THE BAND THAT GOT AWAY - Paul Andrews never got to see Pink Floyd play live

One Experience not to be missed

FOR Paul Andrews his love affair with Pink Floyd started when he was learning guitar at the age of 13 – unfortunately for him it was also the date of the band’s... Read more »
FOUR-CE TO BE RECKONED WITH – Baz Warne has told the small section of fans who still want to see Hugh Cornwell to just accept the ‘new’ band line-up

The Stranglers’ Baz not bothered by the naysayers

IT MUST have been one of the most daunting jobs in rock music – taking over from a legend like Hugh Cornwell to front The Stranglers. But somehow Baz Warne has made... Read more »
WE HAVE LIFT OFF – National Youth Ballet executive and artistic director Jill Tookey believes some of the dancers in her company will go on to become professionals

National Youth Ballet dancers tipped for the top

THE ballet stars of the future will be showcasing their skills in Surrey this month with a wide variety of excerpts from Toad to the Polovtsian Dances. The National Youth Ballet will... Read more »
DEDICATION – Dreamboy Tommy Love, who trains full time, is one of 10 lads who appear in each show

David living Dream thanks to buff Boys

DAVID RICHARDS will never forget the first time he took his clothes off for money – he says it left him scarred for life! “That very first time will never leave me... Read more »
FREDDIES’ KINGS OF QUEEN – an army of six singers were needed to cover Freddie Mercury’s extensive talents, and all can be caught at the New Victoria Theatre from May 21

Pressure on for stars of Freddie Mercury tribute

FREDDIE MERCURY was such a huge musical talent it takes six singers to reproduce his range in the latest Queen tribute musical, Bohemian Rhapsody. One of them is Nathan James – the... Read more »

Steve Diggle gives Buzzcocks hits acoustic overhaul

His buzzsaw guitar sound was an essential part of the punk sound, but now there’s a chance to hear Steve Diggle in acoustic mode. As guitarist with The Buzzcocks he came up... Read more »

Pip Utton’s Adolf Hitler portrayal was purely accidental

ADOLF HITLER is in his Berlin bunker in 1945 and ranting violently as he awaits the inevitable collapse of the Third Reich. His words are poisonous, of course – but beware, some... Read more »

Jimmy Osmond relives sounds of his musical youth

WHY would audiences flock to hear 1970s cheesy classics like YMCA, Blame It On The Boogie, We Are Family and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart? Because those old hits were the soundtrack... Read more »

Grumpy dads in Jam along with Pudsey…panto a big hit for all the family

Dick Whittington, New Victoria Theatre, Woking WHEN Paul Weller wrote The Jam’s 1980 No.1 hit Going Underground, I doubt if he ever imagined it would crop up in a pantomime in his home... Read more »

Top musicians volunteer for Spike Edney’s SAS mission

FOR anyone looking for an antidote to the manufactured pop of X Factor, there’s a Christmas treat in store. “It’s about people who can really sing and really play,” says Spike Edney... Read more »