Madness Competition Result


Amazing response to our Madness competition. What Madness competition you ask? Well, if you didn’t see Suggs and the boys on their November and December tour you have only yourself to blame. The tour programme, compiled by Family of Rock star Gavin Martin, offered the opportunity to win a signed, limited edition Madness tree. And not just any tree, but number 1 in the series of 100.

And the winner is …. Jade Cawte from Cardiff. Many congratulations to Jade, and, as one always says on occasions like this, commiserations to all our other unlucky entrants. Our thanks to you all for taking part, and we hope you get some decent Xmas presents to make up for the cruel disappointment we have inflicted on everyone except Jade.

Talking Musical Revolutions Goes Latin

If you haven’t been to one of Gavin Martin’s Talking Musical Revolutions events before, now’s your big chance. October 14th, upstairs at the Charterhouse, 38 Charterhouse Street, Smithfield, London EC1. Not only that, but how often do you get the opportunity to strut around in your cuban heels? Here’s the deal:

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera will talk about his new album Corroncho and play a little on his Cuban 58 acoustic guitar.


A night of Latin Music, Talks, Big Screen Videos and A Little Live Music

John Armstrong on Orishas – the interchange between Africa and Latin Music

Sue Steward on Celia Cruz The Queen of Salsa.

James Maycock on the life – and death – of The Boogaloo, New York Latin.

Will Hodgkinson on Tropicalia, the Brazilian Psychedelia that sparked a revolution.

Stuart Kirham Djs
Gavin Martin Hosts
Event 7.30-11.30pm, bar and music until late
Free Entry.

And if you want to remind yourself of what Phil Manzenera was up to in the 1970s, let Pete remind you here.