Friday, June 27, 2014

THE DANCE SESSIONS VOL 3 (Music Downloads)


Hello and welcome back.... A music Download for the weekend :)

What is "The Dance Sessions"?
They are Mixtapes that cover Late 80s dance music inc House, Acid and pop.
This is the 3rd such tape ... enjoy :)

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE


1. A Tribe called Quest - Bonita Applebum (Why Version)
2. Mory Kante - Ye Ke Ye Ke (French Version)
3. Sabrina - Boys
4. Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
5. Tiffany - Think were alone Now
6. Celebrate The Nun - Will you be there
7. Krush - House Arrest
8. Gino Latino - No Sorry
9. D-Mob (Ft Cathy Dennis) - Cmon get my Love
10. Milli Vanilli - All or Nothing
11. Starlight - Numero Uno (Dance Version)
12. Adeva - Warning
13. Salt n Pepa - Push It
14. Black Box - Right on Time
15. Beatmasters - Rok da House



SABRINA - BOYS  (Thanks to Максим Хрусталёв for the video)




TIFFANY - I THINK WERE ALONE NOW  (Thanks to TiffanyVEVO for the video)




STARLIGHT - NUMERO UNO  (Thanks to La Máquina del Tiempo for the video)




BLACK BOX - RIGHT ON TIME  (Thanks to rafaeljpl for the video)





DOWNLOAD "THE DANCE SESSIONS" VOL 1 = HERE

DOWNLOAD "THE DANCE SESSIONS" VOL 2 = HERE

#thedancesessions
#electronic80s




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ROXY MUSIC - SAME OLD SCENE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... One of my fav songs from "Roxy Music".

Released in 1980, 'Same Old Scene' made it to No12 on the U.K music charts and was from the 'Flesh and Blood' album.

One thing that got my attention was that 'Paul Carrack' (Mike and the Mechanics, Squeeze) played Strings (Synth) on this song (can be seen at 2.25 video).
Roxy Music was a heavy user of the 'Prophet' Synthesizer, those lush background sounds are evident on this album.

Such a stunning song, a real sound of the 80s.





ROXY MUSIC - SAME OLD SCENE



LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/compilation-tapes-1980-side-a.html

http://www.roxymusic.co.uk/

http://www.vivaroxymusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/roxymusic

http://www.bryanferry.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/roxy-music/id650587




#roxymusic



Monday, June 23, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP UP 22/06/2014

Hello and welcome to this weeks Weekend Wrap Up.....

1.PYTHON BLUE - FIELDS OF TIME
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Awesome new track from U.S (Connecticut) Synthwave artist "Python Blue" with 'Fields of Time'...
Love the sound, So fresh....



LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/pythonblue

https://python-blue.bandcamp.com/track/fields-of-time

https://www.facebook.com/pythonbluemusic

#pythonblue


2. ELECTRIC YOUTH - INNOCENCE
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A few days ago I featured a Band called "Room8", the vocals in that song were done by this band "Electric Youth" .
Canadian band 'Electric Youth' have a new single out called "Innocence".
So RAD, So Dreamy, So Innocent...

ELECTRIC YOUTH - INNOCENCE



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/electricyouthmusic

https://soundcloud.com/electricyouthmusic

https://twitter.com/_electricyouth

http://secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=electricyouth

#electricyouth


3. YOUTUBE IS ABOUT TO DELETE INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FROM ITS SITE.
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News during the week that Youtube plans to start deleting Independent artists from its video site.
While this may only be a rumor, its still a worry.

Read about it in the links below...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2014/06/18/youtube-is-about-to-delete-independent-artists-from-its-site/

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1017887/pg1

http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/28j4nf/youtube_is_about_to_delete_independent_artists/

Not So according to DigitalMusicNews.com

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/06/17/youtube-not-going-remove-music-videos

 Several YouTube users wont be happy.... Thanks to Digitalmusicnews.com for the photo



4. PSEUDO ECHO LIVE ON FLASHBACK FRIDAY
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Australian band 'Pseudo Echo" are back big time (Think Funky Town).
With a new album called "Ultraviolet" filled with 80s inspired goodness, sounding amazing.
Great to have one of the best 80s synthpop bands back in the limelight again....





LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/pseudoecho

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/pseudo-echo/id14117163

PSEUDO ECHO are touring around Australia, check Facebook links for info.

