Saturday, December 23, 2006

Beatles Stones and Elvis Night

Here's the pics of the legendary Beatles Stones and Elvis night.

we wish you all a very Merry Christmas from Unity

What's on this week

Greetings Xmas shoppers and anti-consumerist resistors!

Once again apologies for the lateness of this mailout - we're looking at alternatives to solve the problem I keep having with this mass mailing out thing - should have it all sussed very soon.

While we're here I may as well inform you on happenings for the whole Xmas and New Year period - that way I can relax over the silly season myself (relaxed = mash-up).

Friday 22nd

It's time for the Grassroots Winter Solstice Party at Lisboa tonight - with live music from Circus, Opaque, Point of Origin and Pink and Ruby and DJ's Lukus, Local & Kendo (Playskool) and Peddlebreaker and Sk9 (Contact/Drip-Dry). Entrance is only £3 if you're a Muddy member (£4 otherwise) so get yo asses down for the fun. Door times are 8pm till 4am.

Saturday 23rd

It's behind you! is the cry ringing out of the Glass Onion this Saturday - it's time for the adults only Muddy Panto, written and performed by a rag-tag bunch of very Muddy Folk. This will be a great night - with warm up performances from musicians and the like from 7pm and the panto itself starting at 10pm. Entrance to this very special event is £3 members, £4 others.

Dizzy Funk are having their Winter Solstice celebrations with a night of underground house music at Lisboa this Saturday. Doors 9pm till 5am and entrance only a fiver. Get down and get deep and funky.

Sunday 24th - Xmas Eve

Muddy Movie Day at the Glass Onion - which is serving alcohol from 2pm on this day. Films from 3pm till midnight.

Monday 25th - Xmas Day

Xmas day itself! The Glass Onion's dedicated volunteers are spending their day with their spititual family at the Onion, for a day entitled The Queens Peach. Alcohol will be on sale throughout the day and there will be games, stories, films, Xmas dinner and a festive quiz. Entrance is free.

Tuesday 26th - Boxing Day

The Onion is open from 2pm till late and will once again be serving alcohol throughout the day. This day is themed on jazz and comedy with stage acts from 7pm. Free entrance.

Wednesday 27th

There is a huge charity event going on at The Cavendish pub, Cavendish Street (off town end of Eastifield Road). This is to benefit children with cancer and boasts a huge line-up including (to name but a few) Opaque, Point of Origin, Point Seven Pistol, Columbian Necktie, Julian Stone, Haku*Sama, Richard Groom and lots lots lots more. Live music from 12 till 12 and free entrance (but please dig deep for the charity).

Meanwhile there is a very diggerent marathon going on at the Glass Onion from 3pm till 3am, where the extended versions of all three Lord of the Rings films are being shown.

Thursday 28th

Unity @ Lisboa have a folky and laid back post-Xmas recovery session planned for this night, including EMM From Bluebird records Winter Tour and acoustic bands Intwined and Cruel Folk. The music is going to be absolutely first rate for this one so come down and chill out to the beautiful sounds. Entrance is £2/£1 Muddy members.

Friday 29th

The Glass Onion plays host to the Muddy end of year Extravajamza on this night, with Drum workshops with Dutch Tony from 5pm, Open mic from 6pm, and alternative country, folk and blues from Midwezt & Friends from 8pm till late - there will also be an appearance from David's harp - gotta be seen to be believed. Entrance is free.

Or if you fancy dancing your socks off into the early hours check out Skankateria at Radius (above Solstice). This special event is an annual thing put on by local legends the Gangsters. They have kindly invited jazz-funkateers Groove Cartel and Point of Origin along for the ride, as well as ska and reggae DJ's including Urb. Live music begins with POO at 9:30pm and doors are 8pm till the wee hours. Entrance is £5 before 10pm to Muddy members and the key to this party is DANCE DANCE DANCE. Gonna be smiley.

Alternatively you'll find Contact at Bar Lisboa kicking out experimental electronic sounds from residents and with special guest Nigel Noise from London. This may be the last Contact in its current incarnation too. Door times are 9pm till 3:30 am. Entrance is £3.

Saturday 30th

The bods from Clear have hooked up with the bods who used to run the Strictly Soulful d&b nights in Bogarts to create Strictly Clear. The first conjoined party will take place at Lisboa on Saturday 30th and boasts two rooms - one full of all kinds of breaks and one full of all kinds of drum & bass. It's gonna be a phatty party so don't miss out. Entrance is £3 and doors are 10pm till late.

Sunday 31st - New Years Eve

The Glass Onion are hosting a New Years Eve party for Muddy members only (who get free entrance too!!!). The licence has been extended allowing the party to run from 6pm till 4am with lots of local musicians and DJ's on the bill and a few surprises thrown in for fun.

Alternatively at Lisboa you'll find DJ's from many underground crews representing the cream of Peterborough's underground electronic scene for a party from 9pm till 5am. Entrance is £8, including a free glass of champagne at Midnight. More exact line-up tbc.

....and Finally

Massive thanks to all of you for making 2006 such a special year in Peterborough and beyond, and more importantly bringing all of us such beautiful memories of this year to carry forward with us in our lives. It's just over one year since Muddy Promotions put their first ever event on, and things have moved quickly - most notably with the success of the Grassroots Festival and the opening of the Glass Onion Community Music and Arts Centre. Thanks to all of you who made all this possible in the million different ways that you have. Here's looking forward to 2007.

Have a great Xmas and New Year - best wishes from all of us for 2007.

Peace love unity and respect.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Myspace of the day

This weeks myspace of the day goes to The Waheys, who recently have just got a mention on MTV by Kasabian who they supported. Kasabian is reported to have said they're the "greatest band ever" (sic)mainly because, allegedly, they trashed the stage. That been said The Waheys are actually a great fun band playing mod rock. We're not sure whether recent comments from Dan the lead singer that Mike Da hat used to change his nappies is going to ruin Mikes reputation or his own. We leave it for time to tell.

So whaddya waiting for? Go and check out "the greatest band ever".

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Unity 14th November 2006

Despite three quarters of the band being sick and bad with the dreaded lurgies, the Playful Rays took the stage like professionals. The Playful rays are an all girl Punk pop band none of them over eighteen.Blankit the heros of the pre gig jam session and post gig jam sessions which they enjoyed so much they promise to come back regularly. So if you missed them tonight you'll certainly have a chance to see them jam in the near future, blazing away on lead guitar, bass and drums.

Next week we have the Unity Christmas bash in the shape of our Beatle Stones and Elvis night. It's ceretainly captured the imagination of a load of people and promises to be a great fun night.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings snow flurries and wintry showers!

The days are still getting shorter, and colder....but it's nearly solstice-time and then we can start the home run back towards summer fun and warmth! In the meantime things are going to get busy with Xmas and New Year just around the corner.

