Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Where: Night and Day Café Manchester When: 5th May 2009 I suppose when you go to see a group called Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band, you don’t go expecting an evening of introspective loveliness, and there was most certainly none of that. Nothing deep. There was though plenty of strut, plenty of gumption, a song… Continue reading Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Cheshire Life

Good art it seems is often born out of pain and such is the case with Malcom Croft’s work, a Stockport based artist who was forced to give up a successful career as a press photographer after an accident left him seriously injured. As a photojournalist for the Press Association and the Manchester Evening News,… Continue reading Cheshire Life

Scott Matthews : Elsewhere

Who ever heard of a Wolverhampton troubadour? It’s not really a place you would expect to breed troubadours, but obviously Scott Matthews slipped through the net. You don’t often take a stroll around the Bullring and bump into a Woody Guthrie like character carrying around a battered guitar marked “This Machine Kills Fascists”. Although, honestly… Continue reading Scott Matthews : Elsewhere

Dirty Projectors/Polar Bear/A Mid-Summer Night At The Mint Lounge

A balmy, sun streaked Manchester is what greeted Dirty Projectors, on their inaugural trip to the city, to perform. The good thing about Manchester is that it looks its self in grey slate sky’s yet sparkles when the sunshines. It’s a rare gift. Manchester is built for the rain, everything feels in sync when you… Continue reading Dirty Projectors/Polar Bear/A Mid-Summer Night At The Mint Lounge

Elegy for Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum is dead? But I saw him just the other day At the bus stop Minding his own business Buzzing To himself Like we all do I breezed past him in my tailored raincoat He caught my eye Or his caught mine Or it was mutual Or he liked my raincoat And he produced… Continue reading Elegy for Jeff Goldblum