IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY?

I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER ME TALKING ABOUT THE ROCK & ROLL LOUNGE.

it’s something i became a part of last october/november time. since then i have played almost every gig they have done. to the extent that “they” are now “we”. the radio side of my dj-ing has taken a back seat whilst this has happened, something i keep promising MYSELF that i will return to in time, doing proper shows, not just replaying what i played at TR&RL gigs.

but i digress…

as the R&RL we have played sheffield, securing a monthly residency (to great acclaim) at The Frog And Parrot.

and anyone who knows me, knows how much sights like those below will bring a huge smile to my face!

rows of scooters outside a pub where i am playing? that alone is a dream come true! (thanks to the lads at the Trojan Drinking Club for that. you’ve a happy new member lads)

we’ve also played manchester’s northern quarter regularly, and even been as far as birkenhead. always on the look out for more gigs*, the boss man was asked if we were available do the following….

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of course, he said yes, then asked me along for the ride. what? was i going to turn it down? then a couple of weeks ago, he informed me that he was unable to attend, and would i do it alone? would i? hell yes!

so this weekend, i AM The Rock & Roll Lounge. and what am i doing?

well, take a look at this:

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yes, wherever it says R&RL on there, that’s me.

MAIN STAGE!

3 HOUR SET FRIDAY

BETWEEN BANDS SATURDAY

SAME STAGE AS

BAD MANNERS

THE SELECTER

THE CHORDS

NEVILLE STAPLES

AND MORE

ME!

how surreal? 14 months ago i was dj-ing online in my bedroom and at a friends birthday party (cheers Polly). now i am sharing the stage with some of my musical idols!

i am totally buzzing, cannot wait! guest tickets for the enemy and the boy, passes, tent in the staff section, hospitality, the full works!

details for tickets etc at http://www.backwithmods.co.uk

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but that isn’t the end of it.

i have also been asked to be part of this!

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QUADROPHENIA

NIGHT SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY

7th SEPTEMBER

i shall be doing a full vinyl ska/reggae/2tone set for the last hour.

two live bands, dj’s, the film, mod heaven!

tickets are available. £11.25 for the night, inc booking fees.

tickets and the dates of other nights on the tour:

HERE

* anyone wanting to book The Rock And Roll Lounge, get in touch and i can pass you on to the main man.

(EVEN GOT EMILY INVOLVED)

I MUST END THIS POST AND THANK THE MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN GETTING ME THIS FAR:

firstly the enemy and the boy. without her telling me constantly i have the abilty to do it, i would still be sat here dreaming.

secondly to Polly who gave me my first gig. best birthday party ever!

i MUST include the R&RL boss man, as he gave me my chance when i was disheartened after failures to launch at a local bar. that 1st night at The Washington pub in sheffield where he duped me into playing full vinyl sets… and then took me under his wing. J.M. i owe you big time. we have had some ups and downs these last 10 months or so, but i have come out smiling every time. onwards and upwards. we will succeed.

to absent friends. thank you too. you may not be around any more, and i DO miss you, but one day we will be drunk together again.

and to all those that dance themselves crazy to the tunes i play. your smiles alone a reason to do what i do.

cheers folks.

see you out there

barnsley sime.

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