I’ve been lucky enough to have been a member of a covers band for some 15 years. In that time I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be in a band, how to be in a band, and a lot about the songs we’ve tried to cover.

Bamboleo – Prounuciation for British, non-Spanish speakers
January 10th, 2020 by -

An attempt at a pronunciation guide for the Spanish song ‘Bamboleo’, for use by British people wishing to cover the song.

Town Called Malice – The Jam
December 9th, 2019 by -

As socialist anthems go, it’s no “design for life”, and it’s not quite ‘Imagine’, but you know. It’s perfunctory.

Gold – Spandau Ballet
December 9th, 2019 by -

Contains highly encoded conversation of gratuitous sex acts. But, so does every other song ever written by a bloke..

West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
December 7th, 2019 by -

When Ian Dury wanted to say ‘everywhere’ he said from Milan to Yukatan. Neil and Chris go with Lake Geneva to the Finland Station. But.. they’re both in Europe!?

Parklife – Blur
December 6th, 2019 by -

It’s not about your Vorsprung Durch Technic you know..

Girls And Boys – Blur
December 6th, 2019 by -

Girls who are boys who do boys like they’re.. doh.. I think it’s girls here, or was it boys!!… dammit.. start again!

Come Back And Stay – Paul Young
December 4th, 2019 by -

Come Back And Stay – Paul Young. You start jamming it, and then 3 days later you realise you haven’t eaten.

Girls On Film – Duran Duran
December 4th, 2019 by -

I suppose Simon LeBon must have spent a lot of time watching Yasmin Bleeth doing fashion shows…

Night Boat To Cairo
October 12th, 2019 by -

Night Boat To Cairo. A song in a bizarre key, with great lyrics and an unrelenting upbeat groove.

too much too young
September 6th, 2019 by -

Remember girls, don’t get thissen knocked up! Leave it till you’re staring the down the barrel of the menopause, that’s the sensible thing to do.