Music Monthly with Assorted Records
It’s only ruddy time for the next Assorted Records music blog! Alright don’t be too excited then… So what’s been happening in our little world since last we spoke?
I mentioned in the last blog that the UK’s first pre-festival event was happening in Stafford’s Victoria Park on the 17th August. Well it did indeed happen and was a pretty cool day. The line-up was a great mix of styles and most importantly local talent was laced throughout.
It was as follows…
Breakaway Bird - an indie pop quartet that are most definitely destined for the big time: http://www.facebook.com/TheStandard.Uk
Diamonds and Dynamite – Electro beats entirely generated from a gameboy, interesting to say the least. – http://www.facebook.com/diamondsanddynamite
Emily Heath – Acoustic loveliness – http://soundcloud.com/emily_heath_music
Michael Emmerson – Deceptively named, as they include an additional three members to Michael, amazing sound though, performed a great cover of Fleetwood Mac. – http://www.facebook.com/michaelemmersonofficial
Gravities – Music to blow the cobwebs away – http://www.facebook.com/GRAVITIESUK
3’s a Riot – Indie masters – http://www.facebook.com/3sARiot
The Taskers – You maybe have seen them around the local scene, the simple yet effective drum and guitar duo. – http://www.facebook.com/TheTaskers
Not a Scholar – Another deceiving name here, sounds like a band, in fact a soloist with an acoustic guitar that goes by the name of Sally Pepper. – http://www.facebook.com/SallyPepperMusic
Also had a monster of a time at Number 15 in Stafford, with the latest instalment of the Assorted Records/Number 15 Acoustic nights, featuring (as always) a stellar line up, consisting of Dave Norcup, Daniel John Marsden, GeorGIA Stanway, James Peate and James Flanagan.
Got some pretty tasty gigs coming up in the not too distant future..let me get the shameless self promotion out the way first…
12th October – Sophie Bohanan and her band will be heading down to the bright lights of London town to play a support slot at The Constitution in Camden. Should be a good ‘un.
As some of you may or probably don’t know I do the occasional music night over at Number 15 in Stafford, got one on the 17th November which is also the day of the Stafford Christmas Lights switch-on – and you know you’re in good hands when the superb local band that are High House will be playing, along with Dave Norcup and Laura Poppit, who you’ll probably know from her acoustic nights at The Royal Exchange in Stone.
This month, I have mostly been listening to…
Gotta say, I’ve been listening to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel this month, I’d always known of them and obviously know their most famous songs, but never really sat down and studied an album, so this was very much long overdue.
Local hidden gems
I’ve got to talk about the band that I saw for the first time at Q in the Park – The Michael Emmerson Band, a four-piece consisting of bass, electric and acoustic guitar, plus male and female vocals. Franky they blew me away, I had to stop fiddling with faders and stop and listen. Still can’t believe I’d never even heard of them until then.
Musical words of wisdom…
‘The music business is a cruel and shall money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.’… Hunter S. Thompson
As always I’m writing this on a train… and I need to get off now, so I’ll leave it there. See you next time.