Author Archives: Matt Mead

About Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul
NEWS: Tony Briggs book Behind The Scene

NEWS: Tony Briggs book Behind The Scene

The 90’s work of Ocean Colour Scene comes hand in hand with the sensational work of photographer Tony Briggs. When you look at one of their albums sleeves you are immediately drawn to the iconic depiction of the band in…

REVIEW: Richard Davis Madchester years 89-91 book

REVIEW: Richard Davis Madchester years 89-91 book

The Madchester years were full of colour, vibrance and youthful energy. Being 15 in 1990 I was abit too young to enjoy gigs taking place in 1989, although I was an avid listener of the music but didn’t fully embrace…

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester De Montford Hall 9.4.22

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester De Montford Hall 9.4.22

Presently reams of choral also rans rant and rave without intensity, eloquence, or direction, with an appetite to cash in on lukewarm squalid humdrum material, there can be little doubt regarding the longevity, ingenuity  and razor-sharp inventiveness of Mr Paul…

LIVE: China Crisis Birmingham Town Hall 2.4.22

LIVE: China Crisis Birmingham Town Hall 2.4.22

Delving through a small section of beloved bands from the 1980’s who had hefty chart success backed up with timeless albums as well as being steadfast on the live front includes The Style Council, XTC, Echo and the Bunnymen and…

REVIEW: When Does The Mind Bending Start? book review

REVIEW: When Does The Mind Bending Start? book review

Whilst the early 90’s reverberated to the sounds of baggy indie bands such as The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets lesser-known sophisticated musical nuggets were being discovered by the few with an ear towards something that wasn’t as…

NEWS: Ukraine benefit Music and Comedy event

NEWS: Ukraine Music and Comedy benefit event

Whilst one man in the world thinks his deluded hatred filled actions will make him a hero as he tries to destroy the liberty of families and nations plus the freedom of the human race, a far more courageous and…