Farewell, Wrecktheplacefantastic

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My friend Ben and I had talked about forming a band for years. We both played guitar and neither of us was as good as we wanted to be. Most of my efforts to improve stalled because I found practising guitar on my own unspeakably dull.


I don’t have any reviews queued for this week as I spent my spare time last weekend making a website for my band. It’s WordPress-based since that’s all I know, but I think it’s come out pretty well. Credit where it’s due: I’m using a modified version of this theme. Minor detail for the techgeeks: […]

My band is playing its first headline show tonight…

…if you can make it down, we’d love to see you there!


Time for another untimely update about my band, Wrecktheplacefantastic. I’ve not posted about us since January, when we played the first show that we were happy with and got reviewed. Since then we’ve played a bunch more gigs including a Haiti benefit all-dayer, a show supporting Ninja Gun, Break the Habit and Just Panic, and a […]

Wrecktheplacefantastic live review

We seem to have been reviewed over at my friend Fran’s new music blog, Between the Music & Me. Possibly a bit nepotistic as she used to drum for us and is friends with the two original members of the band, but she’s no bullshitter and notes she was “very pleased I didn’t have to […]

Wrecktheplacefantastic update…

The gig on Friday went really well; about 70 people down there in the end, maybe half of whom watched us. It’s the first show we’ve played where I was happy with my performance (I always play worse live because of nerves; anxiety?! What anxiety?) and where I believed everyone who said we played a […]

Wrecktheplacefantastic – 3rd gig coming up!

It’s a while since I posted here about what my band is up to. In fact, I think it’s been so long that I haven’t even mentioned that we now have a MySpace page. Yes, it’s true, we finally caught up with 2004. We’re just in time for MySpace to continue its decline and watch […]

Wrecktheplacefantastic in the studio

A few weeks back my band spent the day in Studio 284, Brighton’s number one seafront-based DIY punx recording studio. I figured I’d write a little diary-style piece to celebrate our first crack at proper recording. Why were we there? We wanted to record a three-track demo for two reasons: firstly, so that we could […]

Wrecktheplacefantastic @ Brighton Hob, Monday May 11th

Yes, we have another show. A mere five and a half months after our first! The world of rock & roll is fast-paced and demanding, and many get left behind. But not we: we have seized the reigns and are clinging firmly to the frenzied horse of punk rock. Okay, actually, our drummer quit right […]

WRECKTHEPLACEFANTASTIC debut show – Fri 28th Nov.

My band, Wrecktheplacefantastic, has its first gig next Friday 28th November. In case you don’t know the lineup, it’s Ben on lead guitar and vox, myself on rhythm guitar and shouting, Jake on bass guitar and screaming, and Fran on drums and not making vocal chordy noises. We play slightly punky melodic rock music – […]