Let's have a look at what's on this week to distract you from the consumerist frenzy that is Xmas shopping.

As always if you would like to unsubscribe to this mail please reply "unsubscribe" thanks.


Wednesday nights is time for the weekly pixie folke open mic session at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) Doors open 9pm till late and entrance is free.


Unity as Lisboa has the pleasure of hosting to young rock bands this week, Cambridge based punk rockers Blankit and young all-female boro band The Playful Rays. The jam session will start proceedings as always at 8pm and kick out is in the early hours after DJ Urb falls over from exhaustion (not likely). Entrance is £2 or £1 to Muddy members.

Or if you are in Stamford direction for the night check out Irene Rae at the Mi Familia Tapas Bar, where music starts at 9pm and entrance is free.

Or if you want to venture even further afield check out Opaque at Insomnia in Derby. Email for more details.


The Glass Onion's acoustic night has the pleasure of having the wonderful Irene Rae (back on the scene after a few health problems - good to have you back around Ren). It's also an open mic session for the rest of the night so come along and bring your instruments and music!

Down the road in Bogarts local funkateers Point of Origin have their first Peterborough appearance after a long break due to bods being away at University - entrance is free and music starts at 9:30pm ish.....and there've been no rehearsals since September so if you want to see the band scared as f*ck this is your chance... :)

For an electronic tip Funktional return to Lisboa this Friday for another session of funky house. Door times are 9pm till 3am and entrance is £3. DJ Clark Fader is in da house for a hip-hop turntablist session this time around too! Booyah!

Around the corner in the Brewery Tap, Jules the DJ is bringing a Xmas Disco..... (I can't quite get over the naming of this one......reminds me a little bit too much of school.....sorry Jules!)


After the success of their first party Psychedelic Breakdown are back with something bigger, longer and phatter (this sounds far too rude at this point). For the first time Lisboa has an extended licence allowing this party to run from 11pm till 7am!!!! Both floors of Lisboa will be open, decked out with copious amounts of UV decor (courtesy of Indigo Children, Mel Playskool and the Twit Twoo lovelies), and kitted with digital visuals. Music upstairs will be psy-trance and breaks, including on the line-up Craig H (from Point Red Records - the new breaks sub-label of Alchemy Records) and Jimmy Tango (hero of the East Anglian psychedelic scene). Downstairs will be deep house, minimal techno, dub and chill. Hot drinks and snacks will be available downstairs to keep you going too. Entrance is a mere snip at a fiver each - don't miss out.

And if you can't wait for all that fun, the pre-party for Psychedelic Breakdown will be taking place at The Glass Onion from 7pm till 11pm - with psy-chill from Bidbod and progressive psy-trance from Kendo. Entrance is free.

For a live band alternative the Brewery Tap is hosting the Brown Stripes.Entrance is free before 10pm.

Or at a bigger distance you will find Opaque at Night and Day in Manchester. Email opaque_moony @ for more info.


At the Glass Onion you will find a Xmas Craft Fair taking place on Sunday.

...until next time....

Peace love unity and respect.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Unity 7th December 2006

Unity continue to stage incredibly talented musicians. Below are the brilliant Micawber, who's sublime harmonies captivated the audience. These guys come from Oakham and play beautifully.Ok from the sublime to the downright outrageous. The Juzzt have re-emerged with Rock and Roll Andy fronting the band in his own inimitable style. He is a God amongst men. Posturing on stage and frightening the front row of the audience. if nothing else he knows how to entertain and he does that very well.
What diverse line up we have tonight. Straight from Anthony Burgess's "A ClockWork Orange" we have "Columbian Necktie", brilliant alternative rock.

Don't forget next week we have the mighty "Blankit" and those cute little girlies with attitude "The Playful Rays", they might be girlies but they know how to rock.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Myspace of the day

Todays Myspace of the Day goes to Point Seven Pistol, not just because they've been working hard in the studio (Batcave) but because they've created some really great new tunes that rock.Three of them featured on their myspace page "Return","Burden" and "Push". I'm particularly biased towards the guys because they kindly allowed me to photograph their recording session and I was down in the dungeon with Jimmy while he was singing, banging my head on the roof and falling over boxes. So you've all got Point Seven pistol as friends on Myspace (if not why not), so isn't it about time you checked out what they've been doing recently. Then order a copy of their new long player. Well go on then what are you waiting for? They're just a click away

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Muddy News

Hello day dreamers, believers, sceptics, agnostics and lunatics

Here's a round up below of all things Opaque ( & all things Muddy (

Opaque Gigs

Sat 9th Dec (9pm) - Moony plays acoustic to open up for Underbelling & Vow's Caberet. It is aboard a boat on the Thames called "The English Maid" (She moors between Vauxhall and Lambeth Bridges on Albert Embankment, Southside). Please Contact Amanda on for more info & Tickets.

Sat 9th Dec (10.45pm) - Hope & Anchor, Islington, London.

Tues 12th Dec (6.30pm) - The John Clare Theatre, Peterborough. Opaque Acoustic - Opening up for the premier of Hills & Horrors, a local film production supported by Muddy Promotions.

Thurs 14th Dec (9pm) – Insomnia, Derby

Sat 16th Dec (9pm) – Night & Day, Manchester.

Thurs 21st Dec (9pm) – Dublin Castle, Camden, London

Fri 22nd Dec (9pm) – Muddy Promotions Equinox Party, Bar Lisboa, P’boro

Wed 27th Dec (2pm) – The Cavendish, P’boro

Muddy News

At The Glass Onion over the next couple of weeks we have thrills a plenty, I've picked a few highlights for your diary. I have also listed below a couple of Muddy Promotions parties that are being held in December.

Glass Onion

Every Mondays - Quiz Night

Every Wednesday - DJ Workshops & Cultural Escapades

Every Thursday - Games Night

Every Friday - Drum Circles, Acoustic Performance & Open Mic Night

Sunday 10th Dec - Amnesty International's Human Rights Day - A day for Darfur. A day of awareness for the troubles faced in Sudan. Inc Sudanese Hip Hop, Food, African Drumming and more.

Sunday 17th Dec – Xmas Craft Fair

Saturday 23rd Dec – “It’s Behind You” – Glass Onion Adult Pantomime

Plus kids clubs, juggling workshops, ladies night, jewellrey making, life drawing and so much more I can't begin to describe the wealth of tallent and creativity that is crawling out of the hidden depth of Peterborough & beyond.

Muddy Parties

Fri 22nd Dec - GrassRoots Winter Solstice Party, Bar Lisboa's, Peterborough.

Live Music from Opaque, Point of Origin, Groove Cartel, Pink n Ruby, Circus.

