Author Archives: Brian Heywood

About Brian Heywood

Brian Heywood is a free range musician who specialises in edgy roots fusion music. Previous work has received comments such as "... aggressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions." - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine (USA), "Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground - Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK) and Steve Barnes Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director (Australia) - "... a rocking band - I was delighted with the audience response." Brian's orginal material draws on many sources from progressive, latin and blues rock of the 70's to celtic and traditional material.

A year of living dangerously… [part one]

It’s been more than a year since I’ve put my thoughts down in this blog and what a year it’s been… So what I’ll do a quick run through peppered with some random thoughts. Pay attention, there may a short quiz … Continue reading

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The death of live music in Luton / Dunstable / UK?

Live music is the most engaging – and least monetised – of all the multifarious forms of entertainment available to us here in the UK – and perhaps the western world.  When I started writing my regular live column in the … Continue reading

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Leaving on a jet plane…

On my recent trip to Australia I flew Qantas and, with one notable exception, I was very happy with the service of the flight and on-ground staff – both in the air and on the ground. So, I’m at the departures … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Exi – I came, I saw, I went away…

Time Flies like an Arrow, Fruit Flies’ like a Banana  Finally the final instalment about my trip to Australia… After a packed musical weekend at The National Folk Festival in Canberra, I decide to drive up the Western side of … Continue reading

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Off to Canberra for the National Folk Festival

On the road… I head up to Canberra on the Wednesday (April 4) to get to the Folklore Conference on the Thursday. After a diversion to the centre of Melbourne to pick up a passenger (Wim) who offered to share … Continue reading

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Back in Australia – and a week passes by….

Another week just flys by in Melbourne… The weather is not great but still warm enough to have breakfast on the verandah. I spent the the first few days on the phone to various contacts and trying to get into … Continue reading

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Back in Australia – the first four days…

After about 24 hours in the air on QF030 I touched down at Tullamarine just before 8am on Thursday morning. It was quite a comfortable flight with an aisle seat on the first leg to Hong Kong where they turfed … Continue reading

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