White Lightnin’


Billy Bootleggers is a brand new Toon centre bar – hard by Grainger Street Market underneath Bar 28 on Nelson Street – based on a vintage American dive bar.  It looks great in there, the booze is high quality and judging by recent appearances, so are the bands.

And I’m going to be playing some records down there from time to time, starting with a double whammy this bank holiday weekend (Friday 26th and Saturday 27th) from about 11pm when the bands finish till about 2am when we all get thrown out.

Come down, entry is free and it’ll be good times



Stagger Lee And The Star & Shadow

The fantastic and inimitable Star & Shadow Cinema / arts venue / cultural hub has taken over its new location in Heaton but needs £50k to get everything done.


With that in mind, they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign with a whole host of really amazing offers. Including, erm, me. You can hire Stagger Lee for 3 hours to play reggae, soul, ska, r&b, country, whatever, for any event you like. A birthday party, a wedding, your living room. And it’s just £125 (I’ll bring the decks, you just need to sort out a PA or something).

So get buying.