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Acoustic Bliss at The Greyhound Carshalton. Royal Marsden Charity Weekend


The Greyhound in Carshalton is hosting a weekend of bands July 21-23 ( and even if it rains there will be large umbrellas for cover!). Tonight friday it was the turn of Acoustic Bliss to play. A few photographs of the band. They did well in the inclement weather.

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Wayne Woodward From Britain’s Got Talent @ The Earl Beatty May 2016


A great young singer that I have had the pleasure to hear twice now live. He will go a long way. I hope he remembers who took the photograqphs of him!

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Officer @ Bedford Arms Balham 5th May 2016


A superb set by an interesting  duo. The audience was engaged throughout and happy to share their vocals when asked! A packed sell out Bedford Arms enjoyed this set. A few photographs of DC and Lou that really capture maybe not only the enjoyment of the audience but also of themselves doing the set.

For further information on Officer their website

http://www.officer.uk.com

 

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Hunter and The Bear @ Bedford Arms Balham 5th May 2016


A few photographs from a truly excellent gig. Credit to the Bedford Arms a wonderful venue with superb atmosphere, lighting and staff. The venue itself is like a mini version of The Roundhouse in Camden.

You can see other postings and photos of the band from earlier this year in some other of my articles.

https://arcticterntalk.org/2016/03/26/hunter-and-the-bear-at-boston-music-rooms-london-2/

https://arcticterntalk.org/2016/03/26/hunter-and-the-bear/

Hunter and The Bear are a four piece band originating from Scotland where they began life as a duo of Will Irvine (guitar and vocals) and Jimmy Hunter (guitar and vocals). They were then joined by Chris Clark on bass and Gareth Thompson on drums to complete the current line up.1K4A15171K4A15141K4A15241K4A16131K4A16111K4A1633000035680000355800003552Hunter1K4A15661K4A15331K4A1557d1K4A15261K4A15201K4A15121K4A1508

Spilt Milk Society @229 London


Midlands-based Indie/Rock band who write original music and rehearse in their home studio. The band formed in May 2015 and have since made a name by gigging all over the countries, playing house parties and local festivals as well as featuring on BBC INTRODUCING.

They played a great set @229 Great Portland Street thanks to Absent Kelly who put on an amazing line up of acts. Please enjoy a few photographs of this up and coming band.

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Carl Olander @ The Cavendish Arms 23rd April


Carl Olander is a Singer songwriter born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Moved to London 2013 to pursue music.

00003277 His band was created 2014 and is a trio of Carl as the front person on guitar and vocals together with Joel Tavares on vocals and keys and Lucas Vezirian on bass and Niccolo Rebecchi on drums and Marco Casaluce on electric guitar. They have done over 200 shows around London and UK and have done a headline London tour last fall 2015. In 2016 they are doing a number of gigs and were in Italy in Parma on a 7 days tour at the beginning of april.

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They have just released their first video for their single of the upcoming EP called Lions

Lions is a song that hits you straight away as being melodic, interesting and with a novel vocal style. The voice although being unmistakably Swedish at times the intonation is almost reggae like.

There are many new bands out there at the moment but this is one to listen to as they offer something new and different, music with no nonsense. I am never sure to ascribe a style to a band is either helpful or correct, as many bands cross many boundaries, but if had to put them in a genre it would be the curious one of Folk/Indie. But undoubtedly it is an interesting voice singing interesting songs and this band should go far. You can compare singers endlessly but the voice is on a par if not superior to voices like Mumford and sons, and that is no exaggeration.

Carl Olander played The Cavendish Arms and here are some photos from the gig.

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Novustory @229 The Venue London April 2016. This is a band to watch


Novustory are a 3 piece Progressive Alt/Indie Rock band from Bury, near Manchester,  with Imogen Storey (vocals), Declan Brown ( guitar) and James Duckworth (drums). They have just released their first EP Mirrors. Novustory were one of five bands performing at 229 The Venue in London and frankly were amazing. The event was superbly presented by Absent Kelly and gave five new bands exposure to a London audience. The energy and superb stage performance from Novustory suggested a long previous gigging career however they are relatively new. The sound of their live performance was little different from their EP. To photograph such a band is not a chore at all with such fascinating band members. Enjoy the photographs and go listen to the music.

Any information you need about the band can be found in one of my previous articles including links to their music

https://arcticterntalk.org/2016/04/07/novustory-a-new-band-go-listen/

 

And if you want to help the band tour, and thats a good thing to want, then click the link in the above article . Even a few pounds pledged all helps.

 

 

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England Euro 2016 Song? Might have found one. Lions by Carl Olander


All successful football teams need a song behind them and England will need all they can get at Euro 2016. A random song, but a great one, called Lions by a band fronted by Carl Olander, who happens to be Swedish from Gothenburg. Enjoy

See what you think and spread the word!

