Busy Friday was had by little old me…..New phone, and I manage to see three bands at their show in Southend – at the Box. on the bill was Modovar, SineStar and Strangers. All bands played with easy and style and one thing you get bowled over is the sound and lights show put on by the promotor- BAS Productions, its almost hard to tell your not at a Top venue.
You can hear the interview I tried to do with the guys from SineStar, who hail from Bristol…was a very noise venue, and you could hear a sound check during, but thats rock and roll – click to listen again
Modovar had the joy playing as the opener for The Box, and here’s their debut video for CLEARLY- enjoy
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store – 23rd Sept 2012 • Comedy Store
TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Steve Edis.
Michael McIntyre – 26th – 30th Sept 2012 • O2 Arena
Michael McIntyre is one of the biggest names in comedy, and his witty commentary on everyday life has made him a huge star. You can catch him when he plays six dates at The O2 in September/October.
Jo Brand – New Variety’s New Act of the Year Awards – 28th Sept 2012 • Bloomsbury Theatre
Jo Brand will be hosting the New Variety’s New Act of the Year Awards at the Bloomsbury Theatre, introducing the winning acts and a selection of the best finalists, including Patrick Cahill, Mark Stephenson.
My music pick for this week;
Tue 25 Sep Lana Del Rey – Roundhouse, London
Lana Del Rey grew up in Lake Placid on the outer edges of New York State. Herein some of her unique musical flavour was incubated. “It has an epic, nostalgic feel.
Wed 26 Sep The Charlatans – The Garage, London
Classic indie band from the early Madchester scene in the late eighties are still growing strong and maintain a fanatical laddish fanbase.
Sat 29 Sep Hot Chip – Roundhouse, London
Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico.
Sun 30 Sep Muse – Roundhouse, London
Combining heavily-distorted guitars, lush pianos and lavish orchestral arrangements with lead-singer Matthew Bellamy’s sonorous vocals,
The Saturday Breakfast show – ‘be involved!!!’…
If you are in a Band/Artist local to Brentwood & Billericay or a locally based Comic, then I’d love to hear from you!