#pseudoecho


5. SMALLTOWN BOY REPRISE 2014
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Lead singer from "Bronski Beat", 'Jimmy Somerville' still has it, that amazing voice like no other.
Recorded in 2014 (gives me shivers, so good)



Love it? buy from link below

LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smalltown-boy-reprise-2014/id885807126

https://www.facebook.com/officialjimmysomerville

http://www.jimmysomerville.com/Jimmy_Somerville/Home.html

http://jimmysomerville-fanbase.com/


#jimmysomerville




THATS  a Wrap for this week.... Stay Safe...




Friday, June 20, 2014

ROOM8 - VISIONS OF YOU (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Every now and then a song comes along and it stops you in your track and think "Shit, This is good, Really Good"... This is one of those songs...

L.A (Los Angeles) outfit "Room8" is a music duo of 'Ezra Reich' and 'Nic Johns' (Vocals by Electric Youth).... I have featured 'Electric Youth' before on Electronic80s (video below).
New E.P from Room8 due soon called "Transduction" (check links)

Don't take my word for it, have a listen.... Your ears with think its 1984.

(Im Sorry, I soooo love those electric drums... I wet my pants)

ROOM8 - VISIONS OF YOU  (Thanks to THUMP for the video)



MORE INFO (Thanks to ign.com)
 ROOM8. "Transduction" is a crossroads on the electronic highway. An audio film that takes place in a musical past, present, and future. The brain child of Ezra Reich and Nic Johns, "Transduction" features Electric Youth (from the neon noir hit "Drive"), Martha Davis (leader of classic New Wave icons, The Motels), the sax work of Ian Young from M83, guitar work from Giorgio Moroder arranger and guitar player and famed producer, Richie Zito, mixed with Gavin Mackillop (Human League, General Public, Heaven 17) and Mastered at Little Red Book in LA. With artwork by the legendary art collective, The Zonders. Step into the world of ROOM8's "Transduction"


LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/ROOM8official

https://www.facebook.com/Room8Sound



ELECTRIC YOUTH - RIGHT BACK TO YOU  (Thanks to arnikaz for the video)



LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/mixtape-8-sounds-like-80s-side-b.html

https://www.facebook.com/electricyouthmusic

https://soundcloud.com/electricyouthmusic

#room8
#electronic80s




























Wednesday, June 18, 2014

LA ROUX - LET ME DOWN GENTLY (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... This is so good.
U.K outfit "La Roux" are back with a new single and soon album (Trouble in Paradise) to be released ( July 7th)
Turn it up :)

LA ROUX - LET ME DOWN GENTLY


 Can't wait to hear the album, should be a killer ...

LINKS

https://twitter.com/larouxofficial

https://www.facebook.com/laroux

http://www.laroux.co.uk/


COULDN'T GO PAST THIS

LA ROUX - BULLETPROOF


#laroux
#la roux
#electronic80s




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME HOME (To The 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Just a quick post...
Awesome video from "The Dream Sequence" with 'Take Me Home (To the 80s).....
From "Battle of the Planets" to "Knight Rider"... this video has it...
LOVE the ending

THE DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME HOME (To the 80s)



LINKS

https://the-dream-sequence.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-sequence

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com.au/


#the dream sequence
#thedreamsequence
#electronic80s

Sunday, June 15, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP UP 15/06/2014

Hello and welcome to this weeks weekend wrap up......

1.  NEW NEON - WHEN ITS LOVE ITS LOVE
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Love the sound of this song, sweeping synths and wicked vocals... check it out, their from Brooklyn, New York...

NEW NEON - WHEN ITS LOVE ITS LOVE (ALTERNATE LIFESTYLE MIX)

LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/new-neon

https://www.facebook.com/newneon

http://newneon.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/newneonx


 2. SINEAD O'CONNOR IS BACK WITH NEW ALBUM
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With hits like 'Nothing compares 2 you' and 'Mandinka', Sinead O'Connor is back with a new 12 track album called "Im not bossy, Im the Boss"... Out June 16th
Sinead also looks to be touring around UK
We wish her all the best, great to have her back....

LINKS

https://twitter.com/sineadoconnorhq

https://www.facebook.com/sineadoconnor


3. KYLIE MINOGUE NEW ALBUM
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New album for Australian singer "Kylie Minogue" called 'Kiss me Once' .
this is the single from the new album called 'I was gonna Cancel' (Can't say i like the video very much, leaves me feeling claustrophobic), then again, you could watch her other video called "Sexersize...Seriously??, Why?

