Category Archives: Bands

The Michael White Live Lounge – Review and Thanks


On Saturday 12th April 2014 an evening of live music and entertainment was held at the Wortley House Hotel in the memory of Michael White to raise money for The Child of the Year Awards – a charity event that will be held in august. The evening was well organised by Vicky Barratt and Michael’s mum Tina Waring, and there was a fantastic turnout with 175 tickets sold. In total £948.28 was raised with £228 of this coming from a raffle on the evening (a proportion of the raffle money will be going to another of Vicky’s charities the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.)

The evening began with Mr. Jonny Lavin taking the stage for a few songs, followed by another local singer/songwriter the lovely Sian Hart, and then a third in the shape of Mr. Matt Hercock. Next up Martin MorgaMW4n, (a man who embodies entertainment), made his showbiz entrance before he performed a few numbers in his own rather unique style. After this, as if by magic Jonny, Matt and Sian combined to become lively folk act Ramble Gamble, jollying up the room with a great mix of covers and their own songs whilst Martin hilariously vogued and frolicked about the dance-floor like a welsh Disco Stu. This man has his own Martin The Movie coming out would you believe. Keep an eye out for Ramble Gamble‘s soon to be forthcoming EP as well. Ollie Joe GriffithsMW6 from Wrawby was next. He had a fantastic voice and when requested to play his version of Mr Brightside, in the words of his fans, “He smashed It”. A beatbox act that has performed with Mary J Blige was next to take to the open floor, rather than the stage, Beatbox Drase & Babyface from Manchester. A talented pair who have just released their own single “Dutty” available to buy. Headlining the evening were Box Pavilion who rocked right from their opening with Dani California all the way to there last song Wonderwall, a song which had a special meaning to friends of Michael. All in all a very enjoyable evening that it was obvious a lot of effort had gone into. You could tell from the décor, the personal touches of sweets and goodies on the tables, to great line up of entertainment, that it meant a lot to the organisers that it was done right. And it was. Can’t wait for the next one.

A DVD/CD of the evening is available from for just £5. All sales will be added to the running total of funds already raised.

Very Special Thanks from Vicky and Tina go out to the following sponsors:-

The Wortley House Hotel – For their continued and future support and for kindly accommodating the evening
Britannia Bar & NightClub – For helping, promote and support the event and for kindly donating £250
Sam Broadbent – Sam MC’d, did the sound, designed the posters and generally worked very hard to make the evening a success
Visio Clothing – Sam’s very own and very popular clothing label sponsored and donated raffle prizes for the evening
Sam Bramham and Ginger Whinger Discos – For supplying the sound equipment giving his time and making sure it sounded just right.
Josh Clarke & Red Sky
–  For working non stop after a long day to help document and capture the spirit of the evening.

(Also raffle prizes were donated by the following (Trent Valley Gliding ClubPaul Gordon Hair Salon, Pipers crisps, Fallen Hero, Sincerity by Jules, Morrisons, The Anchor Beefeater pub, The Whistle and Flute and many more…)

Article by N.Akester

The Countdown Begins: Party In The Pines

The biggest local festival is nearly upon us and tickets are going down. With Less than 400 physical tickets remaining locally. We strongly recommend getting tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


You may have heard Party In The Pines organiser (Gaz Hird) appear yesterday (Thursday 17th April) on BBC Humberside radio live with Dirty Sterling, who gave a nice acoustic performance on the show. But Dirty Sterling are just one of the great talents at the May 3rd event. And there will be something for everyone. If you attended last year you will know
Bands played the main stage throughout the day and the DJ’s took the night for an outdoor rave. But this time The organisers Gaz and Aimee have gone for something
that will please both live music lovers and hard ravers. They are introducing The Hardr:ve rave cave. Which will mean you Pines loves will experience a Pitch black marquee with U.V Decor, lights, lasers, strobe and the all new upgraded B&M bins Sound system, which will be situated at the other end of the pines clearing away from the
main stage.
The Hardr:ve rave cave will be Taking you party lovers on a 9 hour musical journey spanning just about the full spectrum of rave music starting with the roots
in Circa 1989/1990 and ending with some current day vibes.

The Rave Cave will be showcasing many different genres, so something for everyone, brought to you by the best talent the region has to offer.

This arena will be MC free


1-2 Tim Wood Electro House)
2-3 Matt Stephenson (Club Classics)
3-4 Simz (Early Hardcore/Breakbeat 1990-1992)
4-5 Pursuit (Hardcore Jungle 1993- 1994)
5-6 Stig (Old Skool Happy Hardcore 1994 – 1995)
6-7 Jonny El & Fastraxx (Happy Hardcore Anthems 1995- 1998)
7- 8 The MK One (Early Hardstyle/Reverse Bass late 90’s)
8-9 Si Taylor (Hard Trance Anthems 1995 – 1998)
9 – 11 Brux (Ibiza Trance Anthems 1999- 2002)
11- 12 Owen More (Jump Up Drum & Bass 2014)


So why should you spend £20 on a ticket?

Well that’s easy to determine from the list of DJ’s & Musical talent but if that wasn’t enough to get you to part with your cash you have:

  • Main Stage (ft headline Reverend & The Makers along with alot of other talent)
  • DJ Tent
  • Main DJ Stage (DJ set from Bez and more)
  • Bring Your Own Beer or 3 cans for £5 (Licensed Bar on site)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Camping for Camper vans or tents (No Caravans due to space)
  • Dowses Fun Fair
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Stalls seling merch/clothing
  • Sumo suits. + More


So where can you see what?

Main Stage
Reverend and the makers, Dirty Sterling, The North, The Marras, The Sherlocks. The Torn, Caspiain, Ramble Gamble, Jay Cressey, Lizzie Goddard, Rachel Lewis

Main DJ Stage
Bez, Brux, Matt Stephenson + Guests.

Dj Tent (Hardr:ve)
Tim Wood, Matt Stephenson, Simz Pursuit, Stig, Jonny El, Fastraxx, The MK One, Si Taylor, Brux, Owen More.

Tickets Available from
Celebrate Party shop (Town Centre)
Cafe INDIEpendent (Town Centre)
Valentines Cafe (Ashby)
Jones Barbers (Brigg)
SEEtickets (Online)

Join the event NOW!!

Buy tickets Online

Read More info here on headline act




Released today and storming the twittersphere with #GetTheRevToNumberOne the much anticipated album titled ‘Thirty Two’.

‘Thirty Two’ already had pre-orders rolling in well before it was released with the band offering out house gigs for pledges and tour ticket buyers.

More dates are yet to be released so keep an eye out. for more info.

The band begins a UK tour in February – dates are as follows:

February 2014

22nd – Coventry Kasbah

23rd – Newcastle

25th – Leeds Metropolitan University

26th – Hull, The Welly Club

27th – Birmingham, O2 Academy

28th – Preston, 53 Degrees

March 2014

1st Liverpool, O2 Academy

3rd – Dunfermline, PY Molloys

4th – Glasgow, O2 ABC

5th – Manchester, The Ritz

6th – Barrow in Furness, The Nines

7th – Sheffield, O2 Academy

8th – Nottingham, Rock City

10th – Bristol, Fleece

11th – Brighton, Concorde 2

12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

13th – London, Electric Ballroom

14th – Norwich, Waterfront

Tickets are available from the usual sources.

Reverend And The Makers

Album Release: ‘ThirtyTwo’

Release Date: 24th February 2014

Label: Cooking Vinyl