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outstanding new music
through Fifty3 Fridays and
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 great, 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:
Sun 10 Dec: Minimums + Sky Coloured + Yiskah, Amersham Arms, London SE14
Sat 16 Dec: Foy Vance, Union Chapel, London N1
Mon 18 Dec: The Big Moon, Union Chapel, London N1
Wed 31 Jan: Future Islands, Pryzm, Kingston upon Thames
Thu 1 Feb: The Trusted + Retropxssy + Francesca Guerra, The Bedford, Balham SW12
banquetrecords.com: See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston
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