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sure that you have provided compliant documentation in support of your bid by then or risk the contract offer being withdrawn.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 & […]


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 […]

A Design For Life 

Being apart from friends and family aside, the only real downside to being in Spain is missing Spring and Autumn gigs (festival mania seems to have killed of summer touring). This is compounded when probably your favourite live act, who you have just struck out on, also turn up on “Later”. JRS Oficina Espanol Primavera […]

Bad Bad News 

Leon Bridges is another of 6 Music find I want to pass on. The album it is from, Good Thing, is excellent too.