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October 28, 2017

The Northern Soul:

Stoke on Trent: Creating Success from Failure

Sometimes I feel I've got to, run away, I've got to get away’. So, sang Gloria Jones on the original 1965 version of, Tainted Love, a Northern Soul anthem that synth duo, Soft Cell would later turn into a...

December 13, 2016

"Living, I loved her dearly and I shall never cease to love her in death." Edward 1st

This song was originally inspired after I read an article about the marriage between King Edward 1 and Queen Eleanor of Castile. Theirs was an arranged marriage but one which, accordin...

October 16, 2016

Jamie Parkes let's the cat out of the bag

As I approach the end of the first year of being a part of “The Idioms” and stare down the barrel of the future, I thought I’d give my take on the experience and why it’s been so much fun for me so far.

Working with Gillie and Ga...

September 26, 2016

Chasfest said more about the time honoured village green jamboree than the hedonistic excess of rock and roll. Replete with bouncy castle, coconut shire and tables laden with pink cup-cakes its quirky rural quaintness made for a frivolous and jolly afternoon of celebra...

May 30, 2016

The sun shone, the sound engineer knew his stuff, the band played a crowd pleasing set. The Audlem Music Festival is declared a great success and what a good festival it is as well, great vibe. Next.

April 25, 2016

 

Hay Day, Coombes Valley July 2nd 2016

 

Coombes Valley, for those not familiar with the area, is a stretch of Staffordshire countryside (UK) that still remains a best kept secret, even from many locals. As a boy I unsuccessfully fished for trout in the Coombes Brook. La...

March 13, 2016

Although we are probably driving him mad with our never ending requests to edit, our 4th unsung member, the remarkably patient, Mr C continues to burn the midnight oil at his underground recording lair deep in the heart of Stafford, erasing our deliberate mistakes and...

February 29, 2016

Praise for The Idioms

 

From Musicians:

 

 Judith Morse: Conductor (Edison Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey USA)

 

particularly liked the violin.  Judy has conducted to standing ovations at Carnegie Hall, New York and in Moscow and her violin credits are amazing, Smokey Robi...

February 22, 2016

With five songs almost complete, another three started and more planned, the forthcoming album is now well under way. With a working title of 'My Turn to Confess' the work will contain songs from our current set list including compositions by Gillie Nicholls and Gary H...

February 4, 2016

We received feedback from someone comparing our style with the Incredible String Band (ISB), a sort of experimental psychadelic folk band who used to perform at all night folk nights (they must have been strange folk nights'!) I found the below description on Wiki :

 

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