I am a writer and enthusiastic music fan, often spotted at gigs talking photos for Brighton Music Promotions, my blog. I love all kinds of music but am a particular fan of intimate gigs that smell of incense and sweaty musicians. I’m a huge fan of open mic nights and dabble in the piano.
ROLE AT BRIGHTON NOISE:
Listings and writing reviews.
FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON:
That you can go to the park and meet a dog called Bowie, and a pug wearing a bow tie.
Ali Cats, although not much goes on there now (bring back Ali Cats Acoustic Night!). Also The Brunswick.
BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE:
St George’s Inn, Kemptown.
FIRST EVER GIG:
I was taken to gigs since I was a baby, so I don’t remember my actual first gig. The first I went to of my own choosing was The Levellers in Aberdeen.
BEST RECENT GIG:
Johnny Marr at the Concorde.
3 TOP BANDS/MUSICIANS:
The Smiths, Martin Rossiter and yourgardenday.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
John Grant, JetGlo, Radiohead, David Bowie, Tiger Bite Fever, Jake Bugg, Elliott Smith, yourgardenday and (whispers) Menswe@r.
RECOMMENDED BRIGHTON BANDS:
JetGlo, Tiger Bite Fever, Ruckus, Echo & The Beats, Call Me Jolene, Paul Diello & Friends, Mark Stanley, Fools Knowledge, Simonne & The Dark Stars, Emberhoney, yourgardenday, Oh!Captain, Clockworks – and lots more I am sure!