Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday 28th Gigs & News

Keeping this blog up to date over the last few weeks has been a major challenge that I have not always been able to keep pace with. That's life!

The new August editions of Suited and Booted are out on the streets now (or are at least on their way!)

If you want to know what is happening in West Dorset & South Somerset in August then follow this link to download a PDF version of the page.

Fans of the Arts can go to this link to see what is happening.

What about tonight?

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Jinder @ Cricketers, Boscombe
John de Barra @ Ship Inn, Chard
Tom Toomey @ Uncle Tom's Cabin, Wincanton
Ben Waters 'Solo' @ Bell Inn, Ash
Julie Dunn Trio ' Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
Dave Green @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
BJ McCabe @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Hand F8 & Memphis 56 @ Chilthorne Domer Club 25th Anniv. Event Chilthorne Domer Club
Lauren Rosenberg @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Freak Circus @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Martha's Vineyard @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
On The Nod @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Motel 6 @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
'The Outrageous' Glenn Rogers @ Lowland Games, Thorney nr Langport
V4 @ Westminster, Yeovil
36FF @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Vinyl Monkeys @ Railway Hotel, Blandford Forum
Fat Marrow Blues Band @ Woods Wine Bar
Whitewall @ Antelope, Crewkerne

More news later!

The Editor

Friday, July 14, 2006

Music For Africa Starts today!

Music For Africa begins today
The two day event happens in the grounds of Montacute House near Yeovil and raises money for education and music in South Africa. Yo can find lots of details about how the money is spent and what the cahrity has achieved by check their web site click here

This year you can even buy a DVD of the 2005 MFA concert for just £10. A bargain price for an hour and forty five minutes of music!

Remember to take your picnic!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Rhythm Junkies @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Dave Green @ Hardy's, Bridport
Music For Africa: Kings of Queen, Kayamba Roots, Sirius B, Flatland Boogie Band & U22U @ Montacute House
Winnebago Deal, Dequello, Weapons Of Mass Belief & The Scare @ Ski Lodge
Best Kept Secret @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Zoe Schwarz Jazz Quartet @ Lanes Hotel, West Coker
Dave Woan @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Dylan (acoustic) @ Westminster, Yeovil
Crazy 88 @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
The Treefrogs @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Demon Barbers & Fiona & Tiny Taylor @ Bridports Arts Centre
Thieff @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Rize @ The Green Dragon Combe St Nicholas
Vinyl Monkeys @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Turnette Doone @ The Westgate, Taunton
Snappa @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Rize @ The Green Dragon Combe St Nicholas
Reflex @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Blazing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.

The deadline for the August edition of Suited and Booted is Monday 17th July. So if you fancy spicing up your marketing or just want to tell us what you have going on the send an email to!

The Editor

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wednesday, Somerton festival news & events

Somerton Arts Festival
Somerton's annual arts fest is under way and we haven't given it the plug it deserves, sorry people.

It runs until 15th of this month with varied and various perfomances throughout Somerton.
Today the 'Alternatives' will be entertaining residents of Wessex House with a mixture of songs and music from the '20s along with ballads, screen numbers and much more. This happens at 2.30pm today

Tonight at 7.30pm the Somerton Festival Brass Band will be playing at St Michael's Church. Tickets are £4. A Poetry Slam is happening at 7.30pm in the skittle Alley of the Unicorn, tickets £3 and last but not least, the Pink Floyd tribute 'Us and Them' will be playing at 8.30pm in the Festival Marquee, Somerton Sports Club. If you haven't seen or heard these guys then do go along...they are good! Tickets £8

For more details about Somerton's Festival click here for their web site.

Other Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Julie Dunn Trio @ Beach & Barnicott, Bridport
Traditional Music @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Us & Them (Somerton Arts Fest) @ Sports Field Marquee, Somerton

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Acoustic Night @ West India House, Bridgwater

Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd dies
Syd Barrett has died, it has been confirmed.

Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd and considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians in rock'n'roll history.He is understood to have died at his home in Cambridge at the age of 60 last Friday, July 7, after succumbing to complications related to diabetes.

His brother Alan confirmed Barrett's death today, telling The Guardian: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."Barrett retreated from public life and music culture in the early 1970s, after leaving Pink Floyd as his mental health disintegrated in the apparent aftermath of heavy LSD use during the '60s.

His legacy can be heard on the seminal and acclaimed early recordings of Pink Floyd, such as "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", and his solo material such as "The Madcap Laughs".

Have a Pink Floyd day.

The Editor

Monday, July 10, 2006

Monday & Tuesday events

The penalties of having an inadequate disaster recovery plan are now quite apparent to me. It has taken AGES to get my PC properly back up and running; it is easy to forget just how many pieces of software you use in a day!

Events on Monday in West Dorset & South Somerset
Open Mic Night @ Globetrotters, Yeovil

Events on Tuesday in West Dorset & South Somerset
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Jinder @ No.10, Bridport
Stringybark McDowell @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Tom Toomey (Somerton Arts Fest) @ Globe, Somerton

Events on Monday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Comedy Club @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton
Backstage Pass @ Brewhouse Theatre (until 15th)

Events on Tuesday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Dark Of The Moon @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton.

It's good to be back on-line again!

ISPs urged to lock out file-sharers
LONDON (Reuters) - The British music industry stepped up its campaign against illegal file-sharing on Monday by demanding that two Internet service providers suspend 59 accounts it believes are being used to swap copyrighted songs.

The British Phonographic Industry trade group called on Cable & Wireless and Tiscali to join a crusade against consumer practices that have undermined music companies in recent years.

"We have said for months that it is unacceptable for ISPs to turn a blind eye to industrial-scale copyright infringement," BPI Chairman Peter Jamieson said in a statement.

"We are providing Tiscali and Cable & Wireless with unequivocal evidence of copyright infringement via their services," he added. "It is now up to them to put their house in order and pull the plug on these people." Click here for the full story.

Have fun!

The Editor

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Apologies for the lack of posts

An apology is due to regular Suited & Booted web site visitors. Posting have been very light over the last couple of weeks. The main reason being a rather large issue with a dead PC just after the print edition went to bed.

Well with new super techy PC stuff put together and a mamoth software installation task just about completed, you can expect more regular posts from your local music and arts magazine.

The Editor