KYLIE MINOGUE - I WAS GONNA CANCEL



KYLIE MINOGUE - SEXERCIZE


LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/kylieminogue

http://www.kylie.com/

https://twitter.com/kylieminogue



4. ICEHOUSE LIVE AT HOMEBAKE
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Love this, the sound is amazing and for an 80s band...the crowd (mostly young folk) love them... good to see... This is real music (play it loud)

ICEHOUSE LIVE AT HOMEBAKE CONCERT (Thanks to mrtimothy1234's channel for the video)


Icehouse is touring soon around Australia to celebrate their success from the "White Heat" album (Platinum status).
Concert dates below in links


LINKS

http://spellbound-icehouse.org/concertdates.html

http://www.icehouse-ivadavies.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/icehouse/id438162921

https://twitter.com/Icehouseband

https://www.facebook.com/spellboundicehouse



THAT'S A WRAP FOR THIS WEEK.... Stay Safe
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

THE DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME HOME (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Love This, Stunning sounds with 80s synths....


Sydney (Australia) outfit "The Dream Sequence" with a new track called 'Take me Home'..

'The Dream Sequence' ( Michael Bailey) is part creator of this site "Electronic80s"

'Take Me Home' uses only 80s synths including 'Jupiter 8V', 'FM7' (copy of the DX7) and 'Korg MonoPoly'

Keeping the 80s dream alive one day at a time :)


THE DREAM SEQUENCE - TAKE ME HOME



LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-sequence

https://the-dream-sequence.bandcamp.com/

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com.au/






















































Friday, June 13, 2014

STARFLIGHT - PHASERS ON STUN (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Deliciously 80s and so much fun, I love this.


Debut single for Sydney (Australia) band "Starflight" and the stunning song 'Phasers on Stun'

Starflight consists of duo 'Jib Khan' (Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Vocoder) and 'Damien Spanjer' (Keyboards, Backing Vocals,).

A new album is available called "Adventure Beyond" and has 11 tracks (Check Links) 

The 'Phasers on Stun' video is brilliantly done, classic tale of alien attacking sexy space girl and a dashing hero to save the day while the catchy synth melody's sounds fill your headphones with pure bliss....

Have a listen, you wont be disappointed... 

Look forward to hear more from this band...

Its A 10/10 song for me

STARFLIGHT - PHASERS ON STUN
 


LINKS

http://www.starflightband.net/#!music/c1p9k

https://www.facebook.com/starflightband/timeline

https://soundcloud.com/starflight-band







































#starflight
#electronic80s

THE WEATHER GIRLS - ITS RAINING MEN (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Hallelujah, Its raining Men.. or that's what the song says.

Released in 1982, "The Weather Girls" (aka  Martha Wash and Izora Armstead) had a massive hit with "Its Raining Men", so massive in fact, it sold over 6 million copies worldwide...(That's alot for 1982).
Martha is also the voice on late 80s/early 90s songs C &C music factory "Make you Sweat" and BlackBox "Strike it Up".

This song also made it on the music charts as well.. No1 in the U.S Dance charts and No2 in the U.K.

Its Raining Men is now classed as  dance anthem, gay anthem, and classic female anthem

Hallelujah


THE WEATHER GIRLS - ITS RAINING MEN  (Thanks to TheWeatherGirlsVEVO for the video)




LINKS

https://myspace.com/theweathergirls/music/songs

https://www.facebook.com/WeatherGirls




#theweathergirls
#the weather girls
#electronic80s



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

RIK MAYALL DEAD AT 56

Hello and welcome back..... Sad news this morning of the death of U.K comedian "Rik Mayall", he was only 56.

He made me laugh through out the 80s in the comedy 'The Young Ones' and included a song with 'Cliff Richard' called Living Doll
                                                             (Thanks to Tavikitty for the video)



Rick was also in 'Blackadder' as (Lord Flashhart)  (Thanks to BBC Comedy Greats for the video)



I love this movie, Ricks best performance... "Drop Dead Fred" (Full Movie)

(Thanks to matthew triggs for the above video)


RIP Rick Mayall.. Gone too Soon.





Sunday, June 8, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP UP 08/06/2014

Hello and welcome back..... The weekend wrap up, things that caught my eye or things that look interesting....

1.  KAYVON ZAND
Looking deliciously 80s with a stunning song to match.. Don't know much about who they are but are from New York in the U.S but they look interesting... one to follow, I think so.

