Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart and Maggie / Carol Hodge and Ben Marsden / Baz Francis – Hard Rock Café, Glasgow (25th January 2024)

This was my first trip to the Hard Rock Café in Glasgow, which is fair enough given that it's only been open since 2013. After a quick drink downstairs we headed up to the intimate music area (capacity 200). Shortly after I hit two highlights before the show had even begun. I bumped into Carol … Continue reading Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart and Maggie / Carol Hodge and Ben Marsden / Baz Francis – Hard Rock Café, Glasgow (25th January 2024)

2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

I'm going to be honest, this year's roundup is going to be a challenge for me. In the past I've reviewed dozens of albums and gone to a similar number of gigs each year so my biggest problem has been narrowing it down. This year, though, has been a struggle. Between real life, work, studies … Continue reading 2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart & the Sinners / The Howling Tides / Carol Hodge & Ben Marsden – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (27th July 2023)

Tonight has a bit of a strange feeling in the room. Ginger Wildheart and the Sinners have rolled into town to make up for having to postpone the original Birmingham date last year with this one serving as a warm-up for what would turn out to be a great appearance the following night at Steelhouse. But … Continue reading Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart & the Sinners / The Howling Tides / Carol Hodge & Ben Marsden – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (27th July 2023)

Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart / Carol Hodge & Ben Marsden / Baz Francis – The Patriot, Crumlin (14th April 2023)

I think I’m one of those strange anomalies in the world of Ginger Wildheart. I’m not a massive fan of the man. I’ve seen him solo before and many times with The Wildhearts over the years. Hell, they probably saved me from drowning one year with their set in the main tent at Download. I … Continue reading Gig Review: Ginger Wildheart / Carol Hodge & Ben Marsden / Baz Francis – The Patriot, Crumlin (14th April 2023)

Album Review: Carol Hodge – Vertiginous Drops

Carol Hodge is no stranger to us here, having popped up on several Ginger Wildheart tours, and having her last album reviewed right here. She's a keyboardist by trade and knows how to string a good soulful song together, as well as having a great line in cover songs. Vertiginous Drops is album number four from … Continue reading Album Review: Carol Hodge – Vertiginous Drops

Album Review: Carol Hodge – Savage Purge

Carol Hodge may not be a name you've heard before, but she may be a face or a sound you recognise. Jobbing keyboardist with Ryan Hamilton And The Harlequin Ghosts, as well as appearing alongside The Membranes and the legend that is Ginger Wildheart, Ms Hodge is a songwriter and performer in her own right … Continue reading Album Review: Carol Hodge – Savage Purge