Historic Live Reviews

THE SECRET GARDEN PARTY @ MILL HILL FIELD, ABBOTS RIPTON, HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE 25TH – 28TH JULY 2013
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The sheer amount of stages, artists and activities really make a review of The Secret Garden Party almost impossible to undertake. The fact that this years was blessed with fantastic weather (other than a quite spectacular rain storm on Saturday night) just added to the overall hedonistic atmosphere. As a summary, it initially feels like a Glastonbury for the young and attractive (reviewer excluded!). However, importantly, we are not talking about a ‘high street’ too cool to have fun and enjoy themselves crowd. There is no arrogant aloofness, as demonstrated with the enthusiasm shown in the dressing up outfits worn to match the weekend’s “Superstition” theme. The bill consists of many smaller acts and the crowd are there to have fun and the feel is one of pure joy and hedonism…..

For the full review check out:
http://www.mudkiss.com/secretgardenparty.htm

KAT MEN / THE CAEZARS @ THE HARE & HOUNDS, KINGS HEATH, BIRMINGHAM 08/05/13 REVIEW BY PAUL HASTINGS
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This was one of those gigs that was really too good to miss. The chance to see Darrel Higham and Slim Jim Phantom in a small venue. For the uninitiated out there, this is the guitarist from Imelda May’s Band and the drummer from The Stray Cats respectively. Together they have formed the fantastic Rockabilly band The Kat Men……
For the full review check out:
http://www.mudkiss.com/katmenlive.htm

LOVE/HATE @ THE VAULT, RUGBY 06/04/13
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Love/Hate raise an interesting question on this long awaited tour of the UK, how many members of an original line up need to still be in the band, for them to legitimately use the name? For, in the case of Love/Hate, only lead singer Jizzy Pearl (what a stage name!) has survived from the classic line up….
For the full review check out:
http://www.mudkiss.com/lovehatelive.htm

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