History in the making as the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ come together for the first and only time

On 4th December 1956, one man brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to play together for the first and only time. His name was Sam Phillips, and he would later become known as the father of rock and roll...the place was the legendary Sun Records, the record label responsible for … Continue reading History in the making as the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ come together for the first and only time

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Christmas arrives a day early with a visit to ‘The Red Shoes’ at Sadler’s Wells

Loved Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes', which I watched today at the consistently-excellent Sadler's Wells. Impossible to fault any aspect of this elegant tear-jerker of a show: the dancing, costumes and sets were all perfect. Such a moving story, and its themes as relevant now as ever: this story of obsession, possession and one … Continue reading Christmas arrives a day early with a visit to ‘The Red Shoes’ at Sadler’s Wells

A pre-Christmas cracker with Go West and Nik Kershaw

Amazing time tonight at Indigo at The O2, watching two of my favourite 80s artists, Nik Kershaw and Go West, perform tracks old, new and borrowed. Love the way their voices combined and the fact that they're all obviously good mates and wanted to make sure we had the best possible time (which we did; … Continue reading A pre-Christmas cracker with Go West and Nik Kershaw

A brilliant acoustic set from Years & Years and some VERY special guests – and all for a good cause

Brilliant time tonight watching Years & Years perform an acoustic set at Union Chapel, in aid of Shelter. Olly Alexander has the most incredible voice and is also a very talented pianist - just those two things combined would have kept me entertained all night, but he and the band had other plans, including duets … Continue reading A brilliant acoustic set from Years & Years and some VERY special guests – and all for a good cause

Just what I’ve always wanted…an evening with Mari Wilson

I loved watching Mari Wilson perform tonight. She was at The Other Palace to promote her album ‘Pop Deluxe’, a tribute to the British female singers who she grew up listening to and loving: Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clark... In between tracks Mari regaled us with wry & witty tales of her childhood in … Continue reading Just what I’ve always wanted…an evening with Mari Wilson