Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Fabulous moon rise last night (right).
Mustang Daddy - Jinx Titanic
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former front-man and song-writer for the legendary Chicago based
Super 8 Cum Shot
Titanic is known for his "whip-smart lyrics, straight-ahead style,
and raucous live shows, JINX TITANIC supplies the world with 100%
XXX Pure Nutbustin' Magic."
The website was down today but the MySpace gives a good idea of
what this guy is about.
Another Place - The Moot
The Moot came third at the Battle of the Bands at Covent Garden in
London in the summer. It seems they won 365 bottles of Freedom Beer
which was all gone by the time they mentioned in their blog. They
declare it hangover-free beer and you can get it from the Freedom
Beer website at www.freedombeer.com
The Moot's new acoustic mini-album was released a few days ago and
is available for £4 at gigs and £5 on-line (inc postage).
Music this week in Norwich over the next couple of weeks with both
the Winelight Club
on Nov 7th
14th Tricia McTeague
features at the Grapevine gig. I last saw her at the Winelight
months ago and was most impressed. Her day-job is session and
backing singing with some huge names. Take a look at Tricia's
) and see her blow Ronan
Keating off the stage in their duet of Stay.
Hopefully I will be part of a band some day…. ☺
Save your own skin - Away with the
Away With The Fairys is singer songwriter Murphy. Although he has
worked with many musicians over the years from all over the world
most recordings that you will find available was recorded with
himself playing all instruments, unless otherwise stated.
"He first played with a band back in Liverpool at the age of
fifteen, playing copy rock music from bands such as Deep Purple,
Boston,Toto and so on. This all came to an end when a bass player
joined the band and changed the song keys to ones that he could
sing and Murphy could not as he didn't play any instruments at that
My, how times have changed.
Jolly exciting news for anyone who likes a good time and lives in
East Anglia. For once this is not necessarily a problem!
to town - I'll be seeing them at the Colchester Arts Centre
tomorrow and they are playing the Norwich Arts Centre on
Please don't tell me to do the maths -
The band are really doing well and are touring in the UK right now,
then are in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France early in November
before heading off for dates in LA where they are playing one of my
old haunts, The Troubadour (just a coincidence that I now hang out
a bit at The Troubadour in London), San Francisco, New York, Boston
and up into Canada before heading back via a gig in Tokyo. I"m not
sure how that all fits in with being students at University in
Cardiff but perhaps that's all finished now. Full gig details are
on their MySpace and website.
Ocean Blanc - Smoking after
Smoking After have been around since 2001 when they formed as a
fairly trip-hop sound. Ocean Blanc is taken from their first album
Impasse, (Le Regard Sonore, 2004). A literal translation from the
band"s space on Jamendo suggest that their philosophy is "like two
directions of the same path: reassuring or distressing route, where
one can see the different one or cross it, but whose choice
respectively makes it possible to flee reality or to face it.?
Aren't thses translations wonderful? I still like the music though!
Album is available for free download from
Trois Navires de Ble - Great Big
(St John's Newfoundland, Canada)
Grat Big Sea have really been around for quite a while, in fact
since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1993. They
are really flying now with their latest album "The hard and the
easy" going gold in only its second week. No gigs st the moment but
they are in the studio working on the nest album.
Update: I just went down to The Three Horseshoes in Charsfield for
a restorative bite to eat (a full two minutes before Emma closed
the kitchen) and a pint (or so) of excellent beer and discovered
that they are hosting another of the totally amazing Suffolk nights
this Friday so the hammer dulcimers, squeeze boxes and step-dancing
will be echoing around the houses again. More on that and the Los
Campesinos gig tomorrow on next week's show.