Byrds McGuinn To Play Cardiff Glee Club

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3:27pm Friday 1st August 2014

Legendary former Byrds frontman and founding member, Roger McGuinn will returns for a string of UK dates this September including an appearance at Cardiff Glee Club on November 4.

The South To Play Castle Roc

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3:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

The South will play this years Castell Roc festival on Thursday August 21.

Laura On Song with New EP

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3:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

Earlier this year, 23-year-old mezzo soprano Laura Wright - one of the biggest selling classical artists in the UK this decade – stopped halfway round her London Marathon run to sing Jerusalem on Tower Bridge.

Sixties Gold, St David's Hall

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3:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

Sixties Gold

Doctor Who Live Music Will Be A Universal Experience

3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide will present the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues in May 2015 taking in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on May 25, 2015.

Rob Reed Talks about New Album Sanctuary

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3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Rob Reed releases a unique new album, Sanctuary, next week through Tigermoth Records. Sanctuary is produced, mixed and engineered by Rob Reed, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album.

Alison Balsom Brings Something For Everyone

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3:18pm Friday 1st August 2014

Andy Howells chats to musician Alison Balsom ahead of her show in St David’s Hall this October.

Welsh Proms launches in Cardiff this weekend

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3:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

Summer in the city brings the magnificent Welsh Proms Cardiff to the centre of the St David’s Hall stage in an exciting programme of un-missable live music. The Welsh Proms Cardiff brings a carnival atmosphere to St David’s Hall in a week-long festival of music which is the highlight of the summer calendar in Cardiff 19 - 26 July.

2 Rude to play Newport Charity Show

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3:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

On the 19th July 2014 2 Rude will be hosting the Big 10 charity event at the Bassment night club in Newport, South Wales. It will be one night, 10 charities and a whole lot of music madness!

Blysh festival stars The Siren Sisters release debut album

Free Press Series: NEW ALBUM: The Siren Sisters

11:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Siren Sisters were formed in 2010 and have appealed to audiences young and old. The trio have based their success on a true representation of the 1940s era and made numerous performances on television, radio and their successful theatre show Christmas With The Siren Sisters.

Jamie Smith's Mabon Headline Folk Prom Event

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3:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Welsh Proms 2014 will present ‘Festival of Folk' a celebration of music with workshops, master classes and have-a-go sessions with live bands on July 20.

Tubular Bells revisited

3:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Rob Reed, announces the release of a unique new album, Sanctuary, on 21st July through Tigermoth Records. Sanctuary is produced, mixed and engineered by Rob, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album.

Kids In Glass Houses To Play Merthyr Rock Festival

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1:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

Merthyr Rock, South Wales’ heavy rock festival is pleased to announce the ‘Road to Merthyr Tour’ featuring a string of dates with Kids In Glass Houses at intimate Welsh venues this August, in the run up to the one-day festival.

From Nutini With Caustic Love

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12:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

Without doubt 2014 is the year of Paolo Nutini. His Acclaimed third album ‘Caustic Love’ went straight in at number 1, quickly reaching platinum status, and now with his biggest tour to date scheduled for the autumn, including an additional date in Cardiff on October 31 , Paolo Nutini looks set to cement his place as one of the country’s leading artists.

Music Of The Big O To Take Centre Stage In Cardiff

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12:57pm Monday 14th July 2014

In September, Barry Steele will present his all live spectacular Multi Media Tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Roy Orbison hits from the 60’s right through to the Late 80’s Using both Original and film footage from the era, and backed by his fabulous band, Barry Steele will bring the life and character of Roy Orbison back to the centre stage, where it truly belongs, as he puts the rock back into The Big O, with his trademark dark rimmed glasses, soaring vocals and Orbison style.

Black Star Rioders To Play SteelHouse Festival

12:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

Fresh from the hugely successful tour in late 2013, Black Star Riders are set to hitting the road again this summer with an appearance at AsteelHouse festival on July 19.

That's What Happens - Chas And Dave Still Going Strong 40 Years on - Chas Hodges Interview

12:53pm Monday 14th July 2014

Andy Howells catches up with Chas Hodges of Chas n Dave for a quick “Rabbit”

Joanne Shaw Taylor will bring The Dirty Truth to Cardiff Globe

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12:47pm Monday 14th July 2014

British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to UK shores with a nationwide November 2014 UK Tour, that follows her forthcoming new studio album, “The Dirty Truth”. She will play Cardiff Globe on Tuesday November 18.

