Foundation. This became a tour de force, guest artists …More»

The First Cuckoo in Spring

Furrow / 5th May, 2016


Mum text me this morning… “The Cuckoo is singing loud and clear”. I look forward to this message in some shape or form, without fail, every year. Spring has now sprung, it’s official. This yearly migratory message has arrived right about now ever since I can remember.

OK, the Bluebells kick in a touch …More»

Purple and Pink

Fanfare / 29th April, 2016


So, another good man down. The web has been full of touching tributes for Prince this week, none more poignant than the David Gilmour tearing up Comfortably Numb with a liquid mid song improv on Purple Rain. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson 1958 – 2016