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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 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.

Tony Hardy

Fifty3 Archive



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 See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston


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