Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings techno warriors and travellers.....

The last couple of weeks has seen the Muddy camp spread around the country having much fun in venues and fields from Kent to Cornwall to Wales, and much fun it has been too. Time to bring it all back home again though.....and with the Glass Onion opening its doors for a little pre-Grand Opening bizzle again this weekend it's gonna be a busy one.

The Onion will be open for business serving fair trade goods as well as alcohol from 10am till 1am Friday to Sunday this weekend, in further preparation for the Grand Opening weekend which will take place on 15th to 17th September. Pop down and have a look and say hello.

So what a gwan in the boro this week?


Wednesday night is Pixie Folke night at Lisboa, 24 Lincoln Road. There's an acoustic open mic and open stage for acoustic jamming and entrance is free so pop down for a good time of music and friendly vibes.

Further afield Opaque and Point of Origin are playing the Cellar Bar in Oxford if you fancy a big long mission. This is the last out of town date on the Muddy live tour before the bands' return to the boro.


The Muddy live tour is hitting Unity (at Lisboa) this Thursday. Opaque and the POO crew will be in full effect so nip down for the homecoming of these travelling minstrels. Doors open with an open jam session at 8pm and when the live stuff finishes the tour's resident DJ Urb will be kicking out his diverse and eclectic vibes and grooves. Entrance is only £1 to Muddy members or £2 to non-members.


The Glass Onion (2 Burghley Road) is opening its doors with another Friday night acoustic session. Entrance is free and as well as booked acts the stage is open for you to play on so bring your talents along. Music starts at 8pm.

Down the road in the Brewery Tap DJ Ollie Jones brings you "Soul Grooves" with music from the soulful side until the early hours. Entrance is free.


The Glass Onion is open once again. DJ's will be playing laid back grooves to keep the place rocking softly and entrance is free so come down for a good night of fun, laughter and friendly company.

Meanwhile the POO crew (who are rather busy on their return to the boro) are in the Brewery Tap this Saturday night for an Acoustic session. POO's very own Abi & Stacey will play in their acoustic guise and their will also be an acoustic slot from another POO crew member Shaggy. Other special guests will be sprung on you on the night. Music starts at 9pm and entrance is free.


Deep Roots and the Unity acoustic bods will be taking on Lisboa from 6pm on Sunday night for acoustic music and chilled out beats to finish your weekend smoothly. Entrance is free.

And of course the Onion bar is open all day from 10 am till 1am too..... :)


The Golden Lion in Stanground is hosting it's second Monday night unplugged session from 8pm. Pop down and see what's happening there.

and finally....

Only two weeks to go till the Onion Grand Opening, only three weeks to go till the Grassroots Equinox party - it's a very busy time in the Muddy camp at the moment!!

Peace love unity and respect

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Radius NSPCC Charriddy gig

Sabrina put on a show at Radius on Sunday in aid of the NSPCC, great venue, great acts. So from top left There's Dave and Damo from the mighty Acer rocking it up. Top right it's those Sidearm boys again, bottom right Pete from Rebel Radio and finally bottom left "The End of the Day" 
Betcha can't wait until thursday for the triumphant return of the muddy tour?
and while I'm asking questions how come James (Evil) Chadwick has changed his name to Kaiser Wilhelm II? It's a mystery.
Rock on dudes. Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 25, 2006

Unity 24th September 2006

Another classic night at Unity. Nick took the stage for a short acoustic set, but as usual here's all you lovely people who came to see us. Nick's in there somewhere along with The Freelance Priests.What can I say? "The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band" meets "Black Sabbath". What do you get? The Superpenetraitors. Totally crazy heavy metal. These guys get worse or better depending on your point of view, whatever point that is you can't deny they're a load of fun. Anton Fontana (lead guitar) tells me that the anarchy and mayhem will get worse as their set develops into more piss taking heavy metal. I can't wait.

Following The Superpenetraitors, Jonas John and Nick came on stage as "The Freelance Priests". Hmmmmm smells like jazz. Nice. Pics in first montage.

Here at Unity Towers excitement has been growing, the anticipation palpable, we've been chomping at the bit to hear this next band. So the Unity team are very proud to bring to you Kasper Velts all the way from darkest Kettering. I was told by their roadie/best mate/groupie that they are the best band in Kettering. I don't know if it's anything to do with the fact their lead singer bares an uncanny resemblance to Frodo Baggins or what, but they have the power. The power to entertain. Great songs, loads of energy. WE salute you Frodo er Kasper. Hopefully this will not be their last visit to the Boro.

