Mat Radbourne
Mat Radbourne

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Mat "Gingerbreadman" Radbourne born in Liverpool in the spring of 1971. My passion is listening to and watching bands live. I absolutely love the buzz of going to gigs, buying the new album, getting the tickets and seeing the act live....marvellous!!

My musical interests are really wide, no real set genre, but my main passion, at the moment anyway, are bands like The Long Blondes, The Wedding Present, The Fall, The Kabeedies, Twisted Wheel, The White Stripes, Laura Marling, The National, The Pixies, Nick Cave and The Pocketbooks. I reckon one of the freshest bands at the minute are "Mexican Kids at Home" they are cracking live, young, enthusiastic, vibrant and quirky, really interesting. (I suggest you check them out!!!)

I generally watch bands in Sheffield at The Corporation or The Leadmill, Leicester at The Charlotte or Nottingham at the Rescue Rooms, but there are so many great venues within forty five minuets of home I cant fail. In the last few weeks ive been to the Indie track festival at Butterley, the Summer Sundae at Leicester and also seen bands like The Wave Pictures, Twisted Wheel, I Was A Cub Scout, Lykke Li, and Billy Bragg.

Apart from that I'm a keen Derby County fan, I train for and run two marathons a year and enjoy cycling. I'm currently restoring an old Morris Traveller in whatever spare time I have!!!. That's about me in nutshell!!!!

Reviews:

Anja McCloskey - Italian Song Single Review Anja McCloskey - Italian Song Single Review
  • Bizarre, very bizarre. No, different, maybe very different. Or maybe just out right brilliant. I love this, I truly think this is outstanding. I reckon this woman is mad as a hatte...
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Bap Kennedy - The Sailors Revenge Album Review Bap Kennedy - The Sailors Revenge Album Review
  • If your CV boasts playing with legends, and legends who seek out and find you that include Steve Earl, Van Morrison and Mark Knopfler, in my eyes youve got to be good. In fact I wo...
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Rosco Levee - Final Approach To Home Album Review Rosco Levee - Final Approach To Home Album Review
  • Final Approach to Home is a vibrant, offering from Rosco Levee, a man and his band from Kent. They sing country blues, and have released a foot taper of an album that is sure to se...
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Pinhead Nation - Luck Had Nothing To Do With It Album Review Pinhead Nation - Luck Had Nothing To Do With It Album Review
  • Where to start?...... They say the best things in life are worth waiting forwith this in mind comes an album that has taken the best part of twenty years to be released. Pinhead Na...
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Christiaan Webb - A Man Possessed Album Review Christiaan Webb - A Man Possessed Album Review
  • Christiaan Webb was/is apart of the Webb Brothers, a band that I remember from the early part of 2000 which involved his brother Justin and later James and also included a collabo...
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Crowns - Crowns EP Review Crowns - Crowns EP Review
  • A new band from Cornwall introduce their self- titled EP, Crowns.Now this is proper sea shanty, folk based drinking sing along music of a decent quality. Its got a bit of a Waterbo...
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Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts - Presents The Rusted Hearts Album Review Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts - Presents The Rusted Hearts Album Review
  • A bit different and a bit good was how I described Nielson in my review of his debut album in May 2009. My view has changed slightly with the mellowing of time. He is very close ...
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The Weisstronauts - Nineteen Something Nine Album Review The Weisstronauts - Nineteen Something Nine Album Review
  • The Weisstronauts are essentially a collection of three lead guitarists based in Boston, instrumental rock is how they describe themselves.Funky, almost acid jazz grabs my immediat...
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Pearl Handled Revolver - Colossus Album Review Pearl Handled Revolver - Colossus Album Review
  • Colossus is a brave name for an album title, but my word, its the right title. This is impressive.Bedford, downtown Milton Keynes, is the home of this hard-hitting blues-rock five ...
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Rita Hosking - Burn Album Review Rita Hosking - Burn Album Review
  • The forth album from the reliable country girl from California, its a real pleasant encounter of country-folk story telling over a background of easy going banjo playing.Hosking an...
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