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Why I Failed to Succeed in the Music Biz

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 Legend that is Albert Lee

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 – Divine Intervention

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.

Music to Heal the Troubled Mind

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.

Glasgow – A Big City with a Big Heart

But the icing on my Glasgow West End cake was A Play, A Pie and A Pint.  

Monday’s Muse: Michael Jackson

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.

The Mozaics Experience

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

REBECCA FERGUSON – A Class Act

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

OUTTAKE FROM JUST SAY IT: Stage Struck

Amy’s performance as Nollie Fairtree singing Honey Bun bought the house down, much to Connie’s pique.  

MUSIC AND MINDSET – One Week Online Course with Jaime Boylan from Monday 15th January 2018

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2018 … time for TESS THE MUSICAL to fly

The concept album certainly whets the appetite and features vocals by some classy performers.

Wrap your ears around the Iron Boot Scrapers!

“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

Tess The Musical – Will be officially unveiled to the public on 5th November 2017

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.

Stars line up for new British musical

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 …    

Happy Halloween – Welcome to a Writer’s Nightmare

Les Mis Parody

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.

A Day in the Life of a Random Blogger

Soaking up the Summer

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

Time of My Life

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

Day One of the Recuperation Process

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

7 HOURS LATER

The moment you realise you got it wrong …

Ed Sheeran – An Art Form in Real-Time

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.

Artists for Grenfell

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A Night to Remember … Ariana Grande does Manchester proud

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

Barry Manilow is gay? So what?

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

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