Author Archives: Dave Franklin

About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.

Sounds Around Town : 6th – 12th December

Well, we haven’t quite succumbed to the enforced jollification and festive template of the coming season quite yet so before the Christmas jumper brigade and the once a year drinkers from the office temporarily take over proceedings, here’s a few … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 29th November – 5th December

I know that everything works on supply and demand, even things in the cultural and artistic realms but looking at the sheer volume of rock bands playing in town this week, it might be nice if the powers that be … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 22nd – 28th November

If you were thinking that it is around this time of year that the live gigging circuit goes a bit quiet as bands prepare for the hectic run of Christmas bookings then one look at the list below will show … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town :15th – 21st November

Another busy week ahead in the music venues and pubs of this fair town, so without further ado… Plenty to choose from for the fans of original music tonight, the biggest name being Tony Wright who comes to Level III … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 8th – 14th November

Acoustic music from both ends of the spectrum can be found in town tonight. Firstly Walker Broad returns to The Beehive for a full band show , trading in folk and jazz infused bluesy-rock; think Steeleye Span meets Steely Dan, … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 1st – 7th November

Nothing ever happens in this town. It must be true, after all you hear it said over and over again. Though it is difficult to justify such a statement as I prepare to list over 20 different gigs in the … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 25th – 31st October

For obvious reasons many of the gigs this week are touting a Halloween theme, though it seems odd that a Celtic occasion of remembrance should be marked largely by the playing 80’s classic rock covers but that is the world … Continue reading

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