Half Mauritian on his mother’s side and son of a British father of Trinidadian origin, Pierre was born in London, brought up on the Wirral and moved to Manchester, aged 18. Now, 12 years on he has very recently moved back to London – the place of his birth. In Manchester, Pierre first established himself as a singer-songwriter and then a party and clubnight promoter with his clubnight Friends of Mine, before forming pop-punk band The Lead Balloons. After... Read More

LIVE: MAZES – 19/02/2013

– SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Flannel shirts, member only jackets and Levi jeans bring back distant memories of the 90s and I am expecting more of the same tonight with London’s shoe gaze specialists Mazes stopping off at Soup Kitchen before continuing along on their nation wide tour. I’m pleasantly surprised to find Pierre Hall’s Golden Glow on the bill tonight. Having seen them a couple of times before I’m intrigued to see whether... Read More


From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves to be brought to your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended to give just a basic introduction to possibly your new favourite artist/band. So without further ado,... Read More

LIVE: TOY – 10/04/2012

– SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – Having never entered the basement of the Soup Kitchen before I am pleasantly surprised! I get in very early and there is about ten people inside, which makes the room look huge. I decide to leave and come back when the bands are due to start. As I walk down the stairs for the second time, support act Golden Glow has just started. The place is absolutely packed and it looks like a different venue from half an... Read More