Foster Factor

Foz’s musings on the music scene

This month Foz tries to fathom how on earth he’s going to catch all the acts he’d like to see at this month’s FolkEast. It might surprise you to hear that my idea of hell is being stuck in the middle of a huge festival crowd. It’s something that I’m...
This month Foz takes a look at the bill for the 13th Cambridge Rock Festival. Next month’s celebration of classic rock marks a new chapter in the event’s history. The number 13 is often associated with bad luck, but in the case of the Cambridge Rock Festival it’s brought good...
Foz doesn’t need any excuse to put his blues hat on but if he did he’d have the best possible excuse this month – it’s time once again for StowBlues. This month one of Suffolk’s most popular visitor attractions is getting the blues. For one day only, Saturday June 10,...
This month the man once described by Mean Red Spiders frontman Mark Sharpe as ‘the mouth of the blues’ looks ahead to a gig in Ipswich that no fan of the blues should miss. Foz previews Irish singer Kaz Hawkins’ show in Suffolk’s county town towards the end of...
As early as it might seem, we appear to have entered the festival season and with that in mind Foz previews two big events in Ipswich which will keep him busy throughout the last weekend of the month. He also flags up the annual Ipswich Jazz Club blues night. I...
This month Foz brings you news of a line-up change for a leading Norfolk rock band. He also welcomes a new blues club in Suffolk and previews a show in Ipswich by one of his all-time favourite singers. Norfolk rockers Bad Touch have recruited Sudbury guitar virtuoso Harry Slater as their...
This month Foz previews a couple of blues nights he’s pulled together. The first features one of the most important figures on the British blues scene while the second pays tribute to a much missed blues-rock great. This month Ipswich gets a long awaited visit from legendary record producer Mike...

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