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 12 years I have written for leading US music website Consequence and breakthrough act 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:
Thurs 5 Aug: Flo Perlin, Green Note, London NW1
Tues 17 Aug: Nicky Phillips, The Bedford, Balham, London SW12
Wed 18 Aug: Trust the Doc Live, Amersham Arms, London SE14
Tues 28 Sept: Kings of Convenience, St John's Church, Kingston
Thurs 30 Sept: The Lunar Keys + Alex Hall + Denney, The Bedford, Balham
banquetrecords.com: Check out the Events page for all live shows in Kingston, Surrey