outstanding new music through Fifty3 Fridays and occasional features.
Music is a great passion of mine. In my teenage years I was an avid record collector and concert goer. Stints as a booking agent, running folk clubs, promoting gigs and even a crack at artiste management followed. While it never became my main occupation, music was always on my personal radar.
In the past 14 years I have written for leading US music website Consequence and breakthrough site, BestNewBands. I am a judge for Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition and have reviewed the festival for both sites. I am now pleased to curate my very own music site.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than unearthing good, original new music and championing independent musicians. You’ll find many of them on this site alongside the occasional legend of times past and I hope they will bring you as much joy as they give me.
Selected dates in the London area:
Tue 19 Sep: Maya Lane, The Bedford,
Balham, London SW12
Mon 25 Sep: Shawn Colwin, Union Chapel, London N1
Thu 28 Sep: Judy Collins + Blanid, Barbican Centre, London EC2
Fri 29 Sep: Nadia Sheikh, The Grace, London N5
Fri 13 Oct: Creeper, St John’s Church, Kingston upon Thames
Thu 26 Oct: Sarah Klang, Oslo, London E8
banquetrecords.com: See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston