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April 2010 Blog Posts (17)

M62 Goddam new music

New M62 Goddam track posted on It's called Scouse Rap and is our tribute to the great port city of Liverpool

Added by Bill Hudson on April 30, 2010 at 14:22 — No Comments

Sarah supports Rock School

Rock School 2010 (taken from the above link)

06 April 2010

Young people across the Highlands have had the chance to find out what it takes to make a big noise in the music industry at the annual Rock School held in Dingwall Academy.

Now in its fifth year, the three day Rock School, which is delivered by Skills Development Scotland, is open to… Continue

Added by Sarah Jane Thomson on April 28, 2010 at 14:28 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 12

Apologies for the delay on this - its a Tuesday noodle this week - no web=no noodle!

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/) - Dolls House Live On Ustream 2009

This is a live version of my song Dolls House from the album Echo. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its twice the length of the original version and has more guitar solos than the whole of my new album!…


Added by Matt Stevens on April 27, 2010 at 17:09 — No Comments

Free Lou Brown Download!

Saturday's Bournemouth Echo has an interview with Lou, and is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of Saving Lives, taken from the new album Calm the Rising Waters. Go to to download your free song.

Added by Lou Brown on April 23, 2010 at 18:03 — No Comments

April in Paris

Wow, it's been really, really busy here...and the volcano has made things even busier. I'm staying an extra six days because I couldn't fly out, but we're having very fruitful collaborations musically. Here's a link to our most recent video:

We have two others and another on the way.

The weather is beautiful and it's time for me to get outside before meeting for… Continue

Added by Betsy Stern on April 19, 2010 at 13:23 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 12

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/Whammy Pedal/Ebow) - 8.19 Live On Ustream 2009

This is a live version of my song 8.19 which is going to be on my second album which is called Ghost and is out later in the year. The “synth” type noise is an ebow run through a whammy pedal. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its quite a Smiths/Fripp type track.…


Added by Matt Stevens on April 18, 2010 at 13:17 — No Comments

Pre-order 'Calm the Rising Waters', the new album by Lou Brown

Hi friends,

You can now pre-order your copy of Lou Brown's new album 'Calm the Rising Waters' from Lou's second album has been produced by Clive Gregson and features the 13 tracks described by Fatea magazine as "well-considered vignets that have a subtle americana/blues flavour rippling through the cool as ice performances".

Included on the album are 11:23 and Saving Lives, as featured on the Iain Anderson… Continue

Added by Lou Brown on April 17, 2010 at 19:46 — No Comments



It was like God was twisting out the water from a wet, grey flannel blanket the day that I arrived in Belfast. February 25th, 2010. The good news was that The Crown Bar was directly across the street from my hotel.

I had read about The Crown in one of my favorite novels, "Gospel" by Wilton Barnhardt, and the old place certainly lived up to its convivial, venerable hype and it might almost live up to its claim that it is, as their t-shirt declares, 'The… Continue

Added by Jefferson Ross on April 15, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Cafe Noodle - The Story So Far

A few weeks ago we thought we'd try something - an online venue based around a "ning" network. So I posted out to some of our friends to see what would happen.

It's been great really - friendships have been made and in a very short time I think its become a remarkable community which I am very proud to be part of. Some great collaborative projects have happened and some brilliant points have been… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on April 15, 2010 at 15:47 — No Comments

Excited to return to Europe for Summer '10 tour!, Smile, it's good 4 U!

Did you know that that timeless song "Smile (though your hear is aching)" was written by Charlie Chaplin for the movie Modern times in 1936?

Michael Jackson and Nat King Cole both did popular versions later. My favorite is by Madeleine Peyroux.

Did you know that smiling is beneficial to your health?

I looked up the health benefits after reading Thich Nhat Hanh's book Being Peace, which reminded me of the importance of meditation, breathing, and smiling. I… Continue

Added by mark cool on April 13, 2010 at 23:05 — 2 Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 10

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars) - Spencer Park(Norwich Bootleg) Live 08

This is a live version of my song Spencer Park - its an audience recording from a gig I did in Norwich a couple of years ago - the quality of the recording isn’t great - one mic in the audience but I’ve cleaned it up as best i can. I was playing in a cafe bar - you can really hear the audience moving around. I like it that you can hear my pedals clicking and the glasses of the audience. As it… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on April 11, 2010 at 16:24 — No Comments

My Album Track by Track

Available now…


Added by Matt Stevens on April 9, 2010 at 15:37 — No Comments

Sweet toothed serpent

Just checked out Viper Central on the Medicine Show. Completely unable to prevent my toes from tapping and hands reaching for the jug of moonshine stashed beneath my workbench. What a rich, sweet jangle of strings and tangle of voices. Casts a spell not quite like anything I've heard before. Take that pretty girl by the hand and climb through the mountain mist and scent of pine resin, for this is courtly music with burred edges. Lovely.

Added by Tim Wilkinson on April 8, 2010 at 15:38 — No Comments

The Skunnered on radio

Hi, If you are able to tune into CelticMusicRadio online, or if in the Glasgow area on 1530mw/am We (The Skunnered)are one of two bands that were supporting the Ivan Drever Band (IVB) at a recent concert. They are broadcasting highlights of this show this Saturday between 4-6pm. The other band is called Jane & The Shame who play some glorious Americana music.

IVB are also well worth a listen. Ivan's singing style and songs are close to what Dougie McLean does but with a rockier harder… Continue

Added by Andrew McMillan on April 7, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 9

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars/live loops) - Flies In The Basement(There’s A Plug On That) Live 07

This is a live version of my song Flies in The Basement live at the Edinburgh Cellars in Stoke Newinton North London from 2007 recorded at one of the music born nights. It was interesting for me to hear it especially as I don’t play it live anymore and I’d not heard this for years - i found… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on April 4, 2010 at 17:09 — No Comments

Mojo Soulfood Cafe - Osnabruck

Hi All

We did an awesome set at the Mojo Soulfood Cafe in Osnabruck, Germany last week. What a beautiful venue with an amazingly chilled out vibe.

David and Matt were wonderful hosts and we met some really lovely people.

Everyone enjoyed the evening and we were delighted to have so many people asking for us to come back again.

This gig was booked via the European House Concert website so a huge thanks to Rob for creating this webpage and to the… Continue

Added by Tinderbox on April 3, 2010 at 10:46 — 1 Comment


I just added TV in Madrid and looking for a possible show April 11th.

Added by SONiA on April 1, 2010 at 11:58 — No Comments

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