Will Birch

About Will Birch

Writer and lyricist, drummer and songwriter with the Kursaal Flyers and The Records. Author of No Sleep Till Canvey Island – The Great Pub Rock Revolution and Ian Dury – The Definitive Biography. A biography of musician Nick Lowe is currently in the works.

Van Morrison – Beauty and The Beast

‘Sleeve designers’ are a mixed bunch. Their remit is to make the product look as attractive as possible to its intended market to help shift more units in an increasingly commercialised world. They often fail, and sometimes the musician is to blame for exerting undue influence, but I doubt that is the case [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Popular Music|0 Comments

Building the Perfect Beat Group

Watching the recent Status Quo TV documentary ‘Hello Quo’ (Dir. Alan G Parker), I was reminded of a theory I’ve been expressing in one or two posts and talks concerning the DNA of the perfect ‘band’ (strange term, especially when applied to, say, the Spice Girls; ‘band’ conjures up images of euphoniums and [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Popular Music|0 Comments