Don't forget next week at Unity The Muddy Tour hits ground zero for a guaranteed great night. James (Evil) Chadwick, Circus, Opaque and Point of Origin. You dare not miss this one

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What's on this week

greetings party people and chill out bods:)

We here at muddy are getting very excited about the opening weekend of The Glass Onion on the 16th September!

Please check out the attached fliers, and tell all your friends to come and check out your community centre:)

Hope everyone is looking forward to the coming bank holiday and that you all have fun what ever you do.


Tuesday night's is time for open mic night at the Comet (Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe). Entrance is free so turn up with your ears and instruments for a great night.


The Pixie Folke are at Bar Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) on Wednesday night from 8pm for acoustic jamming and open mic sessions. Entrance is free - just bring your instruments or ears.


Unity @ Lisboa, is very pleased to have local band the superpenetraitors back playing, humour shall be rife when they play. We also have a special treat for everyone this week - kasper velts, they are travelling a distance to come and play, we hope to give them a Unity style welcome, should be an amazing night


At The Brewery Tap this Friday is "all funked up' with Matt Charge, entrance is free.


this Saturday sees the return of the very successful Peterborough Punk Club at Lisboa (24 Lincoln road). the line up this time is The Pain, Gizmo, Barnyard, and Masturbator. entrance is £3.50 on the door or £3 with a flyer. doors open at 10pm and close at 5am. under 18's are allowed.

Round the corner in the Brewery Tap, Dj Ottis presents "Cookin" - bringing his unique style and of good tunes from 9pm till late. Entrance is free.


brings a return of Deep Roots at Lisboa, for funky, chilled out grooves, and sofa sessions, perfect end to the weekend. entrance is free. doors open sometime in the late afternoon and if there is good weather there is usually a barbecue on the go in the garden:)

Unity acoustic follows on from deep roots at Lisboa, bringing the finest acoustic acts for your listening pleasure.

if hip hop is your thing, then check out Throwdown at the met lounge. not sure what the entrance or start times are, but it is on:)

and finally...

do a sun dance this weekend!


Friday, August 18, 2006

Unity 17th August 2006

Here's some regulars and a few new faces who graced our venue tonight.
Making a welcome return to the Unity stage Loop whose influences seem to be amongst others The Jam except they do it with attitude.
The team have been trying to get this next band on stage for what seems ages. Shaggy was very excited to present to you "This interview".

Don't forget next Thursday at Unity we have the young, up and coming Kasper Velts check out their songs on myspace.

That's it for now, so....

Rock on dudes

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Big Hello to Gemma in Spain

This is Gemma who last week went to Spain for a few months 
She tells me she's back again at christmas. She's even left a message for all of you in the shout box. That's what it's there for. Leave her a message why don't you. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings two-legged friends!

What a weekend that was! Huge thanks to everyone who came down to check out the Glass Onion on its pre-opening weekend, and a huge thanks to all the musicians and actors who performed as well. It was very special for those of us who've been looking at an empty space for some time to get some sort of idea of what a lovely hangout the place can become when full of wonderful people and creative energies.

The Onion will be having its full Grand Opening weekend on 15 to 17 September - but will be opening for a second shot at the pre-opening on the weekend commencing the 1st September too so it need not be shut for too long at a time. If you missed out this weekend be sure to get down on one of these occasions and make yourself at home in YOUR new community centre.

So without further ado lets have a look at this weeks eventertainment:


The Pixie Folke are at Bar Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) on Wednesday night from 8pm for acoustic jamming and open mic sessions. Entrance is free - just bring your instruments or ears.


Unity at Lisboa this Thursday has the pleasure of bringing two great bands to the Lisboa stage. This Interview and Loop . Loop received a warm reception last year when they last visited us, and This Interview are a band we've been trying to secure for some time so this should be a really good night. Unity's doors open at 8pm to an acoustic jam session. The night will finish with the wonderful DJ Urb on the decks. Entrance costs £2 or £1 with a Muddy Promotions membership card.

Round the corner in Geneva's Irene Rae is appearing along with support acts. Entrance is free.


