On Stage: TAN, Newport Riverfront

Welsh history came alive on Friday evening as Harnisch-Lacey Dance’s double bill Spin and TAN premiered at Newport Riverfront. Dance trio Daniel Ovel, Jacob Smart and Tom Tindall mesmerised the audience in the opening 20 minutes of the show with Sandra Harnisch-Lacey’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe success Spin. A breathtaking demonstration of modern dance, Spin wasContinue reading “On Stage: TAN, Newport Riverfront”

Julian Lloyd Webber Embarks On Unique Concert Tour – Interview

Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the world’s finest and most influential classical musicians has announced a special series of concerts. For the first time, Julian will take his audience on a historical and musical journey by presenting a unique insight into his extraordinary life, with music performed by himself, his wife and fellow cellist JiaxinContinue reading “Julian Lloyd Webber Embarks On Unique Concert Tour – Interview”

Wales At Number One, A Unique St David’s Day Celebration – Sophie Evans Interview

“Its going to be really nice celebrating being Welsh, the music and the success of Welsh artists” Sophie Evans tells Andy Howells of Wales at Number One, which takes place at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on St David’s Day. Sophie, who captivated theatre audiences in the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of OzContinue reading “Wales At Number One, A Unique St David’s Day Celebration – Sophie Evans Interview”

Meet The Band: Man Without Country

Acclaimed electronica duo Man Without Country are currently embarking on an extensive headline UK tour. The tour follows the release of their new album Maximum Entropy, on Lost Balloon. On Maximum Entropy Man Without Country – Welsh duo Ryan James and Tomas Greenhalf – combine sleek electronic minimalism with a love of classic pop music,Continue reading “Meet The Band: Man Without Country”

In Concert: The Blues Band, Newport Riverfront, 2015

The Blues Band were back in town on Friday night and what a welcome they received with a fabulous turnout at The Riverfront Theatre. Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness, Dave Kelly, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend play a variety of blues styles in such a way that they deliver with ebb and flow whilst pulling theirContinue reading “In Concert: The Blues Band, Newport Riverfront, 2015”

2015 Tour Brings The Stranglers To Wales – Baz Warne Interview

Following 2014’s spectacular, sell-out Ruby Anniversary Tour and accompanying celebratory box set album release, Giants & Gems, The Stranglers are now preparing for a new tour which brings them to Cardiff in March. “We worked like absolute swine’s last year,” says vocalist and bass player Baz Warne, “With the fortieth anniversary, we had a massiveContinue reading “2015 Tour Brings The Stranglers To Wales – Baz Warne Interview”

Joe Pasquale Discusses Monty Python Musical Spamalot

Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops to Cardiff in March as part of its 2015 UK tour featuring comedian Joe Pasquale reprising his much loved role of King Arthur alongside Todd Carty as Patsy. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a bookContinue reading “Joe Pasquale Discusses Monty Python Musical Spamalot”

Meet The Band: The Dunwells

The Dunwells are currently undertaking a UK tour which sees the band perform at Bristol’s Louisiana this week before finishing up in their hometown of Leeds on 28th Feb with a gig at The Wardrobe. The four-piece, made up of brothers Joseph and David Dunwell and friends Robert Clayton and Adam Taylor, released the ShowContinue reading “Meet The Band: The Dunwells”

In Concert: 10cc, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2015

On completion of a meal at a restaurant on Tuesday evening, I was asked by the waiter what I was going to be doing for the rest of the evening. “I’m off to St David’s Hall to see 10cc” I responded. I was met with a rather blank look, “is that a bike?” he replied.Continue reading “In Concert: 10cc, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2015”

CD REVIEW: Beautiful Guitars by Mark Nevin

When Mark Nevin sings the words “We had a band, we made a record, we saw the world, we touched the sun” on the title track of his latest release Beautiful Guitars he’s clearly recalling his days as a member of Fairground Attraction. Mark hasn’t forgotten his roots as a member of the fondly rememberedContinue reading “CD REVIEW: Beautiful Guitars by Mark Nevin”

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