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.

Annelies on song for 6 Nations fixture

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12:22pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Welsh singer Annelies has released her debut 4-track EP, ‘Glorious’ this month and is also fulfilling her lifetime dream by singing the Welsh National Anthem at the England v Wales 6 Nations fixture this Sunday.

Roots Unearthed: Martyn Joseph, St David's Hall

5:36pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Roots Unearthed: Martyn Joseph

Music career is more than a fairytale for Cara Dillon

4:29pm Monday 3rd March 2014

AHEAD of her Roots Unearthed gig at St David’s hall next week, Irish singer/songwriter Cara Dillon chats to Andy Howells.

CD Review: The Organisation of Pop – 30 Years of Zang Tuum Tumb

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4:10pm Friday 21st February 2014

The Organisation of Pop – 30 Years of Zang Tuum Tumb

Everyday Robots is new Albarn album for 2014

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4:11pm Thursday 20th February 2014

A new studio album by Damon Albarn - his first solo record - titled Everyday Robots will be released by Parlophone on 28th April 2014.

Motown stars to play Cardiff

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4:09pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Its 50 years since The Temptations topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with their hit My Girl, and although there have been numerous line-up changes they are still as strong and popular as ever. The band will appear alongside The Four Tops The Platters and Freda Payne at The Motorpoint Arena next month.

Andy Fairweather Low's Riverfront return

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4:04pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Welsh music legend Andy Fairweather Low makes a welcome return to Newport Riverfront this Saturday evening.

Movie magic with The Overtones - Mike Crawshaw Interview

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4:01pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Ahead of The Overtones Cardiff date next week, Andy Howells chats to singer Mike Crawshaw.

Bleedin Noses Blackwood valentine date

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12:43pm Friday 14th February 2014

Self proclaimed Welsh hillbillies abd former Meet The Band stars THE BLEEDIN NOSES playa special Valentines show at Blackwood Miners Institute tinight.

Roots Unearthed: Martyn Joseph Interview

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12:41pm Friday 14th February 2014

Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph clearly loves been busy, despite recently completing a UK tour following the release of two albums and a tour in 2013, his 2014 diary is already rapidly filling up.

Guitar virtuoso Andy McKee announces Cardiff date

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12:39pm Friday 14th February 2014

Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His unique multi layering approach means whilst he alone plucks, strums, and taps the strings and body, he creates the illusion of a full band accompaniment, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass and banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and mesmerizing covers require.

Dr Meaker headlines Meze lounge

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12:38pm Friday 14th February 2014

Newports Meze Lounge Music Venue hosts a Weekend of live sounds this Valentines weekend "for the music lovers" with a double bill of lineups and live sessions.

Modfather Paul Weller to play Cardiff Castle

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12:36pm Friday 14th February 2014

Cardiff Castle hosts a major concert this summer with the Modfather himself, Paul Weller headlining in the city centre on July 24 as live music returns to the heritage site.

Brecon Jazz 2014 line-up announced

3:22pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Brecon Jazz 2014 is the 30th anniversary year of the world-famous festival, and in tribute, the organiser Orchard has announced the first few names for August 8-10, with appearances by trumpeter Warren Vaché and renowned local band Mike Harries and the Root Doctors who both played at the first ever Brecon Jazz in 1984, a reunited Loose Tubes who took to the Brecon stage a year later, plus one of the major music successes of 2013.

Tom Jones to play one off concert at Chepstow Racecourse

3:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014

WELSH singing sensation Sir Tom Jones returns to his roots this summer with a special one-off concert at Chepstow Racecourse.

Only Men Aloud in Monmouth and Blackwood for Spring 2014 tour

Free Press Series: 24.09.13Only Men Aloud shoot at the Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff.L-r, David Fortey, Wyn Davies, Huw Euron, Niall Allen, Tim Rhys-Evans, David Mahoney, Ben Smith, Craig Yates and Stephen Hamnett.Pic By: James Davies.Email: jamesdaviesphotography©gmail.co

12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

Only Men Aloud have announced concerts in Monmouth and Blackwood as part of an 11 date spring tour of Wales this year.

