Category Archives: Personal Histories

Personal Histories

On last nights Gideon Coe show he played ‘Hope’ by Commoners Choir, a project I’ve been involved with for about 18 months. It’s a great moment to hear your stuff in amongst The Chameleons, AC/DC, Tuxedomoon and especially Y Niwl … Continue reading

Alice Cooper was my Gran

” Anything planned for the weekend?” “Yeah I’m off too York to see a group called the Waterboys”……(Silence)…… “You might have heard of a song called The Whole of the Moon?” “Yes i think i remember that one, wow are … Continue reading


Ray manged to get front row seats for Kate Bush – here’s his reflections…… There is a very real and reverential love of Kate Bush from her audience. Not for her the pages of Hello and Heat magazines or the … Continue reading


The second in a series of rants and/or raves by Ray…….. J’accuse: Gary Barlow   Take That were the most successful boy band of the 1990s, scoring an unbroken run of 12 top ten singles including 8 number one’s, before … Continue reading


The first in a series of rants and/or raves by Ray…….. Finding out that Prince is playing Manchester Academy is like finding out Beyonce will be in your local corner shop buying milk and lottery tickets. He has the same … Continue reading