Unique Summer Festival For Tintern

12:50pm Friday 4th July 2014

Two sites in Tintern associated with religious worship for nearly a thousand years are the setting in mid-July for a unique festival.

Big Mac Brings Wholly Soul to Ebbw Vale

12:48pm Friday 4th July 2014

On Friday 11th July Big Macs Wholly Soul Band are making their debut performance at the Ebbw Vale Institute,Church Street.Ebbw Vale on Saturday 12th July.

Brit Star Alison Balsom Prepares For Welsh Show

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12:48pm Friday 4th July 2014

Multi Brit award winning Alison Balsom marks her most ambitious year yet recording a new album with acclaimed jazz producer Guy Barker and embarks on her first ever headline UK tour which brings her to Cardiff's St David's Hall on October 5.

Jazz Star Gregory Porter To Play Cardiff

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12:48pm Friday 4th July 2014

With a groove that never quits and a voice of incredible virtuosity, Gregory Porter has broken through the buzz to become the undisputed new star of vocal jazz.

No Devotion To Bring Intimate Gig To Cardiff

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12:48pm Friday 4th July 2014

No Devotion is set to make it’s global debut with an exclusive, intimate tour later on this month kicking off at Cardiff's CF10 venue on July 22.

The Who Mark 50th Anniversary With New Tour

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12:48pm Friday 4th July 2014

2014 sees THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands celebrate 50 Years of Maximum R+B.

Glastonbury Headliners Kasabian Announce Welsh Show

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12:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

Hot on the heels of headlining last weekends Glastonbury Festival, Kasabian have announced details of their forthcoming UK tour which brings them to Cardiff on Sunday, November 23.

A Spectactular Line-Up For Welsh Proms

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12:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

Summer in the city brings the magnificent Welsh Proms Cardiff to the centre of the St David’s Hall stage in an exciting programme of un-missable live music. The Welsh Proms Cardiff brings a carnival atmosphere to St David’s Hall in a week-long festival of music which is the highlight of the summer calendar in Cardiff 19 - 26 July.

Barrowman's Back With New Tour

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8:29pm Friday 27th June 2014

Britain’s best all-round entertainer John Barrowman is announcing a 16-date tour for 2015 in support of his new album, ‘You Raise Me Up’ (June 30th release). This will be John’s first full UK tour in four years, and promises to be an entertainment experience not to be missed.

Meet Georgia Paterson

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7:02pm Friday 27th June 2014

Andy Howells chats to singer/songwriter Georgia Paterson

Meet Danielle Lewis

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6:02pm Friday 27th June 2014

Andy Howells chats to New Quay singer/songwriter Danielle Lewis following her recent appearance at Newport's Big Splash festival

Ray Davies Announces Cardiff Show

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11:05am Friday 27th June 2014

The legendary Ray Davies, formerly lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, brings his ‘You Really Got Me’ show to St David’s Hall Cardiff this September, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ‘You Really Got Me’ going to Number 1, in the UK charts.

Kast Off Kinks To Relive 60s Heyday In Cardiff

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11:04am Friday 27th June 2014

Dedicated followers of fashion will not want to miss the ultimate tribute to 60s band The Kinks when The Kast Off Kinks play St David’s Hall on June 27.

Robert Plant Announces Newport Show

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9:17am Friday 27th June 2014

Robert Plant has announced a date at Newport Centre on November 9, following the release of his new album, ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, which will be released September 8th on Nonesuch/East West Records.

Martyn Joseph Launches Charity With Series Of Concerts

10:06am Sunday 15th June 2014

Welshman Martyn Joseph, one of the UK’s best-loved and most affecting singer songwriters is about to fulfil a long-held ambition, officially launching his own charitable trust to benefit both global charities and grass roots “people” projects in the UK and beyond.

Elio brings the songs of Billy Joel to life on stage

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10:05am Saturday 14th June 2014

Singer/songwriter and piano-player Elio Pace will bring the Billy Joel Songbook tour to Monmouth’s Savoy Theatre on June 27.

Imelda May announces Cardiff show

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12:48pm Friday 13th June 2014

Ireland’s reigning musical queen, the truly unique Imelda May, is set to return to the UK this winter for a comprehensive nationwide tour. The tour follows the release of Imelda May’s latest studio album ‘Tribal’, which rocketed to Number 3 in the UK Album Charts and Number 1 in Ireland.

BBC Now Concert For All The Family

4:31pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

BBC National Orchestra of Wales will explore the story behind audience members’ favourite pieces of music, as part of a special concert at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall designed to introduce classical music to new audiences.

