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BBC SINGER OF THE WORLD | FEATURE

BBC SINGER OF THE WORLD | FEATURE

It’s a busy month for Cardiff, and joining Justin Bieber and the Champions League Final this month is the BBC Singer of the World Competition 2017. With recitals taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between Sun 11 and Sun 18 June, the final is being held at St David’s Hall […]

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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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DANSATION XIII | STAGE PREVIEW

DANSATION XIII | STAGE PREVIEW

St. David’s Hall, Cardiff Sat 8 + Sun 9 April The Debbie Chapman Dancers will take to the stage at St. David’s Hall this April to perform their new show Dansation XIII, which will celebrate 30 years of Debbie Chapman’s Dancing school. Having started off with just two classes a week of six children, Chapman […]

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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 […]

 Chris Williams

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 […]

 Lucy Menon

LORD OF THE DANCE | STAGE REVIEW

LORD OF THE DANCE | STAGE REVIEW

  St David’s Hall, Cardiff Friday 27th January 2017 To start the show there was a video of Michael Flatley explaining how the company have made it against the odds and the importance of following dreams. Flatley also states that Lord of the Dance is the biggest selling dance show of all time and, after […]

 Lucy Menon

BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

  St David’s Hall, Cardiff Fri 20 Jan To start the concert, we were treated to three unaccompanied choral pieces by Anton Bruckner comprised of Moetets: Locus iste; Os justi; Christus factus est; Ave Maria. There were about a hundred members of the choir and the sound they produced was incredible and deeply moving. The second part, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony […]

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CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES | LIVE REVIEW

CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 9 Dec Cardiff Philharmonic have been promoting this evening with a hastily arranged poster and some cherishably naff photos of conductor (and CPO co-founder) Michael Bell fending off a light sabre-waving Darth Vader with his baton. Such japery. […]

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