I did a short blog on the band also here with links to their Soundcloud songs.

https://arcticterntalk.org/2016/04/16/carl-olander-a-singer-and-guitarist-to-be-reckoned-with/

 

 

Is this Hunter and The Bear Graffiti Art in Glasgow


Anyone who follows my blog, and why would you not, will know my latest interest is photographing around Europe Graffiti Art. I will be posting a lot about Hunter and The Bear in the next few days, but this graffiti art shot from a couple of months ago in Glasgow caught my eye tonight. Could it just be Hunter and The Bear graffiti art?

 

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Greetings from the Younger Bushe


A brief intoduction from the ‘younger Bushe’ – I’m Elena, the 15 year old talked about on these blogs, so instead of being talked about on here I decided to write my own to see what this whole blog writing lark is all about. So, as from the title, I promised a rant. Well, you are going to get one. Or maybe a few. We’ll just see how it goes I guess.

So one thing that really bothers me, being a tall girl with a disproportionate limb to body ratio, is when people walk slowly infront of me. Now maybe these people simply cannot walk any faster, and they are merely walking as fast as they possibly can and it is just me being irritable but as much as I’d like to believe that, I can assure you that that is not the case. In the mornings at the lovely time of about 8:00 am I can usually be found walking to school with some friends. I can also usually be found stuck behind a group of slow walkers. Thats the thing with people with attributes or habits that annoy you, isn’t it? When they crop up (quite frankly more often than any of us would like) they are never by themselves, oh no, they quite helpfully feel the need to enlist the help of others to help them in their quest t0 disrupt the journey and day of others. And if thats not bad enough, another helpful attribute these slow walkers seem to have picked up is to become completely oblivious to the fact that there is a growing-more-annoyed by the second tall 15 year old taking half steps behind them while they talk about whether they are going to hockey club after school or not, which, quite frankly, I do not care about and I would be very appriciative if you could just let me squeeze past you so that I can get to school and start copying my Physics homework which, regretfully, it appears has not been done the night before, and is now due in in approximately 20 minutes. However, you must not panic for I have picked up a technique of my own to deal with these small year 7’s (so small I genuinely worry about accidentally crushing them with one of my gigantic limbs), and that is to simply make myself appear to be a moody, tall, grumpy year 10 who will purposefully shove you off the cycle path into the long grass. This might not sound like a menacing sight to you, but believe me, it terrifies them. So, after gearing myself up to sound like the biggest, baddest year 10 that ever lived, I utter those two fateful words that no year 7 wants to hear: “Excuse me.” This is usually greeted by mass scurrying to the sides of the path while the three big, scary year 10’s stride through and then all assumes its usual air of calm. Apart from myself who still has to do her Physics homework.

I’m going to fit in another rant because that one just was not long enough for my liking.You might think its long enough, and so might my mum but I do not, and so the story continues.

One thing I really dislike about being a teenager is the fact that most people will stereotype your music taste based on your appearance. Or your personality based on your music taste. And I for one find this extremely frustrating. Picture this: Me, an almost transparent white girl with lots of freckles, sort of mousey golden coloured dead straight hair with bright blue eyes. Based on this appearance, the most common stereotype I get is being into pop music. While I have absoloutely nothing against pop music, it is not a genre of music that I listen to (apart from the deep dark depths of my music taste that includes the Backstreet Boys, young Cody Simpson, The Vamps and 5sos, but we won’t talk about that) My favourite genre of music is definately Alternative or Rock or Pop-Punk but we aren’t supposed to use that term because the god of music (AKA Billie Joe Armstrong) has decreed a strong dislike for that term. If you are looking for examples, one might find some in the way of Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Halsey, Good Charlotte, The Cab, Twenty One Pilots, Sleeping With Sirens, The Maine and many more. I also have a passion for electro chill style music which suprised me greatly but it is fabulous and I recommend listening to it (particularly a song called Circles by the Eden Project and especially the rain and thunder muffle audio of it, that is top-notch.) Also I have a secret passion for a certain artist known as Charley Marley whose songs never fail to make me smile and I am proud to say that I will be seeing (and hopefully meeting) this guy next week. Anyways, when I first tell people about my music taste, some are quite surprised. More recently though, people who I’ve told have smiled and nodded and said “Oh yeah, I’m a fan of them too.” which results in lots of in depth conversations during lessons and then being asked questions by the teacher and having to rely on the helpfully whispered answers from the rest of the class.

Since I am so new to this blog writing lark, I have no idea how to finish so I hope you enjoyed my little rants and I don’t know, maybe if you liked them leave a comment as I am considering starting my own blog but I just don’t know if the things I write about are interesting. – Elena ^-^

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