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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 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.

Tony Hardy

Fifty3 Archive



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 See the Events page for all live shows in Kingston


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