2018 Civil Contract Notifications 

The notification process for 2018 Face-to-Face (F2F) Civil Contracts is now well under way. You will probably have received an email inviting you to check the message board on your Selection Questionnaire ITT, at the Bravo solutions e-portal. (If you have not check anyway, but don’t panic it takes them some time for them to […]

Nameless Faceless 

We got to see Courtney Barnett at NOS Alive, in Lisbon, a couple of summers ago – same day as Radiohead – she was fab. She has a new album on the slipway and this is from it.

Thanks 4 Nothing 

I came across Nilüfer Yanya this very morning. Obviously she’s another 6 Music discovery – this time via their showcase of young British artists at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas (you can hear 3-hours of this from 4pm today). This is closer to the live version I first heard than the official video and […]

Don’t Panic 

We have reached the middle of March and notification of the outcome of mainstream 2018 Civil, face-to-face contract bids has yet to commence. This post is really just to confirm this situation, as we are getting an increasing number of calls from firm anxious that they have yet to receive any communication from the LAA. […]


There seems to be great new stuff coming out week after week at the moment. This is the Decemberists, continuing to evolve and turn out marvellous fresh music, the full new album drops next week. Sadly their’s is another spring tour we will miss, but remember – you don’t have to.


I have loved Tracey Thorne since coming across “A Distant Shore” in the 80s, throughout EBTG and beyond. You might perhaps remember the Xmas songs I have posted here from her fantastic seasonal album “Tinsel & Lights”. She has also worked with some of my favourites including John Grant and on this collection Corinne Bailey […]