Helpless Dancer

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Mott The Hoople with Lloyd Cole

Glam rock heroes Mott The Hoople stole the show at this year’s Tartan Clefs in Glasgow.

In the era of instant access illegal downloading the role of music in society has been diminished. Pouring out of every bar, club, taxi and window it is often easy to take for granted the life changing role music can have.

Nordoff Robbins is a music therapy charity, an organisation which helps to encourage the development of often severely disabled children by using music.

In the past such stars as Paolo Nutini and Orange Juice have become involved with the charity, often leaving deeply moved by the hard work and dedication shown by those involved. Operating on a shoestring budget the charity held their massive fund raising event the Tartan Clef awards in Glasgow on Friday night (November 27th) featuring a star studded cast.

After a memorable speech from fundraisers those in attendance at the SECC were treated to a vital performance from The View. Currently at work on their third album the band blazed through their recent single ‘Shock Horror’ before paying tribute to those involved in the charity.

Glasgow based hit merchants Lloyd Cole and The Commotions performed two of their classic hits before glam rock titans Mott The Hoople took to the stage.

Cult heroes in the early 70s the band are led by Hamilton born singer Ian Hunter. An inspiration to punk acts such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash, the band were on ferocious form.

First playing their classic hit ‘All The Way To Memphis’ the band then had the crowd on their feet for a rendition of the David Bowie penned ‘All The Young Dudes’.

Leaving to massive applause Mott The Hoople completed their first Scottish show in over thirty years by paying tribute to the work done by Nordoff Robbins.

Watch out for more interviews from the event soon! For more on the work done by Nordoff Robbins click HERE.


December 2, 2009 Posted by | Blast from The Past, New News, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

New News – Sade

After a break of almost 10 years Sade returns with a new album “Soldier Of Love” due for release on 8th February 2010, this will be her/their 6th studio release in a career which started back in 1984 with “Diamond Life”

“Smooth Operator” – Sade

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade (pronounced /ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-DAY), is an Nigerian-British  singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer.

She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade.

This is from the 1988 album “Stronger Than Pride”

It is all a bit coffee table polished pop/soul for me but some songs certainly grow on you.

This is from the 2000 release “Lovers Rock”

Come 2010 I doubt if much will have changed despite the time away……and why should it.


To buy the music of Sade click HERE

December 2, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music, R&B, Video | | 1 Comment


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