The Brewery Tap's acoustic sessions continue this Friday -this time guest hosted by Irene Rae (a very busy lady this week). Other acts on the bill include the very talented and incredibly tall John Litchfield, and Julian Stone (tbc). Entrance is free and music starts from 9pm.

This Friday the Audio Collective are returning to Lisboa after a bit of a break. The music policy will provide a diverse menu of hard dance, breaks and old-skool drum and bass. Doors times are 9pm till late and entrance is free.


Dizzy Funk's "Diszkotek" night is back on the bill at Lisboa this Saturday - this is Dizzy Funk's techno incarnation so expect banging underground techno to take you through the night and into the dawn. Doors are open 9pm till 5am and entrance is FREE before 11pm (£5 after).


Deep Roots (now twinned with Unity Acoustic) is the regular Sunday chillout session at Lisboa, kicking out chilled out vibes to soothe sore Sunday heads with a mixture of laid back acoustic music, hip-hop, ambient, endless list of eclecticism. Entrance is free and the event begins with a BBQ in the back garden at 6pm.

Down the road in Stamford Irene Rae is completing a very busy weekend with a show in The Bull and Swan, Stamford. You can contact Irene via for more info.

...and Finally

Local rock masters Wake are through to the final of the Band Wars competition they have entered and have asked for your support in the form of voting for them online. It takes just a few minutes and you may even get some Wake Cake out of it one day.... if you would like to show your support please visit

Plans are also afoot for the first Grassroots event since the Festival - with the Grassroots Equinox Party due to take place on September 23rd. This will be another 16 hour melting pot of eclecticism in true Muddy style - with the mighty Nucleus Roots joining a very diverse bill of acts to have you going sweating from start to finish. Both floors of Lisboa will be occupied by the party for this one. More details will follow - and keep your eyes peeled for the flyers which will be hitting the streets wihtin the next week.

I've also attached a short file aimed at the musicians amongst you, just to make you aware of the many ways we can help you. Particularly remember that this mailout hit 700 inboxes a week and is here to promote YOUR gigs/events. Just let us know what you have on in advance and we'll make sure it is included. If you are a promoter or a venue owner let me know and I'll mail you a similar file relating to what we can offer you.

Peace love unity and respect


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Deep Roots/ Unity Acoustic

Deep roots hosted Unitys Acoustic night this week as Richard saw fit to go on holiday to Gibralta. Coincedently John Litchfield saw fit to come home from holiday in Ecuador and fell foul of the liquids on planes rule. So rather than waste his three bottles of duty free Vodka he ... Suffice it to say I was impressed that he made it onto the stage and played very well. Also on stage tonight the very talented Tim. First on stage though was someone I don't know the name of. He was very enthusiastic and if we hadn't pulled him off stage with the shepherds crook he'd have played all night. No we don't really have a shepherds crook that was a joke.

Rock on dudes

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Glass Onion

Friday I went along to The Glass Onion for the grand opening and take some photos. I invited Moony to write a bit about it. So here's the pics, then it's Moony. Thank you.
"Friday saw the long awaited opening of The Glass Onion Music & Arts Community Centre in Peterborough. Run soley by unpaid volunteers, it was a pleasure to finally see the months of preparation fruition into a lively venue full of smiling faces, acoustic music and bleary eyes by the end of the night. Huge shout out to all the muddians who have made this possible and a big call out to anyone else who would either like to get involved or would just like to come down for a drink. Tonight (Saturday 12th August) see's a comedy performance from Cambridge who are on there way to The Edinburgh Festival. Should be another good one tonight so come and see what people can do when they pull together. Much love from all at Muddy Promotions."


