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Rock: The Next Generation

Last night I was in the pub. This is more unusual for me on a school night than people often suppose, but I was tempted into the Cafe Rene to see a band. This is the second time this week … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath: The End

Most of us, I think, have a soundtrack to our youth. This soundtrack  consists of key songs and bands that influenced us and motivated us through those awkward teenage years. For me, this soundtrack was provided by the likes of … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 2

There are occasions in life which, often for reasons that are not immediately obvious, become imbued with special meaning and significance. These are times when friendships are forged, reinforced or renewed. Times when people are drawn together through shared interests, … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 1

It is once again that joyous and liver-challenging time of year when the pubs of Gloucester give themselves over to the annual Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival. The Blues Festival started on Saturday (23rd), with the Cafe Rene Blues Festival … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016: Too Much of a Good Thing?

This summer Marketing Gloucester have announced that they will be organising ‘The Summer of Music Arts and Culture (SoMAC)’. Running from July to August it will build on the success of last year’s Rugby World Cup celebrations and include a … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2015: The Finale

Last week I blogged about the first half of the Gloucester Blues Festival 2015, but that is the easy part. At the beginning of the festival you are still fresh, but as the week progresses the constant late nights, poor … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2015: The Story So Far

As trailed in my blog last week, this is the week of the annual Gloucester Blues Festival; that time of year when the excellent pubs of Gloucester host a whole week of superb live music. It has been one hell … Continue reading

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