Category Archives: Musicians

Julie Driscoll

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Friday 6th January 2017

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Bombay Bicycle Club.

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Tuesday 15th July 2014.

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http://bombaybicycleclubmusic.com/home/

Bombay Bicycle Club are an English indie rock band from Crouch EndLondon, consisting of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Suren de Saram (drums) and Ed Nash (bass). They are guitar-fronted and have experimented with different genres, including folkelectronicaworld music and indie rock. The band were given the opening slot on 2006’s V Festival after winning a competition. They subsequently released two EPs and their debut single “Evening/Morning“. Since then, the band have released four albums including “So Long See You Tomorrow” which topped the album charts in February 2014. The band have toured worldwide as a headlining act, playing North America, Australia, Europe and the Far East.

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Fairground Fun

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Tuesday 6th May 2014

Yesterday while out and about in the car on this England bank holiday, a song from this band came on the radio. They were a big name from the late 80’s and I must admit one of my favourites from the era. Hope you enjoy my little blast from the nearby past. Hope I have introduced a new sound to your ears.

Record labelRCA Records

MembersEddi ReaderMark NevinSimon EdwardsRoy Dodds

AlbumsThe First of a Million Kissesmore

OriginScotlandUnited Kingdom

AwardsBrit Award for British SingleBrit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year                                                                                                      

I am always worried about being little boring with my music choice, so I have chosen a few of their most popular hits of the time. Eddi Reader was to become one of UK’s top female singers. After listening to them I hope you agree.
I would love to post more videos but I would not want to bore you. If, however you wish to hear more then on viewing these on Youtube then you will find many many more to which I am sure you would enjoy very much. Happy Listening.  
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Southern Girl.

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Monday 28th April 2014

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 header-brocks-120.jpg This week I have on offer some really nice tunes, slightly leaning towards the country style. They are however very pleasing to the ear. There are many other titles of the same and varying music styles if you would like to check them out, but please enjoy my offerings. Thank you.

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The video above is my favourite, just love this style, the sound, the beat almost everything about it. I first heard it made me want to listen to more of Tim McGraw.

 What is it with this sound, I cannot get enough. It seems strange to me, a Brit loving this American style of country music. Hope ye’ all enjoy it as much as me.

Another song that makes me see and think of nothing but sunshine. Being a guitar player I would so love to play this type of music, but it just does not suit a Brit. When I was gigging back in the 70’s-80’s I played in band that played country music, but it was what we musician types would call 3 chord wonders. Put you to sleep music, definitely if one played it. 

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Maddy Prior.

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Tuesday 18th February 2014.

Maddy+Prior Maddy Prior.

http://www.maddyprior.co.uk/

Born in Blackpool, Prior moved in her teens to St Albans, where she befriended the young Donovan Leitch and Mac MacLeod in The Cock pub. She later formed a duo with MacLeod called ‘Mac & Maddy’. She became a roadie for visiting American musicians, including Reverend Gary Davis. They gave her useful advice about singing British folk songs instead of American songs.

Maddy’s father, Allan Prior, was co-creator of the police drama Z-Cars, and wrote Stookie, a 6-part series for television, about a boy with his arm in a sling. Maddy sang the title song, which was released as a single in 1985. It reappeared on the Steeleye Span album A Rare Collection 1972 – 1996

Background information
Born 14 August 1947 (age 66)
Origin BlackpoolLancashire, England
Genres Folk rockElectric folkFolk
Occupations Singer, Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1967–present
Labels Park
Associated acts Steeleye Span
Maddy Prior and Tim Hart
Brass Monkey
Silly Sisters
The Carnival Band
June Tabor
Abbie Lathe
Rose Kemp (Prior’s daughter)
Website www.maddyprior.co.uk

The song below was a big hit for them at the time [1976]

For more info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddy_Prior

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