Jody Dunstan

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I’m Jody, Manchester based Somerset ex-pat. Decided early on that I was a much better scientist than I was a musician. Still play guitar, mandolin and the odd bit of bass when required, if only as a hobby now.First live gig was Pink Floyd in 1994 and have seen many and varied bands since, everywhere from stadiums, cathedrals and even someone’s sofa and everything from metal bands to a string quartet.A wise man once said to me “There are only two types of music, stuff you like and stuff you don’t.”

Articles by Jody Dunstan

Live: Mutoid Man, Palm Reader, Trojan Horse. Deaf Institute, Manchester 21st October 2015

Mutoid Man gave a masterclass in how a three piece metal band should be; fast, loud, technically excellent and loving it. Awesome. By Jody Dunstan

Live Review: Between the Buried and Me – Gorilla, Manchester. September 18th, 2015.

Jody Dunstan saw North Caroline’s progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me in Manchester. “It’s just a shame that things didn’t seem to hang quite right.”

Live: Man and the Echo @ The Night & Day Cafe, Manchester. 15 August 2015

Man and the Echo do certainly have something about them, a catchy tune or two, a bit of indie charm and some meaningful lyrics. By Jody Dunstan

Live Review: And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets – Gorilla, Manchester. 29th April, 2015

“This is a band at the top of their game, if there is a better live band at the moment please let me know,” by Jody Dunstan.

Live Review: Los Trasgos Muertos, Barbado Slim, Elle Mary & the Bad Men at the Castle Hotel, Manchester. 6th February, 2015

“A great set to finish a good evening entertainment, with a shed ton of variety and energy,” by Rob Batchelor.

ZOAX – Is Everybody Listening?

This is a mature and confident sounding EP with well-crafted songs and that keep you hoping for more. It’s short and sharp, heavy while still remaining melodic. – By Jody Dunstan

Festival Review: Rifffest – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. 31st Jan-1st Feb, 2015

A top-drawer quality night of music, a receptive, if small, crowd in a small, friendly environment. A few bands tonight will for sure have gained a few new fans. By Jody Dunstan & Gavin Davison

Empty Yard Experiment – Kallisti

Diversity, some real technical ability and creativity with the ability to build a track to a crescendo, this band evidently know each other well, but I think this will only grow and develop in the future. – By Jody Dunstan

Phineas Gage – Pre​-​Emptive Strike

This EP has some great and diverse musicality and shows the band’s wide influences well. The tracks are fantastically produced and mixed. The music is complex, but sections are drawn into the fore really well. Keep an eye out for these guys. – By Jody Dunstan

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