Category Archives: Personal Histories

Personal Histories


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


Met up with a bunch of pals to see British Sea Power play the soundtrack to ‘From the Sea to the Land Beyond’ live as part of the Ilkley Film Festival (Ilkley doesn’t have a cinema yet but I’m sure … Continue reading


A wonderfully intimate night at the Brudenell with Ben Watt, abley accompanied by Bernard Butler. 12 new songs and a few oldies from his pre ‘Everything But The Girl’ days, lots of humourous banter and even the odd tear…….what a night! Continue reading


Perhaps the best thing about the QUIMS meetings is coming across a golden nuggat that might have slipped through your musical net. When we had the ‘Geography‘ meeting, Jez brought along an LP by ‘Surfin Dave and the Absent Legends’ … Continue reading

I always knew Jack White was going to be good but tonight, he was exceptionally good! Bathed in blue light he did a career spanning set that enthralled and delighted. If you like your guitar heroes to have swagger and … Continue reading