Plenty of party nights this October

12:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE is plenty of entertainment taking place at Clwb Ifor Bach this October, with a huge line up of party nights and bands. Taking place on October 10, 17 and 24 will be Zerox the Party Jukebox featuring soul, funk, hip hop, indie, disco and dance. The dance nights will run from 10.30pm until 4am and costs £4 or £3 with a NUS (18+). There will be a Halloween Special Zerox on October 31.

Semisonic's Dan Wilson releases new single to coincide with UK tour

9:14am Friday 3rd October 2014

Grammy winning singer-songwriter Dan Wilson is set to releases his brand new single Love Without Fear on October 27th 2014. The single is the bitter-sweet title track from his new solo album and coincides with by a very special ‘Words and Music with Dan Wilson’ UK Tour that runs through October.

First Aid Kit Announce Cardiff Show

9:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

First Aid Kit will bring their brand of country influenced harmonies to St David’s Hall in January 2015 following an incredible sold-out autumn tour.

The Unthanks To Play 21 Date Tour in 2015

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11:16am Friday 26th September 2014

The Unthanks have unveiled details of their most comprehensive UK tour so far - twenty-one live dates in some of the UK’s biggest & best venues which will coincide with the spring 2015 release of their first full new studio album in four years. The dates will take in both Colston Hall, Bristol on February 25 and St David's hall, Cardiff on Febeuary 26.

Willy Porter returns to play Cardiff Show

Free Press Series: Willy Porter at Hutton Rudby Hall

11:16am Friday 26th September 2014

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. He has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Sting, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: “Willy Porter’s music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh – and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn’t play the flute.”

Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis On New Tour

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11:16am Friday 26th September 2014

Legendary guitarist and Prog pioneer Steve Hackett brings his Genesis Extended UK Tour to St David’s Hall on October 30.

Grant Nicholas Discusses His New Album Away From Feeder

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11:14am Friday 26th September 2014

Ahead of appearances in Cardiff and Bristol next week Feeder Front man Grant Nicholas chats to Andy Howells about his debut solo album.

UB40 stars reunite for Cardiff show

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2:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

UB40 are Britain's greatest reggae artists and have survived more than 30 years in the music business, clocking up more than 70 million record sales worldwide with songs like Kingston Town and Red, Red Wine. With over 50 singles in the UK Chart, UB40’s contribution to pop music is extraordinary.

Andy Fairweather Low To Play Cardiff New Theatre

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2:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

How Andy Fairweather Low has stayed under the mainstream radar for so long is a mystery.

Joan Armatrading Goes For Strong Connection With Audience On New Tour

1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

Andy Howells chats to singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading ahead of her forthcoming appearance at Newport Riverfront

Asking Alexandria For Cardiff Show

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8:54am Friday 12th September 2014

UK sensation, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, have announced the release of their new single, 'Moving On', to be released on October 20th in support of the band's headline run of the UK during October and November.

Example To Play Newport Centre

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8:52am Friday 12th September 2014

Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, has announced an appearance in Newport Centre on October 29 as part of his latest tour.

Texas announce Welsh Show for 2015

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

In 2015 Sharleen Spiteri and Texas will visit Cardiff's St David's Hall as part of a tour to commemorate making 25 years of hit records. Sharleen will lead an intimate performance of the very best of the Texas songbook, performing a stunning selection of greatest hits from their multi-million selling catalogue including "I Don't Want A Lover", "Say What You Want", "Summer Son", "Inner Smile" and many more, taking us right up to the present day.

Saturdays bring live show to Cardiff

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

Few bands reach the pinnacle of having a Greatest Hits album while still planning a future together but in the case of The Saturdays they are taking the opportunity to tour with their Greatest Hits.The band visits Cardiff on September 18 and singer Mollie King is sure the fans will love every moment. “It’s going to be an absolutely massive night out,” she says, “a really good party and a celebration of all of our singles. You won’t really need to have bought the album because you'll know all the words to the songs, there’s going to be loads of glitz and glamour costume changes. Its going to be a full on party show!”

Preston Reed To play The Riverfront

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8:48am Friday 12th September 2014

Percussive finger style guitar master Preston Reed, is back at The Riverfront with a mind blowing new show on Saturday 20 September at 7.45pm.

The Curious World of Rachel K Collier - Interview

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8:46am Friday 12th September 2014

Curious’, the new single from Ray Foxx ft. Rachel K Collier, is the latest collaboration from the duo, following on from last summer’s infectious Top 20 hit ‘Boom Boom (Heartbeat)’.

Happy to be a Saturdays girl - Mollie King Interview

10:22am Friday 29th August 2014

Andy Howells chats to Mollie King of The Saturdays

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.







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