Beyond The Barricade bring 15th anniversary tour to Wales

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs with amazing authenticity, and performed by a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences throughout the UK and Europe with its exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre. All performed totally live!

Lea's solo release will make fans scream louder

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

Lea Michele, star of Fox Television’s popular series, Glee, is set to release her highly anticipated debut album LOUDER on March 17th, 2014. Marking Michele’s career as a solo artist, the album is underscored by the singer’s beloved pop voice, beautiful ballads, and emotionally-driven lyrics. The album is currently available for pre-order now and the lead single ‘Cannonball’ will be released on March 09th, 2014 in the UK.

Lee Mead's Sherman date

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

West End star Lee Mead will be performing his successful concert at Sherman Theatre on Sunday 4 May, 6.30pm

Cara Dillon to play St David's Hall Lounge

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

Irish singer /songwriter Cara Dillon will taje to the stage of St Davids Hall as part of their Roots Unearthed season on March 4.

The sweet sounds of Motown at Newport Riverfront

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

In 1959, Berry Gordy Jnr had a dream, and with a loan of $800 he started Motown records in Detroit. In the 60’s the production and song writing talents of Holland, Dozier and Holland dominated the Detriot sound, the sound of young America, and they both penned and produced numerous hits for The Four Tops, and many more artists of the day. The hits continued throughout the 60’s, into the 70’s, the 80’s, and even the 90’s as Motown became a genre of music all of its own, and had people dancing ‘All Night Long’ all over the world.

Back to the 70s with Abbamania

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12:03pm Friday 31st January 2014

Now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production, ABBAMania brings its stunning 70s show to Cardiff's St David's Hall on February 28.

Welsh star Katherine Jenkins announces summer concert

12:01pm Friday 31st January 2014

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert this summer, appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.

The very best in classic rock music at St David's Hall

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3:33pm Sunday 26th January 2014

After the success of their critically acclaimed 2012 UK tour and as a testimony to the immense popularity of classic rock music, The Classic Rock Show returns to Cardiff's St David's Hall next month – bigger and even better!

Daniel O Donnell's Cardiff visit

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3:32pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Three decades into his sparkling career as a top entertainer, Daniel’s star is still shining bright. His popularity among people of all ages, creeds and walks of life hasn’t diminished with the passing of time. For fans like Susan Boyle, who was a regular at his concerts in Scotland before shooting to massive international fame herself and who joined him on stage while holidaying in Ireland, Daniel still has the magic to light up their lives.

Lloyd Coleto play Cardiff Globe

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3:31pm Sunday 26th January 2014

The legendary Lloyd Cole announces a rare concert in Cardiff this April as part of what could be his last ever UK tour!

Sion Russell Jones to play Blackwood

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3:30pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Critically-acclaimed Cardiff based singer-songwriter Siôn Russell Jones will be playing a special show at Blackwood Miners Institute on Friday 31 January, 2014 in support of his forthcoming EP Lost No More. He will be supported by Lewis Mokler.

Wales' Krystal Mills aims for Eurovision success with Mircea Cioclei

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3:29pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Cardiff based country-folk singer Krystal Mills and Romanian singer Mircea Cioclei are joining forces in the hope to represent Romania for the 59th Eurovision Song Competition at Copenhagen.

Martine McCutcheon Confirmed As Very Special Guest Artist For The Don Black Songbook In Cardiff

3:26pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Martine McCutcheon is announced as very special guest for the upcoming concert series celebrating the life and work of legendary British lyricist Don Black, marking her return to the world of entertainment. The UK tour follows last Autumn’s Royal Festival Hall Show which was broadcast as a BBC4 special at Christmas.

Here the music of Irving Berlin From Rags to Ritzes in Cardiff

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3:24pm Sunday 26th January 2014

A celebration of 125 years of one of the finest and greatest songwriters ever in American popular music takes place at St David's Hall, Cardiff on February 5.

