1. When did you think about a career in music and what were your first steps into it? I think I landed a gig in a coffee shop when I was 15/16 and that's when the penny dropped that I could get paid for playing music.
Noise Annoys favourites The Bonnevilles release their new album Dirty Photographs today. To celebrate, guitar man/hollerer Andy McGibbon Jr gets quizzed about the conception and execution of the garage punk bluesers' fabulous fourth record, the Lurgan/Banbridge duo's second for top US label Alive Naturalsound
HAVING packed out The Limelight in Belfast last year with their double-headline show, 2Tone legends The Beat and The Selecter are back for another visit tonight, this time at the larger Mandela Hall at QUBSU.
Today The Selecter, The Beat – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (ChorusVerse), Stranded, Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Green Velvet, Layton Giordani, Eclair Fifi etc – The Telegraph Building, Belfast Adam Grant, Trigger Lilies, Electric Blue etc – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Saturday March 17 Steven Wilson –The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast The Emerald Armada, Brash Isaac, Roe – The Limelight, Belfast Digital, Chill & Nephilim, Bad Operator & Sully etc – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast Kaidi Tatham, Jamie Nelson, Robin Wylie etc – The Menagerie, Belfast Yousef, Lauren Lo Sung – Sugar, Derry Sons of Burlap – Atlantic Bar, Portrush Monday March 19 Joan Baez – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Tuesday March 20 Alabama 3 –The Limelight, Belfast Dodie, Skinny Living – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday March 21 All Tvvins, Day S – The Limelight 2, Belfast Electric Octopus, Mosmo Strange, Black Chapels etc – The Art Department, Belfast Thursday March 22 Feeder – The Limelight, Belfast Cannibal Corpse, Man Must Die – The Limelight 2, Belfast The Wood Burning Savages - Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast The Whileaways – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Sarah Darling, Kiol – The Empire, Belfast Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Riverside Theatre, Coleraine Friday March 23 Paloma Faith – SSE Arena, Belfast Gareth Dunlop – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Secret Sisters – The Empire, Belfast Ger Wolfe, Inni-K – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Whileaways – Courtyard Theatre, Antrim Saturday March 24 David Kitt – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Rews, The Sea, Close By – McHugh's, Belfast Autre Monde, Gross Net, Invaderband – Sandinos, Derry Warrior Soul – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill Eleanor McEvoy – Ranfurly House, Dungannon Edelle Mcmahon, The Mad Dalton etc – Jam In The Mournes, St Mary's Hall, Newcastle Tuesday March 27 MO, Blue Americans –The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Hudson Taylor – The Elmwood Hall, Belfast Adrian Nation, Gary Lutton, John Tracey – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Wednesday March 28 Gary Numan, Nightmare Air – The Limelight, Belfast Thursday March 29 Jess Klein – American Bar, Belfast Friday March 30 Madison Beer, Kara Marni – Oh Yeah, Belfast Wynona Bleach etc – Sandinos, Derry .
Former Porcupine Tree mastermind turned solo artist Steven Wilson returns to Ireland next week for shows in Belfast and Dublin. David Roy quizzed the cult favourite post-prog rocker about going 'pop' with current album To The Bone