Sweaty shirts, ‘Lucky Ones’ and the departure of Russell Bates; Ten Minutes with The Crookes frontman George Waite.

Unsurprisingly, George Waite is a wanted man. The Crookes, consisting of George Waite, Daniel Hopewell, Tom Dakin and Adam Crofts, have just stepped off stage after their gig at The Sugarmill, Stoke and are lurking around their merch stand smiling for photos and signing albums. After a quick change from polka-dots (a shirt, he tells

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Merrym’n – ‘Black Over Bill’s Mother’s’ Album Review

I was first introduced to Merrym’n’s musical wonder back in January of this year, when local newspaper The Sentinel published an article about an English teacher who’d written a song titled ‘I Was Born in Stoke-on-Trent’. Bob Moston, who’s guise is Merrym’n, illustriously proclaimed that he was proud of his hometown and, admittedly, I thought

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