The Mayor: Playlist

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that as of early Sunday morning there is a new page on my website underneath the section dedicated to my WIP, The Mayor. It contains a playlist. Yes, as is fashionable nowadays (cheers, Stephenie Meyer) I have decided to share with you the music and songs that have either … Continue reading The Mayor: Playlist

“Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’

Just a flying visit on my blog today to spread the word of something that's got me really excited and inspired. I had a new musical discovery this morning after following a link on Tommy Karevik (lead singer of Kamelot)'s Facebook page. The link led me to Ayreon, a musical project masterminded by Arjen Anthony … Continue reading “Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’

2016: Year In Review

For me personally, 2016 was a total write-off. I feel like I sleep-walked my way through most of this year. I hardly managed to do any writing, I didn't do enough exercise, and financially I seem to be worse off than when I started. These last couple of months have been better, because back in late November I … Continue reading 2016: Year In Review

Christmas Music: S.E. Berrow Edition

As I explained at length last year, I absolutely love Christmas. The cold weather, the Christmas lights, putting up my tree a month early, wrapping up presents, watching tat on the tele, being overly critical of supermarket Christmas adverts (Sainsbury's, this is what you produce after last year's triumph? Hang your heads in shame) and … Continue reading Christmas Music: S.E. Berrow Edition

Delain ~ KOKO, Camden 13.11.2016: Gig Review

As part of my two-year anniversary present, my boyfriend bought me a ticket to go and see Dutch symphonic metal act Delain play at the Camden KOKO on Sunday 13th November. The KOKO is one of my favourite venues in London, not least because it's so beautiful. It is also extremely easy to get to, … Continue reading Delain ~ KOKO, Camden 13.11.2016: Gig Review

The Holographic Principle by Epica: Album Review (Part 1: Unboxing)

After a two-week delay due to a manufacturing error that led to the incorrect logo being printed on my T-shirt, my Limited Edition The Holographic Principle Deluxe Boxset Bundle that I ordered back in July (click here) finally arrived today! The verdict? It is B-E-A-UTIFUL. Look at it. Isn't it wonderful? Just look at it. LOOK AT IT I … Continue reading The Holographic Principle by Epica: Album Review (Part 1: Unboxing)

Amaranthe/Tarja at Rock On Green Festival ~ O2 Forum, Camden 05.06.2016: Gig Review

The release of Tarja's latest (fantastic) solo album - The Shadow Self - last Friday reminded me that I never got around to reviewing a gig of hers that I attended back in June. Please allow me to rectify that! So, I guess it was just over two months ago now that I went to … Continue reading Amaranthe/Tarja at Rock On Green Festival ~ O2 Forum, Camden 05.06.2016: Gig Review