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Inspirational Ray Evans Sets New Goals For Life With One Leg

June 24th, 2019|

As Ray Evans crossed the line of the recent 2019 Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon, it was the end of a race that had taken him 2 years 1 hour 49 minutes and 41 seconds to complete. The Littleover runner’s race began with the 2017 Derby half marathon, then known as The Ramathon, but [...]

Album Review: Hank Marvin – Gold

June 19th, 2019|

Guitar legend’s career-spanning solo collection (Crimson Records, out Friday 28 June 2019) A welcome addition to any collection, Hank Marvin Gold is a career-spanning 50 years 3-CD set and 15-track vinyl album by one of the most celebrated guitarists the UK has produced and the inspiration of countless other guitar heroes, by anyone’s standard [...]

Lea Salonga Talks About Her Glittering Career As She Heads To The UK

June 10th, 2019|

Lea Salonga, award-winning singer, actress, Disney Legend and the queen of musical theatre is heading to the UK, in July, on her first solo tour. The tour coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of her move to the UK to rehearse the role of Kim in the original West End production of Miss Saigon launched [...]

‘After A Commando Raid’ Anzio, 23 May 1944

May 23rd, 2019|

When my father-in-law Fred Crofts passed away in 2013, among his possessions we came across a sketch drawn by his uncle Bill Hodgkinson, who was well known within the family as a good artist. The sketch, headed After A Commando Raid is dated Anzio May 23/44 and signed Bill. It was sent home to [...]

Alan Hinton Recalls Derby County’s Glory Days Under Clough And Taylor

May 21st, 2019|

While the present day Derby County side enjoyed a fantastic comeback to defeat Leeds United in the Championship Play-off semi-final 2nd leg, setting up a Wembley final against Aston Villa, members of the 1968-69 squad came together in Derby to reminisce and celebrated the 50th anniversary of their promotion from the same tier, then [...]

Album Review: Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

May 17th, 2019|

Scottish singer-songwriter lays bare his soul (Virgin, out Friday 17 May 2019) Lewis Capaldi has made quite a name for himself. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is only the Scottish singer-songwriter’s debut album, yet it feels like he has been a part of our lives for such a long time already. This is [...]

Introducing Mark Kingswood: Redefining The Crooner

May 7th, 2019|

Mark Kingswood has got a thing for swing, a love of great music, great voices and big band jazz. He is set to become the next great voice in British music, some say Britain’s answer to Michael Bublé, but Mark hopes for more than that, He would like to redefine the term ‘crooner’ and [...]

Lemar Looks Forward To Returning To Liverpool With The Soul Legends Show

April 24th, 2019|

The Soul Legends show is heading to the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, as the 2019 UK tour continues. It promises to be an evening of soul classics including Respect, Knock On Wood, In The Midnight Hour, River Deep Mountain High and Three Times a Lady. And special guest for the evening is the award-winning Lemar [...]

Party Time With Black Lace In Tenerife

April 16th, 2019|

It’s party time all year round for British group Black Lace, entertaining holiday makers on the Canarian island of Tenerife. Colin Gibb and Gordon King have been resident here for a number of years, performing Black Lace’s brand of party hits, including Agadoo and Superman, in the hotels and bars around the popular resorts [...]