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News From the Bridges – Nov 8th 2009

News From the Bridges – November 7th 2009

TrueBeat are looking for a new drummer!

Yes Truebeat are parting company with their old drummer (on good terms) because of commitment issues so the new guy must be dedicated and willing to go the whole hog. A car and the ability to do backing vocals are also very useful but not essential! Anyway, have a listen to  ‘em and see what you think; if you want an audition, get in touch at info@truebeat.co.uk. Catch these skasters in STAINES on Nov 26 2009  at The Hobgoblin   [www.myspace.com/truebeatuk]

WAXHOUSE are going into the STAKEOUT STUDIOS Hampton next week to start recording an EP with Chris Coulter … we wish them a pile of luck  [www.myspace.com/waxhouseband]

Melodramatic Surrey rockers ARCANE ROOTS have a new website they want you to visit : www.arcaneroots.com …. it is coming to life a bit more too with some live tracks and some demos up as well as a discography … but they would like to see more fans coming in tho! Click on, send ‘em messages, tell ‘em what you want and who you are!

Feltham eccentric yet sensible indie rockers “The Eccentric Sensibles
[www.myspace.com/eccentricsensible]  will be  in the Studio next week to collaborate with artist Lori Sims (acoustic), on a blinding new song entitled  “Player” . . .

Indie poppers AUDIO VIDEO DISCO [www.myspace.com/audiovideodiscouk] will be playing The Fighting Cocks Kingston-Upon-Thames Dec 5 2009  at 8:00P

Guildford’s Fab Four GETSETRADIO is coming to STAINES for all you lucky people – catch ‘em on Nov 15 2009  at 8:00P at OUR FAVOURITE STAINES venue The Hobgoblin w/ 8th Time Luckie [www.GETSETRADIO.com]

Twickenham punksters ANONYMOUS TIP (who will be playing STAINES Nov 26 2009  at 8:00P The Hobgoblin W/ True Beat) have been getting some seriously strong support from radio and hot reviews from tastemakers Subba Cultcha and Music Week

WITHOUT THOUGHT are lined up for two sparkling Christmas Shows… the first is Dec 19 2009      8:00P at Guildford – The Boileroom **Christmas Party** w/ Polar + JB Conspiracy and the VERY NEXT DAY the band plays STAINES Dec 20 2009  8:00P at The Hobgoblin (w/ Purge & Polar) [www.myspace.com/withoutthought ]

After a gob-routing shockingly successful show at the BUCKLE UP Rock Goblin, STAINES hometown’s favourite pop act MISS PINK SHOES is back in TOWN playing THE HOB Dec 3 2009  7:00P so if you missed ‘em in November come back and support this LOCAL ACT this  December.[www.myspace.com/misspinkshoesofficial]

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5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.

Purge and Bloodloss at Staines

Purge at Staines

Oct 31 2008      8:00P The Hobgoblin (Halloween Fancy Dress!)

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SHOW

Purge is a furious mix of distortion-fueled guitar accompanied by seat-tearing bass and knockout percussion is shot at with a colt 45 of gravelly chants and rhyme delivering glory. Crushing heavy rock. Never a better solution

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/purgeuk

BLOODLOSS

2.

Get some Latin Voice – Georgia Mancio

georgia mancio at Ascot


Nov 2 2008      1:00P Jagz Ascot,  Georgia Mancio

Georgia Mancio is a London-based jazz singer and has been working professionally since 2000 – fortunate enough to have collaborated with many inspiring musicians including the amazing experience of performing at the London Jazz Festival as part of an acapella choir led by Bobby McFerrin. She recorded her first album, PEACEFUL PLACE, in 2003 and have just released TRAPEZE, a mix of jazz standards and songs from Chile, Italy, Cuba and Brazil. Both albums are on indie label, Roomspin Records and distributed in the U.K. by Proper. The accompanying 23 date tour for Trapeze began with a support slot at Ronnie Scott’s opposite Cedar Walton and included: The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Wakefield, Ipswich, Swanage Jazz Festival, The Hawth, the 606, Harri’s and The Fleece

Sunday, 2nd November
Show will start at 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special entrance and roast lunch £12

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/georgiamancio


3.

