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Geoff Downes On The New DBA Album, Buggles, Yes And Asia

November 25th, 2019|

Collectively, Downes Braide Association may not be one of music’s better-known names although individually many will be very familiar with the work of these two Northern boys. Stockport-born Geoff Downes first emerged as one half of the Buggles, duo whose single Video Killed The Radio Star topped of the charts in 1979, before he [...]

Your Invitation To The Overtones Christmas Party!

November 23rd, 2019|

Christmas is coming and everyone loves a party and, in December, The Overtones Christmas Party is coming to a theatre near you! “Over the last 10 years we’ve learnt a thing or two about throwing a Christmas party!” says Overtones vocalist Mike Crawshaw. “People come to our shows to let their hair down, get [...]

Steve Hackett UK Tour 2019

November 20th, 2019|

Selling England, a celebration of Genesis at their theatrical best Birmingham Symphony Hall, 18 November 2019 There is so much love for the music of Genesis from the years of 1970 -1977 and Steve Hackett, guitarist with the band for that period, has revitalised that affection with his live Genesis Revisited tours. Following the [...]

‘Proud To Have been Part Of A Revolution!’ Tony Blackburn And BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The Sixties Tour

November 15th, 2019|

“It’s nice that an older audience can get out and enjoy themselves because everything is usually geared towards a younger audience,” says radio disc jockey Tony Blackburn about his touring show, BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 60s Tour. “It’s good to see them getting up and dancing!” The show features Tony talking about [...]

Tim Bowness, the low-down on the new no-man album ‘Love You To Bits’

November 1st, 2019|

Enigma variations for the new age Caroline International, out Friday 22nd November 2019 Is it electronica or dance? Is it pop or prog? Love You To Bits, no-man’s first release for eleven years, seems to encompass all of these, an intriguing mix of styles from the duo comprising Steven Wilson, whose prog star is [...]

Album Review: Hootie And The Blowfish – Imperfect Circle

October 31st, 2019|

A foot-tappingly good slice of country rock Back together after a 15-year hiatus, Hootie & The Blowfish have picked up where they left off with in their new album Imperfect Circle, released on 1 November on Snakefarm Records. Opening track New Year’s Day hits the ground running with guitarist/vocalist Darius Rucker urging us to [...]

Van Morrison, It’s All About The Music

October 29th, 2019|

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 28 October 2019 When Van Morrison takes to the stage, it’s all about the music. No fanfares, no fantastic light show, no conversation between songs (and sometimes not even a gap between songs!). Morrison lets his music do the talking and it speaks volumes about his passion and dedication to [...]

Squeeze Overwhelmed By Concert Tour Support For Trussell Trust

October 28th, 2019|

British music legends Squeeze have been overwhelmed by the generosity of concert goers attending their current UK tour. Founder members Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have been inviting audience members to bring food donations to the shows on their Difford And Tilbrook Songbook Tour. Food donated at the venues is collected and distributed to [...]

Album Review: Stereophonics – ‘Kind’

October 23rd, 2019|

Kelly Jones reveals an extraordinary vulnerability (Parlophone Records, out Fri 25 October 2019) Kelly Jones’ vocals always have a raw honesty and never more than on the Stereophonics eleventh studio album Kind to be released on 25 October on the Parlophone Records label. Recorded over an eleven-day period between 29 June and 9 July [...]