The lpproject.co.uk is a site that combines the identification and promotion of the best new musical talent in the country – age is irrelevant. The site was launched in December 2010 and so far has received over 87,000 visits. In addition, bands and other musicians post my reviews on their sites so that the project has a wide ranging global audience.My personal ethos is that whatever is linked to my name is quality and I receive a lot of requests to attend gigs or to review online and I am also linked to Chelmsford City Council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts having reviewed ‘The Fling’ three times in the past. I am also published by the local press.
I review for David Houston of ‘Future Sound Share’ as well. He promoted a brilliant China Drum gig last year and I am looking forward to reviewing for him again in the future.
If any musicians want some advice on how to progress your career, take a look through some of my previous posts. Musically it continues to be a good year. I have just posted a review of Grayhaven by Scarlet Echo. The video is on YouTube and has to be seen.
I have seen Robert Plant, Jack White ,Balshazzar’s Feast and Paul Heaton with Jacquie Abbott over the past few weeks. Robert Plant was sensational,he seemed to be having as good time as the audience, despite forgetting the words to one of Led Zep’s songs, he had the grace to laugh about it. Shame on the idiot man in front of me who recorded three quarters of the show,trying to hide his video camera but unfortunately blocking my view whilst doing so. I got so hacked off I grassed him up to security. Heaton and Abbott were equally as good. Balshazzar’s Feast kicked off the festivities at Colchester Arts Centre whilst words failed me at the 02 when listening to Jack White.Judging by the number of people leaving early, me included, the politest word I can think of is self- indulgent.
Time to kick off the new year. “My Invisible Friend” is an Italian trio based in Parma, Italy. Andrea from Chatty Chicken Press, a new Italian press agency, sent me a link to their self titled EP on Bandcamp. If you like psychedelia these three tracks are well worth a listen.
Thanks to you all for supporting my site and as ever, thanks to all of you who have contacted me and added my work to yours.It is much appreciated.There are lots of exciting things going to happen musically so keep checking back to the site.