Howdy, I’m Jim and I like something called music. Practically everything I do on a daily basis involves music and I like documenting things so it was only natural I joined the team all those years ago.
I’m an encyclopaedia of random knowledge and have one of the most varied libraries of music you’ll ever see. I’ve met some awesome people over the years and as such formed friendships with both fans and musicians alike. Outside of Moshville Times, I do stuff with cameras and digital objects. It’s a lot more fun than it might sound :)
From: Preston (Lancashire)
Currently based: Cambridgeshire
Preferred genres: “Extreme Metal” and Jazz.
Favourite bands (No Order): Art Blakey, Louis Armstrong, Animals As Leaders, Opeth, Devin Townsend, Cannibal Corpse, Wolfheart, Omnium Gatherum, Deserted Fear, Meshuggah, Persefone, Demon Hunter, As I Lay Dying, Haken, Enslaved.
Favourite albums (No Order): Art Blakey – Moanin’, Meshuggah – Obzen, Opeth – Blackwater Park, Wolfheart – Tyhjyys, Insomnium – Winters Gate, Deserted Fear – Dead Shores Rising, Devin Townsend – Sky Blue, Demon Hunter – The World Is A Thorn, Cannibal Corpse – Kill, Enslaved – Ruun, Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens, Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary.
Most embarrassing album owned: I’m not embarrassed by my music collection. Whilst it does contain a few things outside the scope of ‘metal’ I enjoy it all. There’s no album that I own that I don’t enjoy.
Favourite venues: Audio (Glasgow), QMU, Classic Grand, The Grand (Clitheroe), O2 ABC- Glasgow(RIP), O2 Islington- London, Rebellion – Manchester.
First gig: Sassoon and Bentley – The Grand Clitheroe. I love a good bit of jazz.
Favourite gig: Toss up between Skuggsjá / Enslaved / Wardruna at The Coronet Theatre (19/03/16), Persefone / Poem at The Underworld (16/04/17) and Dream Theater at the Royal Concert Hall (20/04/17).
Favourite drink: Water, Appletizer, Certain IPA’s, San Pellegrino Orange, Peroni, Red Wine.
Favourite food: Anything that doesn’t contain cruciferous vegetables.