Song of the Week #14 (2020) – De Rosa

Well, 2020 may have so far managed to outshit the dreadful recent years exponentially, but at least there’s a new De Rosa single. ‘Mystery Walks’ has been a staple of the live set for the last couple of years and is the latest in a long line of gorgeous De Rosa melodies (think ‘New Lanark’,…

Ten Years of Prevention – De Rosa interview

‘Prevention’ by De Rosa celebrated its tenth anniversary a few weeks ago. It’s a special record for me as I started following De Rosa just as they were starting to play new songs that would end up on their second album. Consequently, I got to know the songs on the album quite well ahead of…

Widescreen – De Rosa/Spare Snare live

De Rosa / Spare Snare / Broken Chanter – The Great Eastern, Glasgow – Friday 12th October 2018 Bill of the year? Almost certainly. Add in the prospect of visiting Glasgow’s newest venue for the first time and this show was unmissable. The Great Eastern is … different. A day care centre by day, the…

Song of the Week #17 (2018) – Martin John Henry

Been meaning to feature the new Martin John Henry LP ‘Some Evil Ways’ since it rather unexpectedly popped into the world a couple of weeks ago but the arrival of a video for the title track has been the perfect motivation. ‘Some Evil Ways’ was recorded by Martin himself and arrived with literally no pre-publicity…

Once More From The Top – De Rosa live

De Rosa / Jared Celosse – The Glad Café, Glasgow, Saturday 20th January 2017 As has been the case with all the shows since the dates in support of ‘Weem’ last Saturday’s De Rosa gig was one of a kind. For the first time in a dozen years the band played with just the core…

Live at the MPLR- Martin John Henry

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon in the company of Martin John Henry and some friends in the comfort of our own living room. Martin played two sets for us – the first mainly focussing on solo material and the second on De Rosa material. With a handful of new songs and a Will Oldham cover…