Adam goes full 'circle'

LURGAN man Adam Gough is hoping his hobby will lead him to bigger and better things.

Wednesday, 20th January 2010, 1:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2010, 10:03 am

Adam has established an independent music website which aims to focus on "the relatively small inner circle of 'real' music that strives to exist today".

The site has already had an endorsement from punk-poet Henry Rollins.

The Dromore Road lad was into music from an early age, recalling that the only way he could get over to sleep as a child was by listening to Eddie Cochran.

His 'circle' website receives around 1,000 hits a week and has a pioneering style of writing which is off the well-worn track.

Adam, who has been in several bands and still plays guitar and writes his own songs, had been employed with the Down Democrat for five years writing entertainments stories and features as well as taking photographs.

"When the paper closed down found I had a whole lot of free time," said the 26-year-old, who now works part-time for the Daily Mirror on the picture desk.

"Any free days I get I'm on the website from nine in the morning to 12 at night."

Adam does the majority of the work on 'Circle' but is keen to allow like-minded people to contribute.

He has developed a unique style of writing, often narrative driven and unconfined by the house-style of established newspapers.

Adam said: "It's a hobby at the minute, but of course I'd like to take it further."

He contacted rock icon Henry Rollins for permission to use one of the great man's quotes and received a thumbs up from Henry with regards to the website.

The 26-year-old is hoping to secure some advertising for the website, but the desire to make money from the website is not pressing.

When asked for a musical tip for the future Adam told the 'MAIL' of Quietus Sect. He also spoke favourably of Bonnevilles, Kyle John Suckling, Cat Malojian, Robert Holmes, Latex Spidermonkey and the rockabilly scene in the south of Ireland.

If bands or artists want to get in touch with Adam they can locate him via his website www.circlemagazine.co.uk