Andrew Olmsted

Killed in Iraq, this US soldier has his pals post his final blog from beyond the grave . . . very touching and quite funny. Click here.

Mishka Adams, Soho Pizza Express, 15th March

The following review appears in the latest edition of London’s premier music ‘zine, London Tour Dates

You can tell when Mishka Adams likes a song. A dire cover of Air’s ‘All I Need’ was smilelessly sung through clenched teeth while Pat Metheny’s ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress ‘ was a real joy, sung with gusto and heart. Problem was there wasn’t enough of the latter.

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10 Guitar Solos

10 awesome standout guitar solos picked by someone who wasted a great deal of his teenage years in a tiny bedroom in Portsmouth with a Washburn Les Paul copy trying and failing to learn most of ’em.

This is not a definitive list of the 10 best in the world and I’m aware it’s only rock guitar that features. And neither Jimmy Page nor Jimi Hendrix are represented here — you’ll see why.

I welcome all arguments/comments/flames/praise. Read more

The Storys, Soho Revue Bar, 6th March

The following review appears in the latest edition of London’s premier music ‘zine, London Tour Datestd-18.JPG

Retuning instruments between songs is a pet hate of mine but in the name of chordal harmony I am oft prepared to swallow this unreasonable prejudice. Tweaking your strings during a song however, is surely beyond the pale. Seriously, will an audience of 30 & 40-somethings, mostly industry execs, friends and family getting pissed on a freebie really notice the odd semitone out? Rough and ready is not The Storys style. Read more