Darren Stockford http://www.darrenstockford.com Music, film, TV, conventions and some other stuff Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:22:26 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 17484886 Floor show: Last Great Dreamers launch their new album at the Asylum 2, Birmingham, 7 April 2018 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/04/floor-show-last-great-dreamers-launch-their-new-album-at-the-asylum-2-birmingham-7-april-2018/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/04/floor-show-last-great-dreamers-launch-their-new-album-at-the-asylum-2-birmingham-7-april-2018/#respond Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:52:40 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=9031 The glam-rockin' power-pop quartet preview their fourth album, 13th Floor Renegades, in front of an eager Saturday night audience.

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Ghost to coast: Ginger Wildheart takes Brighton, 6 March 2018 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/03/ghost-to-coast-ginger-wildheart-takes-brighton-6-march-2018/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/03/ghost-to-coast-ginger-wildheart-takes-brighton-6-march-2018/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:04:31 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=8749 The Geordie songsmith packs his acoustic guitar and a Sharpie for a day at the seaside promoting his latest album, Ghost In The Tanglewood.

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Speed of sound: In the recording studio with Marc and Slyder from Last Great Dreamers, Dec 2017 http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/01/speed-of-sound-in-the-recording-studio-with-marc-and-slyder-from-last-great-dreamers-dec-2017/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2018/01/speed-of-sound-in-the-recording-studio-with-marc-and-slyder-from-last-great-dreamers-dec-2017/#comments Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:34:13 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=8410 After a second successful PledgeMusic campaign, Last Great Dreamers' songwriters head for the Oxfordshire countryside to finish recording the band's fourth album.

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Zealot through the looking glass: Gary Davidson on his Wildhearts book, writing and depression http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/zealot-through-the-looking-glass-gary-davidson-on-his-wildhearts-book-writing-and-depression/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/zealot-through-the-looking-glass-gary-davidson-on-his-wildhearts-book-writing-and-depression/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:08:58 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=8020 Author Gary Davidson sits down for a pint and a natter about the making of Zealot In Wonderland, his book about fandom, friendship, obsession and depression.

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Dimensions in rhyme: Russell T Davies and James Goss promote their book of ‘Time Lord verse’ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/dimensions-in-rhyme-russell-t-davies-and-james-goss-promote-their-book-of-time-lord-verse/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/09/dimensions-in-rhyme-russell-t-davies-and-james-goss-promote-their-book-of-time-lord-verse/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:45:52 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7971 Now We Are Six Hundred is a book of Doctor Who poetry by James Goss, with illustrations by Russell T Davies. The pair met fans at Foyles in London.

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King of the ringers: A review of the 18-inch Kong figure from Lanard http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/king-of-the-ringers-a-review-of-the-18-inch-kong-figure-from-lanard/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/king-of-the-ringers-a-review-of-the-18-inch-kong-figure-from-lanard/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:27:47 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7760 Eighth wonder or ape blunder? The legend of the biggest Kong figure yet inspires one man to set sail for his nearest branch of Smyths Toys...

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Zealous guy: Author takes a fan’s-eye view of The Wildhearts in new book Zealot In Wonderland http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/zealous-guy-author-takes-a-fans-eye-view-of-the-wildhearts-in-new-book-zealot-in-wonderland/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/zealous-guy-author-takes-a-fans-eye-view-of-the-wildhearts-in-new-book-zealot-in-wonderland/#respond Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:03:06 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7839 In this timely tome, Gary Davidson details a 20-year odyssey: from swapping a Metallica 12" for Mondo Akimbo A-Go-Go, to playing in Ginger's band. Kind of.

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Sign of the Time… Lord: A niche, accidental and very slow Doctor Who collection http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/sign-of-the-time-lord-a-niche-accidental-and-very-slow-doctor-who-collection/ http://www.darrenstockford.com/2017/08/sign-of-the-time-lord-a-niche-accidental-and-very-slow-doctor-who-collection/#respond Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:56:49 +0000 http://www.darrenstockford.com/?p=7916 Are all the incarnations of the Doctor accidentally immortalised on British street signs? Here's a game you can play to find out, though it'll take you bloomin' ages.

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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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