Tag: Blogtober

Flight Brigade, Sophie & The Giants & Keith Christmas @ #blogtober Festival

Keith Christmas, Sophie & The Giants and Flight Brigade were the acts chosen by Rockshot Mag for their night of music at #blogtober held at The Finsbury Pub in north London. This was the second #blogtober Festival, a different online blog or magazine curates a night of live music in association with Lost In The Manor and Dice FM. Thirty one different online tastemakers, including Clash, Louder Than War and Gig Slutz got to take over the venue in October to “show off” new, unsigned acts and some real discoveries. Keith Christmas falls into that last category. He played acoustic guitar...

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Keith Christmas Rediscovers His Folk Rebellion

London’s folk music scene was in full bloom by the late 1960s and Keith Christmas was right at its centre, playing not just on David Bowie’s Space Oddity album but at the very first Glastonbury festival. Ahead of his appearance at RockShot Mag’s #BLOGTOBER FEST night at the Finsbury on 19th October, he tells us about those heady days, turning his back on the music industry for decades, and returning with not just a new album but multiple live dates.   In December last year, you released Crazy Dancing Days, your first new album in over a decade. How...

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Live: Luna Bay, Albert Man, William Poyer & Sherika Sherard @ Blogtober Festival

RockShot was recently invited to be part of Lost in the Manor’s Blogtober Festival – 31 days of gigs selected by the best online tastemakers – and on 10 October 2016, curated a very special evening of live music at The Finsbury in London’s Manor House. Our team of writers and photographers selected emerging artists Sherika Sherard, William Poyer, Albert Man and Luna Bay for the crowd’s musical consumption – and they didn’t disappoint. Opening the evening is London based singer-songwriter Sherika Sherard. Sherika is well-known for busking on London’s Southbank, where her velvety voice and infectious creativity not only...

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Rock Show: RockShot Magazine Presents Blogtober

 RockShot Music Magazine is curating it’s own night of live music for the #BLOGTOBER FESTIVAL on Monday October 10th 2016 at The Finsbury in North London. When we were first asked to do this,  we thought wow! What an honour to be included in the same company as The Line Of Best Fit, Louder Than War, Artrocker and GigSlutz. Then we pondered how on earth do we select a line up….luckily we know a few people and with the help of our journalists and feature writers we whittled down thirty or so acts that became a short list of Luna Bay,...

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Interview: Albert Man – Cheap Suit, Expensive Quality

Albert Man has to be the busiest man on the live music scene right now. When he isn’t gigging prolifically, networking, blogging, being interviewed by the BBC or creating merchandise he is hard at work on new material. Phew. So despite an already full day and a schlep across town to a pub in Walthamstow, East London, Albert arrives cheerful and relaxed. Craft beer in hand, he immediately settles in and is ready to be interrogated. Firstly, for those who have yet to discover Albert, an introduction. He is a half-German Mancunian singer-songwriter based in London who has been...

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Interview: Sherika Sherard, Voice of a Generation

“Hi, so sorry for the delay!”, Sherika Sherard says as she plonks her huge guitar down and falls into her seat with an apologetic smile. Travelling in the London heat by public transport and battling delays is a laudable triumph but Sherika looks unperturbed. For me, her courtesy text earlier gave me time to hydrate (today is an absolute scorcher) and watch her duet with Seal again so I’m very content. More on Seal later. So who is Sherika Sherard? A London based singer-songwriter and popular busker with a voice like velvet, known for captivating her audiences with clever rhymes,...

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Interview: William Poyer, Born Talented.

It’s a roasting hot day in South London when William Poyer strolls through the pub’s door, instantly recognisable despite sporting longer hair than on his album cover, and showing absolutely no signs of melting in the heat unlike me. “Hi I’m Will” he says with a grin and extends his hand before taking any drink requests and dashing off to the bar for a cold beer. Right off the bat, it’s clear he’s a genuine guy and that this is going to be a great interview. For the uninitiated, William is a Welsh-born singer-storywriter who recently returned from a three-year stint...

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