Fancy having a read of The Twenty Seven Club before committing your pennies to it? Well, turns out that Amazon will let you do that for FREE! This fictional tale takes you back to 1994, when the music world was mourning Kurt Cobain - and the concept of The Twenty Seven Club emerged - along … Continue reading Free Book Sample:The Twenty Seven Club
Why do so many rock stars die aged 27?
I wrote an entire book based on this question. The thing is, I don’t think we’re really asking the right question at all. Which is also why I wrote the book. It’s easy to find a headline. Especially today - conspiracy theories and drawn conclusions based on....well...a bunch of details we cherry pick from. But … Continue reading Why do so many rock stars die aged 27?
Book Review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor by Dave Haslam - Music, Manchester and More I’ve always felt like a music imposter. Even though I’ve loved music since I was very young - and grew up listening to my dad playing guitar and blues music (which I of course whinged about because don’t all kids whinge … Continue reading Book Review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
Adventures in Vinyl
It’s 1996, I have literally 97p to live on ’til Tuesday and I really want to go to Shaft at the Welly Club tonight. What’s a girl to do? Easy. Cram a load of vinyl in a record bag and head down to Offbeat Records for a spot of bartering. I’d usually walk away with an empty … Continue reading Adventures in Vinyl
Review: Clear White Light
Live Theatre, Newcastle, 24 Oct - 10 Nov It's a brave move to use Gothic horror as the backdrop for a story exploring mental health problems - you've got to be pretty confident in your approach. However, writer Paul Sirett and the production team at Live Theatre have managed to pull it off. When I … Continue reading Review: Clear White Light
A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
Hello lovely people! So I'm massively excited today to share my new book cover and links to pre order A series of unfortunate stereotypes - Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas. Of course I don't name and shame people (just Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins - but they don't count) but I do discuss the … Continue reading A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
Adventures in vinyl
The piece I wrote for last weekend's record store day....as seen on Standard Issue: It’s 1996, I have literally 97p to live on ’til Tuesday and I really want to go to Shaft at the Welly Club tonight. What’s a girl to do? Easy. Cram a load of vinyl in a record bag and head … Continue reading Adventures in vinyl