Darren Stockford http://www.darrenstockford.com Music, film, TV, conventions and some other stuff Sat, 20 May 2017 11:22:01 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 17484886 Top secret clown business: Meeting Sid Haig at HorrorConUK, 13 May 2017 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/top-secret-clown-business-meeting-sid-haig-at-horrorconuk-13-may-2017/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/top-secret-clown-business-meeting-sid-haig-at-horrorconuk-13-may-2017/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 08:02:43 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7677 Sid Haig - Captain Spaulding in House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects - meets his British fans at Sheffield's third annual convention for horror hounds.

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Just doin’ it: Tommy Hale on touring, performing, friendship and the future http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/just-doin-it-tommy-hale-on-touring-performing-friendship-and-the-future/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/05/just-doin-it-tommy-hale-on-touring-performing-friendship-and-the-future/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 12:35:59 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7458 As Texan troubadour Tommy Hale tours the UK with his band the Magnificent Bastards, he heads to Hoxton for a heart-to-heart. Oh, and some pizza.

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Director’s cut: John Carpenter live in London and Brighton, Oct/Nov 2016 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/11/directors-cut-john-carpenter-live-in-london-and-brighton-octnov-2016/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/11/directors-cut-john-carpenter-live-in-london-and-brighton-octnov-2016/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:01:21 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7267 As the John Carpenter tour hits the south of England, the forecast is for heavy fog, covert aliens, a haunted car, blood and ice cream, and the coming of the Antichrist.

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The Gates of ‘Hello’! Meeting Fabio Frizzi and Catriona MacColl http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/10/the-gates-of-hello-meeting-fabio-frizzi-and-catriona-maccoll/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/10/the-gates-of-hello-meeting-fabio-frizzi-and-catriona-maccoll/#respond Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:24:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7230 Two days before Halloween, Catriona MacColl joins Fabio Frizzi at London's Union Chapel to celebrate Lucio Fulci's best-loved gothics.

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Signal to noise: A review of Transmissions From Oblivion by Last Great Dreamers http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/signal-to-noise-a-review-of-transmissions-from-oblivion-by-last-great-dreamers/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/signal-to-noise-a-review-of-transmissions-from-oblivion-by-last-great-dreamers/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:13:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7092 Two years after a nostalgia-fuelled comeback, Last Great Dreamers are looking to the future with a new 14-track album, Transmissions From Oblivion.

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Expletive completed: Magnificent Bastard by Tommy Hale http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/expletive-completed-magnificent-bastard-by-tommy-hale/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/expletive-completed-magnificent-bastard-by-tommy-hale/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:05:00 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=6966 Tommy Hale returns with an eclectic new album, his first release in nine years. Rock 'n' roll, country, pop, soul and gospel. Out on 30 Sept 2016.

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He scores! Meeting film composer John Scott http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/he-scores-meeting-film-composer-john-scott/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/09/he-scores-meeting-film-composer-john-scott/#respond Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:11:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=6927 As a fan of the lesser-appreciated Kong sequel King Kong Lives, I was chuffed to meet John Scott, the man who composed its score.

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Transmission statement: In the recording studio with Last Great Dreamers, July 2016 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/07/transmission-statement-in-the-recording-studio-with-last-great-dreamers-july-2016/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/07/transmission-statement-in-the-recording-studio-with-last-great-dreamers-july-2016/#respond Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:22:11 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=6644 Marc and Slyder chat about Last Great Dreamers' forthcoming album, Transmissions From Oblivion, at Foel Studio, a tranquil residential retreat in the Welsh countryside.

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Simple facts: Case Hardin live at C2C: Country to Country, the O2, London, March 2016 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/03/simple-facts-case-hardin-live-at-c2c-country-to-country-the-o2-london-march-2016/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2016/03/simple-facts-case-hardin-live-at-c2c-country-to-country-the-o2-london-march-2016/#respond Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:41:45 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=6490 ‚ÄúThis next song,” says Pete Gow, “is probably the only reason we were invited to play Country to Country.” It’s 11.45am on Sunday 13 March, and I’m in Greenwich, at the O2 – or the Millennium Dome, as I hope history will remember it – for a brief look in on what’s being billed as…

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Maybe it’s the lateness: Tommy Hale talks about his “emotionally difficult” new album http://www.darrenstockford.com/2015/12/maybe-its-the-lateness-tommy-hale-talks-about-his-emotionally-difficult-new-album/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2015/12/maybe-its-the-lateness-tommy-hale-talks-about-his-emotionally-difficult-new-album/#respond Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:08:49 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=6267 “It seems I let time slip away…” – Magnificent Bastard by Tommy Hale Time is many things – some prosaic, some poetic. To the young it’s a comfort; to the grieving it’s a healer; to the toiling it’s a currency; to the creative it’s a storyteller. Albert Einstein once said that the separation between past,…

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