shelleyhanveywriter

'Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences'

About me

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Hi and welcome to my blog.

I am, amongst other things, a writer; specifically music journalism and I currently write on a freelance basis for www.egigs.co.uk and www.efestivals.co.uk. Music and writing are two of my great passions so being able to combine the two is my idea of a dream pastime and a much desired profession.

I love researching and reviewing bands, old and new, and my favourite genres of music are: folk, acoustic/roots, electronic and pop…but I will pretty much have something to say about anything!

I am currently listening to: Lisa Hannigan, Noah and the Whale, Lissie, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit and Tired Pony.

Non music-related interests would be reading; I have just caught on to the Harry Potter phenomenon (I tend to catch on to things five years after most people) and my favourite character is Luna Lovegood because she’s Irish, slightly batty and always sees the best in others…otherwise anything by Oscar Wilde. I love travelling and my favourite places so far would be Ibiza, Whitby, Dubai and Killarney.

Music snobs are my pet hate; I don’t believe in radio playlists and think if  a song is good, it’s good, regardless of who sings it or how it came to be.  Musical tastes, as well as everything else in life, are subjective.

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Written by shelleyhanveywriter

April 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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  1. Got the Lisa Hannigan album, which is amazing. I usually take a walk on the heavier side, but I tend to like anything, if it is good,
    nice bolg, all the best Gareth

    zico01

    June 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    • Thank you. Lisa is brilliant, I’ve seen her twice now. Once at the Royal Northern College of Music, which was probably one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to. It’s a travesty she didn’t win the Mercury Music Prize in my humble opinion!

      shelleyhanveywriter

      June 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

  2. Hi, enjoy your blog and music journalism energy. I’m on the other side of the pond (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) developing a ukulele program. I’m not a journalist, but I guess we all are in a sense with blogs and social media.

    Anyway, I just discovered and posted about an English gentleman (Paul Moore) who started an amazing program called “Ukuleles for Peace” in Israel. If you’re looking for an interesting feature story to jump into and help bring light and attention to it, I think you would find it rich with heart and soul. There are so many ways his initiative could inspire and initiate similar programs throughout the world. You can link to his website and YouTube videos via my post. Feel free to leave any comments!

    Regards, Greg

    truejoyacoustics

    August 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  3. I have started watching NME tv more, ( it is a little change from Scuzz.tv ) they have had 2 cracking songs on there recently …
    1) One night only “say you don’t want it”
    2) I blame coco. ( self machine, and quicker )
    Both brilliant bits of electro – pop

    Both brilliant , Have ordered the I blame coco cd already, ( although it is Stings daughter ! ) hahahaha
    what’s your thoughts on Mark Ronsons Bi-cycle song ? very catchy…. or annoying..

    all the best Gareth

    zico01

    September 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

  4. Hmm, I wouldn’t say I found it catchy or annoying really. I’m indifferent! I do like Mark Ronson’s stuff generally, but this doesn’t do it for me. I like I Blame Coco. I’ve started to delve more in to the folk/country scene of late and have been listening to a lot of Johnny Flynn and Lissie, both of whom I think are brilliant!

    shelleyhanveywriter

    September 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  5. Hi,
    Am manny a song writer/singer from Milton Keynes,Just wondering how I can get involved with your blog.Here are links to my music below 

    http://m.soundcloud.com/manny-and-the-colored-sky

    Kind regards 
    Manny 

    Manny

    June 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm


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