50 ♂

1. Bert Jansch (Cambridge 2004) The first time I heard the voice of Bert Jansch, along with his distinctive guitar playing, was in the art class at Oswin Avenue School, when our new art teacher brought into class Bert’s first LP, specifically to play us the song Needle of Death. Heroin was the new number … Continue reading 50 ♂

50 ♀

Let’s have a little look through the photo album, starting with a collection of fifty women I’ve had the pleasure to photograph over the last fifteen years or so for the Northern Sky Reviews website. The photographs will appear one per day alternating between colour and black & white. Watch out for daily posts. 1. … Continue reading 50 ♀

Our Man in the Field – Company of Strangers

Album Review | Rocksnob | Review by Allan Wilkinson This fine debut album by singer songwriter (and actor) Alexander Ellis, otherwise ‘Our Man In The Field’, demonstrates confidence both in the writing and in the delivery.  There’s something of a David Gray detectable in Ellis’s vocal delivery, which works well, especially when accompanied by the … Continue reading Our Man in the Field – Company of Strangers

Chris Gray – Chris Gray

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson Like a lot of debut albums by gifted musicians who’ve already spent many years honing their craft, Chris Gray’s self-titled inaugural effort is brimming with musical dexterity, ingenuity and expressiveness throughout.  The Lockerbie-born multi-instrumentalist and composer places his inventive whistles and Pipes very much in … Continue reading Chris Gray – Chris Gray