The News and Mail speaks to the Screaming Dead

SCREAMING Dead frontman Sam Bignall is looking forward to the Undercover Festival in Woking next week but found time to answer a few questions for the News & Mail. The Cheltenham punks... Read more »

Hot Rods motor on in tribute to Barrie

ONE of THE anthems from the new wave era is Do Anything You Wanna Do, by Eddie and the Hot Rods. The 1977 hit is fondly remembered by thousands of music fans,... Read more »

Punk veterans Johnny Moped to play at Undercover Festival

WHEN the legends of punk rock are recalled, a name that often gets forgotten is Johnny Moped. But the band formed in Croydon in 1974 were one of the originals, playing regularly... Read more »

Music festival organisers are finalists for business awards

THE organisers of an annual music festival which was first held in West End are finalists in the small business of the year category of a national award scheme. ShyneFest, a family... Read more »

Stone Heroes at Undercover Festival

STONE Heroes, the female fronted “post punk pop rockers”, are set to release their debut album, Keepers of the Light, this year – and anyone going along to the Undercover Festival at... Read more »

German singing group helps Bisley kindersingen

A GERMAN singing group for children is running every Saturday morning at the Bisley Yurt. It was set up by Uta Williams, born in East Germany but resident in Knaphill since 2010.... Read more »

Woking Young Musician of the Year

AFTER making their mark at the Woking Music Festival, a selection of the most talented young musicians between the ages of 14 and 20 are due to compete for the Woking Young... Read more »

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

AS THE current star of What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Elesha Paul Moses has been wowing audiences around the country performing the songs of Tina Turner. But it’s not her... Read more »

‘Playing punk until I drop’

RODDY Byers played a pivotal role in the success of The Specials but was edged out by frontman Terry Hall. He now says he probably should never have been in the band... Read more »

Freak Like Me book charts local music fan’s time among the stars

A SURPRISE phone call from a pop star sparked an extraordinary adventure in which a teenager born in West Byfleet got to hang out with some of the world’s biggest stars. The... Read more »