Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:05

The Shambolics at P.J. Molloys

P.J. Molloys in Dunfermline, Fife could become as iconic for The Shambolics as The Cavern was to The Beatles at the start of their respective careers.

Published in Music
Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:52

The Shambolics on ZANI

Through a mutual follow on Twitter and a funny reply to a tweet a few months later was how I found out about a young local Kirkcaldy band called The Shambolics at the start of their career. My nephew Dylan who has the same taste in music as myself, not only followed the band but was also good mates with them.

Published in Music

1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

Published in Music

The Melody Maker was always considered the serious music paper in the UK and catered for "minority" interests like folk and jazz as well as regularly including detailed reviews of musical instruments. The publication was aimed at musicians and was often used as a credible source of advertisements for professional musicians. 

Published in Culture
Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:55

Chasing the Sun – Oasis Exhibition 1993-97

Those were our days, our halcyon days, our salad days, Nights turn into days, turn into nights, turn into days,Fags, cash, keys, coming home in three days, days., Cock of the walk, swagger, blagger, bragger, sun never sets days,Our top of the world days.
Published in Culture
Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:00

Oasis – Supersonic Reviewed

I went to see the new Oasis documentary, Supersonic the other night, and unsurprisingly it ignited overwhelming feelings of nostalgia in me, nearly bringing me to tears on more than one occasion.
Published in Film
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:25

The Maine Place to Be

April 28th 1996, Maine Rd, Manchester City Football Ground, we arrived early, very early, in fact very, very early, 9am to be precise.
Published in Music
This is the second time I’ve been to a Noel Gallagher gig at the Echo.
Published in Music

Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:47

National stadium - National disgrace.


liam gallagher man city fa cup paul gallagher zani 1.

As the sun peeped through my blinds last Saturday morning, I had a spring in my step at the thought of my football club, Manchester City, going back to Wembley for the second time in a month to contest the FA Cup final and to hopefully win the cup for the first time in 42 years.

Published in Sport Archive
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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