Thursday, 26 September 2019
The 100 Club on Oxford street is my favourite music venue and David Devant & His Spirit Wife are my favourite live act. My favourite new album of 2018 was by Simon Love. Last night I saw Devant at the 100 club supported by Simon Love and surprise, surprise I had a fantastic evening. Devant have featured in The Rebel before. If you want a bit of background info on these chaps then have a look here. Last night Devant opened with Pimlico. They played great versions of oldies such as, Gentleman Jim, and Everything Fits Into Place. They possibly peaked with an epic version of One Track Mind but the most pleasant surprise of the evening was their new material! He's A Bit Of A Rake, Here I Am (a.k.a "I Remember"), Data Streams, were all totally FAB and, as you'd expect, the crowd went wild. here. One of my favourite musicians of all time is Alex Chilton. I remember once a journalist asked him if it bothered him that his records didn't sell in their millions and trouble the charts. Chilton replied with a shrug and a smile and then said, "Ah well, they all sound like hits to me!" I feel I must say that Simon Love and David Devant are both making brilliant new music at the moment, they are exciting to be around and their songs definitely sound like hits to me.
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The National Brain Appeal. More than 350 artworks are on display - the loose theme of the show was, "making light work". Contributors to the exhibition include; current Tate Modern exhibitor Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin CBE RA, Mark Dion, David Shrigley, Chantal Joffe, Kate Sherman, BP Portrait Award winners Ishbel Myerscough and Mark Entwisle; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition exhibitors Tom Hammick, and Gill Rocca, plus Mikey Georgeson, Harry Pye, Terry Hall, James Johnston , Gordon Beswick, and the actor Kevin Eldon. Each person donated a work. All the works are on sale for £85. All the money goes to the charity. https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/product-category/artwork-shop/
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Thursday, 19 September 2019
Stretched 2019 is an exciting art event that raises cash for the students of Farnham. It runs from 23rd Oct and ends with a silent auction of anonymous works on Tues 19th Nov. Bids start from just £5! 27 professional artists (listed below) were sent a mini canvas (thanks to Winsor and Newton), to do with as they wished. But will you be able to guess who is behind the lot numbers??? Exhibition and bidding goes live on 23rd Oct. Lots will be numbered and posted this day. Sam Baker, Orlanda Broom, Greig Burgoyne, Gary Colclough, Amanda Couch, Andrew Ekins, Andrea Gregson, Holly Hendry, Alice Jacobs, Chris Jones, Peter Jones, Cathy Lomax, Naty Lopez-Holguin, Lee Maelzer, Kate MccGwire, Ryan Mosley, Harry Pye, Sinta Tantra, Kate Terry, Elly Thomas, Rhys Trussler, Srin Surti, Kate Street, Duncan Swan, Geraldine Swayne, Paul Vivian, Richard Wathen.
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Friday, 13 September 2019
Here And then have a read of the recent Q & A I did with Micko below... The Television Personalities, The Blue Orchids and our good friends, David Devant & His Spirit Wife." Specialized and we get together with Rat Scabies, Neil Innes, Kevin Eldon to record a track once a year, we're called, 'The Spammed’. He came to record on two songs for the next album, he’s always has a good idea worked out. The funny thing with 'The Finger’, is he said that he wasn’t 100% on what he had down for the verse, but within moments he created this really amazing part very spontaneously, which can only be described as 'the killer bass line’, which drives the track. That’s the thing with stellar players they can make your eyes and ears pop out!" Twinkle Troughton, she somehow manages to capture exquisite beauty coupled with wit all at the same time." here
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Sunday, 1 September 2019
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