Twickenham Locals- Marner Brown

Marner Brown - Filthys Twickenham at Westfield Opening

Oct 29 2008      9:00P Filthys     Twickenham Marner Brown

Formed in 2004, Marner Brown are the next phase of Twickenham’s Rock and Roll Legacy. Fiachra Kerrigan (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Aaron A Grimes (Lead Guitar), Jacob Hollebon (Bass Guitar), John Wildgoose (Keyboards, Backing Vocals) and James Irving (Drums) are making music exciting, energetic and raw again. Over the past three years they have played with and supported some great acts. In 2006 alone they were on a UK tour with The Feeling, supported Whitesnake (Hammersmith Apollo, May) and The Towers of London (ULU and 100 Club) as well as headlining the T4 Popworld Promotes Tour (Madame JoJos). 2007 has been fantastic for the guys. They supported Babyshambles in January, have a nationwide tour planned for Autumn 07 and won VIRGIN XTREME Best Indie Band at the INDY awards in May out of 40,000 live acts.

It is apparent almost immediately that these guys are destined for greatness. They are an extremely tight outfit, both musically and visually. With such influences as: Led Zeppelin; The Rolling Stones; Jimi Hendrix; The Faces; Supergrass; The Stone Roses and Kula Shaker, Marner Brown have a lot to live up to. However, with these five collaborating to produce the Marner sound, they’re more than capable. John Wildgoose is an accomplished keyboard player whose pitch perfect ear makes him an invaluable member of the group and his harmonies add a strong flavour to the bands sound. Jacob Hollebon and James Irving (22-20’s), provide a tight and energetic rhythm section. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, they are the backbone of the group. To describe Aaron A Grimes as simply a guitarist would be doing him a great injustice, he is one of the brightest young stars emerging from the UK music scene. Both he and Fiachra are all round musicians. With a voice likened to Rod Stewart and an amazing talent for song writing, Fiachra Kerrigan is a future superstar fronting one of the future great rock and roll bands!

Also see them at the WESTFIELD opening:

Oct 30 2008     7:00P Westfield Centre – Showcase Stage     Shepherds Bush

Oct 31 2008     7:15P Westfield Centre – Showcase Stage     Shepherds Bush

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/marnerbrownband

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Hardcore Rock at Shepherds Bush

Without Thought at Shepherds Bush Empire

Oct 31 2008      8:00P shepherds bush empire w/ The Wonder Stuff

Without Thought

An intense blend of galloping rhythms, intelligent melodies and vocals that flow from touching harmonies to savage screams epitomise Guildford-based five piece Without Thought.

The quintet’s technical ability combines with heartfelt lyrics to create an edgy, aggressive sound – mixing the brutal intensity of hardcore acts like Give Up The Ghost with Jimmy Eat World-style melodies and quiet sections comparable to
Explosions in The Sky.

After four years of regular touring, the band have built up an army of loyal fans and continue to attract admirers with every show. Taking to the the stage with acts including Sikth, Hurt Process, Days In December, Hondo Maclean, Million Dead,
Enter Shikari and Exit Ten the band are becoming a regular fixture on line-ups across the south east.Heralded as one of the best new rock bands to come out of the UK, the quintet’s admirers already include Matt Pinfield of MTV/Sony USA and Bruce Dickinson who championed their debut single Grey Matter on his 6 Music show.

Without Thought are now set to release their debut album Get Down and Give Me Infinity. Bursting with punishing melodies, beautiful breakdowns and truly innovative songwriting, the record will soon be at the top of every rock fan’s wishlist.

Also catch them at:

Nov 20 2008      7:30P the boileroom w/ In Case Of Fire     Guildford

Dec 20 2008     8:00P the boileroom ***xmas show***      Guildford

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/withoutthought



5.

Amazing Emotional Based Rock

Mann Friday at Kingston Peel

Oct 30 2008      7:30P The Peel, Kingston     Mann Friday

A London based band that has emerged as a force revered for producing an emotionally charged, melodic and captivating sound. Mann Friday music has also been noted for its provoking lyrical technique.

Extremely ambitious, Mann Friday have gained a loyal fan base from the London gig-circuit and have also released a riveting current independent album, ‘Blue Sky Science’. The Mann Friday appreciation is a beast that continues to grow worldwide and things are all a-go!

Having ‘Gone Fishing’ in the Summer of 2007, the Menn are currently working on their follow up album to ‘Blue Sky Science’ called ‘Sunburn And Wonder’, so get those taste buds ready.Their live performances, predominantly rock and emotive lyrics also lead to an award winning featured appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They have gone on to headline various famous London venues such as The Borderline, Bull & Gate, Halfmoon Putney (sold out five times in a row so far), Camden Barfly (broken record), the Clapham Grand & the Marquee Club.

