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CONFED. FRED – DEMO I (EP Review)

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MAX COWLEY – BELIEVE IN ME NOW (Track Review)

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WEEKS – GET AWAY (Track Review)

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MOK – SLAVE (Track Review)

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HENTAI BABIES – TEN ATTEMPTS TO GET OUT OF BED (Track Review)

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SIGNALS – LUNGS APART (Track Review)

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RINSE – JUDE LAW (EP Review)

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KINGS OF VOCALZ – ESCAPE THE LAB (EP Review)

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ENGLANE – FLINCH (Track Review)

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KINGS OF VOCALZ – MONEY ‘REMIX’ (Track Review)

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GRANT SHARKEY – GOON (Album Review)

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LAURIE McVAY – MY KIND OF BLUES (Album Review)

Live Reviews

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Insight Ensemble: Underground Classical

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NATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY

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CIRQUE DE LA QUIRK’S WARM UP WIGGLE

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PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL AT THE FIRST FLOOR

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THE WIGHT ROCK BAR’S 10th ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY BONANZA

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It was Saturday the 19th December 2015, the night in which we gathered to celebrate 10 wonderful years of the existence of the best micro entertainment venue on  the Island,…

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Tankus The Henge at The Joiners

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It was my first time at the Joiners and you can tell the venue lives and breaths live music. The bar was covered with old tickets from previous gigs there,…

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Ignoramus – New Album by Grant Sharkey coming out soon

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Summer is nearly over, November is just around the corner which means it’s nearly time for Grant Sharkey to release his next album. Album number 6 of 40 over 20…

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Less Than Jake at The Engine Rooms

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I arrived at the Engine Rooms just before Less than Jake set up on stage, everyone was buzzing and instantly I could tell we were in for a night of…

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LAMBRETTA DAY

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The Pavilion in Ryde was busy with scooters lining the grass and car park. The air filled with the aroma of 2 stroke. Outside, DJ’s were playing a mixture of Soul…

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THE WOLVERTON FOLK & BLUES FAIR

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The mood was great as I entered the site at Wolverton Manor, with quaint little food vans, and a double decker vegetarian bus on one side, the main stage straight…

12/05/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

BOBBY I CAN FLY

It started in 1983 as a jam session between Duncan Jones and Paul Armfield at a party, together tonight with Dave, Mark, Jamie, Carl and Guy Isle of Wight Legends…

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06/05/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

GRANT SHARKEY

May day bank holiday 2015, not the warmest or the dryest but that didn’t put people off going out. I arrived at the Wight Rock Bar at 7pm, it was…

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30/03/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

OUR LAST BREATH DEPENDS ON IT LAUNCH NIGHT

Coburgs on a friday night is normally spilling with the sound of dance music for the masses to descend on. Not tonight though, tonight is a deafening explosion of punk…

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24/03/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

DREAMER JOE – R3BELLION NIGHT

  On a Friday night in Ryde where most people are having a night in after a long week at work, Coburgs is alive with music lovers eager to hear…

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01/03/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

ROCK THE COWES BAR

On a very soggy Thursday evening, where most people would stay in to find out ‘who killed Lucy Beale’, Cowes came alive with the sound of a plethora of great…

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24/02/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

THE LEVELLERS

  25 Years of Subsidised Disfunctionality – The Levellers at Shanklin Theatre   The Levellers are 25 Years old. How did this happen? Does this mean my drinking and dancing…

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16/02/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

CRISPIN JAM NIGHT – 16/02/15

I was back at the jam night at The Crispin on Monday the 16th of February. This week was a lot more laid back and quiet but excellent none the…

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10/02/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

A.I.M.M’s first big show of the year

  Friday the 6th of February, I attended a wonderful music night at the Aspire Centre in Ryde. It was to raise money for the ongoing renovations at the community…

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09/02/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

CRISPIN JAM NIGHT

The Crispin pub holds a jam night every Monday and it is one of the most popular here on the island. It starts at 8:30 and runs until 11:30 and…

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08/02/2015 in Gig Reviews, Reviews

THE BLACK CAT BLUES CLUB

Simon Clarke and Damien Paul run the Black Cat Blues Jam here on the Isle of Wight every second Sunday and last Thursday of the month. I had the pleasure…

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