Talking Music: Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy

Philadelphia punk quartet Mannequin Pussy will be playing Bristol’s Crofters Rights on June 13 as part of their UK tour in support of their latest release Romantic. The band originally formed as a duo between childhood friends, Marisa Dabice (guitar/vocals) and Thanasi Paul (guitar) and have since been joined by Colins “Bear” Regisford on BassContinue reading “Talking Music: Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy”

Talking Music With Anastacia on The Ultimate Collection Tour

POP legend Anastacia plays Cardiff’s St David’s Hall as part of her forthcoming The Ultimate Collection tour this weekend. With over 30 million worldwide sales to her name, the 48-year-old US singer-songwriter will perform all her greatest hits including I’m Outta Love, Not That Kind, Left Outside Alone. There will also be tracks from herContinue reading “Talking Music With Anastacia on The Ultimate Collection Tour”

Talking Theatre: Danielle Fahiya Discusses RATS (Rose Against The System) – Part 2

Continuing Entertainment South Wales Q&A with Welsh actress, Danielle Fahiya, who stars as the Young Rat in RATS (Rose Against The System) at Wales Millennium Centre next week. In the first part, Danielle discussed her lead role as a young Butetown Rat who is about to go through her family’s traditional initiation. Her right ofContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Danielle Fahiya Discusses RATS (Rose Against The System) – Part 2”

Talking Theatre: Danielle Fahiya Discusses RATS (Rose Against The System) – Part 1

A black comedy incorporating masks, dance, hip-hop culture, rock and rhyme in a masquerade, makes its debut performance at Wales Millennium Centre next week. RATS (Rose Against The System) follows the story of The Butetown Rats who have been planning the takeover of Cardiff Bay for generations and now it is time to unveil theirContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Danielle Fahiya Discusses RATS (Rose Against The System) – Part 1”

Talking Theatre: Writer Alan Harris Discusses “How My Light Is Spent”

How My Light Is Spent, a new play by Cardiff-based playwright Alan Harris runs at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre until May 27, 2017. Starring Welsh actors Rhodri Meilir and Alexandria Riley, the play is Harris’s follow up to 2016’s Love Lies and Taxidermy which proved to be a hit with audiences in Cardiff and at EdinburghContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Writer Alan Harris Discusses “How My Light Is Spent””

Talking Music: John Elliott of The Little Unsaid

Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, have just The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe  their album,and recently released their album Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras, recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart.  Andy Howells caught up with John Elliott. How did youContinue reading “Talking Music: John Elliott of The Little Unsaid”

Talking Music: Searchers Star, Mike Pender

“It’s nice to get some of the cheques through for royalties after fifty years,” singer and musician, Mike Pender tells Andy Howells as he discusses his days with the 1960s chart act, The Searchers.  Mike still enjoys the thrill of getting paid for work he did over half a century ago. “Of course, you still have toContinue reading “Talking Music: Searchers Star, Mike Pender”

Talking Theatre: Connor Allen Discusses Romeo and Juliet

Combining an aerial circus with iambic pentameter is only one magical combination that is currently enthralling audiences of Omidaze Theatre Company’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, which runs at Wales Millennium Centre until May 14, 2017. Andy Howells recently caught up with Connor Allen, who plays Romeo, to find out about the production.Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Connor Allen Discusses Romeo and Juliet”

Talking Theatre: Aamira Challenger Discusses Romeo and Juliet

Omidaze Productions presentation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,which runs at Wales Millennium Centre until May 14 2017, pulls together a variety of themes including citizenship, civil disturbance, conflict. questioning of authority and experts, anger, ugly scenes on the streets, abuse and tragic consequences. Shakespeare’s story is far from outdated however and as Andy HowellsContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Aamira Challenger Discusses Romeo and Juliet”

Talking Music: Pete Langford of The Barron Knights

“The atmosphere in the theatre is fantastic,” Barron Knights founder member, Pete Langford tells Andy Howells as they discuss the groups return to Abergavenny Borough Theatre. “It’s a lovely theatre to work and when you go on stage, you feel the audience are right on top of you.” Formed in Leighton Buzzard in 1960, The BarronContinue reading “Talking Music: Pete Langford of The Barron Knights”