Red Room. 2018 Live dates

Things get modern with these guys(Royal Blood), and they all look pretty suave. Im on the drum throne with them next year.Check out the dates below

Feb 23 The Rogue Saint Lincoln

March 31st The Plough Lincoln
April 7 DoubleTree by Hilton
June 8 The Rogue Saint. Lincoln
Aug 11 The Barge And Bottle, Sleaford

Dec 7 The Barge And Bottle, Sleaford

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Smells Like 90s live dates 2018

Drumming at the following shows next year.Come and get your 90’s Indie and grunge covers retro fix.

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Hot Pink 66 LIVES DATES 2017

Im thumping the tubs with the monolithic column of noise that is Hot Pink 66 on the following dates this year

Hot Pink 66 Tour Dates

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Smells Like A Drum Cam

Some footage (at last) of a new and hopefully regular feature. This was filmed with Quicktime,the future videos will be via webcam/I-movie.


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Smells Like A Gig!

Grunge? Indie rock? @The 90s? Please join Smells Like The 90s July 28th @The Rogue Saint for some great live music. Thanyerverymush.

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Had the face of an Actor

Anticipate Horror

‘Go walk the dog’ she said.

Face like slapped arse and plastic

emotionless baggage

Dispatched like a Russian general

ordering a kill

I didn’t cheat with a Libran

was offered alternates

fate steered from mute matrimony

‘Too Little To Late’ She said

stayed with him to date

‘Too Little To Late’ She said

thoughts in my head

He had the face of an actor

Globe winning tears

day of all all days has become

A sleepless night

someone walking on his grave

the world kicks back

condition you to behave

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After a ten year absence I have returned to watch the last 4 games of my Local team Lincoln City. The £18 entry fee has made many a casual local fan baulk (including myself). Going back to support when they are clearly on an upward curve under new management has drawn criticism.

But if the product is good, fans will return, Right?

Last night saw ‘The Imps’ draw a struggling football league team at home in the FA Cup,the reduced entry fee attracted over £7000 fans, well up on the usual £3000 or so that can be relied upon, week in week out. The atmosphere was excellent, and evoked all the good old childhood memories that watching the team gave me many years ago.

The team are built on high fitness levels, committed organised defence, and a gameplay to press and harass the opposition when they have the ball….Oh, and of course the obligatory big man up front, Matt Rhead (he drove a JCB for a living don’t you know!) with some very able footballers surrounding him, shouts to Wood, Arnold and Woodyard.

The fog descended whilst the team were clinging on at 3-2,it felt like playing and end level baddy on Metal Gear Solid….or an obligatory end of movie climax feel. If any of the players were distracted by the live T.V cameras they didn’t show it.Anyway, a fine of example of team spirit, ethos and organisation. The Cowley brothers management is possibly influenced by the application  their old P.E teacher day job skillset and knowledge of the upper echelons of non league footy. Lincoln will be fortunate to retain them for long.


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Joe Franco-Double Bass Drumming

I think its immortalised on Youtube now, but today I found my old VHS copy of Joe Franco,double bass drumming. Its filmed in a dreamlike, afterlife kinda way. Perhaps the first of its kind to feature close ups of trainers and backlit bass drums.I watched this a lot.


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