Bluefire Music is a small but perfectly formed community of new and alternative music
Bluefire started over 10 years ago and begun promoting punk gigs in and around London. Numerous successful nights were held at the Opera on The Green in Shepherds Bush and the infamous Sir George Robey in Finsbury Park. Bands on the bill included UK Subs, The Exploited, Tenpole Tudor, Peter & The Test Tube Babies & Culture Shock. Bluefire was also involved in putting a few newer bands on at the time too (in venues all over the South) inc. Lush, Daisy Chainsaw and the legendary 2nd English gig for the Manic Street Preachers.
Involvement with a local band called Phobia in 1991 led to the start of the record label releasing a 7" single and subsequently a compilation of local Aldershot bands called Snakebite City. Due to instant success of this first compilation in press & radio led to Snakebite City 2 containing bands from all areas of the UK (+ 1 from France!)
Argably one of the longest running alternative.underground compilations, Snakebite City gives a voice to up and coming bands currently doing the rounds and described by Steve Lamacq as the "Shine or Now equivalent of the fanzine network"
Previous vols have inc. Bis, China Drum, The High Fidelity, The Crocketts, Drugstore, Vex Red, Seafood to name but a few.....
Paul Bluefire and Steve Lamacq - July 2001:
Bluefire is having a rest during 2004 while Paul Bluefire takes some to time to develop his London picture website