The band was also invited to perform the topically controversial rock-show at the prestigious Riverside Studios in Hammersmith for a prime ten-day summer run.

Their ability to produce sounds ranging from big melodic rock to acoustic sets, plus being able to pen tunes gently mixed with African rhythms right through to smooth Electronica has also caught the eye of the media. A sample of their delicately crafted electronic track ‘Counting Down’ was used on Sky News’ Year in Review.

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/mannfriday

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5 Things -Next Week in Staines


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Holler at the Hollers at Staines

The Hollers at Staines

Oct 23 2008      8:00P Hobgoblin        Staines        The Hollers

The Hollers

The Hollers are made up of one Beauty and four Beasts,     a girl singing, 3 Guitars and a Drum Kit, all playing at the same time…

You have got to LOVE them !

Also catch The Hollers at

Nov 20 2008      8:00P Hobgoblin W/ Purge (18+)     Staines

Dec 20 2008     8:00P St Hildas     Staines

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/thehollersband

2.

Get classy Jazz sounds – Staines Riverside

Duncan McKenzie and Mike Piggott


Oct 23 2008      9:00P Riverside Club, Duncan McKenzie and Mike Piggot     Staines

Duncan McKenzie

Singer songwriter, guitarist (acoustic fingerstyle, 12 string, highstrung, nylon, electric, plus 1932 National steel fingerpickin and bottleneck) and piano. Album “NEW LIFE”, all original tracks by DM, featuring Mike Piggott,violin (Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell,Pentangle etc etc)John Bentley double bass (Squeeze) -“DUNCANS ALBUM NEW LIFE IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT”- (Duncan’s friend ) “I AGREE” -( Duncan’s other friend) Chill out Ambient instrumental album Just finished. Duncan and John Bentley, are “MIND YOUR HEAD” The album is called Don’t worry. Duncan plays major festivals and theatres worldwide including Blues,Celtic,Latin and guitar festivals and has also worked for some years with guitar legend and friend BIG JIM SULLIVAN.

Influences:    White Eagle, Running Bear,Lonnie Johnson, Muddy waters, BB king,Samuel Barber,Big Jim Sullivan,Tommy Emmanuel, Gypsy Kings, Supertramp,James Taylor, Martin Taylor,

Mike Piggott

Mike is a wonderful violinist/guitarist, he began playing professionally as a guitarist with blues/reggae/soul bands in the early 1970s. As a violinist has become known for work in folk, jazz and rock fields. He now appears at jazz festivals and concerts as a guest artist, or with his own quartet. The programme “Grappelli A Celebration”, includes music by violinist Stuff Smith (a big influence) and Joe Venuti. Mike’s CD release “Blues for Stuff and Steph” (1998 DOZ Records) a tribute to two major influences, Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith has received enthusiastic reviews

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/duncanmckenzieuk


3.

Jazz – Bix is Good- Walton

OKeh Classic Jazz All Stars at Walton

OKeh Classic Jazz All Stars Sunday 26th October 2008 12.15 – 2.15pm
Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre Walton-on-Thames


This band originally came together as a “pick-up” group at riverhouse. They liked it so much (as did the audience) that they decided to stick together. The band has appeared at several jazz festivals as well as at jazz clubs over the country. A welcome return to the barn.

Tickets:

£7.00

riverhouse boxoffice
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey KT12 2PF

01932 253354 (24 hrs)

4.

Energetic Rock and Blues at Staines

Loudshirts

Oct 23 2008      9:00P The Hobgoblin     Staines

Albany Down

Albany Down is an original rock band based near London.
Paul Muir joins the band as front man; Jonny Bescoby is the percussionist with Paul Turley on electric guitar and Billy Dedman on the bass.

The Albany sound is 50% British Indie and 50% West Coast Rock, quite 80’s in places, but with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity and contemporary aggressive energy. Influences include Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, The Who and The Rolling

Stones.

Paul Muir (Vocals)
Paul Turley (Guitar)
Jonny Bescoby (Drums)
Billy Dedman (Bass)

Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Rolling Stones

http://www.myspace.com/albanydownofficial



5.

