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The Legend that is Albert Lee

The truth is that I knew very little about Albert Lee, but his gig at the Jersey Opera House last week was a part of his ongoing and gruelling tour in what is his 76th year, which speaks volumes.  Just looking at the dates and the venues spread around the world makes me feel tired.

Music to Heal the Troubled Mind

Depression can strike individuals at any age and sufferers from this debilitating illness come from all walks of life. One young musician, Leeds-based Rock/Alternative multi-instrumentalist, Aiden Hatfield, openly suffers from depression. He believes he wouldn’t be alive if music wasn’t a part of his life. He has played in bands since he was 13, but today, he goes solo. His debut single, THIS IS NEVER ENDING, is released today.

Monday’s Muse: Michael Jackson

She's Out of My Life, written by Tom Bahler, has reduced me to emotional pulp a thousand times, there is such a purity and passion in his voice, especially when he performed it live.

The Mozaics Experience

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 →

REBECCA FERGUSON – A Class Act

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 →

STAGE STRUCK

Amy's performance as Nollie Fairtree singing Honey Bun bought the house down, much to Connie's pique.  

Wrap your ears around the Iron Boot Scrapers!

“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 →

Happy Halloween – Welcome to a Writer’s Nightmare

Les Mis Parody

So I hedged a bit before posting a parody of Le Mis, believing that nobody has the right to take the micheal out of such a beautiful contribution to the musical theatre ... but it really made me smile so I couldn't help myself.

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