KAYVON ZAND - JUST GIVE IT AWAY



LINKS

http://www.kayvonzand.com/home

https://twitter.com/KayvonZand

https://www.facebook.com/kayvonzand



2. NOSTALGIE BEACH FESTIVAL
Looks to be in Belgium .. Its on August 10th and is at = Park 't Paelsteenveld next to the Meeting & Event Center Staf Versluys, Kapelstraat 76, 8450 Bredene.

The lineup is amazing...
LEVEL 42
GOLDEN EARRING (Think "Radar Love" & "Twilight Zone")
10CC
KIM WILDE
KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS
FISCHER Z
RICK ASTLEY
SISTER SLEDGE
ROZALLA
HADDAWAY
MARTIN FRY (ABC)
ROBIN S
KATRINA


LINKS

http://www.nostalgiebeachfestival.be/

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3.  TODD TERJE - OH JOY
Think he is from NORWAY, reminds me of Jean Michel Jarre ... goes for a while- 7mins but it sounds delicious....

TODD TERJE - OH JOY



LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IiRfiEDA0GLLMufhUUOng?feature=watch_metadata

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/its-album-time/id806267243?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://soundcloud.com/toddterje

http://toddterje.com/



4. ASHBURY HEIGHTS
After a long wait "Ashbury Heights" are back with a new front girl (Tea F) and a new single with album to follow soon... I love this band, classed as dark electro with hints of 80s at times....

ASHBURY HEIGHTS - STARLIGHT



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/AshburyHeightsOfficial

https://twitter.com/ashburyheights


If you have never heard of "Ashbury Heights" before, this is the song that got me hooked... SPIDERS

ASHBURY HEIGHTS - SPIDERS




THAT' S IT FOR THIS WEEK, HOPE YOU ENJOYED, that's a Wrap :)







Friday, June 6, 2014

1984 SIDE B (Compilation series) - (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back.... To 1984 Side B of Compilation series  (Music Download)

TRACK LIST
1. Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance
2. Ollie & Jerry - Breakin' (There's no stopping us)
3. Cory Hart - Sunglasses at Night
4. Olivia Newton John - Twist of Fate
5. Cyndi Lauper - Time after Time
6. Tears for Fears - Shout
7. Hazel Dean - Searchin
8. Re-flex - Politics of Dancing
9. The Twins - Not the loving kind
10. Scritti Poliiti - Wood Beez
11. Sandii and the Sunsetz - Sticky Music
12. King - Love and Pride
13. The Little Heros - Bon Voyage
14. Dan Hartman - Dream about you
15. Huey Lewis - Heart and Soul



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE 



OLLIE & JERRY - BREAKIN' (THERE'S NO STOPPING US)  (Thanks to Ignazio Deddu for the video)




OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN - TWIST OF FATE (Thanks to QueenOfRockChannel for the video)




THE LITTLE HEROS - BON VOYAGE  (Thanks to MusicVideoStudiosTas for the video)










Thursday, June 5, 2014

EMPATHY TEST - LOSING TOUCH (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... Loving this at the moment..

From London U.K comes this stunning song from "Empathy Test" (Adam Relf and Isaac Howlett) called 'Losing Touch' (this song is from their 2014 EP release.. See links below)

Aural synth sounds, lush vocals with meaty bass growls makes this song a winner (sounds amazing on headphones)

For me ... A 10/10 song..







EMPATHY TEST - LOSING TOUCH   (Thanks to Empathy Test for the video)



MORE INFO (From the bands Facebook page)

Empathy test , a.k.a singer / songwriter Isaac Howlett and digital composer Adam Relf, have known each other since they were just a couple of kids playing with Star Wars figures in a quarry in Kent, Southeast England. Having relocated to London, they've been making music together on and off for some time, although nothing that sounded quite as good as Empathy Test.

Empathy Test was the result of a conversation about the movie Drive, in which both Adam and Isaac realised that that cold, 80s-tinged electro sound composer Cliff Martinez had showcased with the help of Kavinsky and College, was the perfect starting point for a new collaboration.

Over the course of the next few months, Empathy Test picked up their name - borrowed from one of their favourite Sci-Fi films, Blade Runner - and produced a four track EP. They recorded and mixed everything themselves, and using Adam's considerable design talents, created their own iconic artwork.
Description
Empathy Test draw on contemporary influences such as Purity Ring, Grimes and Chvrches, as well as classic 80s synth pop such as Depeche Mode, New Order and The Cure, to create a dynamic synth-pop sound that’s equal parts light and shade. Alongside their music, Empathy Test also design all their own artwork to create their own, fully immersible world.

