20/02/2022

  What a way to start the week! Early noughties singer, and self-confessed ‘guilty pleasure’, James Blunt was welcomed to the stage in the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Monday 7th February 2022. Throughout Blunt’s musical career, there’s been an apparent shift in his music style, his adherence to emotive soft rock is echoed within his earlier singles, such as his tear jerking (and chart topping) ballads ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’ from the debut album ‘Back to Bedlam’…

18/02/2022

  Postmodern Jukebox are bringing “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby” across the pond, in the shape of The Grand Reopening Tour. The time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are set to make the ‘20s roar again – kicking off in Belfast on 20th April, the tour will delight 20 cities across the UK, including Liverpool, Cambridge, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Edinburgh, Guildford, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Northampton, Birmingham, Ipswich, Margate, Southend, Oxford, Norwich and renowned London venue – the Palladium….

11/02/2022

Boyzlife announce the ‘Old School’ headline tour across the UK, which will see the band perform new songs from their upcoming original material studio album, ‘Old School’, due on May 6 and classic hits from Boyzone and Westlife. Boyzlife will kick off their colossal 27-city outing on Monday 22 September at Liverpool’s premier arts and entertainment the Philharmonic Hall, and make a stop at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on Sunday 2nd October. Boyzlife is the supergroup formed by long time…

07/11/2021

Thank You – Summer Tour One of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time, Diana Ross has shaped the sound of popular music. In the 1960s she reigned as the Queen of Motown, leading The Supremes to chart dominance with hits such as Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, and You Keep Me Hangin’ On. Ms. Ross released a new album on Nov 5.   The title track from her upcoming album, Thank You, was released…

15/10/2021

EVER wanted to hear opera classics like Carmen, Aida, Samson and Delilah, Rusalka and more all in one place? Well, now you can as Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra presents an Opera Spectacular on Friday 15 October 2021!   Experience the passion of Puccini, the grandeur of Verdi, the wit of Offenbach and the fervour of Saint-Saëns in this captivating concert also featuring Rachael Marsh and tenor Andrew Rawlings from Dennis O’Neill CBE’s Wales International Academy of Voice. Neil Collins chats to…

29/07/2021

Applications are now open for a new music industry project, Honey Sessions, which launches this summer to educate, mentor and inspire young songwriters, artists and producers aged 16-26 who create Hip Hop, Rap, Grime, R’n’B and Pop Music in Wales.  The ‘Honey Sessions’ will take place throughout August 2021, and will provide a unique opportunity for five young artists and five producers to work together to make brand new music, further their knowledge of the industry and enhance their creative…

15/04/2020

On Easter Sunday (April 12), in a moment that made the world stand still, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli broke multiple records with an emotionally-charged solo performance, streamed exclusively live via YouTube from the Duomo in Milan. This historic event reached over 2.8 million peak concurrent viewers, making it one of the biggest musical live stream performances of all-time and the largest simultaneous audience for a classical live stream in YouTube history. The video received more than 28 million views from across the globe in its first…

12/06/2019

  Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones recently played a rare and intimate solo concert at St David’s Hall and we were privileged to attend. Looking around at the fans in the bar before the performance started revealed a variety of ages, which was testament to the fact that Kelly’s music is both relevant and timeless.  This is the first concert I have ever attended where the fans were so friendly and welcoming – especially the lovely gentlemen from Port Talbot who…

21/05/2019

Award-winning trumpet player, Chris Hodgkins, leads an outstanding Anglo/American quartet for this UK tour – New York based, South Korean Jinjoo Yoo on piano, guitarist Wayne Wilkinson and Alison Rayner on bass. “I had the opportunity to record and work with Wayne in the UK in 2017 and for the tour I added Alison Rayner – my favourite bass player,” explains Hodgkins.  “A year ago I heard Jinjoo Yoo’s work on a blog “Jazz Lives”. I was knocked out with her playing,…

15/04/2019

Carl Marsh: The opening night of your new tour is here in Cardiff, will it all be new material or are you going to throw some of the old stuff in? Ben Haenow: Yes, I think you’ve got to do some of the older stuff, but I’ve had another album out since. I’m on my second album now and I’m also doing my third, so it’s going to be a lot of the new material and a lot of that…