Punk Acoustic Rockster at Windsor

Jonah Matranga

Oct 26 Windsor, UK – The Old Ticket Hall

Jonah Matranga

The Indie/Acoustic Californian Punk is getting towards the end of his UK tour so catch him now (or travel to San Francisco

to see him on his home turf- your choice.)

http://www.myspace.com/jonahmatranga

Purge

STAINES  HOBGOBLIN
Thursday 18th September 2008

Purge at Staines - Hob Neil_Mach Sept 2008

Raise your hands for Purge Noise

“Heavy Rock mob from West London…”


The Purge noise is bass heavy with song structures that deftly incorporate low-to-mid tempos (with some well crafted tempo changes)- reminiscent of something from the Welsh stoner metal band ‘Acrimony’ (and so,in turn, their music also doffs a
respectful cap towards Black Sabbath especially Sabbath 4 era.)

But the Purge sounds faster and more energetic than those stoner rock influenced blues- you get the feeling that these guys get up before 3pm and don’t “need some space to, like, trip- man” because they all do proper jobs, live in proper brick-built homes and they probably go to the gym and drink pro-biotic yoghurts too.

But the band also has a rap  metalcore edge (with its corporate roots in the sounds of ‘The Clash’ and its corporate head firmly ‘up there’ in the sounds of ‘Rage Against the Machine’) with a singer who not-quite yells a bunch of slogans but, to be more accurate, entices and invigorates the listener with a bunch of slogans. But there are definitely some blues-rock influences in there too and most people recognise some hefty chunks of ‘Led Zep’ in the Purge-Noise.

Supreme long-haired guitarist Kinghorn Mills is the powerhouse of the outfit and he takes your breath away with such ferocity and energising spirit. Distortion and atonality being the norm his guitar-work is, however, airbrushed against a backdrop of ‘proper’ riff based blues rock. But don’t overlook the bass player Stanley whose technically inspired bassline structures provide the architectural backbone for all the purge numbers.

Some of the lyrics are as ripe as a 10-day old Camembert oozing with fluid nuances, never unpleasant or excessive, but raw, acidic and often bitter enough to raise awareness and knock some kinda sense into you. There is a resonance and depth in these songs and the sound is like ripped fuel lines dragging in the gravel behind a runaway truck. I noticed a definite Bowie-esque sound to some of the vocals circa Suffragette City. Give ‘Dirty Dog’ a listen and you will hear what I mean.

Purge play all-out rock with the clutch disengaged, but with the type of clutch that allows you to adjust your senses and take away with you the tools of change. Full of gravel, gravitas and a sense of rock jamais vou. Purge deliver a knockout out shot of dopamine motivating and rewarding the listener, instantaneously, with increased heart rate, itchy feet and shattered ear-drums.

© Neil_Mach
Sep 2008

Purge are:

Burgon
(Vocals)

Kinghorn Mills
(Guitar)

Stanley
(Bass, Vocals)

Rogers
(Drums)

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/purgeuk

Catch ’em in Staines next at:

Oct 31 2008      8:00P The Hobgoblin     Staines


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5 Things- This Week in Staines

1.


See The Sketch at Staines


The Sketch at Staines


Sep 21 2008 THE SKETCH 8:00P

£3

with LIGHTS OFF. CLARITY, STARS OF THE SEARCH PARTY

@ Hobgoblin  Staines

The
Sketch

This 4-piece band from Kent -have been compared to ‘Saves The Day’, ‘Jimmy Eat World’ and ‘Weezer’

The Band:

Ajay, Ian, Mikee and Joe

You can purchase the new Sketch E.P. Here

Best Kid in Town- Sketch

The Best Kid in Town [Enhanced]

~ Sketch (Artist)

Price:     £6.99

http://www.myspace.com/thesketchmusic

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Lights off. Clarity

Lights Off. Clarity are a 3-piece Rock / Pop / Alternative band from
Kingston, Surrey. They’ve recently finished recording a couple promo
songs and now aim to hit every venue that allows them to set up and
play. Come and hang with them at THE HOB this week if you can make it.
They’d love to see you there!

Ollie Wright – Vocals/Guitar

Brian Leftley – Bass/Vocals

James Robinson – Drums

http://www.myspace.com/lightsoffclarity

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Stars of the Search Party

Stars of the Search Party are a 6-piece rock band from Guildford in
Surrey. They play music which ties together all their
favourite genres, ultimately creating something that can appeal to the
majority of music fans out there. They hope you enjoy listening to it
as much as they enjoy writing and peforming it.

Rock / Alternative / Electro

2.


