The Sun Was Sure Burning Bright At Upton-Upon-Severn’s “Sunshine Festival” – Review

Campers enjoyed their August Bank Holiday weekend celebrating the 10thAnniversary of Worcestershire’s very own Sunshine Festival.

Rocking The Rock: Gibraltar Fair Is A Music Lover’s Paradise

We caught the last 3 nights of 2019s Gibraltar Fair, featuring many local performers, as well as the magnificent duo, Jedward.

Heron – ‘Splashdown’

On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.

STOP YOUR MESSIN’ AROUND – Neville And Christine Sugary Staple On 40 Years Of 2Tone, Knife Crime and The Specials’ New Album

For those old enough to remember, culturally and politically 1979 was shaping up to be a pretty grim and demoralising year. In February Sid Vicious…


Six years after their sensational performance at Cornbury, award-winning pop rockers Keane return to headline Cornbury’s 16th Festival on Saturday 6 July. Cornbury will be one of Keane’s first appearances since band members took a break at the end of 2013 to work on other projects, so their appearance will be a huge crowd-puller.

Jared Dylan Project ‘Consequence’ Set For Release This Friday With Launch At Dublin’s Tower Records

Jared Dylan returns with his new EP, ‘Consequence’, set for release this Friday, 19 October, launching that day at Dublin’s Tower Records, and a live performance at East Side Tavern, presented by Aiken Promotions, the following evening.

REBEL ROUSERS – Neville and Christine Sugary Staple Team Up With Specials’ Guitarist Roddy Byers On New Rude Rebels Release

Neville and Christine Sugary Staple have reunited with Specials‘ guitarist Roddy Byers, aka Roddy Radiation, for a new single and album. The single’s release was…

Jared Dylan Returns To Ireland For World Premier of Latest Project ‘Consequence’

Jared Dylan will kick off a 20+ city, three month tour of Ireland, including the world premiere of his latest project, ‘Consequence’. An animated short film, it sees Jared’s alter-ego, and anti-hero Kid Dylan, battle with an internal conflit over good versus evil.

Neville Staple Launches UK Tour While Denouncing Violence Causing Grandson’s Death

It’s with overwhelming sadness that Neville Staple has announced the death of his grandson Fidel, who was brutally stabbed to death this past weekend. Neville is well known as a founding member of The Specials and Fun Boy Three, not to mention his major role in 2Tone Records. Together with his wife Christine Sugary Staple, the Staples are a permanent fixture of the UK and International ska scene, performing regularly at both concert venues and massive festivals as the Neville Staple Band.

ORIGINAL RUDE BOY – Toast Master Neville Staple On The Specials, Fun Boy Three And His New Solo Tour

Judge Roughneck is back and about to lay down the law at a venue near you. Ska great Neville Staple revived the character, first heard on The…

BRUM DANCING – Birmingham C86-ers Mighty Mighty Release First New Music In 28 Years

Less that a week after our interview with one C86 alumnus in The Wedding Present’s David Gedge, another of the bands on that hallowed…

Essential Advent Calendar: The Diamond Age – ‘Holly’

We’re up to Day 18 of the Essential Advent Calendar – only a week left to go! Today we feature ‘Holly’, the new single from The Diamond Age.

The Talks

Commencing 11th July, Hull based Ska band The Talks embark on a new tour which will see them travel through France, Germany and the UK riding on the back of their album ‘Commoners, Peers, Drunks and Thieves’ which was released in November 2014.

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