Buzz

JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

Ahead of their joint UK tour, Ben Newman had a chat with Jools Holland and legendary Puerto Rican guitarist José Feliciano about the wonders of collaboration and the power of music to cross bridges… “There’s no stress” says Jools, reflecting on his collaboration with musical hero José Feliciano. “Truth is, when we start playing together, […]

 Buzz

GRACE PETRIE | INTERVIEW

GRACE PETRIE | INTERVIEW

One of the UK’s leading folk singers at the moment, and also one it’s most politically active, Grace Petrie has been tirelessly touring the UK for many years. Now she’s bringing her festive tour, ‘Lefty Christmas’ to Wales this December. Megan Potterton had a chat with the singer. “I feel like one of the luckiest […]

 Buzz

THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

Elizabeth Szymczak speaks to The Chimes director Judith Roberts about the adaption of the Dickens classic, as well as the experience of inviting members of the homeless community to join the production. How did this production of The Chimes come about? I’ve known the writer [David Willis] for many years, and this is a piece he’d been […]

 Buzz

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

Never one to take the easy option or settle for simplicity, Phill Jupitus has spent over 30 years entertaining the nation whilst rarely doing the same thing twice. Most will know him from his stint as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks or his excellent (albeit acrimoniously ending) 6 Music radio show. In fact, […]

 Buzz

ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

The largest and longest-running Welsh food festival is hosting another Christmas-themed fair, as Jake Young looks ahead to what’s on offer. Still stocking up for Christmas and preparing festivities? If you’re not sure where to even begin, look no further, as the annual Abergavenny Christmas Fair has you covered. The acclaimed festival was started by […]

 Buzz

KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

With her regular Christmas tours now a part of the winter calendar for her fans, Sophie Williams caught up with singer/songwriter Kate Rusby to talk folk, festivities, and the future. “I just adore Christmas…I’m not somebody that wants to start it in October but when it comes around I’m like yeah, it’s time!” exclaims Kate […]

 Buzz

MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

The one-liner standup speaks to Alec Evans about the nonsense and escapism of his Milton Jones Is Out There tour. His CV features everything from Mock The Week to Live At The Apollo, and it’s fair to say even casual followers of comedy will have seen some of Milton Jones’ material. With his nonsensical one-liner style, reminiscent […]

 Buzz

PENDERYN WHISKY: STEPHEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

PENDERYN WHISKY: STEPHEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

Stephen Davies, Chief executive at Penderyn, Wales’ premier whisky distillery, had a chat with Buzz about the distillery’s recent successes. Can you tell us a bit about the Penderyn whisky bottle redesign? This is our Madiera Finish single malt whiskey which first launched back in 2004. The packaging has been unchanged since 2004, but we […]

 Buzz

HAY-ON-WYE WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

HAY-ON-WYE WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

Hay-on-Wye is a lovely little place, isn’t it? It’s like being cwtched into the most tranquil place in the world, nestled between the River Wye and the crisp countryside air, but Hay-on-Wye is hiding a terrible secret. Behind the valleys and plains that surround this idyllic Powys village lies a shocking truth: Hay-on-Wye is hiding […]

 Buzz

ASTROID BOYS | INTERVIEW

ASTROID BOYS | INTERVIEW

With the release of their debut album, Broke after many years of gestation on the Cardiff scene and now an arena tour supporting Enter Shikari, Astroid Boys have gone from strength to strength this year. Peeking up over the underground, Buzz wonders if that’s had an impact on their music, going from bedroom producers to signed […]