The Losing Touch EP is available NOW from all major digital outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and many more. It is also available to stream in full on Spotify, Last FM, Deezer and Rdio. The EP is available on CD from Amazon On Demand.

4 TRACK EP OUT NOW
Losing Touch
Kirrilee
Last Night On Earth
Where I Find Myself


LINKS

http://empathy-test.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/empathytest

https://soundcloud.com/empathytest

http://www.empathytestmusic.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id804741565?affId=1736887

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Losing-Touch-EP-Empathy-Test/dp/B00HZX2DXW

http://starsandletters.com/




























PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19 (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... This 1985 song by U.K musician "Paul Harcastle" made it to No1 in the music charts in 13 country's around the world.

That's pretty good for a song based on the Vietnam War.

This song was inspired by Paul after a bike accident left him bedridden for 4 months, during that time he watched a documentary called 'Vietnam Requiem', It was about Post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by veterans of war.

Add some sounds & samples from a E-mu Emulator Synth (Samples from the Documentary), add the now famous catchy 'n-n-n-n-nineteen' vocal effect  and you have the song "19"

Mike Oldfield later sued Paul Hardcastle over the similarities between this and his song "Tubular Bells.

PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19           (Thanks to explodingfirst for the video)




LINKS

http://www.paulhardcastle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/paul.hardcastle.372

https://twitter.com/@hardcastlemusic

https://soundcloud.com/paulhardcastle/








Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984 (Electronic80s at the Movies)

Hello and welcome back...... Released in 1984 "Electric Dreams" is a movie about an artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman.
Songs by Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder, Culture Club, Heaven 17 & Jeff Lynne made the soundtrack to this movie a hit.... (I actually have this CD) must find it. Enjoy..

ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984  (Thanks to bob brunell for the video)







































































Sunday, June 1, 2014

WEEKEND WRAP UP (1/6/2014)

Hello and welcome back.... A new segment I thought i would try.
So much happening in Music, Life, Family, Work.. etc,  I forget things and then weeks pass and its fully forgotten, so I don't forget .....Here's My weekend Wrap Up

1 . KEBU - DEEP BLUE (Sounds like the 80s)
I have featured Kebu (Sebastian "Kebu" Teir) before on Electronic80s, (HERE) & (HERE)
He has a new single out and it sounds devine, soft lush synths and funky beats... STUNNING



http://www.kebu.fi/


2. PANAMA WEDDING - ALL OF THE PEOPLE (Cheap Talk Cassette Mix)
Stunning song from "Panama Wedding - All of the People" with 'Cheap Talk' (Featured on Electronic80s (HERE) & (HERE) on the mix.
The sound of this song just blows me away, kinda reminds me a little of Rod Stewart... What do you think?





3.  EUROTIX - THE SECRET (NEW CD "OUT NOW")
Synthpop band 'Eurotix" (Featured on Electronic80s (HERE) & (HERE) )  have released a new album called "The Secret"...
The new album contains 12 songs that is worthy of any 80s synthpop fans collection...
One of the songs on the album is 'Life as it slips away'... Turn it Up

EUROTIX - LIFE AS IT SLIPS AWAY



http://dennisalexis.com/eurotix/

https://www.facebook.com/eurotix

http://dennisalexis.com/english/music.html



4.  HAIM - LIVE IN CONCERT
Love these girls, so much talent and their sound is incredible.
I have featured "Haim" before on Electronic80s (HERE) & (HERE) and instantly warmed to their sound...Raw with a 80s warmth... Stunning

HAIM - LIVE (ITunes Festival)  (Thanks to Trigger TheSound for the video)



5. CHVRCHES LIVE
I have featured "chvrches" before on Electronic80s (HERE) & (HERE).... Love their sound, so raw and energetic
 (Thanks to KEXP for the video)




5.  THIS LOOKS GOOD  (U.S. Concert)
https://www.facebook.com/TheRegenerationTour



6. THIS ALSO LOOKS GOOD  (U.K. Concert)
Concert series in the U.K, different line up depending on which concert you go to...


http://www.letsrocksouthampton.co.uk/

http://www.letsrockbristol.co.uk/

http://www.letsrockleeds.co.uk/

http://www.letsrockthemoor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/letsrockbristol



THAT'S it for this week, hope you enjoyed and as they say in the movies....That's a Wrap.