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The book together with the CD’s is £25 from the following outlets : Watersone’s, Bradford and Leeds, Vinyl Tap in Huddersfield, Jumbo and Relics in Leeds.

Or by cheque/PO Order made out to Gary Cavanagh - to: Bradford Noise, c/o of 21-23 Albion Street, Bradford, BD21 2LY

The Authors

Gary Cavanagh

Gary was born in Clayton, Bradford, and is a founder member of Bradford’s 1 In 12 Club, a former university tutor in history and politics, and a local historian and archivist.

He has been a life-long Bradford City supporter and one time City Junior. If it hadn’t been for that niggling knee injury....

Former vocalist with legendary local rock gods Phobia, he has been involved in the local music scene since the mid 1970s and was instrumental in the production of the 1 In 12 Club compilation LP series.
Read T&A interview with Gary.
See Gary on ITV


 
Matt Webster

Matt hails from Thackley, Bradford, and has been a drummer in numerous local bands since the early 1980s. Also known as Matt Nazgul and Pete, Matt is a graphic designer and recording engineer/producer, and co-founder of Mutiny 2000 Studios/Records.

He was an occasional music reviewer for the Bradford Star in the early 1990s during his time working in the Pre-Press Department at the Telegraph & Argus where he also used to sneak various bits onto the Rock On page when no-one was looking.

He was the editor of the non-existent Daily Mutiny and was also the original co-presenter of the Bradford Beat radio show on BCB, a programme which featured Bradford music and live local bands from 1995 to 1999.

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Hair, flares, studs, boots and suits. The changing faces of Bradford’s pop and punk idols.

Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys Volume One  - £17.99 + £3 p&p

Bradford Noise 4 CD set - £7 + £4 p&p

 

It contains over a hundred and thirty 'rock family trees' naming more than five thousand local musicians and over a thousand bands, ranging from The Cresters to Smokie to New Model Army.

It features individual profiles of over a hundred bands and artists and over sixty local clubs and venues. Every page is packed with photos, articles, posters and images from the period.

Also available to order is the accompanying four CD set with more than four hours of music from over eighty of the local artists featured in this book.

‘A fascinating journey through the rich tapestry of the local music scene, marvelous...’  Daily Mutiny

‘...this work of breathtaking scholarship. Books like this send you spiraling back through the landscapes of your memory...’  Ian Clayton

How to buy Bradford’s Noise of the Valleys Volume One
Bradford's Noise of the Valleys Volume One is available for £17.99 from all good book stores. Purchasers of the book can send off for the fabulous 'Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys - The Music 1967-1987' -  a 4 CD set containing over four hours of music from the bands featured in the book. Containing more than 80 tracks, this essential audio companion CD set is available for only £11 including P&P (to anywhere).

You can also buy the book from Amazon or from this site using the links below. Postage to the UK is £3.00. Europe - £8.50 and Rest of The World - £14.00.

A History of Bradford Rock & Pop. Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys is a trawl through local music history between the years of 1976 and 1987.

Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys Volume Two is an in depth study of local music history between the years 1988 and 1998.

It contains over a hundred 'rock family trees' naming more than five thousand local musicians and over a thousand bands, ranging from Zed to Tasmin Archer to Terrorvision.

It features individual profiles of hundreds of bands and artists and many local clubs and venues. Every page is packed with photos, articles, posters and images from the period and covers a massive range of musical styles from pop and rock to folk and blues to indie and punk to hardcore and doom metal to the dance scene.

Released as a companion to this book is a 6 CD box set, The Music 1988-1998, containing more than eight hours of music from over a hundred of the local artists featured in this book.

‘...it’s this city’s infinite diversity and variety that keeps me interested and shows the full effect of the region’s endless talent potential...’  Tim Walker

Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys Volume 2 1988-1998 - £25 (inc. free postage)

Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys The Music 1988-1998 6 CD Box Set £19.99 + £3 postage (website only price)