DJ sets from Peddlebreaker/SK9, Kendo, Lukus, Local.

8pm til 4am, £4/£3 to Muddy Members.

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any of the Muddy volunteers at The Glass Onion.

Much love


Zodiac Party

Well there was a couple of cancellations for the Zodiac party. But that didn't stop us from having a great time with a fabulous line up of stars. And stars don't get bigger than the impossibly tall John LItchfield. Next up taking a short break from their world tour of Guildford Abi and Stacey.
It's those Sidearm boys again. Are they fantastic or what? I'd like to think that when they appear on Later with Jools Holland and headlining Glastonbury they'll still be the same old crazy guys we've known and loved for years.
I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to have the Neumes back in town. I want to take them home and feed them and keep them forever. I'll look after them, honest. So that's Eleanor, Charlotte and Emily (left to right in the bottom pics) with Tim and Amanda keeping things solid at the back.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Unity 30th November 2006

Tonights Unity was something special in that we featured "Some TCD" all the way from London and The Brackets who were playing their very 1st gig. Not forgetting all their loyal supporters who added to the brilliant vibe going on. Talking of loyal supporters here's a whole bunch of you having a great time. Here's "Some TCD" That's Abi and Tristan, two lovely people, who's main forte is beautiful harmonies, and laid back tunes. Wow! we want them for next years Muddy Festival in the Troubadour tent.
What you've been waiting for pics of "The Brackets" playing their first ever gig to a packed house. We at Unity were really impressed with the performance, so much so, we're going to push to get them a slot on the Unity stage at next years Muddy Festival. Great band.
To round off the evening Richard and Abi played a set as Istari.

Don't forget Saturday night at Lisboa we have the wonderful "Neumes" all the way from oop north in Yorkshire. Three sisters who are going to blow you away with their jazz folk swing stylie thing. You can't pigeon hole them. Just come and listen. Also on stage, Unity favourites "Sidearm" you can not beat these boys for enthusiasm. Rock at it's most entertaining, also "Godfather" and "Radicus" two bands who recently have gone down a storm at Unity.

Next Thursday at Unity we have the very popular Columbian Necktie, Micawber (folk rock duo) and Juzzt (funkay) so there's something for everyone there. And it's still only £2 to get in. £1 with Muddy membership. You can't beat it for value for money. It's the UNity bargain pack for music lovers.

Rock on dudes.

Pixy Folk 29th November

Oh 'ello. Here we go again and what a right old bunch of reprobates we've got here for you. Not an ASBO between them. They're all lovely people. Here you are at Pixy Folks special night.Dana and Jez (top left) Irene Rae, some dude on a Harpsichord who was brilliant. You could hear jaws crashing to the floor when he played. Gobs were well and truly smacked. Very special.
Aye oop its our Heather McVey (centre top of pic below) and Tammy Garcia.
Chomskis Chainsaw AKA Circus. Vince Nathan and Nick rocking it up with help from Jimmy D on drums.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings bubbles of joy and anarchic freedom!

A phrase is landing in the heart of the Muddy world this weekend that I don't think I've heard since childhood days watching Blue Peter (did I just admit to that? - have you got any sticky back plastic?). This Sunday (3rd December) the Glass Onion is hosting a BRING & BUY SALE to help raise some funds and keep up with the paying the bills game that running the centre involves.

The Onion is currently running at a loss and since we still have no backing Muddy Promotions has got no financial cushion to sustain this situation for long.....any help you can give will be gratefully received. Many thanks.

There's also the Muddy Sagittarius Party at Lisboa on Saturday - any profits from which will roll straight into the Onion's coffers - yet another way that you can support this project while having fun and maybe even getting quite hammered......if you like..... :)

In fact there's alot of stuff going on to grab your attention this week - so without further delay let's have a look at what there is.


The Pixie Folke team are presenting a wonderful and inspiring one-off evening of music and art at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough) tonight..... and entrance is by voluntary donation, with all door profits going towards recording costs for demos for two of the local artists performing.

The line-up is beyond compare - here's just some of it:

Tammy Garcia and the Flamenkines - flamenco passion from Brighton (well....Spain actually)
Dana Wylie Band - folky three piece from near da boro
Chomsky's Chainsaw (formerly known as Circus) - you must know these by now
Ady & jo (Fiddle & Squeeze) - all the way from Brighton
Ru Jones (Crowzone) - also all the way from Brighton
Heather McVey - soulful acoustic soloist from Cambridge
Jonny Fungji - oooh, an old boro legend in acoustic format
Irene Rae - a current boro legend in acoustic format
The Singing Monk - famous for his many Pixie Skin appearances
Mike da Hat - the Unity photo man from the other side of the mic for a change

This is all going on spread over both floors of Lisboa, with shedloads of amazing artwork being displayed and candlelit dinner being served in the acoustic lounge downstairs too.

......don't forget, entrance is voluntary donation! Door times are 7pm till late.


Unity at Lisboa this week proudly presents:

The Brackets ( ) - boro based Indie bods.
Some TCD ( ) are a London based acoustic duo of the highest order - check them out, really beautiful harmonies (even Wainwright might like

Doors open for the open jam somewhere between 8 and 8:30 and entrance is £2 or £1 to Muddy members.


Friday is time for the Onion's weekly open mic session, always a laid back treat and a lovely way to start the weekend. Why not pop in. Beer on sale from 6pm and music from around 8pm till 1am.

For a much noisier start to your weekend System Abuse are continuing their monthly residency at Lisboa for another evening of sick and filthy drum & bass. This time around with guest DJ Khanage (Offkey/Ohm Resistance), the world record breaking Urb, alongside other SA residents Kodo, Scar Red and Vendetta. Doors are 9pm till 4am. There was a lovely atmosphere at the last System Abuse event so get down there and check it out. £4 on the door.


It's time for the Muddy Sagittarius Party! This is taking place at Lisboa, and is running from 8pm till 4am.

The live line-up is of top quality and eclecticism (as you have come to expect):
The Neumes - ska/folk fusion from yorkshire
Godfather - sleazy funk from Cambridge
Sidearm - art rock wonders, gotta check them if you haven't already!
Radicus - local punks with good vibe and happy attitude
Magic Lamp - live techno-trance, celebrating their success at Synergy last weekend (big up guys!)

To top things of Dj's Bidbod (Playskool - psy-trance) and Audioholic (Clear - Breaks) are ready to be served up on the menu.

Entrance is £4 or just £3 to muddy members. Look forward to seeing you there.

Alternatively much further afield the Synergy bods are holding a very special community gathering at their community centre in Camberwell, London. They've kindly invited local favourties Opaque to go and rock it out on stage. If you would be interested in attending contact Moony on for travel details and stuff. For full details of the event check


Don't forget the bring and buy sale - you might be able to pick up some Xmas present bargains and you'll be helping the Onion stay afloat!

