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Original Hi-Rise Pirates

My first foray into pirate radio was around 1990, when I joined Hardcore FM under the name DJ Tat, in partnership with my old friend, Inspir…

The Cream of '16

2016 was the year of death, as social media bores won't tire of telling us. That hackneyed adage has overshadowed all the great new music bo…

Ghostwriting

As a young musician, I felt that 'ghostwriting' was a dirty pairing of words. Why would anyone want to create music for someone else to tak…

Qawwali

Sha E Mardan is a Qawwali music group whose members live in Sheffield and Bradford. Qawwali is a devotional music most popular in the Indian…

You Dancin’?

To some, dancing is something we do only when young. To these  perhaps jaded  souls, we dance throughout our childhood, in our teens and du…

The Clash at The Mucky Duck

4 July 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of a very notable debut which took place in Sheffield, namely punk legends The Clash’s first live per…

Look Back In Anger

Out they shone, like two silver bullets, irreverent and derisive, poking through the see-through black shirt that barely covered the torso. …

The importance of improvisation

Music in our schools is important now more than ever. Our children deserve to experience all the depth and richness of a musical education, …

Pop Ate Itself And Got A Dicky Tummy

Loathe him or loathe him, part-time lover and paint can power pop balladeer Phil Collins is a revelation. Yes, Phil Collins, the ferret-face…