FIFTY3 FRIDAYS: LATEST SPOTIFY PLAYLIST


A mini Fifty3 Fridays today as I work on my Glastonbury Festival report which should now be posted in the coming week; a ducks not quite in a row scenario as things stand today. This gives me a mild excuse to highlight a regular feature of this site in the shape of a monthly Fifty3 Fridays Spotify Playlist. The latest one includes all the songs in order from June’s Fifty3 Fridays as long as they are listed on Spotify, of course.


June’s Playlist kicks off with Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s tasty appetiser from the band’s forthcoming new long player, “We Are the Bright Carvers” and closes with the magnificent “My Sad Captains” from Elbow to which I was delighted to sing along live on the Pyramid Stage last Saturday. The only omission this month is Alexei Sayle’s classic “Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?” which is sadly absent from Spotify in its original form and I would not wish to inflict the karaoke remix of the tune, which is available, on anyone.


JUNE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Here it is. Please feel free to share it! You can also join the legions of followers [Fact check required – Ed] on Spotify at TonyHardy53. You can access past monthly playlists here too. There are lots of them!

Photo of Volodymyr Zelensky’s message to Glastonbury crowd by Andrew Alcock


A video message from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was just played on the big screens at The Other Stage, shortly before The Libertines opened the stage on Friday late morning.

I STAND WITH UKRAINE


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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.

 

Over the past 13 years I have written for the leading US music website Consequence and  for the  breakthrough artiste site,  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.

Tony Hardy

UPCOMING GIGS 

 

Selected dates in the London area:

Tue 29 Nov: Frankie Morrow, Sebright Arms, London E2

Thu 1 Dec: Holly Humberstone, O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Thu 8 Dec: First Aid Kit, Eventim Apollo, London W6

Sun 11 Dec: Kodaline, Pryzm, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 17 Dec: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The O2, London SE10

banquetrecords.com: See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston

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