Echopraxia, Pumpkin Palace. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

If the words do not exist then at some point they need to be invented, till then the soundtrack to which the maestro performs will always capture the imagination if given the chance to breathe.

It is in the instrumental dance that the words flow, regardless of whether the piece has them in mind or not, for what comes is natural, the voice of electronic or the acoustic will come forth, introduce itself and then finally speak. It is a sentence and a half that spills out of the otherwise silent mouth, that brings forth the answers to the question on just how good a theme can be, especially when it is new, innovative and yet reassuringly and comfortably familiar.

Rellik. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour, Paterson Joseph, Laerke Winther, Shannon Tarbet, Ray Stevenson, Kieran Bew, Michael Wildman, Joseph Macnab, Peter Coe, Alex Gillson, Tuncay Gunes, Susan Hughes, Faye Castelow, Mimi Ndiweni, Annabel Bates, Rosalind Eleazar, Paul Rhys, Tanya Reynolds, Clive Russell, Charlotte Dylan, Michael Shaeffer, Clare Holman, Rebecca Lacey, Reece Ritchie.


Moss In The Back Yard Jungle.


The back yard was covered

in the miniature jungle

of moss, earth bound mold,

secret fortress for the Viet-Cong

and hiding holes

for the alien Predator, casually

smoking Park Drive cigarettes

as it polished the remains

of a once scurrying beetle

late for work no more.


I have had no reason to venture out there,

like my childhood, when wet

or not allowed to go near my father’s

guinea pigs for fear of upsetting them

as I crashed a decaying

Rock Royalty Black Star Riders To Visit Parr Hall Next Month With Team Of Special Guests.

Rock royalty Black Star Riders will be calling in to Parr Hall next month as part of a tour to celebrate the release of their third studio album Heavy Fire.

Ricky Warwick, from Black Star Riders (BSR), said, “There’s nothing more exciting than playing live. BSR are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the U.K., it’s a wonderful way to round out a great year.

Formed in 2012 and taking inspiration for their name from a gang of outlaws in the 1993 western film Tombstone, Black Star Riders are a band of impressive pedigree.

National Award For Everyman & Playhouse’s Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz.

The Artistic Director for the Everyman & Playhouse has won Best Director at the U.K. Theatre Awards 2017 for reinstating a successful repertory company in spring 2017.

Gemma Bodinetz’s vision to return to a repertory company format at the Everyman was recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London’s Guildhall on Sunday 15th October.

The Artistic Director, who has worked at the Everyman & Playhouse for 14 years, joins an impressive list of previous winners including Duncan Macmillan, Robert Icke and Michael Sheen.

Winners are nominated and voted on by industry experts who decide between the best in U.K. theatre in a number of different categories.

Albert Castiglia, Up All Night. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision rating 9/10

The bar has been placed so high by Albert Castiglia that there is surely little room to wriggle through the space that is left, and when the bar refuses point blank to give way, to be seen as conceding even an inch in today resurgence of the well performed Blues, the only thing you can do is take a sledgehammer to it and rebuild or show it just who is in command with the biggest confident strut and musical stride and make the bar realise it hasn’t seen anything yet.

Nick Ellis, Adult Fiction. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Those alone periods, the times in which to read whatever takes our fancy without someone looking at us with suspicion, with the glare of accusation that somehow you are wasting time just by making sure your brain is doing what it is supposed to, appreciating art in any form and not being told by a supposed authority that by doing so you are not being productive.

Sam Marine, Big Dark City. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

They say New York City never sleeps, that it must be suffering from a kind of metropolis induced insomnia, the bright lights of Broadway constantly ablaze with show information, Time Square pumping out electricity, eye catching news and the simple off 77th Street and 3rd Avenue bar which stays open all night, all the collected lights and glow of the neighbourhood, and yet it can still be to the lonely, the thoughtful and the heartbroken, a place where songs are written about the Big Dark City.

Music, Milk And Mars Bars.


I still live

for Music, milk and Mars Bars,

never finding a replacement for them all,

the speed of the thirty three

and a third, always fulfilling

and fuelling the memory of fifty

pence in my pocket, a morning token

in which the early Walkman knock off

would play me the music of choice

on the way to school, passing by

the odd discarded milk bottle, a victim

of thirst and now drained

and allowed to stand erect, proud,

devoid of culture and parading the remains

Has Anyone Seen My Get Up And Go.


Has anyone seen my Get up & Go

I seemed to have misplaced it

Hmm now where did I have it last?


I know I had it at Gulliver’s World at The Rainbows 30th birthday bash

Maybe I lost it on the teacup ride that was a   bit of a rocky ride

Or could it be at the swimming pool I definitely had it there

It helped me do my fifteen lengths.


Is there a Helpline for a missing Getting up and Go