Little Symphonies for the Kids Micky Greaney

This is a brilliant album from one of Birmingham's finest singer/songwriters. Songs like A Better Day and Once in Every Life are the distilled results of a combination of astute observation of the world and personal experience.

Featuring among others superb jazz saxophonist Steve Ajao and Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene, the songs are constructed around an acoustic guitar that is fragile and brutal in turns, supported by sweeping string arrangements and percussion. Wonderful stuff.

Micky has kindly given his permission for a couple of tracks to be made available here for your listening pleasure. These may take a while to download on a 56k modem, but are well worth the wait.

A Star

Once in Every Life

AKJ Aaron James

Aaron James has produced an amazing album of carefully crafted song that demonstrate his skill as a musician, songwriter and producer.

With his kind permission two tracks are available here in MP3 format for you to download.

If this whets your appetite and you want to hear more, Aaron has copies of his CD for sale at the extremely reasonable price of 4.00, with FREE postage and packing! If you want one, and well you should, send Martin Sketchley an e-mail, and he'll pass on your message.

Now go listen...


Empty Day

Hail to the Thief Radiohead

Hail to the Thief is Radiohead's new album. It's like the best of everything they've done before put together to form something that's so much more than the sum of its components. You might not like it at first, but give it a few listens and you'll see it for what it really is stunning.

Buy Hail to the Thief

OK Computer Radiohead

OK Computer was lauded as one of the all-time great albums following its release. Rightly so. It is an incredibly subtle album of superb dynamics and emotional tension, comprised of tracks of an almost painful melancholy. Utterly brilliant. Buy it and be torn apart.

Buy OK Computer

Amnesiac Radiohead

Amnesiac, Radiohead's latest album, was released on June 4, 2001. The first single to be taken from it Pyramid Song is an eerie and moving lament so distinctive of Radiohead, while I Might Be Wrong offers a traditional rocking guitar riff, and a taste of Thom Yorke's incredible vocal talent in the reprise. With restraint and inventiveness unmatched in contemporary music, this album proves that Radiohead continue to be the most innovative band in the world.

Buy Amnesiac

let me out!                       Here we go round the mulberry bush...