Lets get back to the music [Video]

Over the past few months my love of music has taken a back seat to my love of photography, mainly because of the fact that the winter months have meant that I haven’t been to as many gigs as normal and of course the festival season has not yet started,  that said things are now starting to move and my first festival is in less than a fortnight.

I thought it might be a nice idea to start a series of posts sharing some of the music I grew up listening to and to some of the stuff I listen to now that you may not have come across.

I start of today with StarJets, a punk band from Northern Ireland who were moderately successful in the late 1970’s but never really hit the heights their talent deserved.  Check it out 🙂

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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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