Siân Parker – Founder/Writer
Music has been a huge passion of mine since I was a kid, growing up I use to listen to a lot of my dad’s album’s he had in his collection. I mainly grew up listening to Oasis, Stone Roses, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Cast, The Charlatans, Shed Seven and Inspiral Carpets etc. anything my dad use to play I would listen to I would love it. My first ever favourite song was ‘FireStarter’ by The Prodigy I was about 3 years old, my dad was impressed but I don’t think my mum was as she was more into chart music. As I got older I started to go to gigs and finding new bands to listen to such as Arctic Monkeys, Courteeners and The Fratellis, I also started to collect vinyl’s which again my dad was impressed with. At 18 I started to find some locals bands from around my area and I decided I wanted to see what my city had to offer to the music scene and to find some more good unsigned local talent, I started to search and found some great locals bands and artist. I soon started to find more unsigned bands and artist across the UK and I decided I wanted to help these great bands and artist out, so I started to go to their gigs and write up reviews. I was soon working for a music blog and was helping the bands to get more gigs and getting their names out there. Fast forward a few years I left the music blog I was working for and I decided to start up my own music blog and help these bands and artist out as much as I could.
My two biggest passions are music and football, I support Leicester City and I am a season ticket holder and yes, I cried when we won the Premier League (sad I know) I’m just an emotional mess at football. One of the best gigs I’ve been to has to be Kasabian at The King Power Stadium purely because they are a great band to see live and because of the venue and Leicester had just won the Premier League! to me it was perfect and such a special gig.
Favourite Artists/Bands – Kasabian, Oasis, The Prodigy, The Stone Roses, DMA’s, The Twang, Cast, Jake Bugg and Jersey Budd.
Oliver Cooper – Writer/ Social Media
I’m music and football mad! Music has been a passion of mine since I was a kid, it’s even given me a job. As a kid I spent most of my weekends with my mum and older brother going around watching my uncle play at pubs and working men’s clubs. As I got older my uncle stared to take me to gig’s and local music festivals around the Midlands which I loved. My uncle was into Brit Pop music, so I spent a lot of time listening to his CD’s he had and also a few of my mum’s CD’s which were mainly of Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and Elvis (Don’t ask I still don’t quite know myself why I use to like them so much). My music taste is different to say the least, I can go from listening to Johnny Cash to Guns n Roses. I started to learn to play the drums when I as 10, when I was 14 my uncle started to teach me how to play the guitar which I fell in love with.
I spend most of my time working at gigs and festivals, going to football, gigs and running around after my son. My goals in life are to make my son happy and proud also to make him a huge Leicester City fan and for him to have a great music taste which is going well so far. My son spends most of his time telling me to stick one of my CDs on and 9/10 he asks for The Stone Roses or one of the local’s bands I listen too (he’s learning well) he is obsessed with The Ruffs. I go to football to watch Leicester City with my lad and sometimes with my older brother we love are Saturday’s at football!
Favourite Artists/Bands – Oasis, The Who, The Jam, The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Johnny Cash, Guns n Roses and The Rolling Stones.
Ellie-Rose – Writer
I am a young girl from Leicester with a life that revolves around music. I grew up in a house Where my eldest brother was constantly playing his guitar and writing songs (he still does now, so I’m still always around that) Growing up I watched him practice in bands and on his own. I also had another brother who was always playing music, both my parents being deeply connected to music, and a completely epic grandma who got me to fall in love with all the oldies. My first ever vivid memory of music is ‘Importance Of Being Idle – Oasis’ and I remember completely falling in love with Oasis from that point onwards. Bands like The Beatles, The Smiths and Oasis were always in the back of My mind growing up but my music taste hadn’t really developed properly until I was given an MP3 player by my eldest brother, on it was over 700 wonderful songs. I don’t think I ever put that thing down until I lost it. From that my love grew for indie/rock bands. I started searching for music myself from that point, and the music I came across from then was truly beautiful. 3 years ago I started attending gigs and found a whole new world of music again, one of the reasons I decided to join this blog. There’s so much great music out there that’s not being heard, When it really deserves to be.
Favourite Artists/Bands – Oasis, The Beatles, The Libertines, The Smiths, Cast, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, John Lennon as a solo artist, The Stone Roses, Buddy Holly, and David Bowie.