Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Review of the Year

Time for the annual Furtheron review of the year....  drum roll please (hope I read off the card correctly ;-))

Gig of the Year

Now last year Show of Hands won this - and they are high in the running this year with their superb show in Canterbury.  This year though from a small selection of gigs I've been to the winners are  The Shires.  For such a young band they were professional, note perfect, humble, talented and fun.  I hope they continue to garner more success in the coming years.

CD of the year

Rock - Iron Maiden get a worthy mention but the winners are Revolution Saints.  I know it was a put together line-up by Frontier Records but I hope not the last as this first album was stunning!  Very Journey in it's style and sound (not surprising) it was a tour de force with great rockers, ballads etc.

Folk - Last year I stated the False Lights with Salvor would have this sewn up.  In the end they do win it for their innovative folk rock injection into a brilliant set of songs - the closing song, Crossing the Bar with the terrific words of Alfred  Lord Tennyson set in a brilliant musical setting is just stunning track.  Show of Hands Long Way Home ran this début a close second in this category though.

Read of the Year

Has to be the brilliant and poignant Sebastian Faulks' Where My Heart Used to Beat.

I wish all (two of you) that drop by here a happy Christmas and hope 2016 is good to you.


  1. And a Merry Christmas to you, as well, sir. Happy New Year, too.

    2015 = Rush R.I.P.

  2. Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2016 to you and your family too. Thank you for all your support and comments.