Since the release of his debut solo album, Mark One, some four decades ago Mark Le Gallez has had quite a musical career - from touring California with mod power pop band The Risk, to dalliances with psychedelic indie around Europe with The Sacred Hearts, kicking up a garage rock storm closer to home and... Continue Reading →
A bumper crop this month for my playlist update as, I’m not sure why, I feel like I’ve found a lot of new stuff (both new to me and actually new)...
With festival season in Guernsey well and truly over L’Islet Records kick started the autumn gigging calendar with a pair of back to back shows at The Vault with an acoustic night in Friday 17th and a (almost) fully electric show on Saturday 18th September...
Track Not Found After a night of some of the heaviest music Guernsey has to offer in a suitably small and dark room (that’s no criticism in this case) Saturday 31st July 2021 was a rather different affair out in a field on the west coast for the annual Rocquaine Regatta and the Vale Earth... Continue Reading →
I don’t really know how else to begin my review of music in Guernsey and the Channel Islands this year other than to say something that has already been said far too many times over the past twelve months, that it has been an odd year in pretty much all regards. I also don’t want... Continue Reading →
Three years after introducing us to them on Ladies And Gentlemen...The Crowband, The Crowman has returned on record with Blackwell, another selection of his self-styled 'garage-folk', now fully under the banner of The Crowband. After an exclamation over the price of the CD, we are introduced to the band and ushered into their world with... Continue Reading →
As storm Dennis began to give the island a battering Havoc Events took over The Fermain Tavern for the first time this year for a genuinely varied night of live music with The Crowband, Kings, Lifejacket and Terrible Stuntman. While the storm (and no doubt other less obvious factors) seemed to be keeping people away... Continue Reading →
After a couple of years where music in Guernsey had upped its game, across the board, to a level that continues to surprise many visitors to the island, or those who hear Guernsey based bands when they venture away, 2019 has had to me a slightly different feel. While the quality of music certainly hasn't... Continue Reading →
For the best of the last forty years Mark Le Gallez, and a rotating, suitably motley, crew of collaborators have been carving a furrow in Guernsey's music scene that have taken them as far afield as Germany and California across a number of bands and the latest St James Presents... show highlighted four of them... Continue Reading →
For the third year in a row the Vale Earth Fair expanded to a two day event with the main festival, this year celebrating 43 years, in its usual place at the Vale Castle on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend but with Sound Guernsey taking over the castle for the Saturday afternoon,... Continue Reading →