The British IBM On Patreon

Written by Aidy.

Things have been pretty busy here at the British IBM head quarters. We did our first ever Liverpool show last week and we're back in rehearsals and looking to do some full band shows soon. We also have a load of demos recorded and studio time booked in for this year.

We've decided to mix it up a bit this time around and try something different. So for those of you that want to help support us and get early access to our new music, along with other cool stuff, we've created a Patreon page. Check it out here:

Hope that you'll take a look and consider joining us in our creative endeavours.

81 Renshaw, Liverpool - 22nd August 2017

Written by Aidy.

81 Renshaw
Thanks to Tony Higginson for this photo.

Our first time playing Liverpool. We nearly played here at the Cavern about seven years ago but the gig got cancelled due to a headliner pulling out and we ended up doing another night in Leeds. It was great to finally play here and our good friend  and favourite promoter Matt Speight came along to see us. The cheeky scamp even ended up playing a few songs of his own. Funnily enough,we first met Matt when we played that extra night in Leeds, so it's like the circle of life or something. Anyway! Gig was great, people were lovely and venue was awesome with great beer and they double up as a record store. Local DJ Tony Higginson was kind enough to take a few pictures and has since been playing us on his show over at HCR 92.3FM. So big thanks to Tony!

81 Renshaw Setlist 03/08/2017
Sugar Water
Hey Mikie
Just Get By
We Were The Stars
Nothing Ever Lasts That Long
I'm Just Like You
The British IBM


The Grand Finale | 486 Trash to Treasure

Written by Aidy.

Check out the final instalment of Retro Man Cave's video series of Trash to Treasure, in which his restoration of a 486 with yellowing plastic is finally completed. The end result is show cased with some awesome classic DOS games set to some familiar music.

Retro Video Game Night #015

Written by Aidy.

Date: 23rd June 2017
Tournament: Windjammers (Neo Geo CD)
Tournament Winner: Mendhi

The summer Retro Night of 2017, Lord Conrad was back serving delicious ale and 400 Degree's popup pizzeria was back again and he's now armed with two ovens named Bebop and Rocksteady. The summer one is always a bit quieter but there was still a healthy number of people and a decent atmosphere.

Retro Video Game Night #014

Written by Aidy.

Date: 10th March 2017
Tournament: Speedball 2 (SNES)
Tournament Winner: Andrew

The first retro night of 2017 and the first appearance of 400 Degrees Pop Up Pizzeria who sold out, so he obviously went down quite well! Ian "The Games Master" Guebert came out swinging with his Speedball 2 tournament.