Posts filed under: Songwriter

Hey – That’s some way to say goodbye!!!

Well not exactly, it’s NOT really goodbye I’m afraid, even though I am sure that there are some  who might be glad to see the back of moi! I am actually only off for a six week adventure to the... Read More

Hello Halo Hello!

An interactive, LED-lit, halo device that will help people find their way around Croydon’s changing streetscape has been crowned winner of the Croydon i-street competition. The halos which come in three forms – a simple ring, a ribbon and a... Read More


Sheeran  that is not Miliband erstwhile Labour Party leader 0r Grundy (amiable simpleton of Archers fame) who after such a meteoric rise to stardom is now one of the most steamed musicians on the digital music service. At the age... Read More

Shania Reveals Secret about Mr P!

For almost two decades fans and followers of songwriter and country music star Shania Twain , have scratched their heads as to the meaning of her 1997 smash hit “That Don’t Impress Me Much”. Twain recently revealed to her audience at... Read More

Amy – Oh how we miss her.

Six years today since Amy left us! I hardly seems possible, but it’s true and I can hardly say more than to echo Lady Gaga’s tribute on social media today:- “We all miss you and your voice, Amy. Good time... Read More

Muriel’s Musings

Here is a rare picture showing a significant section of Patricia Bancroft’s 1995/1996 mural which believed to still remain in JJ’s former office at Farrer’s Place. This was the very room where the first original song collaboration betwixt Croydon songwriters... Read More

STARSONGS – “On The Road Again”

Well – Friday 16th June has now gone down as BLACK FRIDAY in the history of our when we totally disappeared from sight ( pun intended!) What happened? Were we hacked? Had aliens taken over? We don’t really know... Read More

LEAN ON BILL – Plenty Sunshine!

Amazingly the composer and performer of such original soul classics as “Ain’t No Sunshine” from 1971 and “Lean On Me” from the same period is now almost eighty years of age!  Many of Bill’s is songs including the timeless “Just... Read More


Whether Jeremy Corbyn actually stormed Glastonbury or not is probably a mute point, I think that storming is probably best left to my fellow “Thornton Heathen” the rap star Stormzy, or even General ‘Stormin’ Norman Schwartzkopf, the US commander during... Read More


Well today was the annual Croydon Food & Music Festival, and a fantabulous time was had by everyone. It goes without saying that the eclectic range of food on offer ranged from A – Z (Angola to Zanzibar) but this... Read More