Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
- Bide Your Time
- What Took You So Long?
- Please Don't
- If It Wasn't For Me
- No You Didn't, No You Don't
- How Come
- Kings Of The New Road
- Not Nineteen Forever
- Fallowfield Hillbilly
- Yesterday, Today
After watching some interviews on youtube I think its clear that the band don't like being compared being similar to oasis because they say we don't sound like them which is true but obviously they've been a big influence. Every ones got an opinion but if John Squire and Morrisey are tipping these lads of for huge success its true! They've bin there and done it themselves and experienced it all...
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Academy 1,2 and 3 are located on the University campus, opposite the
medical school, Holy Name church and Manchester University union
Manchester M13 9PR
Some Bands which I like who have played here are The Doves, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Uncle Rotter, Sonic Boom, Kasabian, The View, Twisted Wheel, Lenny Kravitz, Gomez, The White Lies, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead who are worth checking out on Myspace. There from Austin, Texas and have a good sound I watched them in 2006 when they supported Audioslave at the MEN with my paps
Apollo Theatre is located on Stockport Rd, Ardwick Green. Originally built as a cinema in 1930 the listed building holds a capacity of 3,500. Some of the upcoming
gigs here are; The Specials, James Morrison, Jeff Beck, Motorhead, Staus Quo, Deep purple and Jools Holland.
Satans Hollow, 101 Princess street Central Manchester. It has a good atmosphere and a DJ that plays a variety of alternative/rock/metal with a mix of the both past & present. The bands that play here are a mix of quality local bands.
Cheap night and trendy venue
MEN arena, M.E.N. Arena Victoria Station Manchester M3 1AR
The seating capacity of the venue is flexible for an indoor venue due to its layout and design, it was opened on the 15th of July in 1995.
Some of the big acts playing here are; The Killers, Prodigy, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Razorlight, KOL, Blur, The Eagles and UB40. The venue holds up to 3,000-21,000 and is has an Breathtaking atmosphere!
The Ritz, Some of the gigs lined up here are; The Rifles who are brilliant, PJ Harvey, Starsailor and Breakthru. The venue is located on Whitworth Street, West Manchester M1 5NQ.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Becoming more popular in the Manchester new-band scene by playing at venues such as the academy and Ruby lounge they've been described as Ska-Reggae.
The band were brought up on Ska music from an early age and main influences are: The Who, The Specials, The Beatles, Stone Roses, Johnny Cash, Madness, The Jam (Paul Weller), Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Ray Charles, The Doors The Kinks and Happy Mondays.
Band members are John Bailey (Lead Singer) David Beaven (Bass Guitar) Mike Fletcher (Drums) and Lee Cole (Guitar).
After speaking to Dangerous Dave Painter, a friend and the bands live gig recorder said that the boys are taking a few months out and will be returning straight after for some ass kicking gigs!
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Steve is my age and has a similar music taste and also plays guitar, a red Epiphone and it sounds good.
Both of these know their music and my goal was to ask them my questions;
1. Over the last two decades who do you think has been the most influential band or bands from Manchester?
2. What do you think they’ve brought to the city?
3. Do you think it’s important for a city to have a popular music background?
4. How do you think the genre of Brit rock has progressed over the last two decades to now?
5. I play guitar myself and believe globally, music is popular now more than ever and that its making more people play the guitar what do you think?
and get fairly decent responses in which I did. After listening to them both, I thought should a theme be introduced to the package Eg younger generation vs older generation But that sounds a slightly daft so I just lef it.
It will be posted on in the next couple of days!
Monday, 9 March 2009
THE MUSIC scene in Manchester has always been really vibrant. As such, there are loads of new websites cropping up all the time.
Guitar playing is popular now more than ever but is it becoming a fad? there are more and more websites showing beginners how to play! Personally I just use Ultimate-guitar for tabs and my own books.
Here are a list of some of the ones that are worth looking at:
1. This one called Manchester Music is an informative site which has 10 pages and is easy to navigate as its quite basic and are also on myspace.
Content includes promotions of bands, clubs and venues.
2.Pride of Manchester Varied website including 20 pages and a guide to Manchester music with Terry Christian. Navigation is basic with a scroll bar.
The information is more varied due to it offering more on the lesiure side E.g Food, Art, Manchester Restaraunts and Live Comedy etc.
3. Manchester District Music is an online community to celebrate Greater Manchester Music, its a non-profit organisation and run by volunteers. More to with history/heritage.
Informative website but lacks flair, not very appealing. Looks professionally constructed.
4. Manchester Music Speaks is more of a current website and is very appealing due the choice and structue of visuals. Only has 5 pages but mainly focuses on podcasts which are exclusive and free by Manchester Music icons past & present.
Impressive choice of podcasts from, Peter Hook, Mike Joyce, John Robb, Liam Frost, Jenna G and Guy Harvey.
5. Jamorama Aims to teach people how to play guitar by free lessons from Ben Edwards the site founder. An exciting site full of different styles of guitarists you can learn to play like!
6. How to play Guitar for Newbies Decent site which covers all the basics for beginners, Not the most visually grabbing page but the content is.
7. Ultimate-Guitar Fantastic website to get your tabs from, You can get pretty much every song thats been written by the best bands! I'm always on it! Accurate too so if you can't be bothered working out a song go on this page.
It also has the software 'Guitar pro' and 'Power Tabs' so if you have one of two of these you can download the track you want and listen to the Tablature whilst reading it, Excellent pieces of software, it really enhances your rhytm to play a song to how it sounds.
8. 911 tabs Just like Ultimate-Guitar, Its a brilliant site to get any tab you want and has over 3500000 to choose from! Very easy to find what you want as the top of the page has Fresh, Guitar, Bass, Drum, Piano, Guitar pro and Power tabs.
9. Guitar Tab Universe Again you can pretty much find any tab you want. I don't find it as dynamic as the other two and are more random adds on it which can be irritating.
10. Guitar tricks has 45 tutors and thousands of online lessons. Great intro to the site, Opening video showing some of the tutorials in action and is impressive!
Get stuck in in straight away if your a beginner or even an advanced player!