Talking Music: Kerri Watt Discusses Old School Love & UK Tour

BBC Radio 2 A-listed singer songwriter Kerri Watt has announced her first ever headline tour, with 14-dates across the UK this November including The Moon, Cardiff on November 27.This news comes off the back of Kerri’s recent single, ‘Old School Love’, her first for her new label East West Records (Warners). Over the past year,Continue reading “Talking Music: Kerri Watt Discusses Old School Love & UK Tour”

Talking Theatre: Director Jes Hynes Discusses “The Trial of Edward Byfleet”

Newport Playgoers are set to present their next production, The Trial of Edward Byfleet written by local playwright Mark Hardwidge at The Dolman Theatre Studio from November 8 – 11. The drama tells the tale of Edward Byfleet who awakes in a strange and desolate land.  He is confronted by three mysterious figures, the Fates,Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Director Jes Hynes Discusses “The Trial of Edward Byfleet””

Talking Theatre: Robert Willis Discusses Cilla – The Musical

Cilla – The Musical, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from October 31 to November 4. The musical, which opened in Cilla’s hometown at the Liverpool Empire in early September stars Kara Lilly Hayworth asContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Robert Willis Discusses Cilla – The Musical”

Talking Music: Patrick Ferris of The Americans

LA outfit The Americans return to Europe for the first time since releasing their debut album I’ll Be Yours this summer, for three whistle stop dates of their European tour. The band are made up of front man and guitarist Patrick Ferris, bassist Jake Faulkner and lead guitarist Zac Sokolow, brought together through their loveContinue reading “Talking Music: Patrick Ferris of The Americans”

Talking Music: Jo Dudderidge of The Travelling Band

Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, Manchester’s The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana”.  Their latest album, SAILS mines a rich seam of influences, with key album track ‘Last NightContinue reading “Talking Music: Jo Dudderidge of The Travelling Band”

Talking Music: Steve Ellis of The Love Affair

On October 27, the Sixties Gold tour returns to Cardiff’s St David’s Hall featuring among its line-up Steve Ellis of 1960s chart-topping band, The Love Affair. Steve was barely 17 when he reached the top of the charts with the single Everlasting Love in 1967, featuring a soulful vocal delivery that betrayed  his then youth. “Some ofContinue reading “Talking Music: Steve Ellis of The Love Affair”

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 “

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