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The arts and entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard during the Covid19 crisis and, despite the Government’s promise of financial help to the sector as lockdown eases, many artists, shows and events are still under enormous press…

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Lockdown UK has put a lot of companies under enormous pressure and some sectors are faring better than others. The arts and entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard and in order to survive this global crisis, are having to develop innov…

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June 7, 2020

New Site For A New Era

Welcome To The New SiteBack in 2000 when I first entered the world of journalism, I never dreamt that 20 years later I would be the producer of a successful podcast show with tens of thousands of listeners. Of course, podcasts had never even been i…

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March 27, 2017

Award Nomination!

Twelve years after Apple created its iTunes podcast store, three years after Serial, the newest addition to the audio sector is to get its own awards ceremony...and we are in the running! The British Podcast Awards hope to discover the breakout hit…

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Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader has three BRIT Awards to her name, fronted punk outfit Gang of Four, harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, and topped the UK charts with Fairground Attraction. But when I caught up with her…

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Karine Polwart’s edgy and evocative writing and vocal poise have been steadily winning her respect and affection in the UK and internationally over the past six years as a member of traditional groups Malinky and Battlefield Band. But now th…

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It’s 30 years since The Proclaimers made their legendary TV debut on The Tube, performing the now classic song Letter From America. Back then, the charts were dominated by the likes of Rick Astley and Sinita and The Proclaimers were unlike a…

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There are few keyboard players as accomplished as Mick Gallagher. He’s contributed to albums by iconic punk-rockers The Clash, played with Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Robbie Williams, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox, and been a right Animal! …

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Laura Cantrell’s country vibe struck a chord with the Cambridge Folk Festival crowd with her soft, melodious tones wooing the audience. Her 2000 debut album, Not the Tremblin' Kind brought the Nashville-born and New York City-based performer…

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Roddy Frame is an absolute delight. It’s rare for a performer armed only with an acoustic guitar to create a sound which could be mistaken for ten men and his charismatic stage-presence completely captivates any audience. This style of per…

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