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COUCH COLUMN

The Couch Column is written by our founder, Jody Rule, and appears in the weekly Wokingham Paper. The column features reviews and interviews with local Berkshire artists.
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You can’t beat listening to live music

THINGS are really cooking now at The Acoustic Couch - we've had a brilliant week including a private party where Gun Hill Riffs performed a stonkingly good set. Then on Wednesday we held one of our regular Jammin' On The Couch nights, a great open mic opportunity for...

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Songs that go bump in the night

AS September brings the close of the festival season most brands start thinking of having a few weeks break.  For Bracknell based Folk Rockers Spriggan Mist this signals the start of possibly the busiest period of their year. Back in 2013 they recorded their...

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It’s all about the community…

WITH September upon us and festival season drawing to a close, I can't lie as I reflect on busy times I'm a little sad. It's been a month since the first our Community Thru Music festival at The Point in Bracknell.  Sure, there's been lots happening at the community...

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Meet Pixiephonic

THE band has been going in various forms for 20 years now, ploughing their own unique folky furrow and building up something of a cult following amongst those who frequent the alternative festival scene. I have seen them more than a dozen times now and they have never...

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Bang On! A night of hot metal awaits

IT is back for round two! The Acoustic Couch goes Metal is coming up for the August bank holiday weekend and we can't wait! We are bringing you an evening of talent from four bands this time, who are passionate about bringing local people together to form a community...

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Bracknell Festival: The view from the couch

FROM the minute you enter the general vicinity of South Hill Park it is noticeable how well organised everything was. The stewards upon entry were friendly, fresh and welcoming. With these guys assisting it meant parking was easy and, at £5, I felt reasonably priced....

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A feast of music in the summer sun

BEING totally honest with you, I don't remember the last time I felt so physically and mentally tired while maintaining one of those Cheshire cat type smile from ear to ear. Let me paint the picture: I've just been scoffing a large mixed kebab from the same star kebab...

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You shall go to the musical ball!

FOR a moment I felt like I was attending a audition for Jack and the Beanstalk. As I entered St Margaret's school in Hanworth everything reduced in size and I felt like a giant. The class of seven and eight year olds were certainly full of beans and talk from the...

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Do look now at Don’t Look Now

IN two weeks time the Maidenhead Festival comes to town with a host of local bands featured over the weekend. On the Sunday afternoon, Windsor based alternative rock band Don't Look Now will be gracing the main stage with their blend of upbeat melodic tunes and catchy...

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South Hill Park plans an ace day out

LAST Friday, I was privileged to attend the launch of the new Bracknell Festival. Run by our good friends at South Hill Park, the family friendly event takes place in its grounds on Saturday, July 30. There will be three fantastic bands headlining and the festival has...

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Getting to The Point…

PICTURE a child that has a nose that turns into a bubble machine, with that little bit of dribble hanging from his lip because they can't contain excitement and with eyes the size of a large screen TV and it's as if someone's pressed pause on channel adulation.  Got...

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Talented teen Amelie will go far

AGED just 13, Amelie is simply astonishing the attention you command when you open your mouth and start to sing. You have a promising and colourful life ahead of you if you're willing to put the work in. Singer Amelie is daughter of local Ciderniks brewery owner Nick,...

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