Friday, August 11, 2006

Unity 10th August 2006

First off we at Unity have to thank our good friends "Sidearm" for organising such a great evening entertainment. Really it was nothing to do with us. They asked us if they could bring along their own support bands and put on a show, they organised the lot. Leaving us with just the background work to do.We'd also like to thank each and everyone of you (Audience) for showing your support and making this night one of the best ever. So here you all are. Well maybe not ALL. The first of "Sidearms" support acts was Deny The Accident. What can I say a fusion of Anarchic jazz punk and metal, with incredible energy. Jaw droppingly good. Although to be fair your Grandmother probably wouldn't like it even if they managed to persuade that lovely Val Doonican to do guest vocals. But it seemed we all loved them and we went wild.
Hang on! Give a chap a chance to take breath. The next band on stage "Aotea". More high energy manic madness this time with drum machine keeping some sort of order. The guitarists bouncing around the stage like the balls of a pin ball machine. I think they had a bit of equipment trouble, witness guitarist kicking ten bells out of the pedal rack. But who cared? They were great.
When I first read that "Sidearm" were due to play Unity tonight I was very excited. We've seen them a few times before and everytime they put in 100% effort. In a lot of bands there's the lead or front man and the rest are shoe gazers not so with any of the bands tonight and especially not so with Sidearm. Each one perfectly capable of taking the part of front man, in fact they seem to take turns, it's all very egalitarian. Now what happens to a band when they've toured for a few weeks and played everynight? They get better, they get tighter, more professional. "Sidearm" proved this point tonight. Even their trademark drum changeover went slickly without dropping a beat. What a show they put on. I can honestly say we haven't had a Unity night that had three bands with such enthusiasm, energy and entertainment value.

Rock on dudes

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's on this week

Greetings carbon based lifeforms (and others)!

Apologies for the lateness of this week's mailout - I just arrived back from Scotland last night having spent a week getting very wet feet walking in the bog lands of the highlands and being shouted at by sheep.

It's a very big week for the Muddy community this week, with the Glass Onion Music and Arts Community Centre (2 Burghley Road) due to open it's doors to the public for the first time! The Grand Opening will not take place until 16th September but this is your chance to come and have an early look around, ask any questions you may have and have a beer or two while your at it (or fair trade hot drinks....).

Artwork will be galleried in the bar throughout the weekend.

The bar will be open from 10am till 12 midnight this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there are some special events planned for the evenings from 8pm onwards - including something very special on Saturday! Read on for details of the evening events.

So what's gwanning in the boro?


The Pixie Folke Jam and open mic is assembling at Bar Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) this evening. Entrance is free and doors are open from 8pm till late - bring your instruments or your ears.


Unity at Lisboa is proud to be able to bring you the Peterborough stop off of a three band summer tour showcasing the talents of Unity favourites Sidearm along with experimental bods Aotea and Deny the Accident - it will be a very unusual show and is one definitely not to be missed. Entrace is still free (temporarily) so don't miss out! Doors open at 8pm for the jam session and when the live music finishes DJ Urb will take to the decks with an eclectic mash-up of styles.

Round the corner in Genevas Opaque are taking to the stage from 9pm onwards, it's only a quick trek between venues so why not check out both events? Entrance is free to both!


On Friday the first event ever to be held in The Glass Onion centre is taking place - with numerous quality acoustic acts on offer to tickle your ears and install a positive vibe into the bar! Entrance is free and music starts at 8pm so come down and check the place and the music out and help us start our centre off in true Muddy style - with music and a bit of a party!

If you still want more when the Onion kicks out at 12, Bish Bash Bosh are partying in Lisboa for the first time - having relocated from the recently shutdown Limit. Music on offer will be a diverse mix of hard and up for it electronic styles taking in hardcore, drum and bass, hard house/trance and no doubt lots more.

Meanwhile the Brewery Tap are have Dj Ollie Jones playing a selection of alternative music from 9pm till late. Entrance is free.


Saturday night sees something very special land at the Glass Onion! Theatre Group "Get a Real Job" are stopping here for a very intimate performance of their new play "Growing Up With Martin". This is a quick stop off on their way to Edinburgh to perform the play as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play is described as "a charmingly dark new comedy for the expectant generation....the world has so much to offer, but sometimes is it worth the effort?". The performance starts at 8pm and entrance will be a mere £3 (or only £2 with a Muddy membership card). After the play DJ's will take the decks for a groovy night of diverse styles to lay you back and pick you up. This is a rare chance to see something of it's kind in the boro - don't miss out.

Lisboa is also playing host to Pixie Skin again on Saturday night - with THC travelling from the horsedrawn camp in Somerset to take the headline slot, with Emma Harper (a folk soloist from Bristol) and Heather McVey (acoustic soloist from Cambridge) also on the bill. Local support comes from Abi and Stacey of Point of Origin. Door times will be 8pm till 5am and entrance will be £3.

Round the corner in the Brewery Tap, Dj Ottis presents "Cookin" - bringing his unique style and of good tunes from 9pm till late. Entrance is free.


