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


We had a joint 150th birthday party for my mum (80) and Aunty Dot (70) at the Novotel in Worsley. A fabulous party which, frankly, could not have been better. The next morning was ‘Fathers day’ and my kids had … 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