Tagged with: South Wales

127 posts about South Wales on this blog

  1. Spillers Records to move home

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 17:22

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Cardiff's Spillers Records is to move to a new premises for the first time in 60 years.

    Said to be the oldest record shop in the world, Spillers will close its doors in The Hayes for a final time this Saturday before moving to new premises elsewhere in the city.

    Spillers was opened by Henry Spiller...

    Read more about Spillers Records to move home

  2. US singer's trip to Marz via south Wales

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 12:29

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cult American indie singer songwriter John Grant has had his bizarre new video filmed in various south Wales locations.

    I Want To Go To Marz has had a video clip created which takes a surreal journey through Taff's Well, Barry and Pontypridd.

    It was created by Cardiff film-makers Casey Raymond and...

    Read more about US singer's trip to Marz via south Wales

  3. Cardiff's Grassroots youth project relaunches

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 12:16

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Tuesday saw the relaunch of the long-established and important Grassroots youth project, which has seen tens of thousands of young people access its music and media opportunities.

    Grassroots' Charles Street HQ in Cardiff has been refurbished and their music studio (in which Manic Street Preachers...

    Read more about Cardiff's Grassroots youth project relaunches

  4. Solutions, Caesars Rome, I Am Hope - Barfly, Cardiff, Saturday 15 March 2010

    Monday 17 May 2010, 09:20

    James McLaren James McLaren

    I really don't go to as many gigs as I should do these days, but having spent the last couple of weeks writing about Start Something: The Story of South Wales Rock, Bethan Elfyn's Radio One documentary, I felt I really had to go to Cardiff Barfly on Saturday.

    Read more about Solutions, Caesars Rome, I Am Hope - Barfly, Cardiff, Saturday 15 March 2010

  5. Only Men Aloud scoop top Classical Brit

    Friday 14 May 2010, 11:26

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Only Men Aloud, the all-male choir which won the BBC's Last Choir Standing competition in 2008, last night solidified their place in the upper echelon of popular classical music by winning the top prize at the Classical Brits.

    The Album of the Year prize went to the choir for their album Band Of Brothers...

    Read more about Only Men Aloud scoop top Classical Brit

  6. Green Man's Green Poll

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 10:52

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    At this time of year, every other Tweet, Facebook message and e-mail that gets flung in my direction is from a band asking me to vote for them to play one festival or another over the coming summer.

    The UK's exhaustive (exhausting is probably a better word) array of festivals provides important opportunities...

    Read more about Green Man's Green Poll

  7. Interview: Kutosis

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 09:14

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Another new release on the cards for June is a new EP from Cardiff three piece Kutosis, We Are The Animal, You Are The City. The band have gone the extra mile with this release, as not only is it a limited edition CD featuring a poster pullout of fan submitted artwork, but it's accompanied by a video...

    Read more about Interview: Kutosis

  8. Start Something: Listen again

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 09:23

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Last night saw the broadcast of Start Something: The Story of South Wales Rock, Bethan Elfyn's examination of the South Wales rock scene and its origins in the economically-depressed Valleys areas.

    You can listen again to Start Something for the next seven days.

    Read more about Start Something: Listen again

  9. Start Something: The Story of South Wales Rock

    Monday 10 May 2010, 12:34

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Tonight Radio 1 delves headfirst into the world of Welsh rock. Bethan Elfyn examines why the South Wales valleys have provided Wales' biggest bands of the last 15 years and talks to many of the leading lights, including Lostprophets, The Blackout and Kids In Glass Houses.

    Find out more about the programme...

    Read more about Start Something: The Story of South Wales Rock

  10. Tom Hollister Trio sign deal with Gn'R manager

    Wednesday 5 May 2010, 14:41

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A couple of weeks back our colleagues at BBC Wales News brought the news of Abercarn guitarist Chris Buck being proclaimed the "best up-and-coming guitarist" in the World by none other than ex-Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven.

