The Weekend Wander #17 Music for Summer

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One of the things I love to do is listen to music when I’m on the bus.  Sitting on the top deck with my earplugs in watching the world go by with music in the back ground can almost make me believe I’m starring in a British rom com, and that at any moment Colin Firth might stumble up the stairs and sit beside me in a slightly flustered but incredibly endearing way!  Ok, maybe thats taking it a bit far but I do love having a sound track to the streets and scenes I’m passing through.

Having recently read (and reviewed) The Music Room by Rachel Joyce I have found myself enjoying music more recently. This weekend I thought I would share with you my current favourite summer musical choices and the music I will be listening to as I potter in the kitchen the garden or even when sitting on the bus.

This is definitely my chilled summer evening music.  I was sitting outside last sunday evening writing about London with this playing and I realised how much I completly adore this mans voice!  This album came out in 2016

Deacon Blue – Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands

Deacon Blue are a band of my  youth and definitley take me back to carefree summer days.  Me and my now husband, a yellow 2CV and Raintown nby Deacon Blue on the tape player (yes tape player).  I first saw them at the UEA more years ago than I care to remember and still love their sound.  I’m enjoying their latest recording, Live at the Glasgow Barrowlands which features lots of the  best loved songs from Raintown. Dignity is one of my husbands all time favourite songs. I’m also just a little bit excited about seeing them live  at Car Fest later this summer.

The Feeling are a great ‘feel good band’ and I always feel happy when I listen to their music. Their album ‘Twelve Stops and Home’ is one I have listened to repeatedly and never tire of.  Blue Piccadilly is a favourite track. The latest called Album 5 was released last year and is unmistakably all thats good about “The Feeling’ .  This will definitly be on my play list during any long car journeys this summer.

We are spending this weekend with friends who between them have some eclectic musical tastes.  As someone who is often behind the musical curve I often come away with a new musical discovery, and I’m looking forward to hearing whats played being played from their respective playlists as we hopefully bask in sunshine sipping gin and tonics! Its glasto weekend too, so hopefully we might catch a bit of that via the BBC!

I would love your music suggestions too, do let me know of any new discoveries or old favourites.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Vicky
    June 25, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Hi Angie,
    I probably need more journeys to help keep up with new music 🙂 I’m usually trying to catch up with my ever-increasing podcast playlist, there aren’t enough listening hours in the day 😀
    You may well have heard/already love or hate/have no interest in these, but for what it’s worth here are my recommendations:
    The Killers – Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, Battle Born
    Within Temptation – Hydra
    Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold (if you fancy some metal)
    First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar, Stay Gold
    Fyfe Dangerfield – Fly Yellow Moon
    Linkin Park – One More Light (a lot mellower than their previous stuff)
    Thea Gilmore – The Counterweight (plus any of her earlier stuff)
    Maybe something there will be up your alley.
    Cheers, Vicky

      June 28, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      HI Vicky, thanks for taking the time to comment and give me so many great suggestions. The Killers are a favourite,and I have recently discovered First Aid Kit. I have been listening to Thea Gilmore on your recommendation and am really enjoying her. Angie

  2. Vicky
    June 29, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Good stuff ? We saw Thea at the Union Chapel recently, she and her band are very good live. I think she is really under-appreciated, although The Counterweight sneaked into the bottom of the Top 40 album chart which she said for her was a huge achievement ?

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