Some of the groups, singers and music which I like. If I haven't put up a link to further information about any of the bands on this list, it's because I don't know of one! So don't delay - let me know of one! The more informative the better. Official sites are generally appreciated, but we all know they can be a bit dull sometimes...
All About Eve - great band, best known for Martha's Harbour in the late '80s, but they've done a load of really rather good stuff. Recently reformed and played some acoustic and electric dates around the country. Worth checking out, if you can.
The Church - an Australian band, who used to share one member (Marty Willson-Piper) with All About Eve. Quite good, but possibly a bit of an acquired taste.
Coastal Dune - great new Christian band, who are goinng to be one of the next big things. Putting in a lot of hard work playing pubs, clubs, schools, you name it.
Beverley Craven - I've liked her for about ten years, in which time she's brought out a grand total of three albums. Still, she's awfully sweet.
delirious? - a Christian band, who used to lead worship at the Cutting Edge event in Littlehampton. They're now attempting to break into the mainstream. They recently toured supporting Bon Jovi at various UK stadiums last June. (I know, that should say "stadia," but what the heck...)
Erasure - I used to really like them before they went downhill.
Paul Field - one of the best Christian singer/songwriters ever. A bit of a hero of mine. Well worth checking out his latest album, In the long run. He co-wrote The Millennium Prayer. Whether you think that's such a good thing is quite another matter entirely! :o)
Fleetwood Mac. - great group, who've been through more line up changes than most people have had hot dinners (okay, slight exaggeration there...). I've always been fond of Stevie Nicks, despite the fact that she's old enough to be my mother...
Martyn Joseph - another Christian singer/songwriter. IIf you like Martyn you'll probably like Paul Field, and vice versa.
Paul Oakley is a worship leader from Brighton (based at Church of Christ the King in Brighton, part of the newfrontiers family of churches); he's written some wonderful worship tunes over the years (his Jesus, Lover of my soul is something of a modern classic), and his Unashamed (Live) LP is great. Anyone tries to tell you Christians are all tambourines, sandals, and Kum Ba Yah, check out Paul Oakley - he'll blow your socks off!
The Pet Shop Boys' official homepage thingy. If you like them, you might also like to check out my own little contribution to the world of online PSB-dom, The Pet Shop Boys pictures page. It, erm, does what it says on the tin.
Phatfish are an excellent Christian band made of worship leaders from Brighton (like Paul Oakley, they're based at CCK). The group is made up of the two Fellingham brothers (Nathan, drums, and Luke, bass), Lou (vocals, married to Nathan), Michael Sandeman (keyboards), and Alan Rose (guitars, although he's leaving soon). Check out their Heavenbound album for some great Godly songs.
Matt Redman - another Christian worship leader. This isn't his homepage, but you'll find about what drives him and other worship leaders and worshippers here.
Rondo Veneziano - imagine classical chamber music with a modern twist, and you're part way to summing up the genius that is Rondo Veneziano. Well worth a look.
Kate Simmonds (another person based at CCK in Brighton) writes some wonderful worship songs. Her Heart and Soul album is delightfully jazzy and laid back, a great vibe.
Sisters of Mercy - very weird bunch, but I've liked them for some time.
YFriday - a worship band from Newcastle, I've only seen them live a couple of times (supporting Noel Richards), as well as attending a seminar they led at Easter People, but they've written some really great worship songs.
And loads, loads more. Face it, when it comes to music, you name it, I like it...unless it's the Spice Girls, Billie (Piper), Steps, or Vengaboys!
I also play the piano, keyboards and guitar, write songs of my own, and have a MIDI sequencer. I might - if I can work out how - put up mp3 files of some of my own songs. I'm hoping, in the fullness of time, to have a CD of some of my songs too. Who knows, I might put ordering details up on this page. Well, one can't escape the growing world of e-commerce, you know! In the meantime, here are a couple of MIDI files - one of the worship song There's a wind a-blowing, and one of the Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls. More to come later. I might put up a separate MIDI files page.