Nick Lowe

40 years ago: Stiff Tour ‘Hits’ Manchester

October 1977 and my own group, the Kursaal Flyers, are midway through a UK tour with loveable punk rockers The Cortinas in support. It is a turbulent period – ‘Punk Rock’, as in ‘God Save The Queen’, has invaded the TV living room and is a top ticket on the gig circuit, but [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Nick Lowe, Popular Music, Uncategorised|0 Comments

‘I was born in Bethlehem’ claims Jesus of Cool

Once seen, particularly in America, as the feather-ruffling arch cove of New Wave; king of the uber clever song lyric; the fastest-livin’, hardest-drinkin’ gorblimey Limey who rocked with Rockpile - jolly-japing and pillaging from coast to coast, Nick Lowe is the last modern vocalist one would expect to deliver ‘a Christmas album’. Unless, [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Nick Lowe|0 Comments

A farewell to Robert Trehern (Bobby Irwin) 1953-2015

As friends and associates will know, drummer and all-round good chap Bobby Irwin sadly died from cancer on 8 May. At Bobby’s funeral at St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham, on 19 May, Nick Lowe took the lectern to deliver a eulogy for his fallen drummer and veteran musical partner. A few minutes beforehand, Bobby's brother Chris [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Nick Lowe|0 Comments