Pictured in my natural habitat, at a gig, pint in hand
Pictured in my natural habitat, at a gig, pint in hand

Hello, I’m Gary Welford. I used to be lucky enough to write about music as part of my job as a journalist.

I don’t have that job any more, so I decided to start my own website, writing about music!

It does what it says on the tin, covering mainly indie, punk and alternative music, which are the genres I like best.

Music definitely not for the masses

You’ll also find reggae, ska, rock, metal, and even folk and electro from time to time, so hopefully there’ll be something you like.

I aim to bring you previews, news and reviews of artists I like, plus some great gig photography, and I’ve enlisted a couple of friends to help me widen the site’s scope by writing about music they like.

If you like my site, please drop by now and again, and tell your friends.

How to get your music reviewed

If you’d like to send me something to review, streams are the devil’s work, I’ve reluctantly embraced downloads, CDs are great, and vinyl is the holy grail – contact me at gary.ipamusic@gmail.com

Gig reviews and photography

I’m a firm believer that music is best served live and loud, so if you’d like us to review your gig and take pictures, drop me an email at gary.ipamusic@gmail.com.

Photograph sales

All photographs featured on this website are the copyright of the photographer. No unauthorised use is permitted. However, if you’d like to buy pictures, please contact the photographer direct – their email address is included in the author’s biography or in the picture caption. Thanks for understanding!

Media services

As a writer of many years experience, I’d be interested in providing professional PR for your band, label, festival, etc – and if you fit the IPA ethos even better. Don’t be shy, ask for my rates – I’m very reasonable. Drop me an email at gary.ipamedia@gmail.com