The Dazzle Rebel Show on TBFM TONIGHT!

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Tonights show on TBFM Online Radio aims to take you back to your school days with a Back to School Special! Playing a diverse range of tracks, many of which chosen by TBFM listeners, ranging from Joy Division to Madness, Supertramp to Van Halen plus some great music from emerging bands such as Exit StateBlack Belt KarateTitans & KingsNew Generation SuperstarsJettBlack and Agenda. Also TBFM’s very first play of the new single “Here We Stand” by New Device!

It’s such a jam-packed, hoot-tootin’, banjo-shootin’ show you’ll forget that you’ve got school in the morning!

Tune in 9pm – Midnight

See you in the chatroom,


ChildLine Rocks

Hey folks,

Childine Rocks are a fantastic supporter of Home Grown Rock which is why I’ll be hanging my bass up, dusting the cobwebs off my 6 string and joining hundreds of other guitarists in a Guiness World Record attempt to break the following records and raise a shed load of money in the process:

*The Largest Air Guitar Ensemble

*The Largest Music Lesson

*The Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

*The Largest Ensemble of Guitar Amplifiers

*Plus an attempt to find the FASTEST guitarist in the world! (don’t worry there’s no chance of me getting that one).

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.  You can do this several ways including visiting or by text:

Text to: 70070

Message: REBL69 £##

(replace the # with the amount you want to donate).

You can read more about this event here:

Not only will I be rocking out but Home Grown Rock will have a stall there so that bands and artists can submit their demos.

Thank you in advance for any donation from £1 upwards as it is all going to a great cause.

Live to Rock’n’Roll!



RIP Jim Marshall

There is little more I can add to the tributes being paid to the Legend of Loud, Jim Marshall who died this morning aged 88. Since picking up a guitar at the age of 11 I wanted a Marshall amp, after hording the money I made from a paper round over two years I finally got my chance with the purchase of my first proper ‘big amp’, a Valvestate VS100. Continue reading “RIP Jim Marshall”

Tapestry of a Natural Woman ~ or ~ Happy 70th Birthday Carole King

Today (February 9th) marks Carole King’s birthday, she’s the big Seven-O, which is the new sixty, I hear. ‘Tapestry’, her first top 10 album that will be celebrating its own 40th birthday tomorrow (Feb 10th) is considered one of the definitive albums of the early 70s and in 1972 it received four Grammys including Album of the Year.
Continue reading “Tapestry of a Natural Woman ~ or ~ Happy 70th Birthday Carole King”

Excitable Boy

Today (January 24th) is Warren William Zevon’s birthday, he would have been 65 had this ‘Excitable Boy’ not shuffled off this mortal coil aged 56 in 2003.  My first and for years only experience of Warren Zevon was the near-novelty ‘Werewolves of London’ but after a conversation with a rock journalist I started to probe deeper. Continue reading “Excitable Boy”