FIFTY3 champions

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 13 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.

Tony Hardy

Fifty3 Archive



Selected dates in the London area:

Fri 5 Aug: Skylon, With Sun, Florie Namir, Piano Smithfield London EC1


Thu 11 Aug: Pale Waves, Pryzm, Kingston

Tue 16 Aug: Morning Crush, The Bedford,  Balham Sw12

Wed 17 Aug: Frankie Morrow, Hope & Anchor,  London N1

Fri 23 Sept: Lucius, Shepherds Bush Empire, London W12 See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston


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