Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac gig in Wiltshire? It’s true

THE ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups - Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - return to City Hall on Wednesday 30 March, 7.30pm. Recognised internationally as the world’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute show, and with the...

It’s not unusual: Sir Tom Jones to play gig in local forest

THE legendary Sir Tom Jones has signed up to play a Forest Live date at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer. With more than 100 million record sales generated by hits such as ‘It’s Not Unusual’,’ Kiss’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘What’s New Pussycat’, Tom...

Fans vote for perfect 70s supergroup – plus the 70 best things about the...

FREDDIE Mercury on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Phil Collins on drums – not a bad little combo. That’s the dream line-up for the perfect 70s supergroup as voted for in a poll of 2,000...