Meet The Band: Menace Beach

Leeds band Menace Beach play Cardiff’s Clwb for Bach on February 3 in support of their new album Lemon Memory and its offspring single Give Blood. The band which consist of Ryan Needham and Liza Violet will be joined by three further musicians for their Cardiff date. Andy Howells puts questions to Ryan. How didContinue reading “Meet The Band: Menace Beach”

Meet The Artist: Rationale

Following a recent  UK arena tour as guest to Bastille, the Harare-born London musician Rationale heads to Bristol’s Fleece as part of his own headline tour on January 23. Andy Howells recently put  questions to the singer/songwriter. How did you first start out in music?I first started making music as a kid at secondary school.Continue reading “Meet The Artist: Rationale”

Meet The Artist: Lissie

American singer-songwriter Lissie plays Cardiff’s Glee Club on December 11 in support of her new live acoustic album, Live at Union Chapel. The record features 13, solo, acoustic tracks recorded at London’s Union Chapel last year, including a special cover of Joni Mitchell’s River. Andy Howells recently spoke to Lissie about the new album andContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Lissie”

Meet The Band: Into The Ark

Blackwood duo Into The Ark are set to perform at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on December 13. Following several years of busking and an intense year of touring and festival appearances, Marshall Jones (20) and Dane Lloyd (25) recently released their debut single My Ghost . Andy Howells recently caught up with the duo. WhatContinue reading “Meet The Band: Into The Ark”

Meet The Artist: Joshua Radin

US Singer/songwriter Joshua Radin is currently touring the UK in support of his seventh album, The Fall, which also sees his production debut. Throughout his career, Joshua Radin has sold hundreds of thousands of records and his songs have been featured in many films and TV placements. He has topped the iTunes charts, earned ravesContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Joshua Radin”

Meet The Artist: Gregory Alan Isakov

Johannesburg singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov drops in to Colston Hall, Bristol on November 23 as part of his current UK tour. He recently released the album Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, an eleven-track record featuring songs from Isakov’s previous albums. Andy Howells recently put questions to the artist. How did you first startContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Gregory Alan Isakov”

Meet The Artist: Jeremy Loops

Capetown artist Jeremy Loops brings his four piece band to Bristol’s O2 Academy on October 20. Borrowing liberally from jazz, rock, Folk and hip hop, Loops sound is based on looping and layering various instruments including guitars, harmonicas, banjos and beat-boxing. In the band are vocalist / rapper Motheo Moleko, Jamie Faull on the SaxContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Jeremy Loops”

Meet The Band: Polica

Minneapolis American synth-pop band Polica are currently touring the UK and visit Bristol’s Anson Rooms on October 18, playing tracks from their new album, United Crushers. United Crushers is the bands third album and follows on from 2013’s Give You the Ghost and 2013’s Shulamith. The new release explores political and personal themes, while touchingContinue reading “Meet The Band: Polica”

Meet The Band: The Alison Rayner Quintet

For the past two years The Alison Rayner Quintet has built a substantial and wide ranging audience for what Jazz UK have described as“deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz”Their new album A Magic Life was recorded in London over the summer and will be released in November featuring melodic and harmonic references from classical, rootsContinue reading “Meet The Band: The Alison Rayner Quintet”

Meet The Artist: Louise Jordan

New Forest based singer and songwriter Louise Jordan will play songs from her new album, No Petticoats Here at St Thomas’s Church in Redwick on October 9 Now a familiar face on the acoustic scene, Louise has placed her classical music background and five years’ experience of touring arts centres, theatres, folk clubs and festivalsContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Louise Jordan”

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