Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Track of the week – Baby 126 by Ruby Confue

BABY 126 sounds like the distilled essence of summer, joyous dance grooves and brazen brass blend with street soul choruses and blasts of Shakespeare re-imagined as a hip-hop act to produce a brilliant and totally infectious feel good, future classic. It’s warm, breezy...

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...

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...

Return of the evening picnic at Lacock Abbey

THE grounds at Lacock Abbey will once again stay open late one evening this summer for visitors to enjoy picnics and live music. On Friday, June 19, visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the South Lawn...

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...

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...

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...

Wille and the Bandits ready to rock City Hall

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed roots warriors of the British Isles Wille and the Bandits will give Salisbury a taste of their classic brand of blues rock on February 20. The three piece - much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience - try to...