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    South Wales
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    Music, sport, books, films

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Fish and Chips!
  • Favourite Animal
    My dog
  • Favourite Beverage
    Tea, with lots of milk! Or maybe Pimms....
  • Favourite Colour
    Sky Blue
  • Favourite Place
    Lake District, England
  • Countries Visited
    Canada, Italy, Austria (that's my top 3 anyway)
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Have a Motto
  • Do You Collect Anything
  • Do You Have Pets
    A dog (staffie/corgi cross)
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Keyboards (badly, and not enough/at all)
  • Phobias


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Recommendation of EFMB on Marillion forum
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    That scientist chap on stage at Wembley!
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    EFMB album (I guess!)
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score (just ahead of TGSOE and IWMYB)
  • Favourite Album
  • Favourite Song
    Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
  • Favourite Music Video
  • Favourite DVD
  • Least Favourite Album
    Not sure
  • Least Favourite Song
    Song Of Myself (otherwise Imaginaerum might be te best)

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  • Favourite Drummer
    Mike Portnoy
  • Favourite Singer
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Mike Holmes (IQ)
  • Favourite Bassist
    Steve Harris
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Martin Orford (IQ)
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • Best Concert Attended
    Marillion - Live at Royal Albert Hall 2017
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Ayreon - The Human Equation
  • Favourite Composer?
    Mike Oldfield
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    IQ....Ayreon/Marillion/Nightwish/Dream Theater
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Rap/Grime/Hiphop/ get the picture


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Anthony Hopkins....or Hugh Jackman
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Back To The Future (all 3!)
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Game Of Thrones (and Dallas back in the day!)
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
  • Favourite Author
    Stephen King (by a Green Mile)
  • Favourite Book(s)
    11.22.63 by SK

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  1. Essexboyinwales

    Within Temptation II

    I couldn't say that, because I left after 40 minutes! But yes, everything I heard sounded bad. Hence, I will buy the album, because I like all the others too
  2. Essexboyinwales

    Within Temptation II

    I've heard several tracks from the new album. Live. They sounded awful. But I'm sure I'll get the album when it finally drops!!
  3. Essexboyinwales


    I just remember that opinions are varied.....but seeing as I love it, then maybe you don't!
  4. Essexboyinwales


    Well I don't! Amy's voice is just stunning on this album....
  5. Essexboyinwales

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me....
  6. Essexboyinwales


    I have Synthesis but not listened to it much. It's part of the reason I bought the self-titled album this week, thought it would help to get to know it first... You'll have to remind me what we've previously disagreed on....on maybe better not!
  7. Essexboyinwales


    Finally got hold of Evanescence (the album) and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. The first album always trails off for me in the second half, The Open Door is more solid, but I think Evanescence may be the best of the three...
  8. Essexboyinwales


    Yeah, but can he twerk?
  9. Essexboyinwales

    Decades World Tour 2018

    How on earth did TCTOATD get chosen as a single?!!........ Storytime, IWMTB and TROTD are all fantastic songs, 3 of the band's best from any album!
  10. Essexboyinwales

    Decades World Tour 2018

    When was it decreed that a band should only cater for people who have been fans since the very beginning? I have only seen Nightwish once (Wembley, last tour) and only got into them in 2015. Yes, I love the most recent albums most, but I have all the albums and like them all. I will be VERY happy to hear Nemo and Amaranth, they are great songs! Does that make me a casual fan?................
  11. Essexboyinwales

    What are you reading now?

    I guess I have the rest of my life! But I've stalled in HP with 2 books left, and given up on GoT with 2.5 left....
  12. Essexboyinwales

    Hello, and rune tattoo question!

    Congratulations on your recovery, that sounds nasty and I'm guessing recovery was a slow process... Can't help you with the important question though, sorry!
  13. Essexboyinwales


    So I was bought Ayreon Universe for my birthday (well, I bought it and my wonderful wife wrapped it!) and I watched it in full a couple of weeks back. How I wish the wonderful Mr. Lucassen would let this come to the UK, even for just one gig! Awesome doesn't begin to describe it. Disregarding the singers, how good is that band he has?! Absolutely brilliant, every last one of them! And what about those singers?!! Highlights: Valley Of The Queens The Druids Turn To Stone (what a presence DW has on stage) Amazing Flight The Eye Of Ra (considering I had never heard it! Must get Space Metal....) Arjen's short (!!) speech There are a few concert DVDs that I have watched once and not got round to watching again - this will NOT happen with this one! The man is a genius
  14. Essexboyinwales

    Within Temptation II

    I was just to the side of the mixing desk, so can't compare to front row. I don't think Sharon sang badly, it was difficult to tell because her voice was drowned out! But I felt like maybe she was trying to sing too loud to overcome that. I don't know, I just know it sounded awful....I truly hope it was just me, and everyone else enjoyed it!
  15. Essexboyinwales

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Great news! I thoroughly enjoyed the first album and will definitely be buying this!