‘It’s all that I can do, to sing these stupid songs to you…’
“So I gets this Ostrich…”
“I’m starting… to worry… about Ray!”
26th October 2017
‘What else is there to do in Doncaster on a Thursday night?’
After Frank Turner agreed to have a face to face interview with me for Doncopolitan, I was unbelievably heartbroken that work commitments scuppered that opportunity. However, being the true gentleman that he is, Frank agreed to answer any questions I wanted to email over to him. Here are the results:
To quote Frank Turner, ‘Let’s begin at the beginning’. What is the point of music? What is its purpose? You might want to make yourself comfortable for this one…
After years building a fan base and crafting their sound, South Yorkshire band Alvarez Kings are ready to unleash their debut album on a music scene crying out for a guitar band to do something different. I caught up with singer Simon Thompson at The Leopard Doncaster, on the eve of their first ever headline show.
Tom Hingley was the lead singer of legendary Manchester band Inspiral Carpets. After writing an acclaimed book of his time with the band and performing live across the country for years, he is back playing all the Inspiral Carpets hits with his backing band the Kar-pets. I caught up with Tom to preview his upcoming free gig at Social Bar on 24th September.
The 48K’s are one of Doncaster’s most long running and beloved bands. Having supported everyone from The La’s to Reverend and the Makers and played at venues as diverse as Sheffield City Hall and the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool, The 48K’s are undoubtedly a band that are going places.