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Sunday, September 28, 2008


Tahiti 80 are back with a new album "Activity Center" and you can view the music video for the first single "All Around" on their MySpace site. Click here to download one of the stronger tracks from the album called "Unpredictable".

Get over to the great OhhCrapp blog to download a cool track by faves Lo-Fi-Fnk called Want U (from the Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6). I've been waiting for a follow up to their excellent "Boylife" cd, let's hope we don't have to wait much longer for it's release.

A new Naked Eyes recording "Movies I Dream" is now up on their MySpace site, a three track EP that includes the song is for sale at the band's live shows. The song will also be included on Pete's forthcoming electronic album "Piccadilly" due out in Spring 2009.

Alison Moyet is about to start a North American solo tour, her first in 14 years. Below are the tour dates, I'm tempted to travel down to Seattle as I saw her 14 years ago at The Phoenix in Toronto and she was great.

05.10.2008 Queen Elizabeth Theatre (CA) Toronto
07.10.2008 Blender Theatre (USA) New York
08.10.2008 Wilbur Theatre (USA) Boston
10.10.2008 Capital One Bank (USA) Westbury
11.10.2008 Paramount Theatre (USA) Asbury Park
12.10.2008 Keswick Theatre (USA) Glenside
14.10.2008 9.30 Club (USA) NW Washington
17.10.2008 Lakewood Theatre (USA) Dallas
18.10.2008 Numbers Nightclub (USA) Houston
20.10.2008 Celebrity Theatre (USA) Phoenix
21.10.2008 Grove of Anaheim (USA) Anaheim
23.10.2008 House of Blues (USA) San Diego
25.10.2008 The El Rey Theatre (USA) Los Angeles
26.10.2008 Warfield Theatre (USA) San Francisco
28.10.2008 Wonder Ballroom (USA) Portland
29.10.2008 Moore Theatre (USA) Seattle



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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Photo by Stuart Arnold

Well I'm back from a great trip to London England. Got to visit with relatives, eat at Wagamama's a few times, tour around the city and I had the pleasure of going to Howard Jones' 25th Anniversary gig. He was supposed to have some surprise guests so the speculation on who would join him was interesting. About an hour before the concert was supposed to start who walks out the front of the venue but Nik Kershaw! Being a massive fan of the man I caught up with him and he was gracious enough to pose for a photo with me, taken by his beautiful girlfriend Sarah. Back to the venue entrance and five minutes later who walks out the front door but Nick Heyward! I caught up with Nick and he was kind enough to let me get a picture with him. He plans to release an album in 2009, it could just be him and a guy on double bass, not sure if I got what he said right or not.

The concert was great, Nick performed 'Fantastic Day', another surprise guest Duncan Sheik performed 'For You' and he and Howard performed for the first time ever at a concert their duet 'Someone You Need', amazing to see and hear. Nik later performed an acoustic version of 'Wouldn't It Be Good' with Howard on piano to great applause from the audience.(Note to Nik: you need to arrange a similar gig for yourself to celebrate your time in the industry). Howard performed all the classics as well as some of his new material from his forthcoming album that sounded great with a string section.

I had a VIP pass for the after party where I met Limahl, and Steg (the artist who created the Human's Lib album cover). Also at the party were Paul Young and Nik Kershaw and most of Howard's band that included Nick Beggs, Robin Boult, Robbie Bronnimann and Shaz Sparks.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


A 'The Upper Room' track came up on iTunes during random play and made me look into if anything was going on with the band members. It seems that lead singer Alexander Miller has gone on to form a band called VoxPop. Over at LouderSoft you can download some tracks (Bad News is my favourite track of the four I've obtained), sounds pretty good, will be interested to hear the album when/if it gets released.

Off to London on Tuesday, won't be posting for over a week.