Wednesday, August 23, 2017

From the Apes to Amor, Pewsey Music Festival is ready to rock you

LOCAL favourite Jon Amor will headline this weekend's Pewsey Music Festival. Saturday's festivities in Cooper's Field kick off at midday with The Apes of Rock. A steady stream of live music follows with eight bands in total on the main stage interspersed...

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...

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...

Royal wedding harpist to play Swindon after recovering from chronic illness

ROYAL wedding harpist Claire Jones returns to the concert platform this spring, with a tour promoting her new album, ‘Journey’. She’ll arrive at Swindon Arts Centre on Saturday 16 January for an evening of stirring music drawn from the world...

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...

John Otway set for Devizes gig…and he’s bringing his Theremin

UNDERGROUND cult hero John Otway will be performing at The Lamb in Devizes on Friday 20 May. A textbook example of how to have fun, and not take yourself too seriously, his autobiography is subtitled "Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure".  Now it seems...

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...

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...

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....

Mike McCoy lined up for next West Point country music night

WEST POINT CMC will be holding another stellar evening of country music this month. Hot on the heels of Dave Montana's set at The Ferndale Club in Swindon on Friday night, local boy Mike McCoy will take the mic for...

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...

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...

The Stranglers, right here in Black & White

THE Stranglers hit the road next month for a full UK tour - with City Hall Salisbury poised to host the punk legends on March 21. The band will showcase their fabled Black & White album, both chronologically and in its entirety,...

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...

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...