My Top 10 Quiet Loner moments of 2015

2015 is a year I will remember for it’s action and activism. The election result in May seemed to initiate a seismic shift in UK politics – from the SNP landslide to the Corbyn mandate, there’s something in the air that is questioning the status quo. There’s been a similar frenzy of musical activity with Read more about My Top 10 Quiet Loner moments of 2015[…]

Look back at 2013

QUIET LONER : 2013 A YEAR IN REVIEW  “What made 2013 special was the varied experiences and people I got to meet through playing music. I got to play at my favourite museum (The People’s History Museum), I got to play at Glastonbury alongside one of my favourite songwriters (Billy Bragg) and tour the Netherlands with Read more about Look back at 2013[…]

Quiet Loner’s Top Ten Protest Songs

No Woody Guthrie? No Bob Dylan? No Billy Bragg? No Quiet Loner? I know, I know….. (in chronological order) 1 – Country Joe Macdonald “Feels like I’m fixing to die” 1967 “Be the first on your block to have your boy come home in a box” Gimme an F! Joe Macdonald came from the radical Read more about Quiet Loner’s Top Ten Protest Songs[…]

Top Ten Loners

This piece orginally appeared on the Spiral Earth website Quiet Loner’s Top 10 loners “He was a quiet loner who kept himself to himself”. So goes the media news reports as they explain the latest serial killer or lone gunman rampage, almost as if a withdrawal from society was reason enough to explain the murder Read more about Top Ten Loners[…]

Protest music is alive and well

“I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar it meant that you were a protest singer” Shakespeare’s Sister by The Smiths Looking back now, I can see that I was singing political songs when I was at primary school. In music classes and assemblies we sang songs like Pete Seeger’s ‘If I had a Read more about Protest music is alive and well[…]