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RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

John McLoughlin chats to bushcraft expert Ray Mears about his new tour Born to Go Wild and the most pressing environmental issues. Bushcraft expert and woodlore god Ray Mears has graced television screens for two decades, bringing his unique brand of survivalist philosophy to the public. Despite the success of danger-dodging personalities like Bear Grylls […]

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FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

Even those of us with little exposure to classical music will find something to set the soul on fire this October, as the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra tune up to write a love letter to Russia in their stand out concert – From Russia… With Love. This programme is part of a city-wide celebration remembering the […]

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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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Russell Brand – Re:Birth | Live Review

Russell Brand – Re:Birth | Live Review **** St. David’s Hall, Cardiff Wed 11 Nov Russell Brand wants us to know that he is no longer a sexual pirate, a “fuckaneer”. Gone are the days of his heroin-fuelled philandering.  He has evolved beyond his carnal compulsions thanks to the birth of his first child, Mabel, […]

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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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JUSTIN HAYWARD | INTERVIEW PART 2

JUSTIN HAYWARD | INTERVIEW PART 2

JUSTIN HAYWARD | INTERVIEW PART 2   Rhonda Lee Reali talks to the Moody Blues frontman ahead of his gig at Cardiff St David’s Hall on Mon 2 Oct. Part 1 is here.   The song Troubadour, which is included on your latest album All The Way, is on the country side of things. Will you be […]

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JUSTIN HAYWARD | INTERVIEW PART 1

JUSTIN HAYWARD | INTERVIEW PART 1 Rhonda Lee Reali talks to the Moody Blues frontman ahead of his gig at Cardiff St David’s Hall on Mon 2 Oct. Part two to follow on that very day! Prog rock mega-group The Moody Blues started off as a rhythm & blues outfit in 1964, adding guitarist/lead vocalist […]

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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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