    Read more about Tom Hollister Trio sign deal with Gn'R manager

  11. Live: Lostprophets, 1 May, Cardiff International Arena

    Wednesday 5 May 2010, 10:46

    James McLaren James McLaren

    I'm going to lay my cards on the table here: I've seen Lostprophets about 20 times, starting at a sold-out Cardiff Barfly show in 2001 and culminating in this last weekend's headlining Cardiff International Arena.

    Read more about Live: Lostprophets, 1 May, Cardiff International Arena

  12. Kruger magazine 2004-2010

    Friday 30 April 2010, 12:58

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A few years ago, while working at Welsh Music Foundation, two young bucks came in to talk to me and my boss, Elliot Reuben, a music scene stalwart with an anecdote for every occasion.

    Read more about Kruger magazine 2004-2010

  13. Video: Stuart Cable on the music industry

    Friday 23 April 2010, 16:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    BBC Radio Wales recently made a trip to Stuart Cable's rock star retreat, deep in the Welsh hills, for a chat.

    The former Stereophonics drummer, now pounding the skins for heavy rockers Killing for Company, smiled for the camera and gave his views on today's musical landscape.

    Read more about Video: Stuart Cable on the music industry

  14. Only Boys Aloud looks for new generation of male singers

    Friday 23 April 2010, 11:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's no secret that male voice choirs, the musical tradition of many towns across Wales, are suffering as their members age and the younger generation become less likely to join.

    But now a scheme designed to encourage young boys and men between the ages of 14 and 19 to become involved with the genre...

    Read more about Only Boys Aloud looks for new generation of male singers

  15. Amen Corner's piece of Hammer Horror history

    Wednesday 21 April 2010, 15:18

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Best remembered for being one of the very few films starring Hammer horror staples Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (oh, and also a pre-Last Of The Summer Wine Peter Sallis), the 1970 film Scream And Scream Again is notable for the appearance in the film and soundtrack of Cardiff's Amen...

    Read more about Amen Corner's piece of Hammer Horror history

  16. GLC gets into golf, brah

    Tuesday 20 April 2010, 11:08

    James McLaren James McLaren

    With the Ryder Cup taking place at Newport's Celtic Manor resort this year, Goldie Lookin' Chain have hooked up with some film students to record a video for a song titled Golf Is Coming.

    goldie-lookin-chain-09_446.jpg

    Read more about GLC gets into golf, brah

  17. Tom Jones' dole records fail to sell at auction

    Friday 16 April 2010, 09:59

    James McLaren James McLaren

    "He does not want shift work but I believe the reason for his not liking shifts is because he is a member of a vocal group which is supposedly an amateur affair." So said a dole officer of Sir Tom Jones as he started his life as a singer. But this unemployment record card and five more failed to meet...

    Read more about Tom Jones' dole records fail to sell at auction

  18. Tom Jones chicken theft ban lifted

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 10:01

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Sir Tom Jones has had a ban from the village of Fochriw, near Caerphilly, lifted after 47 years.

    tom-jones_06_446.jpg

    Read more about Tom Jones chicken theft ban lifted

  19. "Best up-and-coming guitarist" from Abercarn?

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 09:27

    James McLaren James McLaren

    When I was about 11, I and my like-minded mates used to debate regularly as to who was the best guitarist in the world. Was it Steve Vai? Joe Satriani? Brian May? Eric Clapton? Nuno Bettencourt? Or maybe Slash?

    Read more about "Best up-and-coming guitarist" from Abercarn?

  20. Lostprophets' 'Felon' film a gritty affair

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 12:05

    James McLaren James McLaren

    For the release of their new single, For He's A Jolly Good Felon, on Visible Noise this week, Lostprophets have filmed a special, extended promo clip which features gangsters and 'felons' engaged in nefarious activities in an inner-city area.

    Read more about Lostprophets' 'Felon' film a gritty affair

About this Blog

Behind the scenes on our biggest shows, the stories you won't see on TV & highlights from Welsh history, arts and music.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for the latest posts.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

BBC Wales tweets