Gold Rush 

It has been a struggle to make a choice this week between Idles – “Danny Nedelko”,  Villagers – “Trick of the Light”  and this by Death Cab for Cutie. Adore the power and passion of the former, the exquisite songwriting of the 2nd but for the simple joy of a pop music it ended up […]

2018 Civil Contract Update 

Verification of 2018 Civil Contracts closed last Friday however final confirmatory messages have not been received by some late verifiers yet. Of those who have received messages after the deadline some have proved negative i.e. verification documents have been determined non-compliant and contract documentation has not been issued. They have been told to re bid […]

2018 Civil Contract Verification – Final Alert 

The final verification deadline for mainstream 2018 Contract verification if this Friday – 20/7/18. You need to make sure that you have provided compliant documentation in support of your bid by then or risk the contract offer being withdrawn. If you have any queries in this regard, please ring Simon on 07970 494805 There are […]

Letting Go Of The Reins 

I met and was gifted the Maple and Mahogany EP by its singer Jason last weekend. It is excellent and right in that seam of Americana we adore. As usual I have opted for a live recording rather than the official video.

Street Fighter Mas 

A couple of the classics aside, jazz is not, as they say, my bag. I came across Kamasi Washington via BBC 6 Music however and was blown away by his short and probably more accessible album, “Harmony of Difference”. This is from his much longer and latest release “Heaven and Earth”. Got to listen to […]

Making Waves 

I remain dumbfounded as to why Fatherson are not colossal international stars. This, the first issue from their forthcoming 3rd album “Sum Of All Your Parts”, is guitar rock at its very finest. The upside of this unfathomable situation is that we get to see them live and up close in Middlesbrough in a months […]

7 Hours 

It is a long time since I’ve posted Teesside favourites Cattle & Cane and longer since I’ve seen them live. Tonight they perform with a full orchestra in what will be our first visit to the recently refurbished Town Hall (for which Mrs SP secured the funding back in the day). Here is the most […]

Contract Maths 

Under all LA contracts you MUST tell the LAA of: any change in, or any changes which in aggregate result in, the identity of more than one third in number of: (i) the persons comprising your partnership (ii) the individual Members of LLPs of your limited liability partnership; or (iii) the individual directors of your […]

Loner Boogie 

Had a fabulous Saturday at The Piece Hall Yard in Halifax last weekend with the Orielles, Hookworms, the ever uplifting Edwyn Collins and Father John Misty (or Mr Mistry as Andy calls him). We are further immersed in live music from tomorrow with 4 gigs in 7 days. John Bramwell, Laura Viers and Cattle & […]

Sunflower 

I haven’t posted anything by him for a while, despite his continuing ability to put out fresh, exciting new material. It is hard to believe it is his 60th birthday and what a legacy of work; from the early days of The Jam, through the (only now fully appreciated) Style Council and onto a vast […]