A FANTASY LINE UP FROM A SAD OLD MAN

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Presenting the ultimate FANTASY LINE UP for a final farewell and to show my appreciation for everybody over the years who made THE DRYSTONE STAGE possible. WIZARDMARRAS NOT THE DRYSTONE STAGE 2011 THE TRACK LISTINGS WIZARDMARRA – ANGUS’ BOOGIE/GAYNES STAR MARK SAUL – JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE CELTS THE MYST – BURN DRAGONSFLY – ISHQ ALLAH (LIVE ON THE DRYSTONE STAGE SOLFEST 2008) MARY CUSTY – TALES FROM THE HEART OF CHUANG TZU JENNY MCCORMICK – ME, I PREFER THE MOON EVIE PLUMB – UNAFFORDABLE DAYDREAMS SWEETBEATS – ORANGE STREET (LIVE ON THE DRYSTONE STAGE SOLFEST 2008) HELEN Continue reading A FANTASY LINE UP FROM A SAD OLD MAN

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SHE’S A WINNER

  SHE’S DONE IT! Emma has won the final of “MUST BE THE MUSIC” after winning a place in the final three acts, she won the phone vote boosted by huge audience support in the Wembley arena beating bands “Missing Andy” and “The Pictures”. Giving a beautiful performance while visibly fighting with nerves she won over everybody, including the judges who had been vocal in their support and belief in Emma from the start. Before the voting opened they said of Emma. Dizzee Rascal said “That was beautiful and I think you’re a star already” Jamie Cullem added “You are Continue reading SHE’S A WINNER

THE IRRESISTIBLE RISE OF EMMA, AND SOLFEST2010

  First of all huge congratulations to EMMA GILLESPIE or as I should  correctly say EMMA’S IMAGINATION who has won through to the finals of “Must Be The Music” on Sky1 and will be singing live next Sunday at Wembley against the other finalist/s the group THE PICTURES. Biased as I am I am bound to say that Emma is hands down and head above shoulders in an overwhelming winning yoga position. Unbiased, I would still say that as her song “This Day” is a masterpiece and a winning song anyway. If you don’t believe me check out the i Continue reading THE IRRESISTIBLE RISE OF EMMA, AND SOLFEST2010

HOW COOL IS THIS…

  You will recall in my last blog a had to rewrite it to take account of the fantastic news that Emma Gillespie had won round one of her audition on the Sky1 show “Must Be The Music”. Well, it gets better for Emma has won a place in the live semi finals which will be broadcast the week after Solfest. Click on the line below to see her audition. EMMA’S IMAGINATION ON TELLY “Captivating” Jamie Cullem “The song was beautiful and you have a wicked voice” Dizzee Rascal “Your voice is stunning, it’s an absolute pleasure having someone of Continue reading HOW COOL IS THIS…

COMING AROUND AGAIN…

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The ongoing tale of one mans life caught up in a “groundhog day” of festival preparation and execution… Read on… Well it’s that time of year again. So it’s time I wrote one of my accounts of how things are doing, who’s doing then and for a bit of spice, who’s doing it to whom. It’s odd though as I feel I’m watching the festival develop from afar, taking a back seat on the scary rollercoaster this year and yet still doing all the stuff I usually do. Although I have to say that I’m getting lot of help You Continue reading COMING AROUND AGAIN…

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