Afro Celt Sound System to play Cardiff

4:19pm Thursday 15th May 2014

When Afro Celt Sound System burst onto the music scene some 15 years ago their impact was so instant, so astounding, that it hit like a thunder crack. Here was a band unlike anything else, a band whose fusion of West African rhythms, Irish traditional music and cutting-edge dance grooves battered the senses and unleashed a wellspring of joy and liberation. Festival audiences did a double take then danced like dervishes. Albums flew off the shelves. There were awards. Grammy nominations. Star turns on big film soundtracks.

South Wales band make final hurdle for Download competition

4:19pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Things are heating up in the Red Bull Studios Live at Download nationwide opportunity as the 15 finalists entered the studio ahead of the final voting stage.

The Sound Of Simon And Garfunkel Features In Tribute Show

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9:12am Friday 9th May 2014

Tickets are selling fast for The Sounds of Simon - a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon & Garfunkel at the Borough Theatre on Saturday 17 May 7.30pm.

Kings of Leon announce Welsh show

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9:11am Friday 9th May 2014

The Liberty Stadium Swansea hosts one of the biggest rock bands in the world this summer, when the multiple Platinum selling, multiple Grammy and BRIT award winning Kings of Leon descend on Wales on July

Kast Off Kinks To Relive 60s Heyday In Cardiff

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9:10am Friday 9th May 2014

Dedicated followers of fashion will not want to miss the ultimate tribute to 60s band The Kinks when The Kast Off Kinks play St David’s Hall on June 27.

Seekers set for Golden Jubilee UK tour

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3:36pm Monday 28th April 2014

The Seekers commence their 50th anniversary farewell UK tour at Cardiff's St David's Hall next Monday.

Lee Mead to perform at Sherman Cymru

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3:30pm Monday 28th April 2014

Andy Howells chats to West-End Music star and Casualty actor Lee Mead.

Georgia Ruth teams up with Ballet Cymru for new show

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8:26am Friday 25th April 2014

Theatre Critics of Wales Award winning company, Ballet Cymru will present another outstanding double bill of new work featuring some of Wales’ most outstanding artists at Newport Riverfront on May 3 featuring 2013 welsh music prize winner, Georgia Ruth, a new composition by award winning composer Thomas Hewitt Jones, and live choir, The Vivum Singers.

Pianist John Lill returns to Cardiff to work with Tadaaki Otaka and BBC Now

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8:21am Friday 25th April 2014

The eminent British pianist John Lill will perform at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on Friday 9 May, alongside the much-loved conductor Tadaaki Otaka.

Female singer/songwriters take to the stage at Blackwood Miners Institute

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11:04am Friday 28th March 2014

Blackwood Miners Institute plays host to two very special music acts on March 28 as seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford , a Welsh Speaker with Bajan Heritage and support singer/songwriter Sera take to the venues stage with an evening of original and inspiring material.

Female singer/songwriters take to the stage at Blackwood Miners Institute

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11:02am Friday 28th March 2014

Blackwood Miners Institute plays host to two very special music acts on March 28 as seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford , a Welsh Speaker with Bajan Heritage and support singer/songwriter Sera take to the venues stage with an evening of original and inspiring material.

Jo Harman set to play first ever Welsh gig

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10:02am Friday 28th March 2014

On Saturday 12th April, much vaunted blues star Jo Harman and her world class band 'The Company', come to The Beaufort Ballroom in Gwent for their own first ever show in Wales (a couple of Festival appearances notwithstanding). Last month was described in the Daily Mirror, as part of a half page interview, as 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK' and her debut album has received consistent international acclaim as well as dozens of 'best of ' awards, internationally. Jo recently signed toV2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc) in Europe and her debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' recently entered the Netherlands album charts proper. Recently, Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) said on his BBC Radio 2 show 'Sometimes you hear a singer who leaves you speechless - I am'.

Back to the 1960s as The Searchers gear up for Newport show

Free Press Series: CLASSIC TRACKS: The Searchers.

3:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

After fifty years of non stop touring exciting things are still happening for The Searchers. 2013 saw them inducted into the Goldmine Hall Of Fame, a fitting tribute from the influential rock magazine in affirmation of their contribution to the world of popular music and in recognition of their influence on so many major artistes.

"A real Muso's Gig!" - Amy Wadge Interview

7:39pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Andy Howells chats to singer/songwriter Amy Wadge ahead of her appearance at St David’s Hall next week with Pete Riley.









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