Bananas in Pyjamas will bring half-term fun to Wales

4:21pm Friday 17th January 2014

Bananas in Pyjamas are all set to bring their Banana-riffic show to Cardiff's St David's hall next half-term.

50 years at the top - Animals and Friends drummer John Steel talks to the Guide

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4:20pm Friday 17th January 2014

1960s music aficionados are in for a real treat later this month when the ULTIMATE RHYTHM & BLUES tour revisits the sounds of 1964 courtesy of The Zombies, Animals and friends, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis and Maggie Bell in Cardiff.

Martyn Joseph back in Welsh homeland playing St David's Hall

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4:15pm Friday 17th January 2014

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other and music fans can hear the man who has been previously described as “The Welsh Springsteen”, when he plays St David's Hall next month.

Rutles to play Cardiff Globe

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4:14pm Friday 17th January 2014

Now returning to the live circuit by popular demand, internationally loved and much-acclaimed The Rutles announce a concert in Cardiff this May.

Max Raptor announce Bristol date

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4:13pm Friday 17th January 2014

Max Raptor provide the perfect Christmas holiday hangover cure with a January 2014 UK headline tour, hot on the heels of the release of their new album, November’s raucous Warped Tour set at Alexandra Palace and December’s triple headline jaunt with Attention Thieves and We Are Fiction. Formed in the ashes of alt-rockers My Passion, co-headliners for the January tour are Hertfordshire’s own Fort Hope.

Fireroad to play Beaufort Ballroom

4:10pm Friday 17th January 2014

South Wales rockers FIREROAD will be performing at Beaufort Ballroom, Ebbw Vale on Friday 24th January at 8pm.

South Wales ska tribute act to play Cardiff Globe

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4:10pm Friday 17th January 2014

South Wales ska tribute band 2 Rude wiil bring back their live show to Cardiff’s Globe in February

The Blackout bring Start The Party tour in to 2014

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12:02pm Friday 10th January 2014

Former Meet The band stars The Blackout are pleased to announce re-scheduled Start The Party tour dates after singer Gavin Butler was taken seriously ill mid tour in October. The band are pleased to report Gavin is doing well and will be tearing up stages in January 2014. All original tickets are valid for the re-scheduled shows, any tickets that need refunding due to no longer being able to attend the new date can be done via ticket vendor.

Good Folk at Newport clubs

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12:02pm Friday 10th January 2014

Newport Folk Club will be holding another Folk & Roll open night at The Ruperra Arms, Bassaleg starting at 8.30 on Sunday 12th January. Contact Terry Parsons on 01633 897923

Music icon Phil Everly remembered

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12:02pm Friday 10th January 2014

The death of music legend Phil Everly brought a wave of tributes across social media last weekend.

Welcome return for Van Morrison

Free Press Series: MUSIC INNOVATOR: Van Morrison is at St David's Hall, on January 27

12:02pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

ST David’s Hall is delighted to welcome Van Morrison back again to perform on Monday, January 27.

Disney's 'The Lion King' to play Wales Millennium Centre

Free Press Series: LEGENDARY SHOW: Simba - Nicholas Nkuna and the Original UK touring company (3298462)

12:02pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

WALES Millennium Centre has announced that Disney's award-winning production of The Lion King is coming to Wales this Christmas (2014) - and tickets go on sale this month.

Adam Ant to play Cardiff SU

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4:12pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Alongside his talented musical bedfellows The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse, Adam Ant will visit Cardiff as part of his forthcoming nationwide tour on April 7.

Little Mix announce extra date at Cardiff for 2014

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4:07pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Global pop sensations Little Mix will be embarking on their biggest UK tour to date in May-June 2014. The tour sees them headline some of the UK’s biggest arenas and includes a massive Bank Holiday Sunday show at London’s O2. Due to overwhelming demand second dates have now been added at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.

Top Fleetwood Mac tribute back in Cardiff for 2014

12:01pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage  production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.









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