Festival Etiquette

Omnia put on a great show and their professionalism and experience shined through. By J.P. Kallio Once again I am writing a blog post while flying above Europe. I am on my way back from Belgium where Sliotar played two wonderful shows in the Geluwe Celtic Night festival. And once again I had a great…

10 Reasons To Give Up On Your Art

By J.P. Kallio I used the word art here as this apply as much to music as to any other form of art. We work hard and time to time it feels like it’s all for nothing. My general advice at this point is DON’T give up! But there are exceptions to this rule. Not everyone is cut…

Music As A Skilled Trade

By J.P. Kallio Even in 2014 you come across the stereotype of people not seeing music as a valid career choice. I was told by my extended family back in my school days that music was never going to be a career. Even my dear mother, who by the way have been unbelievably supportive of my…

How To Tour Abroad With Your Band Pt. 3

By J.P. Kallio In 2006 Sliotar set out on our very first European tour that we organised ourselves. We performed in France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It was over six-week tour that took us from Atlantic coast to Meditation and to the North coast of Germany. We had an old tour bus that…

It Isn’t Brad’s Fault

By Walter Price There is that moment when artists stop being ‘artists’, stop creating from the heart and start producing formulaic music to please their new zombie-like core audience, radio, TV, advertisers, promoters and whoever else will be involved in profiting from their ‘brand’. It ends up feeling soulless and unltimatley sad and disingenuous to the true listener or fans that helped you…

NEWS?: We Underestimated Led Zeppelin

Okay, we have certainly underestimated the tenacity of the Zeppelin machine and the coming first three albums reissue extravaganza 2 June.    It’s way bigger than we had even remotely had expected. This is no advert but a wowie zowie moment.   What the hell man.   Are you ready…here are the options for each…