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February 2nd, 2017 by Peter Bargh

African Drumming

An off the spur …”must try new things” moment, sent me in the direction of African Drumming…and a beginners class run by Steve Rivers of Unbeatable Energy

The class runs in an upstairs room of an old building owned by the Sheffield Transport Club. Several djembe drums are cased and ready for those without their own to grab and uncase.
We start with a warm up session involving rubbing hands over the drum skin to warm hands and drum. Then several stretches for the hands and arms.
Then we begin. First a quick instruction on how to hit/tap the drum using the flat hand for centre boom, and more of the finger tips for the edge sounds. Then we begin a basic rhythm with Steve overlaying a more detailed pattern. It’s an easy pattern to pick up and soon we’re moving into more advanced sequences…and the more experienced students take on different patterns. So a full sound begins to emerge and I, on my first ever session, am fully engrossed in a series of beats. Great fun. We learned how to do loud clapping and then applied this pattern to drumming. The session was soon over and I came away exhilarated, and with slightly sore hands.
I’m looking forward to my next session.

August 20th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Isis Moray and Lost Garden

An enjoyable evening spent at Bishops House watching performances from Lost Garden and Isis Moray

Lost Garden
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July 23rd, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Tramlines 2016 day 2

Tramlines day 2 -an interesting evening of ethereal, improvised nu-jazz, alt rock and some rock’n’roll. At The Three Cranes (Inclusion Principle and Frostlake), City Hall Ballroom (Basement) and Frog and Parrot (cant remember). Would have gone to grime event at 02 with my sons but my blagged pass didn’t prove worthy, so bouncers said no!

Frostlake at The Three Cranes

Inclusion principle at The Three Cranes

July 22nd, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Tramlines 2016

Spent the afternoon on a pub crawl around Sheffield with Jane and Sue and then in the evening saw a couple of gigs as part of the Tramlines festival

Explorers at the Forum

and Formation at Bungalows & Bears

June 24th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Das Rad and Modulator ESP

I witnessed Das Rad’s first outing (comprising Steve Dinsdale, Martin Archer and Nick Robinson)…a fusion of treated guitar, wind instruments and drums with a smattering of keyboards. They performed a set at Bishops House this evening…Not bad at all.

Support was an excellent electronic feast of loops and modulation by Jez Creek playing as Modulator ESP.

Pic of Modulator ESP thanks to Jan Todd (I didnt take a cameras)

modulator esp

 

June 10th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

The Tea Street Band

Absolutely bouncing around at the Rocking Chair to The Tea Street Band, a group I’d not seen or heard before but where headline one I had seen before, Ordnance. Great gig, followed by onward drinking session in Devonshire Cat and The Green Room with Nicola Feetham and Debra Stratford.

tea street band

 

June 7th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Moon Furniture Pathogen

At Lescar Hotel to see Robert Baker performing with Simon Elliott-Kemp and George Rogers as their new project Moon Furniture Pathogen. Two sets performed with some very interesting soundscapes, categorised as Lizard Conspiracy Lounge Music.

Moon Furniture Pathogen
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April 30th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Bluetones at Rock City

Went with Nicola Feetham to see Bluetones live at Rock City Nottingham. Arranged to meet my good friend Anna Wharton..it’s been ages! Bluetone were great live…and then we went back stage and I sat and chatted with Nigel from Dodgy, while Nicola got friendly with the Morriss bros.

Anna and me

 

April 28th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Anne Garner

A tranquil evening listening to the beautiful voice of Anne Garner at hagglers Corner in Sheffield with Gerald Garratty, Rose Otter and Debra Stratford.

This was Anne’s set list

setlist anne garner

 

March 26th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

New Model Soldier gig

New Model Soldier played possibly their last gig as singer David Kurley says farewell due to upcoming migration to Portugal. The band supported David’s other act, Babyshambles. Good set from both followed by a night of excellent DJ material.new model soldier

After the gig I bumped into Jennie and Josh. Richard Hawley was in the background behind my ear

me and josh