Tag Archives: Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Forever switched on – back in touch with Andy Kershaw

It’s been 35 years since Andy Kershaw left West Yorkshire’s Radio Aire, redundancy from his promotions manager role in November 1983 proving the catalyst for a wealth of  adventures in rock’n’roll and broadcasting. “Was there ever a more productive sacking, … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present / Andy Ruddy – Guildford, Boileroom

Many of the bands I love have graced my hometown in the past, yet for some reason it never quite happened with The Wedding Present. First time I went to see them was down the A246 in Fetcham in 1986, … Continue reading

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Experiencing eclipses and supersonic flight – the Smoke Fairies interview

Katherine Blamire was roaming around rural Yorkshire with fellow members of the band Smoke Fairies when I called her, enjoying a day off from a UK tour supporting Public Service Broadcasting. To add to 13 shared dates, the band headlined … Continue reading

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The Wedding Present / The Treated – Hebden Bridge – July 26, 2014

What a night. One of those memorable summer gigs at an intimate venue where you’re sweating like hell and being jolted around anyway, so might as well dance. Did I mention how hot it was? David Gedge certainly did, and … Continue reading

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