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 →
Having survived my 12.5 hour trip from Jersey to Faro, with Mr Mucus clasped tightly to my chest, I started sweating him out in the glorious Algarvean sunshine the following morning. I didn't last very long in the heat and spent the afternoon in bed. I balked at the suggestion of going out for an... Continue Reading →
Don't worry. Social Media maybe awash with crying imojis, but I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. All it means is that the fabulous five have now become the fantastic four as the show goes on with Jamie, Matt, Tom and Michael as a four piece. We all wish Richard well and eagerly await news of his plans.
If you are of a sensitive musical theatre disposition, then do not listen to Collabro's Act Two whilst you are driving your car, which is where I started listening to it the other day. If I want completely uninterrupted listening time, I play CDs in my car. There are 10 tracks on this album and by track 2, I thought that I... Continue Reading →
CALLABRO to release a special edition of their album Stars on 8th December 2014, it will include the Christmas classics Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas as well as the band’s version of A Great Big World’s Say Something and Falling Slowly from the musical Once.
I defy anybody of a certain age to say they have never heard of the song "Copacabana", also known as "Copacabana (At the Copa)", recorded by Barry Manilow in 1978. Written by Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman, it was released as the third and final single from Manilow's fifth studio album, Even Now (1978).... Continue Reading →
I saw The Jersey Bounce for the first time supporting Tom Jones earlier this year on a big stage and absolutely loved their performance. Quite why I had never seen them before is beyond me! This is an incredible, Jersey-based,10 piece jazz/swing band fronted by Mark Willmett who has been performing swing most of his... Continue Reading →
What a long way Ray Quinn has come since his first audition on the X Factor in 2006, aged 17. Sharon Osbourne, generally pretty astute when it comes to assessing star quality, summed up his audition by saying "Some people have a natural gift for entertaining .... and you are a natural ...". It is... Continue Reading →