10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp

Today, I am really pleased to feature the 10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp. A schoolmaster by day and gig goer by night. Many of you will know Nick.  In fact, if you've been to any psychobilly gigs in the southern half of the UK there's a good chance that Nick will … Continue reading 10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp

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The Gig That Influenced My Life – Richard Smith

I'm pleased to bring you the first in the series of musical features about how gigs have influenced our lives. I hope to be able to bring you a great selection of stories about the positive effect that music has and will be featuring fans, musicians, DJs and promoters. Today's story is from Richard Smith … Continue reading The Gig That Influenced My Life – Richard Smith

My YouTube Christmas Eve Playlist

I've already shared some alternative Christmas albums with you but why not check out my YouTube channel to listen to my Christmas Eve Playlist. It's a mix of original Christmas tunes with one of two covers of traditional songs, all with a rockabilly, psychobilly or ska vibe. Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel while you are … Continue reading My YouTube Christmas Eve Playlist

Alternative Christmas Albums

Well surprise surprise, I'm not really a fan of Christmas music! Are you seeing a theme here?  However, I do get a bit sentimental over Christmas past and certain songs will transport me right back to a time when I did enjoy the holidays. There are two essential albums for me to listen to at some … Continue reading Alternative Christmas Albums

Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly Festival – The Past, Present & Future

Bedlam Breakout is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the psychobilly calendar.  Not just because it was the UK’s first psychobilly weekender since the Hemsby Big Rumbles, or because it has a great mix of established headliners playing alongside the best of the new breed, but it also gives a welcome break to … Continue reading Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly Festival – The Past, Present & Future

Music Features & Interviews

As music is one of my biggest passions, I am pleased to announce that I will now be featuring new music-related interviews and stories too here on Tea & Cake for the Soul. It will kick off properly in the Spring but you can click on the blue text links to access features already published. … Continue reading Music Features & Interviews

Meet the Musician – Mark Palmer Psychobilly Rockabilly Bass Player

Today for my Meet the Musician feature I’m very pleased to be joined by Mark Palmer who has played double bass for many rockabilly and psychobilly bands. We caught up recently to chat about his early musical experiences, how he learnt to play the double bass and which rockabilly and psychobilly bands he’s played and … Continue reading Meet the Musician – Mark Palmer Psychobilly Rockabilly Bass Player