Aah January! The month of empty bank accounts and empty promises.
It’s like someone hit the reset button. Thankfully though there’s enough live music in Lancaster and Morecambe to keep us all singing away those winter blues.
See this week’s Gig Guide and Sound Bites for more information.
Last week I asked on Twitter and Facebook what you considered to be the musical highlight of 2013.
Here’s what people said:
Dave Promenade Music @PromMusic - Finding out my daughter Jess is in the televised category final of @BBCYM2014.
Adam Lord @AdamLordLM - Arctic Monkeys at the MEN (sorry Phones 4 U Arena) in October.
Eileen Jones @CumbriaPR - Once, the musical. Spotify session.
Greg Lambert @VisitorGreg - Nile Rodgers and Chic at Glastonbury.
Nicola Adam @jabberingjourno - the Big Reunion Xmas show cheese-fest and the lovely singing at The Dukes’
Christmas Carol production.
Anthony Mark Cutter: The all night jams at The Robert Gillow during the Lancaster Music Festival.
Stephen Holliday: Travelling from Prague to visit Lancaster Music Festival and taking in some brilliant acts and dancing back to the place I was staying.
Pete Yen: Absolute best gig of the year was Tankus the Henge at Solfest.
Paulo Boniface: My highlight was discovering an old fart like me can still hit the drums as hard as anyone!
Musically, probably Lumberjacks at the Greyhound.
Kat Ramsbottom: Brad at Club Academy in February.
Luke Meeks: Lumberjacks at the Golden Lion.
Mandy Blackwell: The Lovely Eggs at Lancaster Music Festival.
Adam Kellett: There were many musical highlights of 2013! Warming up for Groove Armada and Danny Howells were two of them. But hearing The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin Co at Beatherder was definitely one of the finest moments for me!
Joe McCorriston: Larry and his Flask and Crazy Arm, The Star & Garter Manchester just before Xmas. Personal highlight was finally getting to play Kendal Calling.
Adrian Boardman: Devious Soul Machine reunion gig at the Platform in April. Atmosphere was just like a bank holiday Sunday band night at The Carleton in the 90s.