Later in the day Sundazed Sounds enter their second week at Lisboa - with eclectic chilled out grooves from DJ's and acoustic artists. Entrance is free and door times are 3pm till late.

....and Finally

Our good friends the Gangsters have asked us to mention that tickets are now on sale for the Skankateria 07 (the Gangsters annual Xmas Party). The line-up is phat and funky with The Gangsters, Groove Cartel and Point of Origin all on the bill, as well as ska and reggae DJ's on the night to make sure that it's an event to dance dance dance at! Advance tickets are £5 and they will be more on the door. The party is happening at Radius (above the Solstice) on Friday 29 December and is set to be a stormer. For ticket info email

Till next week bods - keep it happy - and please help keep the Onion would be a crying shame if the Onion got the chop.....

Peace love unity and respect

Monday, November 27, 2006

Pay attention you people

Hi all,

Hope you are all well.

A few things to mention to you's all:

1. On Thurs Dec 21st we are throwing the Unity Xmas party at Lisboa. This is going to be a themed night called "Beatles Stones and Elvis night" where faces from the local scene present one or two covers of tracks originally by the Beatles, the rolling stones or Elvis. If you would like to come and get involved we'd love to have you on. Backline will be completely provided on the night so you won't have to carry loads of kit it. Email with "Beatles Stones and Elvis" as the subject line. Please include your preferential choice of tunes. Thanks.

2. Unity's Band of 2007 competition will commence in January. We still have spaces left in it. Prizes on offer to the winner are £350 cash, a slot on the Unity stage at Grassroots Festival 2007, and a photoshoot by Mike da Hat. If you are interested in taking part please email with "Band of 2007" as the subject line.

3. The live stage at next year's Grassroots Festival will be called the "Unity stage" and will be booked and manned by the usual Unity crew. If you would be interested in playing please email with "Grassroots Unity stage" as the subject line.

Thanks to all of you for your support past present and future.

Peace love unity and respect.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Unity 23rd November 2006

Simon Lee Morgan of the swings played some lively and often humourous songs.After Four. These guys are ones to watch having already performed over 100 gigs this year alone, and all of them under 18. For youngsters they showed a remarkable maturity in their playing. Great performance.
We are still open for people to play at our charity Beatles Stones and Elvis night on the 21st December. It's going to be a real fun event. Everyone will be playing either Beatles Stones or Elvis numbers we've got a good line up of local "stars" playing but we've room for more if you want to come down and play.

Don't forget next week we have on stage Some TCD and The Brackets it should be good. See you there.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Myspace of the day

Todays Myspace of the day comes from those Funky dudes down at the Buena Vista Social club. What they've done is get a load of your favourite artists and rerecorded their tracks with a cuban latin feel. Get a load of that brass section and marimbas baby.
Anyway artists that have been given the Buena Vista treatment are The Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Sting, Jack Johnson, Dido and Faithless, and Coldplay amongst others. I think you'll find they've used the original vocal track and then built around it.
Anyway have a listen it's a lot of fun. Off you go, quick as you like my lovelies

Unity myspace of the day has started to become very influential, I mean where would the likes of the Rolling Stones and Elvis be if it wasn't for Unitys myspace of the day? We are making and breaking bands here.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Unity 16th November 2006

What a great night at Unity. Three brill bands to thrill and entertain you. And here you are...Our very good friends the amazing Super penetraitors who get more and more outrageous everytime they play.
New kids on the block "Zhen Merit" who's sound intitially had a nod toward Radiohead. We were impressed by their interesting use of vocal effects. Not many other bands seem to do that. Lots of potential here then. And they seem to have stolen Wakes drummer.
Oh wow! King Cool. These guys have got to be seen to be believed. All you've got is a guitarist and a drummer. But what a guitarist. Dan Donovan plays like he means it and sounds like a full band all by himself. A sort of american bluesy rock thang. The drummer keeping a very tight beat on things. Dan Donovans talents don't stop there he's also a photographer not only that he's a great guy. Not only that he wants to come back and play again. Not only that we'd let him.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pixy Folk 15th November

Despite it being a quiet night at Pixy these three guys played their hearts out. In fact they were pretty damned good. Haven't a clue who they were or what the bands called. Perhaps someone can enlighten us. Richard leapt in to do the occasional vocal. There has been unconfirmed rumours that local bad boy Chopper was seen to be skiing down the stairs of the town hall on a fold up chair. Whether this is true or not I don't know.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Christmas Cards

This year we at Unity intend to send all our friends Christmas cards Psychically. So during the next couple of weeks we'll be thinking very hard of a Christmas card and psychically sending it to each and everyone of you via telepathy. We'll be doing it individually because we're not sure our powers are enough to do a one off global telepathic mail shot.
So if during the next few weeks you get a thought about Christmas and Christmas cards, well that will be us here in the Unity office sitting in a circle holding hands and sending you a Psychic Christmas card. It could be just a fleeting thought because as I say we're just beginners at this telepathy lark, but be sure to know it's us here in the Unity Office thats sending you the greetings. if you think of Christmas more than once it may be us trying again because we weren't confident we got through first time. Just treat the second thought as a missed call and ignore the rest of your christmas thoughts. Or rejoice in the knowledge that we care about you so much that we're making you think of Christmas a load of times.

This has been a public service information announcement on behalf of the Unity Team

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Greetings Muddy ones!

It's an exciting day for the Muddy community today, with the first meeting for the Grassroots Festival 2007 taking place at the Glass Onion tonight. The meeting starts at 8pm so if you are interested in being involved head on down and have a chinwag.

There's lots going on this week around and a-bouts too so lets crack on with what a gwan.


The rag-tag randomness that is the Pixie Folke open mic session at Lisboa (hosted by Shaggy of Point of Origin) is pressing on and becoming more blessedly chaotic by the week. Entrance is free and doors open at 9pm so pop down and bring your instruments.


Unity at Lisboa this Thursday has a triple bill of rock music for your enjoyment:
King Kool - alternative Americana noise-smiths
Zhen Merit - indie rock
The Superpenetraitors - tongue in cheek zombie metal
Doors open for the jam session at 8pm, entrance is £2 on the door, or £1 to Muddy members.

Further afield Opaque and Point of Origin are slipping into acoustic guise for performances at the Electro-Acoustic club at the Slaughtered Lamb in London. For travel and price info email


The Glass Onion's acoustic/open mic night is going from strength to strength. Entrance is free and music starts at 9pm.

For a full band experience try Zhen Merit (fresh from their Unity success the night before) and mod-rockers Loop ( ) at the Met Lounge.

Alternatively for funky house grooves check out Funktional at Lisboa. Doors times are 9pm till late and entrance is £3.


