Good morning, afternoon or evening! I thought I’d make a proper introduction about our plans for the site, where we hope to get to and what we want to give to you. It’s all well and good kicking up a good fuss about it all and then end up having you click on a pretty ambiguous page with little more than a generic paragraph. Time for more now, though. Sorry about that. Won’t happen again.
Anyway… I shall start with a little bit of personal history. Not, like, what colour lollipop my first Doctor gave me or anything like that but you know. My name is Jo. I’ve been playing guitar for 13 years. I do live performances about town, here and there. Back when I was 18 I started DJing in a lil’ rock club called The Planet, and since then I’ve done nights in a boatload of places around Wolverhampton and Walsall. Over the past 2 years or so, DJing has taken sort of a back seat to writing, and although I’ve specialized in games journalism for a long time (Yep, it is bloody awesome) I decided that there is much to write about in the music industry, too.
You see, even living in the quiet sleepy town of Walsall (…kinda), I’ve noticed a massive surge of creativity. Open mics and gigs that I have attended in the past, have been bursting with talent. Yet, ask anybody about what Walsall is like, and people will be quick to run it down. I believe that you have to want good things to happen to your town, and leaving it to rot in bleakness isn’t the answer.
Of course, I am interested in hearing about music from all over the Midlands. I have an open mind, and open ears. If you are a high quality band or soloist, I want to hear from you. I want to come to your gig, and I want to tell people that you are good. If you are a promoter and have an awesome new night starting, give me the details! If it’s established and it’s the place to be, tell me! Anything different and interesting… drop me a message. It won’t hurt, right?
I want this to be the go to place to see if there’s anything good on, any albums that seem like a great listen, that kind of thing. I also want to give you advice from personal experience. I’m at a point in my life where I feel I can do that, although don’t get me wrong, life is always a challenge, and I am always learning myself. But, if I can teach any aspiring musician, writer or DJ, I will. I will also be chatting with industry experts and grabbing some trade tips to help you along the way, too.
Thank you for your patience, and I really hope you enjoy the site 😉