Emerging from the sounds of ska which originated in Jamaica, 2Tone which was named after the record label began in the late 1970’s. In essence it was a ska revival.
Using a large array of instruments including brass, keyboards and strings with a walking bass line being dominant often in the tracks ska moved across the world from Jamaica to Coventry in England which influenced the 2Tone sound of bands like Madness, The Selecter and in my opinion probably the best band The Beat. Continue reading
I’m very excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to have a new show on Sine FM, a radio station based in Doncaster, England.
Who are Sine FM?
Sine FM is an award winning Doncaster radio station and has over 70 presenters who offer an array of different shows every day.
To support the station of course you can listen to their shows and also follow them through social media on their Facebook Group or Twitter. Continue reading
The British Music Invasion was probably one of or possibly the most important eras in British music history. There were so many influential bands that literally invaded America in the 1960’s and we are going to be looking at some of them in this post. Continue reading
Being a Scot I thought it would be appropriate for me to cover some Scottish bands on my blog.
The tracks in this post aren’t all obvious choices in fact there might even be a couple that you don’t know. I guess you could call them hidden classics. I am a huge fan of Bond films so we have a Bond theme song. We also have a Punk Rock band with a guitarist who would later front one of Scotland’s most loved bands. Continue reading
For this post I wanted to share some of the songs that I never get bored of listening to. everybody has a list like this whether it’s because the songs have a special meaning or perhaps they remind you of a particular time. Continue reading
We all remember the big hits but of course when we bought singles there were at least two songs that we could listen to. The often forgotten ‘B’ side was sometimes a great song in it’s own right. For this list of songs I decided to search out the ‘B’ sides of some of our favorite ‘A’ sides. Continue reading
I was recently asked by a client how to view the subscribers on your YouTube Channel so I decided to make a short video about it.
Here are the steps to view your YouTube subscribers; Continue reading
Good or bad I genuinely liked and like all the songs in today’s playlist and some I have quite an attachment to.
I have mentioned in previous posts about how some songs just stay with you and it doesn’t matter when you last heard them. Time almost stands still because you remember the words, the band members or the moment when you first heard the song. Continue reading
The women in British music have created some of the most outstanding and unique music.
I want to look at a synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex first called Yazoo but known as Yaz in America. I really like the voice of Alison Moyet and Yazoo were of great importance. The other part of the duo was the amazing Vince Clark. Continue reading
Sometimes you are completely unaware of what is in your own backyard which brings me to the latest album by PentaSonic – Analogue Soul. Based in Seoul, Korea. they are categorized as alternative disco, funk rock, jazz-funk, pop and soul on BandCamp.
After listening to their first album self-titled PentaSonic which definitely has the jazz-funk sound throughout I decided to try and find out a bit more about them. Continue reading