Playskool are back in the Lisboa this Saturday for another session of psy-trance, breaks, deep house and drum and bass with all 7 residents on the bill. Door times are 9pm till 5am and entrance is £4.


For a musical chilldown try Deep Roots at Lisboa- with eclectic grooves for your sunday head and free BBQ food for your Sunday belly. Entrance is free and doors open at 7pm.

For a quieter and more visual evening try the film night at the Glass Onion.

...and Finally....

Saw this the other day and it scared the living sh*t out of me. It's footage from a rather large party in the Czech Republic. The Czech police decided to make a bit of an example of the thing......I've never seen police look so much like an army before, quite scary. Check it out at

Of's not really anything compared to the violence visited on the Iraqi people in the last 15 years by our American-shafted government. Does anyone wonder what we're doing still having troops there?

..and Finally finally...

"Clare without an I" sent this link into the Unity Office. It's the John Butler Trio. This particular track on You Tube is an acoustic instrumental played on a 12 string guitar. It's awesome. If your Gob isn't well and truly smacked after this you're deaf. Go check it out. What are you waiting for? We're done talking to you:

Till next time - peace love unity and respect.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Myspace of the day

This weeks Myspace of the day goes to the Worcester based acoustic rock combo "Rare breed" if only for their faabulous new version of The Beatles "I am a walrus". Now personally I'm of the persuasion that no one can do Beatles better then the Beatles. Though there are times when I make exceptions to this. Like when I play Beatles in my front room or when Joe Cocker does " a little help from my friends". Rare breed have managed to pull off a faithful reproduction of the spirit of the song but with a little folk rock twist spun into it. I know you're going to enjoy. So What are you waiting for? click click click.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thursday 9th November 2006

Charlie Alexander in a triumphant return to the Unity stage. Revenue and nothing to do with that inland combo who like to seperate you from your hard earnt cash.
The Waheys.
Look don't be hard on me for not writing glowing reports on these bands it's just that Day-Glo Joe is doing the music review this week and we're still waiting here at the Unity Office for his input. So if you see him and he's not head down writing the reviews feverishly give him a good kicking and mention that if he wants to be a writer the word "DEADLINE" will crop up every now and then. Because you guys want to see the pics and read the reviews. Talking of you guys here you are in all your autumnal loveliness.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings stompers and loungers!

I hope you are all healthy and remaining positive and smiley in these days of shake up and global awakening.

Friday night's peace jam at the Glass Onion became a very eventful night of contrast and interesting mix-ups of peoples and ideas....just the way we like it. The rather less eventful Scorpio Party the next day was a little thin on the ground, but I'm sure that those that were there can verify we were privileged to have one of the most quality line-ups we've had the pleasure of bringing to the city yet! I guess people were too busy blowing up dolls representing ancient freedom fighters..... :)

So what a gwan this week?


If the Unity following's ears have finished ringing after the rather heavy and rather metal Halloween celebrations they'll probably be looking forward to something a little easier on the ears this week. And on the bill this time around at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) are three wicked local acts - mod-rockers The Waheys ( ), Revenue, who were runners-up in the Solstice Battle of the Bands last year ( ) and Charlie Alexander first up in the acoustic slot. As always the jam session will commence proceedings at the start of the night, and DJ Urb's eclectic mix will take us through to the early hours. Doors open 8pm and entrance costs £2 or £1 to Muddy members.


I wonder if the open mic session at the Glass Onion will be as interesting as last week's? Only one way to find out - entrance is free and music starts at 8pm (ish).

Meanwhile down the road in Lisboa Twilite Promotions are bringing a night of ska to the city, with Edinburgh's finest The Big Hand and Peterborough's finest The Gangsters on the stage live and ska Dj's throughout the night. Advance tickets can be purchased at Lisboa or from the promoter (mail for details) for £5, or on the door for £7.

Further afield boro bods Opaque are travelling to the big smoke that is London playing at The Clapham Grand. A minibus is going and will cost £12 return including entry (Moony asked me to clarify that that's entry to the gig - not anal entry, which is £5 extra).


This Saturday the Jellyfish crew are bringing Bish Bash Bosh back to Lisboa, with special guests Atomic running hard dance in the second room with the normal hardcore/drum & bass/techno/anything goes in the main room. Entrance is £4 and doors open at 9pm.


There's something special coming to the Glass Onion this Sunday night:

'The Projector Tank' Solar Cinema will be bringing an
eclectic selection of cinematic delights to feast your
eyes and ears! Showing arts cinema, locally grown
film, random Russian shorts and environmental /

politically themed films, including the life journey
of a flipflop and oil exploration in Ecuador! We can
also show any films of your liking so bring some along
and we will try to stick 'em on for you! The cinema,

powered by a solar array and biodiesel back up will be
in the peace garden from 2pm with films showing from 4pm. Bring a
jumper /

You can also come and find out more about how YOU can
reduce your carbon footprint. Information and advice

on renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy
efficiency will be on hand from the Energy Saving
Trust Advice Centre. Free home energy checks and low
energy light bulbs for everyone who joins the campaign"

to save their 20%!

Meanwhile at Lisboa Deep Roots is continuing from 6pm onwards, with free BBQ food and laid back grooves to bring you down towards Monday pace. Entrance is free.


The Pixie Folke open mic session is gathering a rag-tag bunch of musos each Wednesday to Lisboa. Entrance is free and doors are 9pm till late.

....till next time - peace love unity and respect.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Scorpio Party 4th November 2006

