If i enter www.fastfude.com i am asked to sign in.. when i enter my details it fails, when i click on forums i can then sign in and it works.
Wouldnt this be a case for some single-sign-on type stuff? or maybe just letting people use their forum account to modify other stuff?
Yes, but the forum database and the database running the rest of the site are completely different. It is however a long term aim to blend the two into one, Roger has the plans in the pipeline but it will take a lot of work.
In the meantime if you want to post a gig in the gig listing, submit band details or reviews then you need a second user account, one specifically for the website. There is nothing stopping you using the same username and password for both.