Il Divo Rooted In Musical Theatre – David Miller Interview

Andy Howells chats to David Miller of Il Divo “It’s been an amazing journey full of highs and lows,” says David Miller of his decade with Il Divo, the world’s first and most successful classical crossover group.  The foursome have sold over 26 million albums worldwide, achieved over 50 number one records, received 160 goldContinue reading “Il Divo Rooted In Musical Theatre – David Miller Interview”

Honest John Plain – Still One Of The Boys

Punk rock legend Honest John Plain plays The Dolls House in Abertillery this weekend.  Honest John met Matt Dangerfield at Art College in Leeds and moved to London with him in 1971. Dangerfield, joined London SS with Casino Steel, Mick Jones (The Clash), Tony James (Generation X) and Brian James (The Damned) with Plain joiningContinue reading “Honest John Plain – Still One Of The Boys”

Review: Eric and Little Ern, Newport Riverfront

Morecambe and Wise were the funniest comedy double act on television during the 1960s and 70s and even though their partnership ended when Eric Morecambe died of a heart attack in 1984 their popularity has endured. Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens stage presentation Eric and Little Ern (Newport Riverfront, October 8) is therefore most welcome.Continue reading “Review: Eric and Little Ern, Newport Riverfront”

Bluesbreaker – John Mayall Interview

Andy Howells chats with legendary Blues musician John Mayall about his forthcoming Cardiff show. As John Mayall embarks on his 80th decade, the Blues legend shows no signs of slowing down. He is about to embark on a yearlong world tour which sees him stop off at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall in October. This allContinue reading “Bluesbreaker – John Mayall Interview”

Counting Down The Minutes with Alison Moyet

In April 2013. Andy Howells spoke to Alison Moyet about her album The Minutes as well as touring later that year. “For a long time I’ve wanted to work with electronica but the problem is finding the right person to work with,” Alison Moyet tells me as we discuss her album The Minutes. “The greatContinue reading “Counting Down The Minutes with Alison Moyet”

Martyn Joseph – Going Back To His Roots

Andy Howells spoke to Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph in January 2014, prior to Martyn’s appearance at St David’s Hall in February. Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph clearly loves been busy, despite recently completing a UK tour following the release of two albums and a tour in 2013, his 2014 diary is already rapidly filling up. HeContinue reading “Martyn Joseph – Going Back To His Roots”

Review: Formby, The Riverfront, Newport

Ewan Wardrop’s much praised tribute show to entertainer George Formby played the final date of its current tour at Newport Riverfront on Friday evening. From the very young to the most senior in years, the show raised smiles from the offset as actor/ dancer/ comedian Ewan Wardrop delivered a charismatically choreographed one-man show performance ofContinue reading “Review: Formby, The Riverfront, Newport”

On Stage and Screen – Lee Mead Interview

Early in 2014, Andy Howells interviewed singer and actor Lee Mead prior to his UK tour of concerts across selected theatres. The tour commenced at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on May 4. Versatility doesn’t come naturally to all artists but Lee Mead is undoubtedly an exception to the rule. Proving his talent well beyond winning theContinue reading “On Stage and Screen – Lee Mead Interview”

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