I was going to write this one up but Joe Solo did such a good job - I'm just going to link to his HERE - a great time was had by all.......and if you haven't heard Joe's song with Commoners backing then here it is......We also got to sing 'No Pasaran! with him - ...

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James Yorkston makes beautiful music. Quiet, considered, chilled out, moving, beautiful music. He was phenomenally good tonight with exemplary musicians to back him - An inspiring evening! First up were Viking Moses, a duo from Baltimore who’s songs were full of downbeat lyrics and intricate guitar, backed with solid mellow bass. I briefly saw James Yorkston at ...

It's always a joy to see the Ukrainians play and tonight they were celebrating 30 years since the first 10" EP from the Wedding Present of the John Peel Ukrainian session songs was released.....now available in an expanded version with a 3rd session included with the cover in Leeds Utd colours. First up were 'East to ...

The rumours of Wilko's impending death were, thank goodness, totally premature. It was such a joy to see him strut his stuff (a)live. The guy's a trooper! Support tonight was from the songsmith extraordinaire, Glen Tilbrook. He showed what a fantastic guitarist he is with a solo set of Squeeze numbers (Pulling mussels from a shell, ...

The annual BBC 6Music festival made it to Liverpool this year. Got tickets for Lee and I to go but on the day things didn't quite work out and I ended up dragging Sledge along. We were late and unfortunately missed a set by Julia Jacklin (sorry!) and an interview with Julian Cope (who I ...