Gig Reviews

The Buzzcocks were the penultimate act on the main stage. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin).

Never mind the Buzzcocks

Headliners they might have been, but punk legends the Buzzcocks were far from Tom Girard’s stand-out act at the Earth Fair...

Once more with feeling

Nick Creed at The Pulse album launch . (Picture by Mark Windsor)

Eighties band The Pulse relived the old days at the launch of their debut CD That Was That This Is Now at the Fermain Tavern. Colin Leach reports...

Come together

Oliver Farrimond and Fran Bacon of Bright_Lights

Talent from Jersey and Guernsey joined forces at the Tav last weekend. Reviewed by Hannah Saul...

The real deal

Dave Riley of Iron Cobra onstage at The Fermain Tavern.

A night of heavy metal took punters through sets by some of the heaviest bands the islands have to offer. Tom Girard joined the crowds at the Fermain Tavern last weekend...

Cafe culture

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra played St James as part of the World Music series.

ST JAMES was packed out for the Budapest Cafe Orchestra.

Show and tell

Tantale at the Fermain Tavern last Saturday during the launch of their debut LP The Known Elements. (Picture by Tom Girard © BBC Guernsey) 1276478

Tantale launched LP The Known Elements, at the Fermain Tavern last weekend and Tom Girard was there...

Lit Fest – it’s not just a book thing

Poet, ranter, raconteur, musician and compere on the night, Attila the Stockbroker. (Picture by Carl Symes)

Dub poetry, political ranting and reggae-punk sounds formed the Vale Earth Fair and Guernsey Literary Festival’s Punky Reggae Party at the Fermain Tav last Saturday. Tom Girard was there

Earthly delights

Roots Manuva on the Vale Earth Fair main stage last Sunday. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1268115)

The Vale Earth Fair saw thousands flock to the annual music festival, headlined by dubmeister Roots Manuva. Tom Girard gives his personal take on the day.

Heavy heaven

Iron Cobra reform for one night only at the Fermain Tavern. 1267489

ON AN island like ours, every now and again all members of a defunct band are back on our little rock and decide to play a few shows to relive old times, writes Tom Girard.

Soulful folk

Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson at the Fermain Tavern last Saturday. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1251392)

Raw, from-the-soul, pre-war country blues from Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson and a pounding, foot-stompingly diverse set from The Barley Dogs. It’s what Saturday nights are made for. Shaun Shackleton reports on the latest Sark Folk Festival fundraiser, Folkal Point.

Tube way barmy

Peter and The Test Tube Babies at the Fermain Tavern last Friday. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin)

Cult punk band Peter and the Test Tube Babies played the Fermain Tavern last Friday, with support from local bands Insurrection and Of Empires. Tom Girard was there.

Jumping Joe flash

Joe Corbin playing The Fermain Tavern last Friday with Spoonful. Behind him is Paul Langlois. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin)

FRIDAY the 13th may be frightening for some, but the only thing that was scary at the Fermain Tavern that evening was how good Spoonful were, writes EMILY BURDEN.

The Essex way

UK band Evarane playing Rock of Ages 16 at The Carlton Plaza last weekend. (Picture by Tom Girard ©BBC Guernsey)

Rock of Ages 16 welcomed Essex band Evarane and a host of local acts to the Carlton last weekend. Tom Girard reports on an event that keeps going from strength to strength...

Where are the gig-goers?

Never Means Maybe at The Carlton Plaza last Saturday. (Picture by Tom Girard, © BBC Guernsey)

A gig put on by Future Shock and Rock of Ages featuring three local bands and a visiting UK act failed to draw the crowds last Saturday. Tom Girard wonders where all the live music fans got to It seems Guernsey is notorious among gig organisers for the unpredictability of its audiences.

Showing their mettle

Stan Smith headlined at the Fermain Tavern recently.

Jersey band Stan Smith headlined a FutureShock event at The Fermain Tavern a few weeks ago and proved why they are taking the Channel Islands’ metal scene by storm. Tom Girard reports...

That Riviera touch

Phil Veacock of the Deptford Rivieras

Jazz blues trio The Deptford Rivieras played to a busy Fermain Tavern – and Colin Leach was there.

Pulsating journey

The Pulse: Jim Delbridge, Chris and Nick Creed. Out of picture is drummer Sav Russo. (Picture by Mark Windsor.)

Former Guernsey Press reporter and Nightmoves correspondent Steve Falla took a trip down memory lane last Friday to watch legendary band The Pulse get together for one last time

Cheerie, mon vieux

Chris Dean leads the crowd at the Fermain Tavern in a final singalong. (Picture by Mark Windsor) 1219498

He’s spent four decades performing in bands, but Chris Dean called it a day last Saturday. Mark Windsor was at The Fermain Tavern for The Devotees’ Final Farewell...

The ’Bo show

Roshambo at the Fermain Tavern last Saturday. Left to right: Dave Pugh, Owain Morton and Barney Fawcett. (Picture by Guy Christopher) 1215273

Three-piece outfit Roshambo launched their LP Held in Time at the Tav last Saturday and John McCarthy was there...