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Kassidy Competition – Winner announced!

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A big congratulations to Lyndsey Wild of Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Lyndsey wins a pair of tickets to see Kassidy at Roadhouse, Manchester on Friday 8th October. Hope you enjoy the show Lyndsey and please keep checking back here for more ticket giveaways and exciting competitions!


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September 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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Kassidy at Roadhouse, Manchester 8/10/10 – Win tickets

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Glasgow indie-folk quartet Kassidy head out on their debut headline tour this October, taking in venues as far-reaching as Stornoway and London.

The band’s unique sound is created with just four acoustic guitars and if their recent festival performances at Latitude, Reading and T In The Park are anything to go by, this band are set for big things in the coming months. Their second EP, ‘The Rubbergum EP Volume 2’, is out now and includes the beautiful and haunting new track ‘Take Another Ride.’ Their debut album is set for release next year.

I think that fans of Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses will really like this band’s sound, which is a million miles away from Glasgow and much closer to the dusty and scorched landscape of deepest Arizona; as depicted in the video, but in reality shot in Spain! Critics have bestowed the following comments on Kassidy: 

“They rock, but with acoustic guitars, producing a harmony-filled, rootsy swagger that frames them as the British Kings Of Leon.” – Q

“The authentic sound of the Wild West of Scotland…we’re smitten.” – The Word

“Their latest album is full of sweeping, wall-of-sound guitar music that moves with ease between foot-stomping, festival-friendly fare and tender acoustic harmonies.” – Monocle


I have a pair of tickets to see the band at Roadhouse, Manchester on Friday 8th October, 7pm with support to be announced shortly. Thanks to Kat at Universal Music for these.

To enter the competition, just send me an e-mail at with your name and address details by Friday 24th September 2010. I will pick a winner out of the makeshift hat and get your tickets to you asap. Whilst you’re browsing the virtual world, you might also like to peruse my Facebook page at ‘shelleyhanveywriter’s page.’

Good luck!

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September 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm

‘Like’ shelleyhanveywriter’s page on Facebook

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‘Like’ shelleyhanveywriter’s page on Facebook…

If you like reading my blog, like browsing on Facebook, or just like ‘Like’-ing stuff, you might also like to visit my page entitled ‘shelleyhanveywriter’s page’ on that very social of networking sites.

I provide regular links and updates to my blog and will soon be developing the page with lots more competitions, discussions and news feeds. You can find my page at the link below:!/pages/shelleyhanveywriters-page/139341029419638?ref=ts

Also, please feel free to leave any comments on this page or indeed on here; I am always interested to hear readers’ thoughts and feelings; passionate, indifferent and everything inbetween!

Thanks 🙂

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September 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

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Winner – ‘Music makes me happy because…’ competition

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Well, the big day has finally arrived and Zara Taylor has chosen her winner for the ‘Music makes me happy because…’ competition.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and who had a browse on here at the same time. I had some great, original and quirky entries, a few of which are listed below:

* Music makes me happy because it’s a great leveller, appealing to people from all backgrounds bringing peace and harmony wherever it’s heard.
(Ann Voysey)
* Music makes me happy because it reminds me of the good times, and pulls me through the dark times.
 (Claire Walliker)
* Music makes me happy because everyone’s beautiful when they’re dancing.
 (George Williams)
* Music makes me happy because while people can let you down and plans can fall through, my music is a failsafe way to cheer me up.
 (Amy Wright)
* Music makes me happy because life is short, so why not put it to music?
 (Laura Stone)
* Music makes me happy because it calms me and reminds me who I am.
 (Sarah Jackson)
* Music makes me happy because it can silence everything else around you.
 (Emily Walsh)
But to the winner.

Congratulations to Mel Kershaw with her winning entry, which was:

 ‘Music makes me happy because no matter where you are or how low you may feel, there will be tunes special to you that instantly make you forget everything, and make you sing your heart out and give you a feel good vibe, music also makes memories.’

Mel wins the Zara Taylor Vintage Inspired ‘Hey Mr DJ Antique Brass Necklace’, which I will be sending out in the post today. I know you will love it Mel and become addicted to Zara’s pieces, as have I!

Thanks again everyone x

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July 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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Zara Taylor Competition – get your entries in quick!

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There’s still time to enter my ‘Music makes me happy because…’ competition, to be in with a chance of winning the Zara Taylor ‘Hey Mr DJ Antique Brass Necklace.’

I’ve had some great entries already, so keep them coming!

All you have to do is complete the sentence ‘Music makes me happy because…‘ and e-mail your answer to, complete with your name and contact details. Then, simply click on the following link which will take you to Zara Taylor’s Facebook page and click on ‘Like.’ It’s that easy:!/pages/Zara-Taylors-Jewellery-Designs/276249392371?ref=ts

Closing date – Wednesday 7th July 2010.

Good luck everyone x

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July 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

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Competition in conjunction with Zara Taylor Vintage Inspired Jewellery

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A couple of weeks ago I had an aim. That aim was to reach 500 hits on here. I then wrote a piece called ‘Festival Fashion 2010 for the girls’ and today, I stand proud at 1,229 and counting!

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my ramblings and to give you something back in return.

As you will know, I am a huge fan of a jewellery designer I discovered online a few weeks ago; Zara Taylor Vintage Inspired Jewellery. Zara’s pieces are truly unique and I am yet to find one that I don’t love and want to purchase! Zara is even featured in this Summer’s edition of Vogue (available from 8th July). Zara has kindly agreed to take part in my competition and has offered a great, again truly unique prize; the ‘Hey Mr DJ – Antique brass necklace’.


This is an antique brass 3D headphone charm necklace for any music lover out there. This is unisex, the charm measures 32x22x10mm and the antique brass chain measures 20 inches with a toggle clasp.

So, for the Rules:

1. Complete the following sentence: “Music makes me happy because…”

2. Visit Zara’s page on Facebook and click on ‘Like’ :!/pages/Zara-Taylors-Jewellery-Designs/276249392371?ref=ts

E-mail your completed sentence (one per person) to by the closing date of Wednesday 7th July 2010.

I will pick a selection of the best entries to be included on here and the winner will be chosen by Zara herself. I will then inform the lucky person straight away and send their lovely prize the very same day.

Good luck everyone and once again, thank you x

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June 24, 2010 at 10:35 am

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