Punk rock star shoots latest movie in Bedford

A FILM crew has been stationed at various locations in Bedford shooting a movie that is set to be released at cinemas nationwide next year.

Former singer of The Skids, Richard Jobson, who is now a successful filmmaker, is the writer and director behind the film called The Somnambulists, which tells the story of 15 soldiers who died in the Iraq war, and what they left behind.

Filming has been taking place in different locations in Bedford for the last several weeks, and on the last day of filming the Times & Citizen were given exclusive access to the crew on location.

The film tells the testimonials of 15 soldiers who lost their lives in the Iraq conflict, and delves into the lives they lost.

Mr Jobson, who lives in Toddington, decided to shoot a number of scenes in Bedford as he regularly visits the town with his son, who attends Bedford Modern School.

He said: “I have a real fondness for Bedford, my son attends school here and we regularly come here at the weekend to the market and the river. I was going to shoot the scenes in Scotland, but I realised that Bedford has all of the things that Scotland has to offer.

“I felt very angry about the Iraq war and this is a reflection of that. People just seem to have forgotten all about it, we were sleepwalked into that war.

“People will probably think its the characters that are the somnambulists, but it’s actually the audience.

On Friday the crew finished its filming in Bedford at Michael R Peters in Tavistock Street, The Piazza, a council flat and Harrowden Middle School.

Managing director at Michael R Peters Paul Mead said: “They only approached us a couple of days ago with the idea of shooting outside the shop. It’s quite exciting for us and a great chance for us to get our name out there. It’s a great opportunity for Bedford as well.”

Plaque for Stuart Adamson Memorial Bench

A plaque has now been made for the Stuart Adamson Memorial Bench, a huge thanks to Allan Smith (Smid) for the plaque, the fundraising is still continuing and needs your support, please visit the paypal page to make your donations and help this great idea to get a bench for Stuart Adamson into Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline.


You dont need a Paypal account to make your donations, paypal will accept most credit and debit cards

Russell Webb confirmed as special guest on the Swings and Roundabouts Tour


Russell Webb will be they special guest to Harripaul on Friday July 22nd at The Hat Factory in Luton, also Friday 26th August at the Chocolate Factory in Wood green London.
more information on the website at www.harripaul.com

Fans Memorial for Stuart Adamson

stuart-adamson-memorial-fundA memorial fund and project to get a bench and plaque in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline in memory of local legend Stuart Adamson is underway.

Spearheaded by Gwenda Matthews there is now a Facebook campaign to raise awareness and support for the memorial fund project

Fans can visit the Facebook page using the link below


Gwenda has said “On my recent visit to Dunfermline I was shocked to find not a mention or recollection of Stuart Adamsons existance he was such a truly talented and amazing guy he deserves to be recognised and we as fan’s want to pay our respects to him ! Please help our cause by contributing to this page and let our voices be heard !!”

“This Year Being the 10th Anniversary of this mans passing, It Seems The Time is More Than Right To Give This Music LEGEND A Memorial in His Hometown of Dunfermline, So That His Fans, Friends & Peers all around the world Can Remember Him….”

A Paypal fund has also been set up so that fans can contribute to the £1,000 pounds to make this happen.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please follow the link below.



Meets with Music fundraising music events

Just to let all fans who are attending the Edinburgh Picture House Big Country show know that there will be a fans meet up/s with music taking place,the venue is only 2mins walk from the hmv pic house and everyone is welcome to come along before and after the Big Country concert and can meet/chat/enjoy the music and if possible kindly show your support for Mike's - Love,Hope,Strength Foundation charity !

*Specially donated raffle prizes in aid of LHSF
*Separate bar area with drinks promos day/night
*Live Music from :-

MARTIN METCALFE ! (Goodbye Mr Mckenzie and Isa and Filthy tongues)
LYNNIE CARSON AND HAMMONDS FOLLY ! (Previously supported Gillyflowers and Aberfeldy)
JAMES MURRAY ! (Johnny Cash/Edinburgh Elvis showman)
ALMA FIERA ! (Fantastic rock covers band)
Emergency Exit
Opium Kitchen (members from The Scars / Rezillos / Shock & Awe)
(Check above bands facebooks/myspace for info)

Times- Day/3pm - 7pm and Night/10pm - 3am

Date- Thursday 21st April 2011

Venue- The Citrus Club,40-42 Grindlay Street,Edinburgh,EH3 9AP (Close to Usher Hall)

Pay on door available but please arrive early to purchase day/night tickets (limited) - cost is £5 for day and/or night and proceeds will go to help LHSF,Many thanks for all the kind support given towards this event !!

Meets With Music "TEXT" number - "07760 251291" to pre-book / reserve tickets

This event is for EVERYONE even if you are not attending the Big Country gig

Skids Mp3 Bootlegs updated

The mp3 bootlegs have recently been updated, please see the list below for full details.
Other bootlegs will be uploaded over the coming weeks to hopefully complete the collection.
There may also be an option soon for downloading a CD Image file for burning the original wav files directly to an audio CD for anyone who prefers CD Audio to the mp3 format.



1978-03-28 Tiffanys, Edinburgh

1978-05-25 Isle Of Skye Hotel, Perth

1978-11-01 The Marquee

1979-03-17 Eric’s Liverpool

1979-04-30 Peel Sessions

1979-09-07 Edinburgh Odeon War Themes

1979-10-29 City Hall, Newcastle

1980-10-03 Edinburgh Odeon

1980-11-10 Paradiso, Amsterdam

1981-02-02 An Incident In Chelsea

1981-02-10 The Venue London

3 track Kid Jenson session from 1980

Days In Europa and The Absolute Game Demos

Scared To Dance Demos

Radio Clyde broadcast 01/07/07




Promotional Copy available for sale or swap

Post by Punksville, original post at link below

"I have a spare copy of this - THE SAINTS ARE COMING  / INTO THE VALLEY  12" PROMO , Unique to CANADA  in STAMPED sleeve - EX+/EX+ condition. Open to offers or trade for a FRENCH  7" -SWEET SUBURBIA in EX /EX condition."


ITV Legends: Bill Nelson live concert recording

Saturday 26th March 2011

Yet another great has joined the acts being filmed performing unique concerts at Metropolis for TV and DVD: BILL NELSON.

An acknowledged creative genius and one of the revered rock guitar experimentalists, with a pedigree including  Be Bop Deluxe, Channel Light Vessel and Red Noise, and collaborations with David Sylvian, Harold Budd and Yellow Magic Orchestra, Bill will be filmed in concert on


at Metropolis Studios Chiswick to just 125 people

This once-in-a-lifetime concert will include a wine and champagne reception, a meet and greet session with Bill, a 90 minute concert,  photographs at the meet and greet and ticket holders will get a DVD of the event when released with their name on the DVD and credit roll of the TV programme.

Photo: Martin Bostock


News item at this link http://www.musicglue.com/metropolisstudios 

  • Price:£175
  • Entry:Over 18s only. Photo ID required.
  • Room(s): STUDIO A
  • Doors:7:45 pm



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