Lymelight Festival 2017

A fantastic report on Limelight Festival 2017 by a talented young music blogger. Read and enjoy!

E Major

We waited patiently, for a whole 12 months. We attended gigs, we played our music loud and we counted down the days until we’d be back in front of that stage once more. We watched with excitement, as the lineup, the headliners and the last minute acts were announced. We planned our May Day bank holiday weekend accordingly and then we headed for Newcastle town centre, cagoule in hand and hopes high.


The fifth annual Lymelight Festival ran from the evening of Friday 28th April through until late afternoon on Monday 1st May and by all accounts, it was spectacular. Opening with sets from Captain Stingray’s Groove Machine, Vidorra, 10o’clock Chemical and Akahum, it seemed that from the get go, this would be more than just your usual local festival.


It was dry and sunny on the morning of the 29th of…

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Larkins – ‘Wasted Years’ Single

Check out the latest music revue from Emily who is fast becoming the “go to” voice, notably for reviews but also with her own music too!

E Major

On the last Saturday of February, Larkins played the biggest show of their career to date. At a sold out show at the Gorilla in Manchester, a 700 capacity venue, the band appeared to blow the roof off the venue, probably leaving everyone with something to go home and think about; the Larkins storm that’s sure to arriveat a venue near you.


Their brand new single ‘Wasted Years’ explains it all. The combination of a funky bass line, cool music video and a knack for writing songs that make it very hard to sit still whilst listening to them, creates a winning formula. Beginning completely stripped back, with Josh Noble’s clean cut vocals slicing through the silence, ‘Wasted Years’ isn’t hard to like. When the beat kicks in, you feel every kind of feeling all at once, as you realise that you’re listening to a band who are definitely worth…

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The 1000 words a day challenge


Debbie, a blogging colleague, and friend, has set herself a 1,000 words a day challenge for the New Year, and yes, she does write with a pen! See what she says here:

The 1000 words a day challenge

Debbie is relatively new to the blogosphere but has already had success in writing a script for a small budget film, produced in Derby. You can read about this here:


I particularly enjoyed her short story about making soup with produce from an allotment. See it here:

I think Debbie is very talented. See what you think!


2015 in review

Early days yet but I’m happy with the way it’s going. Met some lovely people along the way and hope to meet lots more with interesting things to tell. Happy New Year everyone


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 440 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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