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1999 – Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band – The Mountain

From the opening drawl of, “M..I..C..K..E..Y..M..O..You gotta put your hat on boy. Alright, you wanna be in the band, better put your hat on…” I knew I’d found it, that new ‘something’ I’d been looking for – bluegrass music. It … Continue reading

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1994 – Definitely Maybe – Oasis

Playing rowdy Irish music at a time when ‘laddish’ culture suddenly blossomed? We couldn’t go wrong.¬† The residency at The Station was steadily building a pretty solid fan-base; people coming one week then bringing their friends along the following week.¬† … Continue reading

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1993/1994 – The Rogues

The Rogues unwittingly caught the zeitgeist. We started playing Irish music just as landlords were deciding to have Irish themed pubs and bars, and wanting live music. We also developed a unique sound by mistake; the acoustic guitar went through … Continue reading

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1993 – Original Dubliners (1966 – 1969)

In a desperate attempt to keep the Holy Rollers going, we decided to try and get another singer. Craig, the drummer, said that his sister had a mate who was a good singer and was looking to join a band. … Continue reading

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1992 – Magic And Loss – Lou Reed

“Magic And Loss”, Lou Reed’s new album was advertised on Radio Hallam early in the year. The song featured in the ads was ‘What’s Good’ and it certainly did the job, I was hooked immediately. I’d not heard much from … Continue reading

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1990 – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches – Happy Mondays

Going under the name of The Holy Rollers, we managed to secure our first gig at the beginning of February at the New Lonsdale WMC in Whiston. Fran, the new music teacher at Wingfield School, had recently played the drums … Continue reading

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1983 – This Charming Man – The Smiths

I could talk about having to move back in with mum and dad for a couple of months while the house we’d bought on a new estate in Swinton, Rotherham was being built. Plot 282 was for a three bedroomed … Continue reading

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