6 Mar 2007
Kevin Hewick on new Kevin Coyne tribute album 
Kevin Hewick covers 'Raindrops On The Window' on a new 22-track Kevin Coyne tribute album 'Whispers From The Offing' that also includes contributions from Jackie Leven, Alternative TV, Nikki Sudden, Jowe Head, Frank Bangay, Leo O'Kelly and ex-Passion Barbara Gogan's new duo Goldfish.

The CD is a fundraiser for Life and Living who work on music, creative writing and visual arts projects with psychiatric service users at London's Maudsley Hospital. L&L also run a radio station too.

More info and buy online from:

www.lifeandliving.net

Or for 10.00 inc P+P from:

Life and Living
15 Graham Road
London W4 5DR

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

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