Music

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AllanGate

AllanGate

My mate Allan had his 50th birthday this weekend and pulled a mini festival together to mark the occasion. For those of you who don’t know him, Allan is a top bloke and I consider myself very lucky indeed to call him a true friend. We’ve been putting on parties together for years – particularly FIRE parties of which we did… Read more →

2014 Harrogate Festival Fringe

2014 Harrogate Festival Fringe

In the intimate climbs of Spiegeltent earlier this evening, Eirene and I had front row n center, for a talk by a Punk Rock elder statesman, John Robb. He talked about his (first hand experience) take on the roots of Punk Rock. The birth of the culture prior to the taxonomy. He described the force and energy, the message and… Read more →

PIPS

PIPS

I’d asked twitter #harrogate if anyone had heard of the PIPS last night – they were billed to headline a free gig night at the Zoso late bar, Harrogate.  Among the ensuing trickle of info I got back was a link -to a review from AMZ1981 which notes that PIPS are a “three piece outfit that are painfully difficult to describe”… Read more →

Grove Road School Disco

Grove Road School Disco

  Tonight’s annual school disco at Grove Road School Harrogate, was the “Best Disco Ever” according the kid who wrote lovely note I found on the floor. If I was still an actual real kid I’d probably have thought the same. I’ts a bit of an institution, a real community event. We’ve been going every year for probably 10 years (we’ve… Read more →

Gang Show Harrogate 2013

We’re just in from seeing Gang Show at The Royal Hall. The cast included our very own Sophie who joined scores of others from the Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownie and Guide fraternities of Harrogate. The tradition of the Gang Show has been going since 1932 and the Harrogate show has achieved ‘red necker’ status, which means it meets the… Read more →

An evening with Karl Culley

An evening with Karl Culley

At the weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch Karl Culley playing headline in a ‘one night only’ sell out show in The Harrogate Theatre. I’ve been a fan of Karl’s for years now – and was really excited about the prospect of hearing him live, playing a bunch of material he’s been beavering away with since he moved to… Read more →

Culley, Dragonfly and Smith

Culley, Dragonfly and Smith

If I had to compile a list of ‘top events I’ve looked forward to in 2013’, this would be fairly high up on the list. Certainly single figures. Two of my fave local acts of all time (it may well be three by the end of the night – I’ve not see Samantha Smith before) are playing a one off, special gig… Read more →

We're off out tonight

We’re off out tonight

Writing a quick blog now as we’re off out later. Yep, we as an Eirene and I. The first time Eirene will be leaving Annie with someone since she was born nearly 1 month ago. Our night ahead sounds quite spesh – we’re off to an On’t Sofa (the guys who I hung out with and wrote about here)  showcase…. Read more →