Photos & Words courtesy Day-glo Joe. Mike Da hat was in London.Saturday the action relocated to Lisboa for The Scorpio Party, one of the many Grassroots Zodiac events that are held every month to tide us all over
until June when we can all take to the fields again for next year's GrassRoots Festival. If anyone was in doubt that this weekend was a truly magical one on
terms of musical talent coming to peterborough, then Saturday night would have set them to rights. Lisboa was a picture of bohemian bliss, done up like a charming little Parisian jazz cafe, the artists and audience were instantly transported away from the icy-cold damp streets and into a mini festival. Corneilius, Sam and Sarah all played again, not the slightest bit tired after the events of the night before. They all performed brilliantly, and kudos to Sarah for doing so in spite of flu! The first of the bands was Wake, ( local boys who know how to rock. The quiet, candle-lit setting was briefly blasted with thunderous guitar explosions. People weren't quite expecting it at first, but it went down very well. Next band to entertain us was Flipron (, a brilliant bunch of eclectic individuals who brought some great folky eccentric pop to the proceedings. Playing everything from mandolin to accordian they were multi instrumental and full of fun and energy, not to mention very well dressed! Then as if we had not been spoiled enough over the past two days, a young man by the name of Joe Driscoll ( got up on the mic, and shared with us some of his inspiration. Hailing originally form New York and now residing in London, and blending hip-hop, reggae, funk, folk and american roots music into something completely new and unique, he had everyone up out of their seats within about one minute of getting on stage. He uses a loop pedal to build up multi-tracks of sound live before our eyes; a whole new kind of one man band. Layering his brilliant beatboxing with soulful bass guitar hooks and uplifting riffs and fluid backing vocals, he sang and rapped his conscious life affirming lyrics to an amazed audience. A true urban troubadour, he played three encores, including a crazy acapella drum and bass epic and a mind blowing track in which he
beatboxed through a mouth organ, which no one was expecting. When Joe finished his set Corneilius got on the decks as DJ Lockwood to keep the crowd dancing until close. Sadly Magic Lamp weren't able to play, but be sure to try and get to The
Synergy Project in London on the 24th where they will be doing their psychedelic techno madness.
All in all, the weekend saw some absolutely amazing talent come to city, and to all those of you who didn't make it out on saturday night, you don't know what you
missed! For those curious to see for themselves, Lukus filmed alot of the night and it should be making its way onto the internet very soon, not to mention all the artists who played are definitely up for playing in Peterborough again soon. A big
thankyou to all the artists who came to town and to all the people who came to listen. It was truly one of the best nights that Lisboa has ever had and the
atmosphere and quality of music all weekend was beautiful, exceptional, indescribable! Joe

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Glass Onion

Photos & words courtesy Day-glo Joe.Friday 3rd November saw the weekly acoustic jam at the Glass Onion take place, except that this particular evening was themed after the global peace effort, and we were so lucky to have a very prestigious line up taking to the stage. Starting off the night were Yo Yeti, with their lyrical acoustic hip-hop. It was the
first time the band had played in months and it was a great return. Then we were treated to the wonderful and unusual voice of Julius Senior, all the way from Leeds. He sang a mixture of both playful and plaintive songs in a quirky style that kept everyone entertained. Piper, the Pianist from POO, set up his keyboard next for some jazzy songmanship, while bongos, djembes and congas were drumming out rhythms all over the room. After a break from the music for an important speech about war and peace (which got very heated) Sarah Bear, a beautiful young singer from the courageous Peace Not War music collective (please check out and, sat by the fireplace and treated us all to her chilled and empowering songs, with a little help from Corneilius (, who's also something of a legend in the new musical revolution. Singing songs that tell the truth, whether you want to hear it or not, yet without being preachy and patronising, Corneilius is
something of a spokesman for the new thinking of a nation fed up of war. Not long after Sam Beer was up, and what a prodigal musician he is. He played exquisitely to a rapt audience and brought a night of underground folk heroes to a close.

Monday, November 06, 2006

London Showcase

This technically isn't Unity bizz but as Abi Stacey and Kerry (Point of Origin) are all Unity Favourites we thought we'd share some pics from their London Showcase event. Which incidently was a lot of fun.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Unity Halloween Special

By St Benedict and all that is holy,the demons were in tonight. Three powerful death metal bands to make your ears bleed and reduce your insides to a quivering mess as if you'd been struck down by the US armys sonic attack force. Here's a few of you who managed to keep controls of your bowels despite the audio visual onslaught.
First on stage with a strange tactic of each drinking six pints before they even considered picking up an instrument were Cell69. Not a long set but very popular with the crowd.
Get thee behind me Satan, it's those Switch Theory boys complete with wrestling side show in front of the stage. I mentioned that they had a girl bassist in the preview. In fact she is now with child and retired to perform domestic duties which is hardly rock and roll and we protest. We will remember her fondly. I only hope she doesn't scare the new baby with her make up.
Finally send in the exorcist, Sever the Wicked severed an E string on the geetar. The devils work is at hand. Cue stand up comedy routine while geetars were exchanged.

OK God willing we'll be back to normal next week, that is if our ears stop bleeding and the ringing goes away.

Rock on dudes

Thursday, November 02, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings people of the beat and the dance!

Apologies for the lateness and hurried writing of this week's mail - been a little hectic over here.

So no meaningful/less gibber this week - straight to the point.

This week's Unity at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough) is a Halloween special, with three full on metal bands to resonate nicely (or not so nicely) with the dark day itself. Switch Theory, Sever the Wicked and Cell 69 are all up for full on headbanging fun which should make your ears bleed well. :) Entrance is £2 or £1 to Muddy members and doors open for the jam session at 8pm.

The bods at Diesel City Promotions have a fantastic triple bill of intelligent and slightly experimental music on Friday night upstairs at The Park. Bossk are a lo-fi and minimal yet powerful rock act, well fitted to local support and Muddy favourites Sidearm. Live trip-hop with unusual visuals from Sympathy for Mr Vengeance completes the line-up. Doors open at 8:30 pm and entrance is £5.

Meanwhile System Abuse are taking over Lisboa for another night of loud and in-yer-face drum and bass. Doors open 9pm and entrance is £4.

The Glass Onion's acoustic night/open mic is being blessed with some great artists this week - but you'll have to turn up to see who....ooh the suspense.

Abit further afield local techno-trance live act Magic Lamp are playing in Brixton at the Medussa Club, a wicked little underground venue just off Coldharbour Lane. The party is called Pulse and is being run over two rooms by Edensounds (eclectic electronic beats) and Mysztified Minds (psy-trance). Door times are a very long 9pm till 12 noon the next day and entrance on the door is £10. If you are interested in going to support the Lamp at this party please get in touch for venue/transport details.

It's time for the Muddy community to celebrate all things Scorpio at Lisboa this Saturday. A very high quality line-up has been put together for your pleasure including Joe Driscoll (you've got to see this one man show to believe it- highly original highly skilled and with well written material) Flipron (psych-blues - Radio 2 favourties) Corneilius (if you don't him by should) Sam Beer (see comment about Corneilius) Wake (local rock favourites) and Sarah Bear (you may have seen this amazing lady perform at Synergy or any of the many festivals she played at this summer). Electronic wise Dj Lookwood (psy-trance- Small World/The Drome) is taking to the decks, Magic Lamp are playing live celebrating their return to the boro and Shaggy will finish the night with psychedelic and dirty breakbeats. Doors are 4pm till 5am and entrance is £5 or £4 to Muddy members.

Deep Roots are still in session on Sunday nights at Lisboa with eclectic laid back grooves to mellow out your weekend heads.

