Disturbed on the road to The Pyramids!

It was back in 2001 when I first found myself queuing up outside the pyramid centre in Portsmouth. With my sister Vivica and brother-in-law Guy. We were there to see a band called disturbed. So as you can tell I was a young teenager heavy metal fan but this was the first proper gigs I…

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Virgin Kite Surfing Armada – What an Awesome Festival!

The Machete Virgin Kit Surfing Armada

I had said just last week about how Portsmouth gets a bad name but has some awesome stuff when I was writing about our gig at the bandstand. OK, so this wasn’t in Portsmouth, it was on Hayling Island. You might need to look it up if you’re not from round here… But, the point…

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The Bandstand! Finally!

The Machete @ The Bandstand

Not sure if it’s just my perception, but the city of Portsmouth gets a bit of a bad name. For some reason people seem to have the impression that it’s a bit of a s**t hole of a place. True, there are some┬áparts of the city that could do with a bit more TLC,┬ábut where…

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The Machete return to the Fawcett Inn with a raccoon

We’d been waiting for this night to come. Though we’d barely scraped together a rehearsal since March due to a dizzying multitude of factors, we somehow still knew it was going to be a special one. Last time we visited the Fawcett Inn we left feeling like gods, and it was time for the Tequila…

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Back at LJRs, this time with the Fresh Prince!

Great to be back at Little Johnny Russel’s earlier this week! Pretty much always a good laugh playing there. It’s one of those pubs that even on a relatively quiet night, there’s still actually quite a few people about. There’s music on at least two nights a week so people head out if they want…

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