I’d not sung on stage since supporting punk legends No Thrills at the 500+ capacity Blues Nightclub 14 years earlier, the reason being that Andrew Lawes is a shit singer. Andrew Lawes may still be a shit singer, but could The Reaction carry him through?
I was 18 when my then-partner got pregnant. It was at the 12-week scan that we discovered our child had no heartbeat. Sadly, this isn’t unusual – it is estimated 80% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester. It didn’t stop it hurting like hell though.
For a young boy, the most important relationship is that of a father and son. The offspring looks up to his creator; he learns from his example and hangs on his every word. Many young boys see their fathers as heroes; they care not for their flaws. To a young male, the father is the very person he aspires to be.
I always thought I knew what depression was. Then, one day, it turned my life upside down.