Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A Pithead Polar Bear - Coming Soon!

For the past three years or thereabouts I have to admit to talking rather a lot about a project that I have been working on, a piecing together of my late Grandfathers’ military service between 1940 and 1946. For those friends and family who have been on the receiving end of my enthused and often one way discussions about Caen, Le Havre, Turnhout, The Island,  Belsen and back again, the good news is that the end is in sight. Entitled ‘A Pithead Polar Bear From Brighton to Belsen 1940 – 1946’, the book, to be published as a physical copy initially, is in the late stages of editing and I hope to get it to the publishers in a matter of weeks.

For anyone interested I have set up a website with information about the book and my reasons for writing it.

Many thanks,


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