My Music DNA: Paul Thompson of Alvarez Kings

Power pop bastions Alvarez Kings are to play Motion, Bristol on October 26th as part of their autumn UK tour.. Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic. Andy Howells recently discoveredContinue reading “My Music DNA: Paul Thompson of Alvarez Kings”

Talking Music: Philippa Hanna

Singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna is back with her brand new album Come Back Fighting. Most of the album was written in Nashville, and she has brought together a range of pop, country and gospel influences, assembling an impressive collection of musicians. With features from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones on harmonica, world-champion banjo player JohnContinue reading “Talking Music: Philippa Hanna”

My Music DNA : DJ Format & Abdominal 

DJ Format and Abdominal just can’t stay away from touring the UK! After another incredibly successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip hop duo head out once again to showcase their very first full-length album together, ‘Still Hungry’. Their tour reaches South Wales on November 16 when the duo play Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach. AndyContinue reading “My Music DNA : DJ Format & Abdominal “

Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama

This Saturday (October 14)  Newport’s only pub theatre group, Reality Theatre will present a new hard-hitting play to launch The Crush Hate Crime Festival, a one-day event of drama, music and talks launching National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The play, A Little Bit of Banter was commissioned by Gwent Police and is written by localContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama”

Talking Theatre: Jessie Wallace Discusses DeathTrap

The UK tour of Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap starring Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace comes to Cardiff New Theatre during October. A spine chiller written by the award-winning playwright and author Ira Levin, the story follows Sidney Bruhl (Paul Bradley), a once- successful writer of stage thrillers, in the grip of chronic writer’sContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Jessie Wallace Discusses DeathTrap”

Talking Theatre: Rebecca Carrie Discusses The Mountaintop

Cardiff based theatre company Fio’s presentation of The Mountaintop, a fictional depiction of Dr Martin Luther King’s last evening before his assassination in April 1968 will tour South Wales throughout October. The story, set in Dr King’s Memphis motel room in Memphis, is visited by Camae, a maid on a much greater mission than deliveringContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Rebecca Carrie Discusses The Mountaintop”

Talking Theatre: Adam Meggido, Creator of Showstopper – The Improvised Musical

Showstopper – The Improvised Musical, which uses suggestions from the audience to create a completely new West End quality show each night for a new audience stops off at Treorchy’s Park & Dare Theatre on October 5. The idea is simple. The ‘writer’ of the show gets a call from the producers saying that theyContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Adam Meggido, Creator of Showstopper – The Improvised Musical”

Talking Theatre: Terri Dwyer Discusses The Ghost’s Touch – Part 2

Andy Howells continues his interview with actress Terri Dwyer currently touring with Mark Homer in Rumpus Theatre Company’s touring production Wilkie Collin’s The Ghost Touch which plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from October 3. Today, following the first part of our interview with Terri Dwyer,  the former Hollyoaks star discusses how she has progressed as anContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Terri Dwyer Discusses The Ghost’s Touch – Part 2”

Talking Theatre: Terri Dwyer Discusses The Ghost’s Touch – Part 1

Andy Howells chats to actress Terri Dwyer currently touring with Mark Homer in Rumpus Theatre Company’s touring production Wilkie Collin’s The Ghost Touch which plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from October 3. In part 1 of our interview Terri discusses her role of Mrs Zant in the production and recalls her work on TV’s Hollyoaks. TerriContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Terri Dwyer Discusses The Ghost’s Touch – Part 1”

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