2018 Civil Contract Verification Final, Final Deadline 

Hopefully the chaos that has been 2018 Civil Contract verification will resolve itself by the new final, final deadline on Midnight next Monday, 1/10/18. Here is the LAA communique. If you have ANY outstanding issues, and you want to discuss them with us, please do so asap so that we can get everything ironed out […]

2018 Civil Contract Office Requirements 

Onsite office verification visits are starting, and one client asked for an itemised summary of the requirements, so we thought we would bung it on here too. Most bids require and office with “permanent presence” The Office must be open and physically accessible to Clients and/or members of the public for at least 7 hours […]

This Is My Cue 

We have seen Eliza Shaddad a couple of time now, electric performances on both occasions. I have been waiting on this video appearing in order to post her latest offering from her debut album “Future”. Love it.

Boy With The Arab Strap (E) 

My eldest is 30 and this has its 20th anniversary today. Feeling old. Happy Birthday both. It is also THE most joyous live experience* especially the night they did it at the Sage with a full f**k off orchestra in tow. We have a 30th anniversary to celebrate next year and are really tempted by […]

Trick of the Light 

This is just lovely.

All Change 

We simply have not had time to run advance Webinars on the new 2018 Civil Contract due to the pressure of other areas of immediately demanding work. We hope to do this sometime in September or October but appreciate that this a little after the fact. We have however been directed to this change in […]

Love is Magic 

He’s one of our very favourites and we got to see him again last week – 1st ever standing gig at Birmingham Symphony Hall. Brilliant. This is the latest “single” and the video has dogs.

A Natural Woman 

The first present I bought the now Mrs SP was a double cassette of Aretha’s then greatest hits. Irreplaceable.

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 […]