Originally published and written for AltReading on 21st June 2020

I doubt there is a single resident in Reading who doesn’t have some memory of time spent in Forbury Gardens. For me this has always been a place of peace and reflection, as it has been alongside me all of…

Originally published on AltReading on 4th February 2016

Welcome to Alt Reading’s Sound of 2016 list which features some of the home-grown music talent that are destined to make an impact on the local music scene and beyond over the next eleven months.

2015 saw some fantastic local acts such…

Originally published on AltReading on 10th March 2016

Our pop-smack local musical heroes Mellor recently noted as one of the emerging acts of 2016 on the Glastonbury Festival Longlist will be taking to the stage this weekend at the Oakford Social Club to launch their new EP Damage/Joy. …

Kiss FM recently brought back specialist music programming to their evening schedules. Andrew “Charlie” Charles looks back at the DJs, presenters and music that were propelled into the mainstream from the underground via Kiss.

Kiss FM mixer and legendary pioneer Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson

As it stands in the current ‘alternative’ universe we are experiencing cutting shapes or having a…

Originally published on AltReading on 12th November 2015

You would be genuinely forgiven for thinking that the best that Reading had to offer this week in terms of music and entertainment was watching David Hasslehoff dancing around on stage at the Hexagon pretending to be an ‘ibeffa’ DJ, and two…

Originally published on AltReading on 2nd June 2016

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again that Club 20 is the best venue in town for hosting the best dance and urban music events, and this was recently acknowledged by being shortlisted for the ‘Venue of the Year’ category…

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