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The Cult @ Music hall Aberdeen March 2016


The Cult, Music Hall  Aberdeen 3-3-16

The Cult sold out show at the Music Hall in Aberdeen was the hottest ticket town, having been sold out for quite a while. They were promoting a new album called "Hidden City" and this was their first UK tour in 3 years. It was also the first time the band had played Aberdeen in 29 years.

The house lights went out and a roar went up. We could see a silhouette of  Ian Astbury all dressed in black with dark shades. He looked very Jim (...)

London International Ska festival April 2015


London Ska Festival April 2015

The festival is four days long and centres around the Camden area of London. With many shows and exhibits over the festival, it is hard to catch it all. Here some of my highlights.

Lee Perry @ the Jazz Café London 2-4-15

Kicking off the festival at the Jazz Cafe was the eccentric mad man, sometimes oddball, but total genius that is Lee “Scratch” Perry. In his many years of playing the 77 (...)

Circus Berlin - Aberdeen July 10th 2014


A good family all round fun night out. There was plenty of diversity in the acts with jugglers, acrobats, clowns and tight rope walkers. Children loved the funny bits and the constant stream of one act after another. Adults were wowed by awesome feats of agility and daring.

Some of the highlights were:

A high wire act which included the performers lying on the wire, spinning around and even going along blindfolded! At one point the woman balanced on his shoulders and juggled (...)

Glastonbury 2014


Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton England June 2014


One of this year's headling acts was causing a major controversy - Metallica, a brave choice by Michael Eavis. Heavy metal was coming to the Pyramid stage, where so far no metal band had graced the stage. The previous day lightning had forced the closure of some area, but when Metallica took to the stage there was electricity in the air.

 It started with a JulienTemple video about deceased actor Eli (...)

Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, Nevada 23-26 th, may 2014


PUNK ROCK BOWLING Downtown Las Vegas May 2014


Very hot and got hotter over the weekend. Ended up over 100 degrees by the end of the festival. At least there were bars with fan misters in an attempt to keep people cool.

Big congregation of punks (black clothes in the heat was not great!) average punters walking around Downtown were surprised by the amount dyed and spiky hair styles!

Seeing adult skateboarders around the place was unusual for (...)

Jizzy Pearls Love /Hate @ the Moorings Aberdeen 8-3-14


The LA band Love/Hate burst on to the music scene in 1990 with their debut album “Blackout in the Red Room” with accolades from the like of Kerrang and Metal Hammer. On June 1st, 1992, lead singer Jizzy Pearl performed his legendary publicity stunt to try and help album sales. This involved Jizzy, with the help of a few others, successfully erecting a cross on the letter 'Y' of the Hollywood sign in LA and performing a mock crucifixion on it. He spent a few hours in jail and made headline (...)

the Beards @ the Lemon tree Aberdeen


Aberdeen’s bearded community came out in force to see what The Beards were all about. The band certainly lived up to their name, with 3 albums all about beards and a new one on the way it was no surprise every song was about beards!

Even though the band are a comedy concept their musical talents are excellent. Lead singer Johann Beardraven had a good voice and often played the saxophone and keyboard. The rest of the band comprised of John Beardman Jr on drums, Nathaniel Beard on bass (...)

The Ultimate Rhythm and Blues 50th Anniversary tour @ the Music Hall Aberdeen 15-2-14


The Zombies, Animals & friends, the Yardbirds, Maggie Bell, and Dave BerryWith this amazing line up that has had  up to 37 hit records in the uk charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. And we wasn’t disappointed.

The Animals and friends was the 1st part of the evening, with original drummer John steel, and with Mick Gallagher on keyboards that played with in 1965 but more notably was known for playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads and on the Clashes (...)

Scottish Music Photo of the year 2013 Winner


2014 Started with me getting an email from the www.thepopcop.co.uk to say i had won there annual Scottish Music photo of the year award, with my photo from Hayseed Dixies 1000th show in Glasgow.


Dods Morrison - Hayseeda

And (...)

Ultimate Rhythmn & Blues 50th Anniversary tour


Aberdeen we have a cracking show coming to town, if you’re looking for a good night out to be on the 15th Feb, the music hall is the place to be.

The Zombies, Animals & friends, the Yardbirds, Maggie Bell and Members of the Spencer Davies Group Embark on A Uk Tour which comes to Aberdeen on the 15th February…

With this amazing line up that has had 37 hit records in the uk charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. Come and celebrate 50 years of Rhythm and (...)