Finally Myspace of the day. You know I think we should call it myspace of the week or month or summat. Anyway Myspace of the day goes to Kaputt. They from London claiming to be an Anglo-German band with more influences than you can shake a stick at. Apart from that they're pretty cool. What you waiting for go look listen... off you go

Till next time - peace love unity and respect.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday 26th October 2006

We seemed to have a great vibe going on, it could be due to the phases of the moon, it could be the government is secretly putting something in the water, it could be there's some genuinely nice fun loving people who come to Unity. If you're one of them here you are in the montage below.
Fresh from saving the day at last weeks bash "Sacred Heart" turned up again to play their booked gig. Solid rock well performed, this is what intensive rehearsals and experience does for you.
Fresh from the heartlands of Norfolk "Blag" took the stage with their punk ska sound. You know when a band is good everyone starts dancing. I spotted a fair few rocking. So based on this I have to conclude, by logical deduction that yes Blag are officially a good band.

Next week we have a treat for all you fans of deaf metal, sorry death metal. We have those wonderful guys (and girl) Switch Theory, plus metal masters Sever The Wicked plus Cell69 it's gonna be great.

Muddy News

Dear peeps and pipettes

So much to say and so little time to do it. I've split my November news into
two parts

Opaque ( and Muddy Promotions (

With an array of new shows for november and a minibus of our own we will now
be taking anyone who fancies a night out to our shows. Please find below a
list of gigs and email me if you'd like to come with us. We are charging £12
return including entry to gig.

2nd Nov - Clapham Grand, Clapham Junction, London
11th Nov - Rose of England, Nottingham
12th Nov - Passing Clouds, Dalston, London (Sunday Sounds - Acoustic
16th Nov - The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon, London (Electro Acoustic Club -
Acoustic Session)
18th Nov - Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London
23rd Nov - The Factory, Ilkeston
30th Nov - Dust Live, Curtain Road, London.

Lots of great things happening for Muddy in November. Here are a few Muddy highlights for the coming weeks.

Muddy Promotions Zodiac Party
Sat 4th Nov - Scorpio Party, Bar Lisboa's, P'boro. (inc Joe Driscoll,
Flipron, Sarah Bear, Corneilius)

The Glass Onion Music & Arts Community Centre
Tue 31st Oct - Haloween Special - The Glass Onion, P'boro
Fri 3rd Nov - Muddy Peace Jam
Sun 5th Nov - Muddy Fireworks
Tue 7th Nov - Ladies night
Fri 10th Nov - Muddy Jam with Heather Mcvay (acoustic), Flo Motion (Hip Hop)
Sat 11th Nov - Improv night. (improvised performance and games)
Sun12th Nov - Solar Cinema screenings in the Peace Garden.

Love to you all


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings carbon-based mammalians!

Winter certainly seems to be hitting very late this year - far be it from me to complain about me not having to shiver yet, but I think the trees are getting a little puzzled again. If there's no such thing as global warming there certainly seems to be UK warming!

Anyhoo, for the time being I'm gonna keep enjoying the lack of bite in the air while I ponder what a gwan in the boro and beyond this week.....

.....and in weeks ahead - as I ponder the excitement that next weekend will bring as the Muddy Scorpio Party comes to town with a live line-up that has to be seen to be believed, including the wonderful and intensely original Joe Driscoll (a one-man band like you've never seen before!), Flipron Corneilius Wake Sam Beer and Sarah Bear . Tell the world and bring them all to Lisboa next Saturday night - it's gonna be a phatty one.


Wednesday's is the day for the Pixie Folke open mic session at Bar Lisboa, 24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Doors open at 9pm and entrance is free so bring your instruments along and present your skills to the world in one of the most laid back atmospheres you are likely to find.


The Unity @ Lisboa bods are very excited to have Norwich based ska-punk wonders Blag visiting on the Peterborough leg of their current tour - celebrating the release of their second album. In the support slot are classic-style rockers Sacred Heart . Should be a wicked night and it's only £2 on the door (or £1 to Muddy members) so don't miss out.


Friday is open mic night at the Glass Onion. What a lucky city the boro is to have two really laid back and friendly open mic sessions per week! Be sure to take full advantage! Entrance is free and music starts around 8pm.

Meanwhile at Lisboa the Contact boys are bringing another experimental experience to tickle your fancy and your intellect. The residents will be mashing up experimental sounds and techno weirdness along with live performances from Ki (techno - Brighton) Sys-Ex (Inceptive records) and breaks from DJ Kevlar (Lincoln). Entrance is £4 before 12pm and £5 after.


The Glass Onion is hosting it's 24 hour novel workshop this weekend - challenging you to write a 24 page novel in 24 hours so get down there early in the day and get involved.

At Lisboa the Peterborough Punk Club are bringing another line-up of three quality punk bands to the stage from 8pm until 11pm. From midnight the Lisboa Halloween Party begins, it's a fancy dress affair with prizes for the best three outfits, and to keep you entertained Dj's on the decks will be Fuse (eclectic - Lisboa) Urb (eclectic - System Abuse) Bidbod (psy-trance -Playskool) Shaggy (breaks - Psychedelic Breakdown) & Kendo (Acid Trance - Playskool). Entrance is £3.


Deep Roots are still at Lisboa on a Sunday night - with free BBQ food courtesy of the Lisboa management and one of the most relaxed atmospheres to be found. Entrance is free and doors open at 6pm.

Latest news in is that dear old Elvis is not pulling his weight just recently, and that's just a month and a bit short of the Unity Elvis Beatles and Stones night. You see for a dead guy he's only earnt a pawltry £42million this year that's a down turn on last years £45million. It seems he's been over taken in the rich lists top ten dead guys by none other than that other top dead performer Kurt Cobain who has been working hard in the way only a dead person can. However most of that £50million he's earnt comes from selling his back catalogue. So next year he'll have to pull his socks up to maintain his top slot in the dead pool.Other rockers who need to pull up their socks are John Lennon, Bob Marley and Ray Charles, mind you even dead they earn more in a year than I hope to see in a lifetime.

Finally Myspace of the day goes to The Lines a four piece band from Wolverhampton, who claim influences from Radiohead and The Klaxons. You never know we may even get them to play Unity one day if the record companies don't snatch them from under our noses and make them too big for us bother with. Not that we're inversely snobbish an' all, we're just realistic enough to know that when people get noticed they want to be paid. Which means we'd have to charge you lovely people lots of cash to get in to see them. They could be worth it though. Check them out

....until next time - peace love unity and respect.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Thursday 19th October 2006

Another great Unity night, except it wasn't, except it should have been, except it was. Let us explain to you filthy little heathens who chose not to turn up and support your local music scene. You missed a great night. First on stage the up and coming, the rocking, the very loud, End of the Day. Here's where our problems started. Our two American bands were a "no show" at this stage so with the argueing powers of a high court judge we persuaded those lovely guys of Sacred heart to do a fill in set. With borrowed guitars, borrowed Bass,and borrowed drums. Brilliant. You have a chance to redeem yourselves by turning up next week (in Sacred Hearts eyes anyway)to see them.
No sooner had Sacred heart started playing but our friends from Los Angeles turned up after driving a solid nine hours from Edinburgh. This is the dedication they have. So their support band PSS played first.
Finally a long time after I'm usually tucked up in bed with a hot.... the headline band hit the stage. Blue Meridian. They were worth the wait. Fantastic.
Thank you to everyone who turned up and especially to the bands playing who went above and beyond the call of duty. So here you are in all your glory.

