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21 Oct 2019

SINGER SONGWRITER MALA RODRIGUEZ MAKES A HOMECOMING TRIP TO MADRID

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I was lucky enough to attend Mala Rodriguez’s homecoming tour in association with ALOFT hotels in Madrid.

Cool city, fab hotel, amazing art and a night to remember…I also got to meet contemporary artist Mister Piro at his studio. Madrid rocks!

Read my review for Flush magazine here.

Mister Piro
08 Jun 2019

WOODSTOCK IN PICTURES

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2019 IS FIFTY YEARS SINCE THE SUMMER OF 69’s ICONIC LOVEFEST ‘WOODSTOCK’

The latest book to celebrate the sensation that was the epitome of the swinging sixties, will be released in August.

A no holds barred, access all areas insight into what really went on at the iconic mud bath festival on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

Compiled by the festival’s founder, Michael Lang you can pre-order it from REEL ART PRESS now.

Read my full review here

04 Feb 2018

SUMMER FESTIVALS FOR SUMMER LOVING

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PARTY IN THE SUN FOR THE BEST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

It might only be February, but it’s never to early to start thinking of summer shenanigans.. And I have rounded up the best of the guaranteed sun-drenched beach breaks for 55Factory, so you don’t have to! 

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14 Jan 2018

IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT FESTIVALS

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LOVE INTERNATIONAL IS RIGHT ON MY RADAR!

The summer is actually only six months away, and it’s time to start daydreaming of where you want to be. I’m a big fan of the overseas festival, and was a Garden Party lover (RIP). Read all about it’s replacement in the tiny and delightful town of Tisno, Croatia which I did for 55Factory here: 

http://www.55factory.net/55platforms/the-summer-of-love

 

26 Jun 2017

ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL CROATIAAAAAAAAA

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SUMMER IS HERE, AND SO ARE THE FESTIVALS….

If you are looking for something a little bit different, head to the sunny climes of Tisno in Croatia for Soundwave

It’s got Roy Ayres, Laura Mvulva, The Pharcyde. Booooom. 

Read more here: 

http://www.55factory.net/55travels-blog/soundwave-croatia-the-best-place-for-summer-music

30 May 2017

PINK FLOYD AT THE V&A

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Anybody with a cool mum, dad or older sibling will no doubt have some Pink Floyd records in their collection. Known as a band which influenced past generations, they were most known for their psychedelic approach to pop in the sixties and seventies, when music, dancing and experimentation were wild n trippy! Which was later credited to Syd Barrett, as the other members never re-gained the coolness after he left!

For the first time, London’s V&A Museum, has dedicated a retrospective show to celebrate the band in all their glory. Entitled ‘Their Mortal Remains”, the show provides a complete audio and visual journey through the unique and extraordinary lives of the original band members, to the where they are today.

Starting out as a four piece- Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Roger Waters pioneered experimental pop, which was like no other. Popular with the masses, the original songs were social expressions of discontent and flicked their finger up to authority. Fuelled by experimental drug taking, the band were poster boys for the excesses that came with the fame (although they were middle class credible musicians!) However it wasn’t long until Syd Barrett dramatically quit, after experiencing one high too many in 1968….

Replaced by guitarist David Gilmour, the band then took on a much more sensible musical outlook, moving away from fickle pop songs, to longer ballads which wallowed in darkness and melancholy. The infamous album, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ was released in 1973, and still sells 7,000 copies per week, which is an indication of how influential is still is all over the world.

As you make your way down a darkened corridor illuminated by a holographic representation of the pyramid prism from Dark Side of the Moon, you can hear the song via the supplied Bluetooth headphones which bring the static installations to life. 

With the music becoming more musical, the great minds behind the band were still working in overdrive, and the exhibition incorporates the bonkers inflatable flying pigs and sheep from ‘Animals’ and sketches done by political illustrator Gerald Scarfe, designer of the infamous album ‘The Wall’. You can even have a go at remixing their classic tracks. 

A totally immersive experience, this will inspire any fan or think they know it all! You get to hear some of the most astonishing music and iconic imagery of the rock era. Even if you are a second generation conformer, this exhibition is a no holds barred exploration of how a band lives, loves and makes music together- plus all the ugly bits! 

Make sure you leave time for the highlight of the show when the band reunited for 2005’s ‘Live 8’ concert in Hyde Park, and you can lose yourself in the surround sound and image room listening to the extended version of “Comfortably Numb”.

Bands today could take note of making music for the masses, but there will never be another Pink Floyd! 

Buy tickets here

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