It all began in my early teens when I was obsessed with writing poetry. I started learning the guitar around my fourteenth birthday and began writing songs. It was a natural progression. I tried to write a rock musical instead of concentrating on my O Levels, which never made it to production.
The truth is that I knew very little about Albert Lee, but his gig at the Jersey Opera House last week was a part of his ongoing and gruelling tour in what is his 76th year, which speaks volumes. Just looking at the dates and the venues spread around the world makes me feel tired.
Alison Moyet is still a force to be reckoned with. Her drive and passion about her music resulted in a powerful performance in Jersey last night which got fans to their feet and feeling the ages they were in 1984 when a solo Moyet divinely intervened in their music sphere.
Depression can strike individuals at any age and sufferers from this debilitating illness come from all walks of life.
One young musician, Leeds-based Rock/Alternative multi-instrumentalist, Aiden Hatfield, openly suffers from depression. He believes he wouldn’t be alive if music wasn’t a part of his life. He has played in bands since he was 13, but today, he goes solo. His debut single, THIS IS NEVER ENDING, is released today.
But the icing on my Glasgow West End cake was A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
She’s Out of My Life, written by Tom Bahler, has reduced me to emotional pulp a thousand times, there is such a purity and passion in his voice, especially when he performed it live.
There was a time when I thought knew the Jersey music scene pretty well. Now older and wider around the middle, I rarely venture out at night, especially when it is 0 degrees outside. But, Jersey has never been short of talented musicians. Waking up to a Siberian blizzard yesterday Continue Reading
I saw Liverpool-born Rebecca Ferguson perform tonight at the Jersey Opera House. I booked the best seats in the house months ago because I’ve been a big fan since I first saw Rebecca flourish as a performer on the X-Factor stage in 2010 when she was runner-up to Matt Cardle. Shortly after Continue Reading
Amy’s performance as Nollie Fairtree singing Honey Bun bought the house down, much to Connie’s pique.
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The concept album certainly whets the appetite and features vocals by some classy performers.
“Great, marvelous, brilliant!” – KT Tunstall From Brighton (UK) to brighten your Monday (wherever in the world you happen to be) Ladies and Gentlemen … it gives me very great pleasure to introduce you to fantabulous, foot stomping, toe tapping, steam punkiness at it’s very best … guaranteed to tickle your sousaphone Continue Reading
Yesterday I was presented with a musical theatre lover’s dream scenario … to be allowed access to the concept album of a new British musical that everybody will soon be talking about … Tess.
Calling all musical theatre lovers! Am reposting Stagey Lady’s piece on a new musical call Tess, based on the Thomas Hardy classic Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Get to know the cast and grow to love the score @ www.tessthemusical.com. In the meantime, here’s a taster …
So I hedged a bit before posting a parody of Le Mis, believing that nobody has the right to take the micheal out of such a beautiful contribution to the musical theatre … but it really made me smile so I couldn’t help myself.
I’ve always been a summer person and between the months of May and August, there is nowhere else I would rather be than on the beach. For as long as I can remember the sea has been like a magnet to me. Something to do with my maternal Greek grandmother’s genes maybe? Continue Reading
I can’t believe that the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing was released on 12th May 1987. I was a mere baby at the time 😉 passionately in love with Patrick Swayze and consequently very jealous of Francis ‘Baby’ Housman AKA Jennifer Gray. So … it has been thirty years since that Continue Reading
Having survived my 12.5 hour trip from Jersey to Faro, with Mr Mucus clasped tightly to my chest, I started sweating him out in the glorious Algarvean sunshine the following morning. I didn’t last very long in the heat and spent the afternoon in bed. I balked at the suggestion Continue Reading
The moment you realise you got it wrong …
Just Ed Sheeran with his trusty acoustic guitar and a loop pedal, throwing his all into a stunning performance, that entertained and enthralled the vast sea of people. Raw talent at it’s very best. Watching last night, I felt like I wanted to compare him to a magician, because I couldn’t second guess what he was going to pull out of the bag next. A visually breathtaking performance. An art form in real-time.
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50,000 people attended the One Love Manchester benefit concert tonight at Old Trafford. Organised by 23-year-old Ariana Grande to raise funds for those affected by the bombing inside Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017, which killed 22 people and injured more than 100 others. Those who died will never be forgotten as Continue Reading
It has come out this week that Barry Manilow is gay. It’s certainly not big news to his die hard fans, especially as he married his longtime manager, Garry Kief, last year. I thought I would ‘disappoint’ fans if they knew I was gay. Well, Barry you could not have been more wrong … Continue Reading