Sunday night at the Onion is Cinema night - with films showing in the specially blacked out bar - a wide variety of films will be offered and it is for those there to opt on what is shown. Entrance to the night will be £3, or £2 with a Muddy membership card. A perfectly relaxed way to finish your weekend.

If music is more what you're after check out the newly combined Deep Roots/Unity Acoustic session at Lisboa - with acoustic performances and Dj's playing all kinds of laid back grooves from folk through ambient through hip-hop through dub. Entrance is free. Doors open 7pm.

....and finally

Don't forget the bar at the Onion is open all day as well as for these events from Friday to Sunday - and will not be open again until the Grand Opening on 16th September - come and check out YOUR centre.

Peace love unity and respect.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

UNity Acoustic Sunday 6th August

We're loving it at Unity Acoustic. It's so laid back and relaxed. We kick off at 4:00pm in the afternoon with a barbecue courtesy Louis and actually the feasting goes on until at least 8:oopm. which is great if you can't be bothered to cook for yourselves on a Sunday.
Richard ()above left)continues to find amazing acts to entertain us. This is Tim playing his own compositions. Slightly reminiscent of Al Stewart. The rest of the photos are of a few people chilling out and relaxing at the end of the weekend.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Unity 03/08/06

Unity rocks. It really did tonight. We only had two acts on stage tonight but they were great. But first we've got you guys who make all this possible. Here's a montage of some of the people, including a lot of new friends, who made it. The up and coming "Quarto and" You may notice the bass player of "Quarto And" as the very same one from Unity favourites "Dakota". So it's Danny on guitar and vocals ripping it up whilst for some strange reason they gave video cam duties to their drummer. Now anyone can hold a camera. But not anyone can play drums as well as their video camera man. When he finally did come on stage for their last song they rocked. Pretty damned good before but with the drummer it was certainly turned up a notch.
Following "Quarto And" we had on the Unity stage "The Fun Machines" (as recommended by The Evil One) The highlight (for me anyway) was their blistering performance of Led Zepellins "whole lotta love", fantastic.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cool to be uncool

So you're all hip cats. (as they used to say in the fifties) You know your music and you're proud of your choices. But come on, can you admit to loving some of those cheesy uncool songs? Well you can now, without losing face or cool points because Q magazine has just published it's top ten uncool songs that it's cool to love.

1. ELO - Livin' Thing
2. Boston - More Than A Feeling
3. S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'
4. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
5. Gary Glitter - Rock'n'Roll Part 2
6. Foreigner - Cold As Ice
7. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
8. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
9. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
10. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

All I can say is Thank God Chris De Burghs "Lady in Red" isn't on the list

Sunday Unity Acoustic

Unity Acoustic is bedding in very nicely at Bar Lisboa. It's so much more relaxed. Tonight at Unity we had on stage the wonderful Rory Kelly from South Africa. Actually he was originally from Zimbabwe. He used to stuff live snakes down his shorts as a kid and take them home. That's how hard he is. Until one bit him in the balls. So he took up guitar instead of snake hunting. That's him inbetween Mike Da hat and Delbert Montage who's on acoustic bass. Yes I know you're thinking "Mike Da Hat he's a photographer." Well Mike Da Hat was playing guitar whilst you were all in nappies. Tonights photos were taken by Luke of Glass Onion and Muddy promotions fame. Mike Da Hat couldn't take photos of himself now could he? Yes I know he's a leg end. But he can't do miracles. On stage after Rory was Irene Rae. She came just to chill out but ended up playing a blinding set. Then it was RKG the Rory Kelly Group so called because they couldn't think of another name. Although "The Plebs" was mentioned. Featuring the aforementioned Rory Kelly, Delbert Montage and Mike Da hat. You may notice a photo that was obviously not taken at Bar Lisboa, that was "The Plebs" being Billy two gigs, playing earlier at Goodbarns Yard Charity day. To round off the evening "Istari" played featuring Mike Da Hats Daughter, Abi, with Richard and Terena on tin whistle. That was Terena on tin whistle not Richard he was on guitar. The highlight being their rendition of Gnarls Barkleys "Crazy". The fun continues next week. Be there or... be somewhere else.

Rock on dudes.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Myspace of the day

Myspace of the day comes to you this time from Southampton where you will find The Delays. Pure pop remiscent of the 60's with soaring harmonies. Great vocals. Great guitar work. Beautiful.

check them out The Delays