Firstly I would just like to thankyou all for taking the time to visit my blog.
My name is Sam and I have a passion for live music. Since my very first gig (which was to see Kate Nash at the Concorde 2 in Brighton) I have been bitten by the bug that has a thirst for live music. I have attended alot gigs some which have been big names and some that have been artists breaking through.
Capturing the experience of a live gig is something I enjoy doing. I’m an Amatuer Independent Music Reviewer who takes pleasure in writing up reviews of gigs and recommending artists to other people. Planet Music Reviews took shape in January 2009 but I was hosting it using a free Blogspot account. Two months later I decided to migrate over to WordPress because I really liked the way you could lay out your page. The thought of creating this blog came from a discussion with Megan White (from the band Thomas Tantrum) after the instore at Puregroove. She suggested to me to review gigs as I had witnessed many different acts in 2008.
Why did I chose the name Planet Music Reviews? For starters that name is obscure. If I was to type in Planet Music my site wouldn’t appear in the top 10 when searched on Google. Planet Music was actually a username of mine years before I decided to start this blog. The Reviews part opens up the option if I want to review other aspects in media.
My dream job would involve reviewing bands for a living and witnessing brand new acts who I think have what it takes to break through. That is the main reason I started the Ones To Watch and In The Spotlight series. These focus on bands who have raw talent and everyone should listen to. The differences between them are Ones To Watch is for an artist/band who has just started out and has a record deal while In The Spotlight is for artists/ bands who are unsigned or they are in the early foundations of their career.
If you want to recommend a band to me or if you want me to review a CD/ EP contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org