Wearing a John Lennon ‘Working Class Hero‘ T-Shirt he strode up to the microphone and greeted the crowd with, ‘HELLO MIDDLEWICH! Fuck me, I never thought I’d hear myself say that!’. You and me both John Power. Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival was celebrating it’s thirtieth anniversary. I bet it’s changed a bit in those […]
Month: June 2022
FESTIVAL PREVIEW – TRAMLINES, 2022.
When my eldest daughter recently got her first proper job and uprooted herself to Sheffield, on t’other side of the Pennines, my initial sadness was quickly tempered by the thought that, ‘At least I’ll have somewhere to stay for Tramlines!’. Some of you will already be planning your weekend, dusting off your Fez or pith […]
It was billed as an ‘intimate acoustic set’ to promote the launch of Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band’s latest album – Dear Scott. It conjured up in my mind an image of Michael Head stood centre stage, all alone, spotlight shining down, being watched by a hushed, select, audience. The reality differed somewhat […]