Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Award-winning folk duo heading for Steam

An award-winning folk duo will bring their atmospheric music to Steam, Swindon's famous museum of the Great Western Railway. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin will perform in the railway museum’s Hawksworth Hall as part of their Out of the Ordinary...

MUSIC: Gaz knows his place

SWINDON-born, Bristol-based, Gaz Brookfield roars the title track on his forthcoming album, “I know my place, and I know what you want from me.” Claiming it’s to “become another functioning member of society.” I digress, favouring he’d remain doing...

Swindon Shuffle Music Festival shifts up a gear with new Robins speedway partnership

THE local grassroots music festival, Swindon Shuffle, and local speedway team, Swindon Robins, have announced the Robins as the headline sponsor of this year’s festival. The festival, now in its tenth year, celebrates the local original music community and also...

Jarid’s Narrowcliff aiming to scale the music heights

FRESH from a trip to Glastonbury, Chippenham singer-songwriter Jarid Clark has formed a new indie rock band called Narrowcliff. The 23-year-old voice of the hugely successful Chippenham BID Christmas video has enjoyed a brilliant year as a solo artist, with...

10 Day Orchestra Challenge coming to Swindon

MUSICAL trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are set to take their latest orchestra challenge on tour in 10 different locations across England and Scotland. They’ve completed challenges to create pop-up orchestras at Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival, for Decca...

Grammy legend Carpenter to bring a taste of Nashville to Wiltshire

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter comes to City Hall Salisbury on Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm. She will be performing timeless hits from her expansive and beloved 14-album catalogue and new songs...

Undercover Hippy leads all-star summer line up at CH3

THINK Live nights bring the best in alternative music to Salisbury's City Hall. CH3, which is their smallest performance space, gives you that club feeling with fantastic live music. Past performers have included Gaz Brookfield, CC Smugglers and Beans on...

Brit-nominated John Grant all set for City Hall gig

JOHN GRANT City Hall Salisbury, Wednesday 8 June, 7.30pm Plus Special Guest Meilyr Jones IT'S been the most spectacular of journeys, from a place in time when John Grant feared he’d never make music again, to winning awards, accolades...

Glastonbury Festival set to relocate to new Wiltshire home

ONE of the world's biggest music festival is set to move to Wiltshire. Longleat is looking like the red-hot favourite to host the Glastonbury Festival from 2018, after founder Michael Eavis confirmed the event would be looking to move due to ongoing complications...

Another 6 Swindon-related songs you should listen to

Pop-picker Angela Atkinson, aka the  Born Again Swidonian , returns with a fresh batch of tunes inspired by the town… Following on from an earlier post, listing 5 Swindon-related songs, here are a dozen more. Numbers 1 and 4 are previously unknown to me....

Sheer in the Lamb: Esperi rings out the rainbow bells

IT'S Saturday night, I’m off to Sheer in the Lamb……No, no, no; not sheering the lamb, this maybe rural Devizes but I’m no shepherd; please try to keep up. Sheer is the music promotion of Kieran Moore who has been...

A Wild night in store with Willy’s French Connection

FROM a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with riproaring fiddle and banjo – Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, comes to...

No need to walk 500 miles…The Proclaimers set for Wiltshire gig

BRITAIN'S favourite musical twins bring their latest tour to Wiltshire next month, with The Proclaimers set to play Salisbury's City Hall on May 21. Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed huge success across the globe as...

5 great Swindon-related songs

INSPIRED by a post on Facebook by Swindon Web and starting with the video they posted, Angela Atkinson of AA Editorial Services and Born Again Swidonian fame has compiled five tracks that feature or are related to Swindon in some way. Some of them world famous – one...

Coldplay, Muse…& Jarid Clark: Chippenham songwriter set to play Glastonbury 2016

A SINGER-SONGWRITER from Chippenham will be rubbing shoulders with Coldplay and Muse this summer after being invited to perform at the Glastonbury Festival. Jarid Clark will take to the Avalon Café Stage at the world-famous event in June after applying...