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
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
Don’t worry. Social Media maybe awash with crying imojis, but I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. All it means is that the fabulous five have now become the fantastic four as the show goes on with Jamie, Matt, Tom and Michael as a four piece. We all wish Richard well and eagerly await news of his plans.
If you are of a sensitive musical theatre disposition, then do not listen to Collabro’s Act Two whilst you are driving your car, which is where I started listening to it the other day. If I want completely uninterrupted listening time, I play CDs in my car. There are 10 tracks on this album and by track Continue Reading
CALLABRO to release a special edition of their album Stars on 8th December 2014, it will include the Christmas classics Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas as well as the band’s version of A Great Big World’s Say Something and Falling Slowly from the musical Once.
I defy anybody of a certain age to say they have never heard of the song “Copacabana”, also known as “Copacabana (At the Copa)”, recorded by Barry Manilow in 1978. Written by Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman, it was released as the third and final single from Manilow’s fifth Continue Reading
I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones earlier this year on a big stage and absolutely loved their performance. Quite why I had never seen them before is beyond me! This is an incredible, Jersey-based,10 piece jazz/swing band fronted by Mark Willmett who has been Continue Reading
What a long way Ray Quinn has come since his first audition on the X Factor in 2006, aged 17. Sharon Osbourne, generally pretty astute when it comes to assessing star quality, summed up his audition by saying “Some people have a natural gift for entertaining …. and you are Continue Reading
I have lost count how many times I have seen Fascinating Aida, but as soon as the lights go down on one performance, I am on the Internet again looking another one of their shows to go and see. Currently they are on their Charm Offensive Tour, which runs until Continue Reading
Not Long to go now!
I am counting the days until Fascinating Aïda return to The Opera House, Jersey on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014. I have seen them perform many times over the 30 years they have been on the road. I have all their CDs, DVD’s and have just bought a Continue Reading
Nobody had heard of Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan, Michael Auger and Thomas J Redgrave aka Collabro before they won BGT. They are five very talented, very young guys; the the youngest members are only 21. They are passionate about what they do and they are all Leading Man material for the West End musical theatre.
For a small Island, Jersey continues to produce the most amazing talent, as the supporting acts for Tom Jones proved on Friday night. Samuel Walwyn kick started the evening. </a I was gutted to have missed his performance, but I am sure we will all hear more about this talented Continue Reading
Who says there is no culture in Jersey … as in the Channel Islands! We had a fantastic time on Friday being entertained by up and coming Jersey artists – and believe me we have quite a few – who were supporting The Legend that is Tom Jones. Never having Continue Reading
I have a Bucket List as long as my arm but the draw that Vale do Lobo has for me is immense and know that one day, I will spend more time there. It just a question of when.