As you may know, I’m in a band called Tamakaze. We’ve been together for about 2 years now and playing the odd gig around about. We’ve played in various towns and cities around the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire area, and a couple of gig in Newport.

We generally try to achieve something a little bit different in what we do and, as far as I can tell, it’s not that easy to ‘pigeonhole’ us as being of a particular style. Sometimes this takes a lot of effort, and there are loads of ideas we’ve gone through and decided that they don’t really work so they get abandoned. Continue reading

UK Christmas Number 1 2009 – Rage Against The Machine

Anyone who’s been my ‘friend’ on Facebook for a while may have seen my almost annual rant about the X Factor. Right since it began I’ve seen it as an overblown karaoke competition, with the winners being generally fairly average (at best) performers whose success relies on the massive hype of the X Factor, and the huge financial backing of SyCo/Sony Music. Not only that, but it’s always struck me as a cynical attempt by Simon Cowell to control who gets to number 1 at Christmas time in the UK. Continue reading