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GIG REVIEW: Splendour Festival

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Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park Nottingham on Saturday 23rd July 2016Images and Review by Kevin CooperThis year’s Splendour Music Festival did not need wellies, but flip flops. Nor were rain ponchos needed but fifty factor sun cream as over 23,000 people visited Wollaton Park for ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: DEXYS – LET THE RECORD SHOW: DEXYS DO IRISH AND COUNTRY SOUL

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The follow up to Dexys 2012 comeback album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, is an album that Kevin Rowland has wanted to make since the mid-1980’s and it has finally arrived.Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, (available now), had been intended to be a soundtrack of an entire album ...
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GIG REVIEW: Belly

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Belly performing at Rock City Nottingham on Tuesday 19th July 2016Images and Review by Kevin CooperTanya Donelly, a key member of Throwing Muses and The Breeders, formed Belly in 1991 and after they released their 1993 debut album Star, and King in 1995, they broke up the following yea ...
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INTERVIEW: Gary Numan

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Gary Numan, singer songwriter, musician and record producer chats with Kevin Cooper about the financing of his latest album through Pledge Music, his autobiography Praying To The Aliens, becoming an Air Display Pilot Evaluator and his forthcoming tour of the UKGary Numan, born Gary Anthony ...
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INTERVIEW: Glenn Gregory

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Glenn Gregory, singer and songwriter with Heaven 17 chats with Kevin Cooper about the relationship between Martyn Ware and Phil Oakey, working with Tina Turner, the album Penthouse And Pavement and their forthcoming UK tourGlenn Gregory is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumen ...
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GIG REVIEW: Glen Matlock

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Glen Matlock performing at The Theatre Royal’s Third Stage (Nottingham) on Saturday 16th July 2016Images and Review by Kevin CooperIt seems that you can take the boy out of the Sex Pistols but you can’t take the Sex Pistols out of the boy.Glen Matlock was sacked for liking The Beat ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: HATTIE BRIGGS – YOUNG RUNAWAY

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Young Runaway is Hattie Briggs’ follow up album to last year’s excellent Red & Gold and is self-released on her own label, Wise Dog Records.With her first EP, My Shepherds Hut garnering significant attention as well as a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, Briggs made a life changing decision ...
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GIG REVIEW: David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul Tour

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David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul Tour: A Tribute To David Gest And Billy Paul performed at The Albert Hall Nottingham on Wednesday 13th July 2016Images and Review by Kevin CooperIn a year when we have lost a number of famous names, David Gest was probably the most flamboyant ...
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INTERVIEW: Frankie Poullain

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Frankie Poullain, bass guitarist with The Darkness chats with Kevin Cooper about leaving and then re-joining the band, his autobiography Dancing In The Darkness, their new studio album and their forthcoming performance at Splendour FestivalFrankie Poullain, is the bass guitarist the for ro ...
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GIG REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa

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Joe Bonamassa performing A Salute To The British Blues Explosion at Newark Castle on Friday 8th July 2016Images and Review by Kevin CooperThe rain kept off and the sun remained high in the sky as Joe Bonamassa came to Newark Castle last night on the last leg of a run of five special UK ...
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