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HANSON | LIVE REVIEW

HANSON | LIVE REVIEW   Cardiff University Students Union, Fri 6 Dec. Having performed together for more than twenty years, with nine studio albums, over 16 million record sales and legions of fans all over the world, it is somewhat surprising to discover that this is the first time that Grammy-nominated, 90’s boy band sensations […]

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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 21 Nov Cardiff’s Globe saw the dapper J Willgoose Esq and Wrigglesworth perform their banjo and synth-rich music before a bank of old school televisions –  showing old public information films of long-gone scenes such as Spitfires and Edmund Hillary reaching the peak of Everest. […]

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THE GOWER HOTEL | FOOD REVIEW

THE GOWER HOTEL | FOOD REVIEW   11 Church Lane, Bishopston, Swansea. Info: 01792 234111/ www.thegowerhotel.co.uk Perfectly located in the heart of The Gower, this delightful boutique hotel has recently been taken over and now being run by a local Welsh family. The Gower Hotel is minutes away from Oxwich Bay and a stone’s throw […]

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PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS | LIVE REVIEW

PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS | LIVE REVIEW   Wales Millennium Centre, Mon 18 Nov Whilst he is most well-known for his appearances on Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Just A Minute, Merton is probably one of, if not the, most prolific and talented improvisation comedians performing in Britain today. Every Sunday […]

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN | LIVE REVIEW

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN | LIVE REVIEW   Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union, Fri 1 Nov New Jersey ‘mathcore’ rockers The Dillinger Escape Plan tore up Cardiff SU’s Great Hall last Friday with their trademark brand of laser-like precise hardcore and unrestrained, violent stage moves. One of the joys of being a fan of […]

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GREEN MAN | LIVE REVIEW

“Thing is,” said my friend. He took a drag on his rollie and waited for a woman in a huge cardboard box to dance past us. “Thing is, I think Green Man’s at a kind of crossroads this year. It’s become big now, y’know? It’s not just be this mad little hippie thing anymore. It’s changing.”

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GREG DAVIES: THE BACK OF MY MUM’S HEAD | COMEDY REVIEW

Since his last tour, Greg Davies has firmly established himself as a household name through his countless appearances on television, his role in the Inbetweeners and more recently through the BBC Three series Cuckoo. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his latest tour The Back of My Mum’s Head is pretty much a sell-out for all of his dates.

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ALUN COCHRANE | COMEDY REVIEW

Cochrane proves that even in dark moments humour can arise, and herein lies the crux of his theory that there is nothing funnier than life itself.

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LAUREN PRITCHARD | LIVE REVIEW

You could be forgiven for thinking you could predict in advance what Lauren Pritchard sounds like. Folksy, low-key, earnest-yet-charming, right? Wrong.

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CHRIS ADDISON | COMEDY REVIEW

*** “His observations would undoubtedly brighten up any evening at the pub, but as a stand-up performance, you find yourself waiting for a pay-off that’s only intermittently delivered.”