As you know I’m now back to my ‘normal’ half hour segments. People have asked for/suggested I  continue with the one hour RPR’s maybe in my own time-slot.

Well, I’ve certainly been offered my own time-slot, however at the moment the 30 minute format is about right for me currently due to time constraints and personal matters.

What I don’t want is for it to become a chore, as I started doing this & the ‘Shed At The Bottom Of The Garden’ podcasts for fun and my enjoyment first and formost, the fact that you like what I play is a huge bonus to me and I thank you all whole heartedly.

If things change, you’ll be the first to know.

Keep it cranked to 11!

Two new bands will be getting some well deserved airplay on this week’s show.

First up are –  Bad Reputation

Hailing from Zagreb in Croatia, the band are –

Luka Lončar – Vocals, Marko Kostić – Guitar, Jure Guić – Guitar & Hrvoje Milavec – Drums

Visit them on Myspace – http://www.myspace.com/badreputationzg and listen to their debut single ‘Rock Hard’

Secondly we have Silent Victory from the North West of England.

Band members are – Tony Rimmer – Lead vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, Des Walsh, Lead and rhythm guitars, Neil Humphrey – Bass and backing vocals, Dave Aindow – Drums and backing vocals & Rob Bakewell – Keyboards.

Their debut album is called “No Sacred Ground” and is available from the usual download sites: i-tunes, napster etc. You can find them on Myspace at  www.myspace.com/silentvictoryrock

I’ve been doing my podcasts/shows in one form or another for almost a year now, yes I know time flies….

I’d really like to know what people think, not from some ego angle or anything, just to see if I’ve helped listeners maybe discover a band they didn’t know or if people just like the mix of music I play.

Please let me know.

I’ve been reading with much interest and it has to be said,with a lot of nostalgia, the history of the legendary Marquee Club.

Many an evening was spent by yours truly within it’s hallowed walls, firstly at the Wardour Street site & then again when it re-located to

Charing Cross Road. Can I remember all the bands I saw at both sites? If only! Certain gigs do however stick out as truly memorable.

When Metal Church played at the Charing Cross site, Mike Howe introduced a ‘new’ band by the name of The Four Horsemen saying that they’d only played a couple of times. Some of us were already in the ‘know’ and on walked Metallica, this being I think the only time they were Metal Church’s support act!

The first band I saw when the club re-located was Dan Reed Network who were making their UK debut. A fantastic night followed.

Memories of Wardour Street gigs has to be Great White with their Fins Over London and unfortunatly queuing for Joe Satriani only to just miss out getting inside before it was full.

Of course no evening at the Wardour Street site was  proper without starting proceedings with a pint or three in the institution that is The Ship .

A wonderfully old fashioned pub whose customers were both rock fans & musicians & whose bar staff were all about 75 years old.

And so, raise a glass if you will to the much missed legend that was The Marquee Club.