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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 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



Selected dates in the London area:

Fri 30 Sept: Christine & The Queens, Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 6 Oct: Rookery Ensemble, Glider, Trevas, Pete Aves, Vanishing Point, AMP Studios, London SE15 

Wed 12 Oct: The Big Moon, Pryzm, Kingston

Thu 13 Oct: The 1975, Pryzm, Kingston

Mon 24 Oct: Pavement, Roundhouse, London NW1 See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston


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