Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Following on from recent airplay and coverage on American Radio, Harrogate/Gateshead Band, Hargreaves have their official album launch on 2nd February at the Brio Continetal Bar and Pizzaria, The Lens, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, HG1. The highly-talented band will be playing album tracks plus some new material and classic covers at the very impressive venue.

For more details please visit the following site;

Hargreaves' American coverage can be viewed on the following link;

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Leeds-based duo, Travelling Riverside have now launched their EP “Lost”. With seven tracks in the space of less then 20mins, very few, if any musicians have squeezed so much quality, into such a short period of recording time. Rob Sayles (Guitar & Vocals) and Jon Burr (Harmonica) have created a showcase of their talents, which will surprise anyone hearing them for the first time. The music and vocals from this “Bluesy” duo are very sharp and professional, and anyone listening to the EP, are sure to be impressed by the quality achieved on limited resources. Hopefully this EP will give the duo the exposure, to help them produce a full album which their talent deserves.

For more details please visit their site at;

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Mike Silver is synonymous with producing music of the highest calibre, his recently released album “How Many Rivers” reiterates his standing as one of the most iconic singer-songwriters over the past three decades.

Each of the 12 tracks combines both vocal richness and heartfelt lyrics, which are sung with a voice which could radiate warmth in a bathtub of ice. At times the lyrics and sound flow very easily, yet still touch many a nerve and the deep feelings of the listener.

The whole spectrum of everyday life experiences and observations are covered, from the “Breaking News (Still My Girl)” where every father of a daughter, will instantly relate to how the feel to protect your little girl, even as she reaches maturity, never leaves you, to a modern day observation with “Listen” highlights the overuse of lip service and how talk is cheap and the realisation of the plethora of people who listen without ever hearing anything of substance. The track “No Good Times Came” questions the looking at past experiences/life through rose-tinted glasses, but then positively taking on what the future has in store. Finally Mike’s humour is highlighted with the track “Oh Doctor” and the acknowledgement that we have all been trapped in those situations and trying to plan our escape without success.

This is Mike Silver at his brilliant best and an album which will have very few, if any peers in 2009.

Mike Silver pays a rare visit to Leeds on 7th Feb when he plays at St George's Church, Great George Street, Leeds, with a 7-30 start, see the man live and buy the CD, you will not be disappointed.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009


The Blues music-lovers of Yorkshire are hailing a new young Blues sensation. York-based 19 year old Dan Hudson, a Blues Guitarist since the age of 7, and a keyboard player from being a 10 year old, is stunning people with his “live” performances, with comparisons already being made with a young Aynsley Lister. A confident but not an arrogant performer, Dan has the vocals to carry off both classic covers and his own material, in a very appealing rich Bluesy tone. The Colne Blues Festival stages, must only be a short time away, and surely 2009 will see “The Good Times Roll” for Dan Hudson and his band.

His next gig in Leeds is at The Fenton on 29th January at 9-00pm, don’t miss it.

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Sunday, January 04, 2009


Supporters of the Duchess of York music venue in Leeds, which closed in 2000, have launched a campaign for recognition of this famous and well-loved venue. The venue was graced by bands such as Blur, Pulp, The Verve and Supergrass under the promotion of well known Leeds promoter John Keenan. If the Leeds Civic Trust agrees to the request, it will be the second “Rock” location in Leeds to receive a Blue Plaque. The Who’s Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey unveiled a plaque at the Refrectory, at the University of Leeds, where the iconic 1970 album The Who Live at Leeds was recorded

Messages of support for the Duchess campaign should be sent to; or

Leeds Civic Trust 17-19 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