Underground Station in Ewell?

Castle Parade Underground Station Ewell (Northern Line) was built alongside large developments in Ewell – as the burgeoning social housing areas of Morden started to expand. This is just down from Ewell Caste – where Oliver Reed went to school. Families re-housed in Ewell in the late 1920’s – early 1930’s were promised the underground…

New Hawleans Jug Band

We got to see the New Hawleans Jug Band play a fantastic set in a wonderful location – Staines Riverside Club – last Thursday. If a band like the ‘Old Crow Medicine Show’ is your particular jug o ‘whiskey – then the New Hawleans Jug Band is for you. If those good ole’ mud-washed, yammering,…

Wicked Venetians in Staines

The Wicked Venetians are a trio of West London/ Surrey based musicians: Sam – (vocals, guitar & keys) James – (bass, guitar & vocals) and Steph (drums.) Just signed to Glasstone Records, they are already working on their first mini-album. We were lucky enough to catch them playing live at the Hobgoblin, Staines with the…

The Good Old Boys in Staines

If you love classic rock ‘n‘ roll and a smattering of authentic blues, then it simply does not get any better than this … another wonderful night in the company of world-class musicians at The Staines Riverside Club. The Good Old Boys are about as close to rock royalty as you can possibly imagine. Formed…

Surrey as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hot-House

In the English County of Surrey there has been no history of musical fusion to mould events, nor has there been any recent history of musical integration from foreign shores. There has been no deep-felt religious musical traditions to keep things alive. So what makes Surrey such a creatively lucrative landscape for young rock artists?…