In 2008 I fell in love with everything about Mama Mia! The Movie, the jukebox musical romantic comedy based on the 1999 musical. The screenplay was written by British playwright, Catherine Johnson and featured an eye-watering cast list of supremely talented actors to play the wonderfully identifiable characters. All wrapped up in the music of the iconic ABBA, with... Continue Reading →
Life is not all about winning, it is how you handle yourself when somebody deliberately snatches away your moment in time.
Lovely the woods, waters, meadows, combes, vales, Gerard Manley Hopkins My step-father's family came from Wales and were living in bucolic Anglesey when he was born. I have always been drawn to the country, spending many holidays enjoying the breathtaking beaches of the Pembrokeshire coast, as well returning to the Hay Festival, time and time... Continue Reading →
There was a time when I thought knew the Jersey music scene pretty well. Now older and wider around the middle, I rarely venture out at night, especially when it is 0 degrees outside. But, Jersey has never been short of talented musicians. Waking up to a Siberian blizzard yesterday morning as the Beast from... Continue Reading →
I saw Liverpool-born Rebecca Ferguson perform tonight at the Jersey Opera House. I booked the best seats in the house months ago because I've been a big fan since I first saw Rebecca flourish as a performer on the X-Factor stage in 2010 when she was runner-up to Matt Cardle. Shortly after the X-Factor Rebecca was signed... Continue Reading →
“Great, marvelous, brilliant!” – KT Tunstall From Brighton (UK) to brighten your Monday (wherever in the world you happen to be) Ladies and Gentlemen ... it gives me very great pleasure to introduce you to fantabulous, foot stomping, toe tapping, steam punkiness at it's very best ... guaranteed to tickle your sousaphone ... I give you the... Continue Reading →