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Cover art by Lupen Crook
It’s out! Our fourth annual download compilation is available to download right now. It’s essentially free to download, but we urge every one of you to donate to our chosen charity, Medway based Holding On Letting Go, while you wait for the whopping 61 track compilation to download. Please give whatever you can, even if it’s not very much. If lots of people give a little bit, then it will soon add up.
We had a few bandwidth issues just after the release so we’ve added some more download sources in true ‘belt and braces’ fashion in order to to overcome them ;0)
To DONATE, CLICK HERE.
Here’s the track listing. Massive thanks to everybody who has contributed to this album and to everybody who came to the launch gig at the Nag’s Head on the 27th.
Crybaby Special & The Monsters – No Excuses
Houdini – When I Kill In My Sleep
The Muswells – Thunderbolt Pier
Balance Lost – The Shoulder Peeker
Bear vs Manero – Now Is Not the Time For Impressions, Rory Bremner
Firstborn Heroes – Hold On Me
Petts – My Queen
The Hamelins – This Town’s Alive
The Only Sun – Old Rosie
Theatre Royal – A Friend A Stranger And I (alternate mix)
Brigadier Ambrose – Moon and River (demo)
Niltones – Circadian Rhythm
One Eleven Edmund – Caledonian Road
Fortune West – Ex Boyfriend
Frau Pouch – Mittens
The Shagmonroes – Candyfloss Suit
The Galileo 7 – Up
Suzi Chunk – Tripwire
Wolfgang Riot – It Isnt Much
Pity Party – Because We Can’t Hibernate
Broken Banjo – One Trick Pony
Dirty Vibes – Black Habit
Play Dead Proxy – Nil By Mouth
The Blissful Mop – Jack and Stella
Furry Love Lickers – Hollow
Tyrannosaurus Alan (ft. Jak Brown) – STB
Archie Wah Wahs – Damocles
Wildfowl – The Young Maverick
Z Stacks – No Sorrow
Eskimo Chase – Little Miss Too Good
Dogtown – Memories
Philtrum – Caught Inside
The Baron Von Marlon – Johnny Loves June
Los Salvadores – Give in to the Clown
Wolf’s Head & Vixen – Musical Priest
Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society – Sunrise
The Love Family – Magic Is Real (demo)
These Guilty Men – It’s Insane
Didi Bergman – Chelmer (live)
Glenn Barnes – How Long
Kelly Stanley – Sick to Death
Peter J Weller – Hold Me Close
Rich Clark – Soul & Mind
James Doyle – World Is Getting Softer
Paul Brightman – Subtract and Divide
Bob Collins – Holy Man (demo)
The Treasures Of Mexico – Optimism
Reavsey (feat. Andy Marling) – All I Want Is You
The Singing Loins – Song For The Underdog
Rupert EagleOwl – Rupert’s Big Entrance / EagleOwl Is Performing
Unlucky Fried Kitten – People
Wheels – Cities
Darryl Hartley – Your Star Implodes
Jamie HB – Motherlode
Natalie Evans – Headcase
Lupen Crook – POV (home demo)
The Objectors – Cold Last Night
Chairs Missing – Rainy Wednesday
UpCDownC – Omni Rock
Hand Of Stabs – Dirge and Trentals Richly Said
My Sick Mind – I Don’t Mean It (Send Me Home)
If you have any difficulties downloading or donating, then please email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. This could take anything between 10 minutes or 24 hours. We’re a small team, so please bear with us.
All the best from Medway Eyes.
It’s almost that time again. The 27th of October sees the release of our fourth annual charity download compilation of Medway music. Once again, it’s at the Nag’s Head in Rochester where we’ll be joined by Crybaby Special & The Monsters, with support from The Muswells, These Guilty Men and Broken Banjo. The music kicks off at 8:30pm and ends at 11pm. These launch nights are very well attended, so get there nice and early.
This year’s album is our biggest yet, with over fifty tracks from local artists and featuring cover art by the brilliant Lupen Crook. It will be available to download via this site from midnight on Saturday 27th October, right after the gig. When you download the album, you will be encouraged to make a donation to this year’s charity. It’s called Holding On Letting Go and is based in Rochester. It supports bereaved children, young people, (6-16) and their families and carers in Kent and Medway who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. Please donate what you can when the time comes.
We’ll reveal the full line up when we release the album. In the meantime, feel free to plug the hell out of the event and album. You can download a high resolution version of the above poster here.
Before you do either of those things, though, we recommend you give your ears a treat by listening to this beautiful ( some would say definitive) rendition of It Ain’t Me Babe by Didi Bergman, filmed by Groovy Uncle.
This was the first Medway Eyes tribute event for Oxjam, after grasping the baton from Bob Collins who had organised previous Oxjam events. It was a packed to the rafters affair featuring songs of The Beatles, The Who, The Monkees, Joni Mitchell and a whole host of others who were prowling the pop charts in that grand Summer of Love.
The choice of theme threw up some wonderful and colourful performances from a herd of Medway musicians and bands and a magnificent, summery night’s entertainment was had by all – even though it was on January 20th. The charming Barge environment – the bowery den of Layfield Road in Gillingham – was the perfect setting for an evening of retrospect and music. Over 30 songs from 1967. Over £150 raised for Oxjam. Over 25 strummed guitars. If the players of the night had tried to smash their instruments up as The Who were doing 42 years earlier, it would have taken them all night.
Thankfully we live in an age of fine technology which means there are many photographs and videos of this terrific evening on the net.