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Chris Bowden: new album, rave reviews, a ’96 classic reissue, and major hometown gigs. Not bad. 

17 Jun 18

What a difference six months makes – 4,380 little hours…


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Small steps, big success? A new take on crowdfunding 

10 Jun 18

A fledgling Brum publishing house takes a different tack.


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The for-Wards project 

27 May 18

40 Wards 10 Districts 10 Composers 40 Community Groups 10 public performances…


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BRMB Stories: It’s half past one in the morning. How are YOU doing? 

20 May 18

Don’t play ‘Misty’ on the Late Show.


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BRMB stories: the night Judas Priest blew up Barbarellas 

14 May 18

Priests’s last ever gig at Barbarellas: literally a blinder.


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A dig around in my scrapbook. 

6 May 18

Stuff to be proud of! And deeply embarrassed about too…


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Disposable? Sure. Remembered? Oh, yes. 

15 Apr 18

We don’t always realise what we’re doing when we’re in the thick of it.


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A conversation With Music: Gordon Giltrap. 

23 Mar 18

This week, I’m thinking guitars and guitarists.


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Paul Murphy with Ragman Jones – a last recording 

17 Mar 18

It’s been two years now, two years and some weeks, since we lost Paul Murphy.


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Dempsey / Broughton 

4 Feb 18

Two generations of UK Folk.


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Chris Bowden: The story of the the story 

21 Jan 18

A casual conversation; an unexpected connection.


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Ed Doolan – an appreciation 

17 Jan 18

Thoughts on the passing of an old colleague News broke yesterday that Ed Doolan had passed away.


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Shame and scandal – a game of reputations 

31 Dec 17

2017: the year of risk-averse defenestration A while back, I was at a local station, in the meetingroom.


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Royalties! What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours – most of the time 

17 Dec 17

The joys of music publishing Pennies and pounds? If you can, and you’re West Midlands based, catch a John Mostyn music biz session.


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It’s only taken me 50 years to work this one out 

3 Dec 17

Onstage chemistry.


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A Fairport alumnus in trouble; time to rally round… 

19 Nov 17

A life of great guitar: Jerry Donahue The peerless Tony Kelsey messaged me the other day.


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All hail Hall! 

12 Nov 17

At last, a solid and sensible move at Local Radio level! Are the clouds about to lift? Very possibly…


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It was twenty years ago today; Notorious are coming out to play 

5 Nov 17

H ooked on Classics, look what you started…


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A West Midlands YouTube chart – August 2017 

13 Aug 17

New players? Yup.


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Have we lost much? Oh, yes we have. 

30 Jul 17

Ugly thinking and changing tech Missing you already…


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If was fifty years ago today! The merchandise is here to stay! 

5 Jun 17

Tell me about the good old days, son…


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West Midlands Rock Royalty at the Robin – Jim’s Jam 

4 Jun 17

Celebrating one of the greats…


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2017 60s flashbacks 

21 May 17

Something’s happening here…


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Surinder Sandhu and his funky Karma Machine 

7 May 17

One of the most exciting albums I’ve heard in years.


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Elections. Hustings. Culture. I’m so depressed. 

30 Apr 17

It’s election season.