Rock on dudes. See you on the other side.

Myspace of the day

Myspace of the day is a feature on Unityrocks that doesn't really live up to it's name of Myspace of THE DAY. Because we don't do this daily. Occasionally we'll find something that's worth a closer look and we think we have. Here's a band right on our doorstep. The Wainwrights I didn't think we'd have a band that had the full Phil Spectre/ Beachboys sound here. But we have. There's also a couple of tracks featuring the wonderful Maddy and Chris Watson.
So check them out. You never know they might appear on a stage near you in the future.

The Wainwrights

Elsewhere in the land of music and honey, news is coming in that Genesis are reforming and before you all wet yourselves in excitement that doesn't mean Peter Gabriel is back. It's Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony banks who are embarking on a major tour soon so you can all come down from the ceiling and start digging out your "I hate Phil Collins" T-shirts. Go on you all secretly love Genesis dontcha?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings children of Gaia!

Hope this mailout finds you all healthy, happy and nicely centred.

Welcome to your weekly rundown of what's on this week in the boro and around abouts.


Pixie Folke club are in Lisboa for open mic shenanigans still every Wednesday - with residents Shaggy and Abi of Point of Origin and many other wonderful people turning up to play each week. Entrance is free, the sofas are comfy, the vibes are good, and doors open at 8pm.


Unity have a line-up we've been looking forward to for a long time this week:

Blue Meridian are all the way from LA and are currently touring the UK with friends PSS - they bring a beautiful and tight performance of melodic rock music. Check them out at

PSS are from North Hollywood and are a very tight rock band. You can find them online at

End of the Day have established themselves as one of the finest rock bands based in Peterborough. If you haven't lucky enough to see them play yet have a listen at

Unity takes place at Bar Lisboa, 24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough (up the stairs next to Curry Masters). Doors open at 8pm for the open jam session (come and get involved) and when the live music finishes the world record breaking DJ Urb serves up an eclectic mix and mash-up of styles to take us through to the early hours.


The Glass Onion is hosting a one-off "Oxjam" event this Friday, with all of the £2 each door proceeds going to Oxfam.On the bill are Opaque, Karmadillo and The Battery Apple Trees amongst others so get down and show your support. The event is running 6pm till 1am.

The Brewery Tap were supposed to have Silverspace playing this Friday- but unfortunately they have had to drop out due to a guitarists injury (get well soon wishes from all to Rion Zion). Instead they have DJ Julian Roberts and friends presenting Something Missing "The best influential sounds of the last 50 years", a mixture of motown, indie, ska, mod, madchester, northern soul, reggae, etc.

Funktional are in Lisboa for the first time this Friday, with special guest Rayan Gee from the legendary Shades of Rhythm playing an old skool set. Residents J Stanford, Juan Baptiste and Magnum PI will be playing soulful vocal house music throughout the night. Door times are 9pm till 4am.


The latest offshoot from the Playskool Sound Collective is hitting Lisboa this Saturday. Psychedelic Breakdown will present the finest cutting edge psy-trance and psychedelically-minded filthy breakbeats. The second room will bring a diverse range of chilled out grooves and laid back beats from house to dub to hip-hop....and a whole world of randomness in between times. The main room will be most satisfied to have Far Too Loud (funkatech/broke) travelling from Surrey for the night to funk things up with their full on breaks, as well as Woef (Indigo Children/Newfoundland) visiting from Wales with full-on psy-trance. The Indigo Children tribe will also be decorating the venue along with Playskool's resident painter Mel. Door times are 9pm till 5am and entrance is £4.
Around the corner in the Brewery Tap is "Cookin' " with DJ Ottis and guests 'frying up old school funk, blending together 80's and modern soul, finishing off with a fresh sprinkling of upfront soulful house flavours that will leave your taste buds wanting more'.
For something more laid-back London based Electro-Acoustic club are showcasing....erm...elctro
-acoustic music at the Glass Onion. Based at the Slaughtered Lamb in London these nights have quickly built a good reputation for bringing the finest in the UK's acoustic music to the stage.


Irene Rae is back into the world of performing this weekend after a spot of illness (glad to know you are better Ren). Her return to the stage can be seen at Cromwells this Sunday in Stamford. Starts at 8pm - 10.30pm.

Meanwhile back in the boro Deep Roots are in session at Lisboa with chilled out grooves from 6pm onwards, with a free BBQ in the garden to feed your bellies.

...and finally

Peace love unity respect and big-ups to the people of the positive vibe.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Indios Bravos @ Bar Lisboa

Indios Bravos, one of the biggest bands to come out of Poland, hit Bar Lisboa Saturday night. As predicted it was a sell out with queues stretching down Lincoln Road toward John Lewis. People were still queueing to get in at 1:00am.Tonight they debuted their new EP notable by the fact that the audience didn't sing along as they had been doing with every other song before hand. Talking of audiences here they are in all their polish wonderfulness.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thursday 12th October 2006

There are times when I absolutely love this shit. Tonight was another of those times. We set ourselves the challenge of putting on four acts in one evening. With the co-operation of all the acts and the hard work of Andrew and Rich we pulled it off. No small thanks go to all you lovely people who came along to enjoy the show and by some strange quirk of fate here you all are in the traditional Unity Montage. Ah! Moosejaw. We love this band. We are going to fight tooth and claw to persuade them to come back and do their full show for you. Maybe giving Dean a little more room to throw himself about than he had here.
 If someone says "Yeah I've got an act it's just me on Bass and a drummer" you'd not think much would you. You wouldn't take it too seriously. Well this is Tarantella. One bass guitarist and a drummer. Jaws dropped in amazement. We had a venue full of the gobs well and truly smacked as Tim Pearson played his bass like a lead guitar, totally as one with his drummer. Like a telepathic link. Awesome! This was the first public airing of this as well. If you liked that, you've another chance to see him as he's back next week with End of the day.
  Posted by PicasaBless their little cotton socks it's Point Seven Pistol. Jimmy Kidnap and the boys rocking it up.
All the way from Ipswich the Tractor boys themselves Fingersmith. What a lot of fun these guys are. Those of you lightweights who left early missed a great band. Apologies to Fingersmith for keeping them out til very late. But if you insist on being the headline band, this is what happens.

Don't forget next week we have the fabulous "End of the day" and all the way from the good ol' US of A "Blue meridian" so that's going to be another great show. We'll see you all there.

Rock on dudes