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’m a photographer of archives and special collections. It’s a lot more fun than it might sound :)
From: Preston (Lancashire)
Currently based: Cambridge
Preferred genres: “Extreme Metal”, Jazz, Classical, CCM.
Favourite bands (Alphabetical Order): Animals As leaders, Art Blakey, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Becoming The Archetype, Before the Dawn, Black Sun Aeon, Cannibal Corpse, Dawn Of Solace, Decapitated, Demon Hunter, Deserted Fear, Devin Townsend, Enslaved, Haken, Insomnium, Meshuggah, Omnium Gatherum, Opeth, Persefone, Trivium, Wolfheart.
Favourite albums (Alphabetical Order): Art Blakey – Moanin’, August Burns Red – Constellations, Before the Dawn – Deathstar Rising, Cannibal Corpse – Kill, Demon Hunter – The World Is A Thorn, Deserted Fear – Dead Shores Rising, Devin Townsend – Sky Blue, Enslaved – Ruun, Insomnium – Winters Gate, Meshuggah – Obzen, Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens, Opeth – Blackwater Park, Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary, Wolfheart – Tyhjyys.
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), Queen Margaret Union, Classic Grand, The Grand (Clitheroe), O2 ABC- Glasgow(RIP), O2 Islington- London, Rebellion – Manchester.
First gig: Sassoon and Bentley – The Grand Clitheroe.
Favourite gig: Probably Dream Theater at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow (20/04/17).
Favourite drink: Squash, water, Peppermint Tea, certain IPA’s, Red Wine.
Favourite food: Anything that doesn’t contain cruciferous vegetables.