Tagged with: South Wales

127 posts about South Wales on this blog

  1. Culprit 1 sends Letters

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 11:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Newport dance wunderkind Culprit 1 has branched out from his usual electronica with a remix of a compositon by Cardiff's own famed composer John Hardy, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW).
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  2. Record Store Day in Wales

    Monday 12 April 2010, 09:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Saturday, 17 April, is Record Store Day: a celebration of the independent record shops that were once a common sight on high streets up and down the country, but today are becoming are rarer than those proverbial hens' teeth.

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  3. Shirley Bassey's Glasto remembered in portrait

    Friday 9 April 2010, 16:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Back in 2007, Dame Shirley Bassey appeared at a sodden Glastonbury resplendent in a £50,000 Julian MacDonald pink dress and iconic diamanté Wellington boots. Now a portrait of her from that time is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.


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  4. Newport singer gets a boost from ad music

    Wednesday 7 April 2010, 14:02

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Jeff Hooper, a Newport-based singer who performs his own material and on demos for some of the world's best-known songwriters, is in the spotlight this month thanks to Skoda using his song Bluebird in an advert.

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  5. Sir Tom Jones cancels shows because of illness

    Tuesday 6 April 2010, 10:23

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Acute laryngitis has forced Sir Tom Jones to cancel more shows on his current Asian tour.

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  6. Gruff Rhys and Tony Da Gatorra to release collaboration

    Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:57

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Super Furry Animals' lead singer Gryff Rhys will release an album with a Brazilian musician and 'TV repair man' Tony Da Gatorra on 26 July this year.

    The album, The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness was recorded and mixed in one massive session with long-time Furries collaborator Kris Jenkins at the helm...

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  7. Tom Cruise to help Charlotte Church in USA

    Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:13

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    it is reported that filmstar Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes believe that Welsh singer and TV talent show judge Charlotte Church could make it in America.

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  8. Listen to Kids In Glass Houses performing Marina And The Diamonds

    Thursday 25 March 2010, 13:41

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Kids In Glass Houses appeared on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 and played two tracks in the Live Lounge: current single Matters At All and a cover of Marina And The Diamonds' hit Hollywood.

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  9. Frug! fanzine celebrates John Sicolo's life

    Wednesday 24 March 2010, 09:44

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A special edition of 1990s Newport fanzine Frug! is available now, celebrating the life of TJ's founder and owner John Sicolo, who died last week.

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  10. Stuart Cable's introduction to drumming

    Thursday 18 March 2010, 10:22

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Grab your pots and pans and join in as Stuart Cable gives Radio Wales' Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott a drum lesson.

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  11. John Sicolo's tour of TJ's

    Monday 15 March 2010, 15:24

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Watch the late John Sicolo give BBC Wales a tour of his venue, the Legendary TJ's in Newport.





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  12. Festival causes concern for country park

    Monday 15 March 2010, 11:11

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A five day festival planned for June at Pembrey Country Park is causing concern among residents of the area and nature lovers who fear the 20,000 capacity event will disturb the local wildlife and ecology of the country park.

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  13. John Sicolo 1944-2010

    Monday 15 March 2010, 08:13

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    John Sicolo, founder and owner of TJ's nightclub in Newport, died yesterday at the age of 66. The ebullient, effervescent former Merchant Navy cook had run the venue on Clarence Place since 1971.

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    Photo courtesy of Leanne Sicolo

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  14. Man founder Micky Jones 1946-2010

    Thursday 11 March 2010, 11:37

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Man founder member - and the only member to have been in every line-up of the band - Micky Jones, has died today, aged 63.

    Music Week reports that the prog rock band's guitarist passed away after a long illness.

    Live Music Forum founder Phil Little is quoted by Music Week: "In the early seventies they...

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  15. Budgie's Burke Shelley recalls 1980s Eastern bloc gigs

    Friday 5 March 2010, 10:15

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    In a wide-ranging interview with The Western Mail Budgie lead singer Burke Shelley has discussed his band's career highs and lows, the support of the band from Metallica and how they played huge gigs during Poland's political maelstrom of the 1980s.

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  16. Eisteddfod announces Welsh stars on bill

    Thursday 4 March 2010, 11:20

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    The National Eisteddfod has announced a raft of Welsh stars who will be appearing at the annual celebration of Welsh culture which is being held this year in Ebbw Vale.

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  17. Six Nations gig for Facebook choir

    Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:47

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A Welsh male voice choir recruited entirely through social media site Facebook has been booked to perform at the Millennium Stadium before the Wales v Italy Six Nations match later this month.

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  18. Cerys Matthews weighs into 6 Music debate

    Thursday 4 March 2010, 10:31

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Following the BBC's strategy review on its future, which proposes axing the 6 Music and Asian Network radio stations plus half the corporation's websites, Cerys Matthews has added her voice to the growing calls to save 6 Music, on which she is a presenter.

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  19. Wales Music Day - Good Evening Wales

    Tuesday 2 March 2010, 13:41

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Listen again to clips about Wales Music Day from the Good Evening Wales show on Radio Wales.

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  20. Lucie Jones follows X Factor with charity single

    Tuesday 2 March 2010, 11:11

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Lucie Jones, the Welsh X Factor contestant booted off the show in controversial circumstances in favour of Jedward, has announced a charity single in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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    Lucie, along with Kym Marsh, Carol Decker, Penny Smith, Liz McClarnon, Sonique and The Cheeky Girls, will record a version...

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