Blues & Classic Rock  – at Shepperton


Firewater



Sep 19 2008  9:00P Kings Head-Shepperton Firewater

Firewater was formed in 2000 and has been regularly gigging around

London and the South East since then. The early blues material gave way

to more classic rock songs as time went on and the duo format lends

itself to a stripped down approach to the songs, showcasing the

considerable talents of singer Ed Hudson and lead guitarist Tim Scopes

If you like blues and classic rock (and don’t like being deafened in

the process of hearing it!) come and see us-you will not be dissappointed….

Ed Hudson-vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica. Tim Scopes-Lead guitar,
slide, backing vocals.

Music: AC-DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Free,
Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Humble Pie, Chuck Berry, Black Crowes, Steve
Earle

Future dates:

Sep 19 2008   9:00P    Kings Head-Shepperton


Oct
17 2008    9:00P    Kings Head-Shepperton

Nov 7 2008     8:00P   Barley Mow-Shepperton

Dec 12 2008   8:00P    Kings Head, Shepperton

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/firewaterduo

3.


Heavy Rock Mob from West London- at Staines


Purge at Staines


Sep 18 2008  8:00P Purge & The Vixens
@ Hobgoblin


One of Staines’ Favourite Bands!

A furious mix of distortion-fueled guitar accompanied by seat-tearing bass and knockout
percussion is shot at with a colt 45 of gravelly chants and rhyme delivering glory. Crushing heavy rock. Never a better solution.

Purge is:

Burgon (Vocals)

Kinghorn Mills (Guitar)

Stanley (Bass, Vocals)

Rogers (Drums)

If you miss ’em
this week you can catch them here:

Sep 25 2008      7:30P The Fighting Cocks Kingston

Oct 30 2008     8:00P The Hobgoblin (w/ Los) Staines

Nov 20 2008     8:00P The Hobgoblin (w/ The Hollers)     Staines

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/purgeuk

4.


Prepare to ‘Glam’ Up at Windsor!


Glamsters at Windsor


The Glamsters
Sep 20 2008      8:00P The Ticket Hall     Windsor

We Party like it’s 1973!

The Glamsters are the ultimate 70’s Glam Rock tribute band, unlike many
tribute acts, they encompass the whole genre of the 70’s Glam Rock era,
rather than concentrating on replicating a single act. Each member
models themselves on original icons of the Glam era. Rufus is the
ultimate ‘rock god’ front man, Jonny – a legend of The Glitterband,
Pussie – KISS kitten, Jimmy – the SWEET sensation, and Donny – ‘sex on
legs’ glam guitar hero. The Glamsters have been constantly working
since 1996, concentrating on Corporate Events as well asprivate
parties, festivals and good old pub gigs. When asked Rufus often says
‘we’ve never had a bad gig, people always remember the 70’s and the
great times they had, we just take them back to those fun times. We are
the spirit of the 70’s’

RUFUS FELTZ – Vocals… JONNY TEMPO – Drums… DONNY HARVEY OSWALD –
Guitar… JIMMY RIDDLE – Bass… PUSSIE GALAM – Vocals/Sax.

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/theglamsters

5.

Blues


Rik Martin


Rik Martin Band Sep 20 008      9:00P THE BARLEY MOW


The Rik Martin Band is based in Surrey
& has been regularly gigging around south London since being
put together in sept 05. The band was formed after a meeting with a
good lookin’ drummer girl by the name of Helen Watt (now Helen Martin)
at Robin Bibi’s blues jam at the Grey Horse, Kingston on Thames. Bass
duties are now taken care of by none other than “BIG” Barry Pethers of
Trafficker fame. We have also recently had the pleasure of occasionally
expanding the band with the talents of Plateman’s Ross Ewart. Ross is
without doubt one of the most talented guitarists I have heard
& had the priveledge to play music with, watch out!

The Band always plays a dynamic energy packed set of both covers
& original material giving the audience a truly memorable
experience of our brand of blues & boogie.

Hope y’all like…

Band Members:

Rik Martin – Guitar & Vocals

Helen Martin – Drums & Vocals

Barry Pethers – Bass

Ross Ewart – Guitar & Vocals

Influences:

Vaughan Bros, Albert Collins, BB King, Robert Cray

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/therikmartinband

If you miss Rik at Shepperton
this week then you can catch him here:

Sep 27 2008     9:00P SCRATCHERS (THE THREE LIONS)     Godalming

Nov 1 2008     9:00P THE HALFWAY HOUSE Barnes

Nov 9 2008     12:00A FARNHAM MALTINGS BLUES FESTIVAL

Dec 13 2008     9:00P THE BARLEY MOW Shepperton

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