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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

"It’s got leather seats, and a CD player, player, player..."

The best place to listen to music is in a car. Apart from maybe live, if the band is good and no one is spilling beer over you, and some jer…

The best place to listen to music is in a car. Apart from maybe live, if the band is good and no one is spilling beer over you, and some jer

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…

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. …

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, …

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…

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