Tag Archives: 53 Degrees

The Stranglers – Preston 53 Degrees

In the same way that the best football teams are built around a spine of experienced players, The Stranglers have never lost sight of their creative strengths. Clearly, they had to adapt big time to Hugh Cornwell’s departure in 1990, … Continue reading

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Gary Numan / Roman Remains – Preston 53 Degrees

So there we were, seven dates into Gary Numan’s ‘intimate’ club tour, and another venue was feeling the love for this prime mover in electronica. And here was proof – if it were needed – that age has not sullied … Continue reading

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Full frontal nerdity – out and about with the insatiably sci-curious Steve Mould

Can science and maths really be deemed cool or funny? And when do geeks and nerds become cult TV and touring successes? Gateshead-born small screen science experiment guy Steve Mould might just know the answers to those and many more … Continue reading

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Fiestas, festivals, fracking, Frank and First World problems – Beans on Toast, with added crunch

I’m not usually one for Wikipedia entries, but for my latest interviewee the entry starts ‘Beans On Toast is a British folk singer. He sings about sex, drugs and politics.’ Go to his Facebook and Twitter pages and you can … Continue reading

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Judy Street refused UK entry, but hoping to return later this year

I don’t tend to do breaking news on the writewyattuk blog, but on the morning of Friday, May 16, it was announced that Judy Street – the subject of a feature and interview on this site last Saturday (May 10) … Continue reading

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A Northern Soul icon, after all these years – the Judy Street interview

It’s rather bizarre to think that an artist that recorded just two songs in the late 1960s passed into the rich history of soul music. Yet that’s the case for Judy Street. OK, so Judy’s story is about so much … Continue reading

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Carrying on regardless with The South

  It doesn’t seem right getting emotional on hearing Tony Hatch’s Crossroads theme. I really can’t put my finger on why either, save for nostalgia and the fact that my Nan was the only person I knew who watched that … Continue reading

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Miles Kane / Telegram – Preston 53 Degrees (March 31, 2014)

My heart went out to Telegram on Monday, on the last night of their stint with Miles Kane yet still having to work their respective butts off to win over a partisan home crowd. This happening Anglo-Welsh outfit may already … Continue reading

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Reverend and the Makers / Liberty Ship – Preston 53 Degrees

While we seem to have a surfeit of young pretenders to the throne when it comes to junior troubadours, I’ll gladly add a writewyattuk thumbs-up to Sheffield’s Liberty Ship. If you’re off to see Reverend and the Makers promoting new … Continue reading

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A life in denim, leather and spandex – the Biff Byford interview

With heavy metal survivors Saxon’s wheels of steel set to grind to a temporary halt at Preston’s 53 Degrees on Saturday, February 15, I managed to lure lead singer Biff Byford away from the studio to talk heavy metal. Quite … Continue reading

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