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Gil Scott-Heaven at Liverpool Sound City

By DavidJPichilingi on 04 May 2010

This week goes down as one of those weeks that you’ll never forget.  Of course every show and event we promote has a special place in your heart but it is not often you get chance to promote and work with living legends.  This week to... read more

Dave on the greatest swindler of them all - Malcolm McLaren

By DavidJPichilingi on 15 April 2010

What a sad week it is... death of a maverick... the greatest swindler of them all... Big Malc. OK the guy was no saint but the music business was a far more interesting place with him in it. In fact that is the problem all the great starmak... read more

From Afrika Bambaataa to Wild Beasts

By DavidJPichilingi on 06 April 2010

Well what can I say.  I do not know whether I am  coming or going... (some would say my arse from my elbow). The last few weeks have been as Bonkers as a Dizzee Rascal tune (watch out Ivor Novello).  Since we last spoke I have been ove... read more

The Revolution Will Be Live... at Liverpool Sound City

By DavidJPichilingi on 12 March 2010

Well it’s that of time year again when the whole industry packs its bags and jets off to Deep South of the US of A for the SXSW shebang. This will be the 5th year we’ve been over there hosting events and parties and doing all we can to pr... read more

Liverpool Sound City: Bands and Facts

By DavidJPichilingi on 19 February 2010

Well, well, well! Dave’s running round like a mad man again but I couldn’t let you lovely Virtual folk go unnoticed so to keep you all in the loop… I’ve been busy ensuring that all you lovely folk have some exciting added ext... read more

Sound City take over SxSW

By DavidJPichilingi on 15 February 2010

The days just seem to run away with themselves.  In the blink of an eye it is mid February.  Currently we are planning our next international sojourn that takes us to cowboy country, to SxSW, deep in the heart of Texas.  This is our 5t... read more

Here come the girls!

By DavidJPichilingi on 04 February 2010

So Dave’s in the big smoke schmoozing and has foolishly handed me control of this fine news purveyor again…And what a week of news we have. He’s missed a good one.Firstly I can reveal that the effervescent Hackney born, half-Spanis... read more

Liverpool Sound City: Look what we built in the snow....a website!

By DavidJPichilingi on 14 January 2010

This week we have wistfully watched the snowfall outside our office as Liverpool slowly came to a grinding halt, cars did 60 mph on the spot and buses slipped down ice rink roads.  But while everybody else sledged to glory and built snow familie... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #12

By DavidJPichilingi on 21 December 2009

It seems so bizarre to be writing my first blog for Liverpool Sound City a few days away from Christmas with snow on the ground and Bing Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy over my shoulder.  Summer and Sound City seems so far away.  However... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #11

By DavidJPichilingi on 18 November 2009

I am just about returning to some sense of normality after the launch of what has been unanimously hailed as a major achievement in the UAE.  We actually managed to deliver over 100 bands over a three day period in what is the first musical fest... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #10

By DavidJPichilingi on 06 November 2009

DAY 1 - Dubai Sound CityAs the sun blazed down on The Irish Village, Dubai, and the crowd heated up in more ways than one, the inaugural Dubai Sound City was opened yesterday by deserved  ‘Road to Sound City’ winners Sho. Followed ne... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #9

By DavidJPichilingi on 03 November 2009

While David is on his stress bed he has entrusted little old me to write his beloved blog. I think I just asked at an opportune moment, when there were far too many other people asking questions for him to know what I meant.So it’s down to me&h...; read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #8

By DavidJPichilingi on 27 October 2009

TV or not TV that is the question...This question does not relate to me questioning the pros and cons of wearing women’s clothing. That answer is obvious. It relates to the complications of negotiating the rights of televisual broadcasting for... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #7

By DavidJPichilingi on 15 October 2009

What is it about bands and the egos some of them develop when they perceive they have some form of inflated importance brought on by some column inches of praise for their musings on life? Or is it they begin to believe the stories in their promos an... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #6

By DavidJPichilingi on 07 October 2009

The legend that is Ian Brown came to Dubai and absolutely smashed it at the Dubai Sound City launch party last Thursday.  He played to a packed house at the Madinat Arena and at the end of it joyously proclaimed it to be in his all time Top 5 of... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #5

By DavidJPichilingi on 01 October 2009

As I write this I am stuck in Doha Airport in the middle of the Middle East... Never been here before and never really want to come here again. As airports go it is not too bad but at this moment in time I just want to get onto my connecting flight t... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #4

By DavidJPichilingi on 28 September 2009

Very excited today since we just confirmed trip Hop legends De La Soul for Dubai Sound City. They join what is now a truly amazing line up for the launch of our amazing festival in the winter sun........Definitely getting very excited now!This week I... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #3

By DavidJPichilingi on 15 September 2009

OK before we start I have to say I am no fan of Taylor Swift and did not run out to buy her last album. That said, what a cock Kanye West is. Enough said really.  With only 2 weeks to go before Ian Brown launches Dubai Sound City in grand style... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #2

By DavidJPichilingi on 08 September 2009

What a week for EMI and those four lovable moptops from Liverpool. Remixed, repackaged, rehashed and resold for a brand new generation of Beatlemaniacs. Just what we all need! When you consider the deep hole EMI find themselves in I guess it is no su... read more

David J Pichilingi's Blog #1

By DavidJPichilingi on 01 September 2009

A huge welcome to the first of what is to be a weekly round up, build up, hype up, rev up for Dubai Sound City.It seems so so long ago since the second coming of Liverpool Sound City. In May we welcomed over 30,000 beautiful people into our fair city... read more

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