NEW Single: Saboteurs – Shame


4 December 2020


Arguably their heaviest track to date, Saboteurs’ new single observes the inherently strained libertarian response to Covid-19. With influences as diverse as New Model Army, Biffy Clyro and Thrice, ‘Shame‘ is due for release on 4 December 2020.


Familiarly dark and brooding with a hypnotic groove, ‘Shame’ follows the band’s 2018 debut EP and acclaimed 2019 LP, ‘Dance with the Hunted’.  Once again recorded & produced by Hamish Dickinson (Palm ReaderRedwood)  at Phoenix Sound, Nottingham


Lyrically, the track comments on the struggle within liberal democracies to reconcile the tension between civil liberties and the protection of society. And asks whether in fact, we are facing a Malthusian catastrophe as nature fights back against human population growth.


Ben Ellis (vocals/eBow); Rick Whitehead (guitars); Geoff Standeven (bass) and Pete Botterill (drums).


Shame lyric video









ALBUM LAUNCH: Bardishish – Whitby Lifeboat

Today (November 30, 2020), marks the official release of the album “Whitby Lifeboat” by Lincoln musician, Bardishish.


The project which is the creation of Robert Oldfield, has been co-recorded at The Dining Room Studios in Lincoln, and AM Studio in Balderton. The album is packaged by Ant Macandrew, of AM too.


Apart from Rob, there are musical contributions by Kevin Todd (harmonica) and Phil Robinson (vocals).


Ant Macandrew also appears on 3 tracks.


The album launch actually coincides with Bardishish hitting the 752.2 Radio TOP 20 TRENDING ARTISTS CHART at NUMBER 4, and NUMBER 2 on the International Singer Songwriter Association CHART for the same category. You can view the Bardishish channel on 752.2 Radio here.



There are 10 tracks on the album which is available to purchase from the Bardishish web site. All profits will be donated to charity.


    Bardishish web site






Christmas Special – Submissions



This year, we’re going to have a “Chrismas Message and Track Playlist” that will run on the web site from (approx.) 14 December to January2, 2021.


So, please submit your “Christmas” or “Special” song together with a 30 second(ish) intro/message. (Covers accepted).


EMAIL both files (MP3 preferably) to with the subject “Christmas” ASAP.


ARTISTS and BUSINESSES can also submit a longer message together with details about their work (Total length no more than 4 minutes).

Joint Art Exhibition – Lincoln

Very excited to announce my joint exhibition next month at the Gallery at St Martins Lincoln with the amazing artist Agnes J Carmen.


It’s certainly going to be one colourful exhibition for these dark winter months so hope you can make it.


9th – 15th Nov – 10:30 am – 5:00 pm


The Gallery at St. Martins,

37b Hungate,

Lincoln LN1 1ET

EMU Event

Next on the EMU lineup is Nottingham Poet, Performer, and Theatre Maker Leanne Moden – Poet.

Leanne has performed across Europe, including sets at WOMAD, the Edinburgh Fringe, Sofar Sounds and Bestival, as well as shows in Estonia and Spain. She performed at TEDxWOMEN UCL in 2016, and was a semi-finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam in 2019.

Leanne is currently working on her first full-length theatre show, and her latest pamphlet was published by Burning Eye Books in 2020.


Tune in to our Facebook livestream November 7th at 6pm to see Leanne perform alongside our other Performers and Guest Speakers:


East Midlands Underground – Live Launch

Mixcloud Statement – Music Licensing

  Today, I received this from Mixcloud. Well worth a read!






We wanted to reach out to share Mixcloud’s recent statement on music licensing.


Artists that get played should get paid. This is the foundation of the modern music ecosystem.


When streamers and DJs are hit by music copyright takedowns on other platforms, it’s because those platforms have not – for whatever reason – secured the right music licenses. They are not paying the artists that are getting played.


This is not the fault of musicians or labels. It’s down to the platforms.


Often they encourage DJs and artists to use their platforms despite not having the correct music licenses. All the while hiding in the small print of their terms and conditions that you should not use copyrighted music.


Many of these platforms are owned by some of the biggest businesses in the world. For example Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, has recently seen many DMCA takedowns for unlicensed copyrighted music.


These huge companies are very willing to use music to grow their businesses, but do they genuinely support the music ecosystem if they are not paying royalties to all artists?


Mixcloud – an independent streaming platform with a fraction of the resources of larger corporations – has invested time and money into getting the right licenses. That is why music takedowns do not happen on Mixcloud.


Mixcloud is the only open platform that pays all rights holders (artists, labels, songwriters, publishers) and also pays DJs. Mixcloud’s monetization program pays 83% of revenue out to rights holders and channel owners.


If you love music and care about the future of this ecosystem, then it’s up to all of us to choose a streaming platform that does the right thing.


Sign up for a free Mixcloud Pro trial and start streaming today


If this message resonates with you, please share it.


Team Mixcloud

National Tour – ROI – Musicians

Seeking registrations of interest from Blues musicians/bands to support a (potential) UK tour with an Aussie blues band.


Tour TBC subject to Covid/Travel/Venue restrictions, hopefully in 2021.


Please email ROI together with brief bio and a couple of recordings and if possible, potential availability in terms of time.

Dave Hunt/Allan Grainger

Prominent Lincolnshire Bluesman, Dave Hunt has formed a new collaboration with renowned acoustic guitarist, Allan Grainger. The name chosen for this project is “Blues Shack”.


The pair have been practising social distancing whilst Allan gets to grips with some of Dave’s songs from his previous albums. This time though, they are stripped back, basically with Allan on guitar and Dave doing vocals and harp.


Speaking to LAAMB about the new project, Dave said that he wanted to to something a bit different from his previous solo and band work and had been working with several other local musicians over the past eighteen months. He added that it really works with Allan, and rather than start afresh with new songs, he felt more comfortable reinventing some of his own earlier tracks. They have now decided on the name “Blues Shack” for this exciting new project.


Dave & Allan have now recorded a video (on Youtube)  to go with their cover of “Roadhouse Rosie” (previously included on Dave’s “100 Horses” CD).


The song and video are published on the LAAMB channel on the Drooble platform.