I was at The Alleycat bar in Oxford Circus, where The Kinks have recorded. I was watching the open mic there. There was an American guy who looked like an economist on stage. His choruses were strong, but he looked a geek! The band that followed were a three piece outfit: one of the guitarists looked like Tim Buckley, a very lanky very, the bassist looked like the guy from The Mission, he was drinking a large glass of wine prior to their set, whilst the drummer looked like Jimmy Somerville. Last but not least, the singer looked like Syd Barrett, he was dressed in that whole retro 70s chic look, with the necktie cravat and swirly patterns. They put on a good performance, but they were a bit shabby in their nostalgia. We thought the following artist in the runnings, had stage presence, but he didn’t play much, before he come off stage and went over to the bar to order a drink and chat.
WRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Eaghams Blog. His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams
ARTIST BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Urban Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated with artists such as Mr Hectic and Jason Air formerly of Island records. He has played at The Garage, and various open mic