Russell Fletcher


At Big Bear since May 2006

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Fan of music of all genres from Heavy Metal through to Pop, West Bromwich Albion Fan for my sins, In my spare time I am the Musical Specialist for Arcane [] an online guide to Birmingham events, to which I contribute live reviews. I also play bass guitar.

I am an avid reader, and willing to read anything. Favourite authors include Chuck Palahniuk, Irvine Welsh, HG Wells, Stephen King and Dave Eggers.

Big fan of Rugby, aside from supporting the national team I am a supporter of Northampton Saints and New Zealand All Blacks.

My iPod, Autumn, Romsley in Worcestershire, Lasagne, Cake, Bacon, The comedy of Dylan Moran.

TV Shows: Black Books, IT Crowd, Father Ted, The League of Gentlemen, CSI Miami, Mad Men, The Young Ones, Bottom, Men Behaving Badly, The Mighty Boosh.


Reality shows such as X Factor, Britain’s Got 'Talent', Big Brother etc, Music created without thought or a message, Cold weather. Snow. People who force their 'music' on people via their phones on the bus.


Favourite albums in no particular order:

Sing The Sorrow by AFI

Deja Entendu by Brand New

The Blackening by Machine Head

Live on Lansdowne, MA by Dropkick Murphys

Horizons or Deep Blue both by Parkway Drive

Anything by The Smiths or Morrissey

The 59 Sound – The Gaslight Anthem

Puzzle / Only Revolutions both by Biffy Clyro

And anything by Manchester Orchestra, Bad Religion, Alter Bridge, Blink 182, The King Blues, Bob Dylan, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Beatles, Madness, The list is endless.


Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas



Sin City

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Any of the Monty Python films