I took a chance and started work on the book whilst we were still finalising the contract. It’s just as well, as it’s taken several weeks, but I now have a signed contract. If I’d waited I’d never have made the deadline of August 15, 2017. So, I’m now working in earnest on the Dead
I’m at the contract stage with Red Planet Publishing. It looks like the deadline for the book will be this June, with a publication date in October, in time to catch the Christmas 2017 market. I’m not sure how much of the original work I’ll be able to use, but it will at least provide
Over five years after embarking on a This Day In Music Apps project it appears finally to be on the verge of bearing some fruit. I’ve been asked by Red Planet Publishing if I’m interested in writing the latest in their Dead Straight Guides series of books on major rock artists. I’ve contributed to a
So, just over a month after telling us they wouldn’t be going ahead with the app they’d confirmed they wanted to be official, they’ve released their own app. You never know how much involvement band members have with this type of decision; I suspect most of the discussions and planning were done without having to
We’ve just had some great feedback from a member of the band; he loves my This Day In Music app! He’d already bought This Day In Led Zeppelin and was delighted we’re producing one for his band. After all the delays this is excellent news and we’re hoping to release it in time to catch
Well I’ve not had a lot of sleep over the past week or so but it was definitely worth it. Hayfest was a roaring success and the feedback from festival-goers and artists has been overwhelmingly positive. The standard of the music was superb and the sound and light were excellent; our principal sponsor Lightcast put
We’ve just confirmed Roachford as our headline act for Sunday 5th October. What a great way to close the inaugural festival. The line-up is filling rapidly with a diverse range of talent. Full details are on the Hayfest artists page.
Hot on the heels of This Day In Country Music I’ve started work on a new festival which will take place this October in the beautiful Peak District village of Hayfield. I’m delighted to be on the small but highly motivated Hayfest organisers team; we’ve already got the brilliant Andy Fairweather Low signed up as
I should really know better, after two years of working on the This Day In Music app. It’s now being checked over by people in the band’s organisation. Although this is a bit nerve-wracking for me, it’s a very necessary step and I was foolish to think it would be a quick process. Bearing in
I’ve just downloaded and installed the first build of the latest This Day In Music app, research and content by yours truly. I’m really pleased with it and am looking forward to announcing it at last, some time in the next week or so.