Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Carina and the Cocobelle's.

Some may say Saturday was like killing two birds with one stone, but it was more like shooting 1 bird an acoustic singer/song writer and a rock band.

Three totally different music personalities one gloriously sunny day and this is what we came up with.


''The Cocabelles are an edgey soul/jazz group based in Liverpool. They have recently re formed and re launched themselves and are set for great things for the rest of 2010. Over the last few weeks, as well as having a shoot with Matt Ford, have been busy performing TWICE at this years Liverpool Sound City Festival, Carina has had a tv interview with Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries and The Cocabelles supported The Pipettes at The Liverpool 02 Academy.

Over the next few weeks The Cocabelles will be playing the Fluffy Rock stage at this years Glastonbury Festival, headlining new Liverpool club Igloo and will then be back in the studio through July to work on some new material! Other exciting events coming up including playing Liverpool Pride in Matthew Street Festival in August!''

You can see more of The Cocabelles at

John Wright. 

In his own words...

"My name is John Wright in case you didn't no. I have been writing, singing and playing guitar since I was about 12, I remember watching the Beatles anthology on t.v and thinking i wanted to be just like them.

I joined a band when I was 13 and that's when the Haze was born, this was my first band, me and three of my mates. I played bass guitar and vocals, I thought we were better than the Beatles at the time, you've got to be confident right? we played our first gig in the Cavern when I was 13 and my bass guitar was bigger than me. We went on to play many gigs including southport theatre, the theatre royal mostly charity shows that were packed out and we had the opportunity to play three or four of our own songs. Looking back on it now they were great times, but just so young to appreciate it.

By the time I turned 16 we went our separate ways I went to Liverpool community college to study music and waste time till I had a hit record. Still waiting, but I moved out when I was 18 and the music got put on hold. I lost my way for about 6 years. Time flies hey, but now I'm back and ready to do all it takes to be a successful artist.

I like well constructed music with meaningful melodies and lyrics from the heart, a song that can stand up on its own without any effects. Because to me that's what real music is all about, feeling! that's what inspires me. in particular Paul McCartney inspires me, his ability to create songs that touch me and millions of other people around the world. If it wasn't for him, john, George and Ringo I wouldn't be the songwriter I am today. To write hit after hit over so many years shows how musically gifted they were, they got nothing on me tho. LOL

You can see and hear more of John Wright at

The red threads.

Red Threads was formed by Alex Williamson, Chris Pearce and Paul Everett as an original outfit in the spring of 2007. The band was born from an already two year old working classic rock covers band called ‘The Grace’ (from the Jeff Buckley song grace). The name ‘Red Threads’ was initially thought of and used as a brand name to completely disassociate and separate the cover work from the original work. The three-piece then began gigging as Red Threads for a short time until it was not really craved but deemed necessary for another guitar, so we got one!

This then set the band off in a more clear direction. At the end of 2009 Dan Murphy was approached and asked to join Red Threads as the keyboardist. The idea of utilizing keyboard sounds such as hammond, rhodes, piano, strings and synthesisers was discussed a long time prior to this as it was noted that the way in which bands like Deep Purple and The Doors used them really added texture, melodic content and almost another dimension to the sound. In more recent times, (especially with the addition of Dan) the band has gone off at a controlled tangent using their time and past experience to create what are hopefully even better and more unique songs and performances.

There will of course always be undertones and influences like another other artist, but the band is constantly striving to craft something that is ultimately recognizable as Red Threads.


Igloo, Liverpool, 3rd June,

St Peter’s Square

doors 8pm