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Thursday, 3 September 2020

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So, today's finally the day that NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME is fully published. If you've had a chance to read your pre-release and patrons' copies I sincerely hope you've enjoyed it - thanks again for all your support for the project. This has been a very small indie project, and the thing which really makes a difference now is just getting the book out there - the two most useful things you can do…

Thank you!

Friday, 14 August 2020

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Happy Friday everyone. By now you should have received your finished copy of NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME, or it'll be on the way to you. I just wanted to say thank you again to all of you who've supported the project and helped see it to completion, and sincerely hope that you enjoy reading the book once you get it. If you're able to leave a positive review on the book's Amazon page here, that would be…

NBAGT: first look at the cover...

Tuesday, 14 April 2020


Hello everyone

Just wanted to update you on the progress of Nothin' But A Good Time. The manuscript has been through its first edit and is currently having the final tweaks made to it by my excellent editor at Unbound. With turnaround times and printing etc we're currently on course for an August release, but if anything changes with the current situation I'll let you know as soon as I hear. So…


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Hi everyone

Just wanted to send a sincere thank you to all of you for backing the project over the last year - as you'll have seen via Unbound, we're now at our crowdfunding target. Work's already ongoing on the final manuscript and progressing nicely.

Some of you have mentioned at various points in the past year that you've got either archive material which would be useful for my research,…

The (Very) Final Countdown

Friday, 15 March 2019

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Firstly, sincere apologies for the glam metal radio silence. There's been an extremely long haul of crowdfunding over the last few months, but I'm pleased to announce that we are now on the absolutely final leg of the home straight and inside the last £300 of funding on Nothing But A Good Time. That's 20 people pledging on the Patron Paperback and we're good. So, I'm asking if you could…

The Final Countdown!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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Firstly, apologies for the radio silence: things have been busy with work and finishing the print on BATTLEJACKET NUMBER ONE, the sister publication to NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME. The good news is that we're extremely close to completion on the book - at the time of writing we're at 84%, which is where you come in.

You've obviously pledged already, but the one thing we've found which really…


Monday, 7 May 2018

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Just wanted to update you on progress for NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME. We're closing on 75% at the time of writing after a busy week of new pledges. I'm also pleased to announce that copies of my other publication, BATTLEJACKET NUMBER ONE have just come back from the printers. This is a full colour, 60 page photographic study of heavy metal's greatest battlejackets, photographed by me at metal…

The Long Read on Glam Metal

Thursday, 29 March 2018

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Been a busy couple of weeks on glam metal crowdfunding. I was interviewed by Emma Finnamore for her long piece in i-D on Nothing But A Good Time - you can read the finished piece here, which explains some more thoughts around the project and why I'm working on it. I was also a guest on the 100th edition of the White Line Fever podcast, talking about the book (Adrian Vandenberg from Whitesnake was…

More metal

Sunday, 11 March 2018

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Apologies for the radio silence around Nothing But A Good Time - I was ill for a couple of weeks, so the crowdfunding went on the back burner temporarily. We're now on the final push for the book as we enter the last third of fundraising. Again, thanks for your ongoing support of the project: we should have more press coverage of it coming up in the next week or so, but if you missed them…

Every Record Tells A Story

Sunday, 18 February 2018

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It's been another busy week at the coalface of metal. More pledges have come in, my research was aided by a contact who was at Poison's appearance at Soho's legendary Shades record store in May 1987 (and there's some footage shot in the store on the same day here) and I was interviewed by the excellent Every Record Tells A Story site about the project. I also wrote a piece for The Quietus…

New week, more metal...

Sunday, 11 February 2018


Hello - hope everyone had a good weekend. Just wanted to update you on progress for NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME. Last week was another busy one, with lots of pledges coming in after our feature in Classic Rock magazine. Another feature should be going live on The Quietus this week, so keep an eye out for that.

As usual, I'd like to thank you for your support of the book, but can't emphasise enough…

"Woooaaah-oooh. We're halfway there..."

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Happy Friday

Just wanted to update you on the progress of NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME. Last week was a big week for 80s metal, thanks to the flurry of interest around Def Leppard announcing tickets for their Hysteria revival tours, and finally releasing their back catalogue onto streaming services. This also seemed to drive a lot of people towards our crowdfunder, and today we nudged over the 50% mark…

A very metal Friday...

Friday, 26 January 2018

Hello. Just closing out the second week of fundraising on NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME, and pleased to report that we've hit the 40% mark. An enormous thank you to all of you who have pledged, tweeted, publicised and generally banged the tigerskin-painted drumkit for this, as it means we're well ahead of schedule. However, we need to keep the momentum going, so once again, if you're able to post about…

Week One...

Sunday, 21 January 2018

So, the first week of crowdfunding is out of the way on NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME and we're already through the 25% mark.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who's supported the project so far, and all of you who've posted about it online. The word of mouth helps enormously, so any further posting you can do about it, or messages you can send to people who you think would be interested would be an…

Publication date: September 2020
105% funded
258 backers