Shaun Belcher Songwriter

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Kimberley Jam 2017

Preparations under way for my annual gig. This year I am playing at the new Tynemill Pub The Cricketers Rest on the Mayhem Bill with Frankie Vacuum and Paul Carbuncle…..earlier I at the Miner’s Return Micropub..looking forward to it.

As my planned release of Trailer’s Latest ‘Chalk Pit Rattle’ been undermined by events I will be taking some very rare Suit of Nettles along as product instead.

As my desktop above shows I also sketching out my next project which I hope will be a CD/tape and graphic novel work based around my more sensitive songwriting rather than Trailer’s raucous ribaldry…

So expect sensitive at Miner’s Rest..i.e. me and my arsey alter-ego (safely deceased since 2001) at the Cricketers on the Barmy Bill.

See you there…

Shaun Belcher the Songwriter and his alter-ego playing Kimberley Jam. Belcher at Miner’s rest 7-8pm playing through the lost classic ‘Suit of Nettles’ and then Trailer’s ‘Chalk Pit Rattle’ set at Mayhem at the Cricketers 8.30-9pm…

The new Wreckless Eric?

Which ironic as he just a tad older than myself..maybe the old Wreckless Eric?

Any road my battering out two-chord rallying cries at WSO at Maze seems to have entertained the troops.

On with the revolution…

Here the Wily Old Dog in action…

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We Shall Overcome at The Maze Tuesday 4th october

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Part of Nottingham’s contribution to the ‘We Shall Overcome’ (WSO) series of events, all locally organised and supporting local causes helping those affected by austerity. Artists are playing for free so all proceeds from ticket sales and donations go towards supporting a great cause. More info on WSO here:
All proceeds from this event will go to Himmah, a grass roots community organisation – including food bank – that provides support to individuals and families in need. More info:


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Trailer Star @ Beauvale Priory 28th August

Trailer Star at The Kimberley Jam 2016



Once again I played the annual charity event in Kimberley.

A good time had by  one and all and hopefully raised a significant amount of money for the Ryan Lee Cancer Trust.

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I seem to have kickstarted a Trailer Star Comedy Career…..could Trailer and Frankie be the new Krankies?

Trailer Star – Chalk Pit Rattle

rattle-768x737Back in March I confidently decided I would produce a new album in a month..then it was two months..then it was by the Kimberely Jam which is this Saturday. I fully intended to also make some cassette versions and will still try BUT it looking like a tall order with three days to go. Like the previous post life has got in the way and not all of it good life….

However here the tracks I done as demos on soundcloud and we will see if can add a few before Kimberley.

It might be a Chalk Pit Rattle but it ain’t Trailer’s death rattle..not yet anyway.

‘Devil’s House’ released as single in Norway


Sivert Hoyem

is the former singer of major Norwegian alt -country indie band Madrugada listen here if you like grantleebuffalo/tindersticks/springsteen melancholy like I do ..

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Mud of 28 & Poisoned Water found again…

thought I’d lost these they were on Mike’s website all along..
thanks to Mike Crook (Wire Duck) for filming 🙂

see TSTAR TV page for other film..Poisoned Water

Free as a bird ?

Today I finished adding my entire catalogue to this website.

Through an industrious mix and mash of elements from wordpress, ning and twitter I have a fully functional always on player driven catalogue that I can never charge for.. so what’s the point?

Well I believe and research by others backs it up that the old product driven recording industry is dead.

This is what I think the future will look like. All recordings available all the time and no spotify/last fm/mog whatever badging and branding and advertising. If I can do it anybody can. How will artists survive well not by selling CD’s , books or any other ‘hard’ copy but by creating online ‘presence’ and basically building up a global, personally driven online environment which includes (next step folks..not there yet) online streaming…..the tools are there just a matter of time before available for all…..and as for recording..that’s another blog post:-)

Trailer Star @ Lee Rosy’s ‘Cup of Tea Folk’ 15th July

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