Pennyblackmusic Presents: Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) - With Hector Gannet and Andy Thompson @The Water Rats, London, Saturday 25, May, 2024

Headlining are Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) With support from Hector Gannet And Andy Thompson
Hosted at the Water Rats London , Saturday 25th May, 2024. Doors open 7:30pm. First band on at 8:00pm; Admission £15 on the door or £12 in advance from We got Tickets
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Andrew Twambley


Interviews



Andrew Twambley speaks to Paul Dean, the bassist with iconic punk act X-Ray Spex about the vinyl reissue of their lost second album, 'Conscious Consumer'.




Nicola Black
Wreckless Eric
Brix Smith

Film producer Nicola Black speaks to Andrew Twambley about her new project, ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me. an in-depth film about the life of guitarist John McGeoch,
70's icon Wreckless Eric speaks to Andrew Twambley about his new album 'Leisureland' and being an outsider in the music industry
Singer/guitarist Brix Smith chats with Andrew Twambley about her time with Salford iconoclasts The Fall, her work with the Extricated and her acclaimed new album ‘Valley of the Dolls’ .




Carlton Sandercock
ABC
Paul Jones
Andy Ellison

Andrew Twambley interviews Easy Action Records owner Carlton Sandercock about his Marc Bolan fandom and his 'Elemental Child' project.
Martin Fry talks to Andrew Twambley about the new live version of ABC’s classic album, ‘The Lexicon of Love’.
Andrew Twambley talks to ex-Manfred Mann frontman and Radio 2 DJ Paul Jones about his new compilation record 'The Blues Album' and his friendship with Brian Jones.
John's Children, Jet and Radio Stars' frontman Andy Ellison talks to Andrew Twambley about his new autobiography 'Stunt Rocker'', getting thrown off a tour by The Who and leading his bandmate Marc Bolan astray.


Tom Newman
Freya Beer
Rick Wakeman
Wolfgang Flur

Andrew Twambley talks to record producer Tom Newman about his work on Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', working as an in-house producer for Virgin Records, managing their Manor Studios and recording a song with The Great Train Robbers.
Alternative rock musician and rising talent Freya Beer talks to Andrew Twambley about her new single 'Love Child' and her debut album 'Beast'.
Andrew Twambley talks to ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman about touring with his long-term project The English Rock Ensemble, how he nearly became one of the Spiders from Mars and his friendship with David Bowie.
Former member and percussionist of electronic legends Kraftwerk, Wolfgang Flür is set to release his new LP ‘Magazine 1’. Andrew Twambley chatted with him about the making of the album and how its impressive list of collaborators came about.


Jah Wobble
Dead Men Walking
Steve Harley
Long Earth

Jah Wobble talks to Andrew Twambley about his time in Public Image Ltd and his new dub reworking of their 'Metal Box' album.
Kirk Brandon talks to Andrew Twambley about the latest line-up of his punk supergroup Dead Men Walking, their new album 'Freedom, It Ain't On the Rise' and playing Fleetwood
Seminal 70's singer-songwriter Steve Harley talks to Andrew Twambley about his current tour, his latest album 'Uncovered' and his friendship with Marc Bolan.
Martin Haggarty, the vocalist with Glaswegian prog rock outfit Long Earth, chats to Andrew Twambley about his band's diverse influences and the affect of lockdown on them.


Profiles


Old Concert Tickets…The New Bit Coin?


Andrew Twambley takes us on a trip through musical history, via gigs large and small and his own collection of old concert tickets.




Clash
Clash

Our photographer Andrew Twambley in this two part gallery presents some rare photos which he took of the Clash at Tribal Stomp Festival in Monterey, California in 1979.


Live Reviews





Eluveitie
Bluedot Festival
Bluedot Festival

In the first of a two part gallery Andrew Twambley photographs Swiss folk death metal band Eluveitie at a show in Manchester.
Andrew Twambley in the third of four 'Photoscapes' from the Bluedot Festival photographs Anna Calvi.
In the last of our four 'Photoscapes' dedicated to the Bluedot Festival Andrew Twambley takes photographs of Kraftwerk, Du Blonde, Self Esteem, She Drew The Gun, TVAM and Les Amazones D'Afrique.


Features



Clash


In our new series ‘Those Were the Days’ our writers will be writing about a gig which they wish they could attend again. In the first in the series, Andrew Twambley recollects attending a Rock Against Racism gig with The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Tom Robinson Band and Steel Pulse in Victoria Park in London in April 1978.
In the first of our new series 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which a different one of our writers or photographers will be reflecting on a favourite photograph, Andrew Twambley writes of a photo taken at a life-changing Clash gig he attended at the legendary Liverpool venue Eric's.






Photography




In the first of two photo galleries, Andrew Twambley takes photos of James at the 02 Apollo in Manchester,
Andrew Twambley, in the second of two galleries, takes photos of James at the 02 Apollo in Manchester.



Andrew Twambley takes photos of Scottish indie/soul songwriter Brooke Combe at a gig at the New Century Hall in Manchester.
Andrew Twambley takes photos of Gothic group The Sisters of Mercy at thre Manchester Academy.


Reviews



Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett
Paul Brett

Outstanding collaboration from two of the UK's best and most original acoustic guitarists/songwriters Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett which showcases Brett's specially designed Raven guitar.
Extensive four CD compilation from session musician and experimental guitarist Paul Brett





















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