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SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW

SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Tue 10 Oct Timeless but never in step with fashion, perhaps one of the reasons Squeeze continue to pack out big old venues like St David’s Hall is the fact their music and style has never been framed by the eyeliner and padded shoulders or safety […]

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THE PRETENDERS | LIVE REVIEW

THE PRETENDERS | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 6 Oct Chrissie Hynde is a grandmother, a vegetarian, an animal lover and still rocks at 65. What’s not to love about her? She, along with her fellow Pretenders, sauntered on to the stage with her trademark shaggy hair, skinny jeans, t-shirt and sequinned […]

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JUSTIN HAYWARD | LIVE REVIEW

JUSTIN HAYWARD | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Mon 02 Oct Justin Hayward, singer/songwriter extraordinaire of the innovative, groundbreaking prog-art rock group The Moody Blues, began his set with a fellow Moodie Mike Pinder-composed song, Out And In, which is said to be about out-of-body experiences. That’s sort of what this concert felt […]

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WHITNEY – QUEEN OF THE NIGHT | LIVE REVIEW

WHITNEY – QUEEN OF THE NIGHT | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Sun 17 Sept Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest female singers of all time and although impossible to replace, the cast of Whitney – Queen Of The Night did a super job at reminding us of the legacy that […]

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NEIL SEDAKA | LIVE REVIEW

NEIL SEDAKA | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wed 20 Sept Neil Sedaka is like the cuddly grandad of classic American rock and pop, and a sell-out audience turned out to see him play St David’s Hall on the last date of his tour. One of the legendary Brill Building’s most famous composers, […]

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IMELDA MAY | LIVE REVIEW

IMELDA MAY | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 5 May Holy hot-rod! Yes, the commotion is true concerning Imelda May’s new look and album. Shock and awe. But has the queen really relinquished her crown? That’s what she says. I’m not quite so sure. While she has ditched her trademark two-tone quiff […]

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SHAKIN’ STEVENS | LIVE REVIEW

SHAKIN’ STEVENS | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Mon 24th Apr It seems almost cruel to have a support band for someone as iconic as Shakin’ Stevens. The crowd are here to see Shaky, no one else. And as J Lee And The Hoodoo Skulls launch into their set of muscular blues-rock, flinty […]

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CARO EMERALD | LIVE REVIEW

CARO EMERALD | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Tue 4 Apr The glamorous Ms Caro Emerald and her impressive seven-piece band of extremely talented musicians transported St David’s Hall into a smoky jazz club – this show being part of her Emerald Island Tour, named after her brand new EP of the same […]

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CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN | LIVE REVIEW

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Thurs 23 Apr You really don’t know what to expect when seeing Camille O’Sullivan live (unless you’ve seen her before, obviously); I definitely didn’t expect to hear an Oasis cover when I attended O’Sullivan’s gig. I was joined in the audience by a mainly middle-aged […]

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JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW

JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Sat 18 Mar The Phoenix that is James Arthur has most definitely risen from the ashes that became of his career in 2014. Performing in Cardiff last Saturday, he proved that he is flying higher than before, to an audience that clearly loved and understood […]