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  1. Katherine Jenkins appeals to Cowell for X Factor slot

    Monday 8 February 2010, 10:03

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Popstar To Operastar judge and Welsh 'popera' mainstay Katherine Jenkins has issued a 'come and get me' appeal to X Factor kingpin Simon Cowell to replace Dannii Minogue on the hit ITV show.

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  2. Live review: Yucatan, Y Pentan, Mold (28 January 2010)

    Friday 29 January 2010, 13:24

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Dilwyn Llwyd's Yucatan are Caernarfon's Sigur Ros. It's an obvious comparison, it's even written in the band's history. Dilwyn went to Iceland a few years back and ended up bumping into a member of Sigur Ros, subsequently doing some recording at their Reykjavik studios.

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  3. Duffy splits with manager

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 12:39

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    It has been reported by The Sun that Duffy has split from Jeanette Lee, her manager, after five years together.

    The relationship had "run its course", the newspaper reported her spokesperson as saying.

    Duffy was introduced to Rough Trade's Lee by ex-60ft Dolls man Richard Parfitt and Catatonia's Owen...

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  4. Square festival loses its licence

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 13:37

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A failure to "meet licensing objectives" has meant the cancellation of this year's Square Festival in Ceredigion.

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  5. Los Campesinos! announce big Cardiff show

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 11:00

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Los Campesinos! have announced a big headline gig at their spiritual home of Cardiff Students' Union on 21 May.

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    Speaking on their official website, they said, "It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday May 21st we will be playing a headline show at Cardiff University's Solus venue. It's always...

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  6. Duffy accused of 'dismal' ad campaign

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 10:07

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    In a seminar at the Midem music industry conference in Cannes this week, Blur's manager criticised the use of musicians in the advertising industry, with particular scorn directed at Duffy's advert for Coca Cola.

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  7. Automatic single and album details

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 09:30

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A couple of months back, Cowbridge's The Automatic came into Radio Wales to do an acoustic session for the Evening Show.

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  8. Bullet For My Valentine confirmed for Download

    Tuesday 26 January 2010, 09:02

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Download 2010, held at Donington in June, has announced its first run of guests, including Wales' Bullet For My Valentine.

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    The Porthcawl metal foursome are joining a heavyweight line-up which includes AC/DC, Them Crooked Vultures, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Megadeth and Motörhead.

    Download official...

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  9. Manics celebrate Glasgow venue's 20th birthday

    Tuesday 26 January 2010, 08:51

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Manic Street Preachers are going back to their early history with an intimate gig at Glasgow's famous King Tut Tut's Wah Wah Hut on February 18.

    The return to the 300-capacity venue is part of the venue's 20th birthday celebrations.

    Speaking in 2001, the band said of the venue, "King Tut's was the...

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  10. Lostprophets reschedule for the CIA

    Tuesday 26 January 2010, 08:38

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Although it had been thought that Lostprophets' gig at the Port Talbot Afan Lido would go ahead despite last year's fire at the venue, it has now been confirmed that it has been necessary to move and reschedule the concert.

    Instead of Port Talbot on 1 March, the gig has been moved to the Cardiff International...

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  11. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 24 January 2010

    Monday 25 January 2010, 13:16

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00q9p1b/Adam_Walton_24_01_2010/

    That up there is the link to this week's show on the BBC's iPlayer. You can listen to the grab bag of Welsh music detailed below any time between now and the start of next week's show (Sunday 31 July 10pm).

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  12. Bastions interview

    Monday 25 January 2010, 10:31

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Back at the fag end of 2009, I had my mind blown wide open and my brain flambéed in a most thrlling fashion whilst in a most inauspicious venue. It was as unexpected as stumbling through the feruka-killing footwash at the municipal pool to discover Brian Eno doing an impromptu set of ambient non-tomfoolery...

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  13. Lostprophets on the Valleys and LA

    Thursday 21 January 2010, 14:21

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Listen again to Lostprophets on the Radio Wales Evening Show as they talk to Alan Thompson about the Valleys Heart and Soul campaign, returning to their old high school and hanging out with Prince.

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  14. Stereophonics first for Cardiff City Stadium

    Thursday 21 January 2010, 09:22

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    It was announced yesterday at a press conference at the new Cardiff City Stadium that Stereophonics will become the first band to play the venue.

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  15. Demolition of Afan Lido may shelve Lostprophets gig

    Monday 18 January 2010, 13:26

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Despite reports last week that Lostprophets' Afan Lido gig on 1 March in Port Talbot will be going ahead, Neath Port Talbot council have today told BBC Wales that the concert is in doubt after anaysis of fire damage concluded that the majority of the facility will have to be demolished.

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  16. Kids In Glass Houses: Saturdays and New Found Glory for new LP

    Thursday 14 January 2010, 13:49

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    South Wales rockers Kids In Glass Houses have announced details of their second album and revealed some special guests appearing on it.

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  17. Lostprophets The Betrayed review round-up

    Wednesday 13 January 2010, 11:06

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    With Lostprophets' fourth album The Betrayed out next Monday, here's a round-up of what critics are saying about the work.

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  18. Duffy recruits musicans for second album

    Wednesday 13 January 2010, 10:37

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Welsh singer Duffy, the most successful British artist of 2008, is reported by the Reuters news agency to be working with Roots drummer Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson and songwriter Albert Hammond Sr, the father of Strokes' guitarist Almond Hammond Jr.

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    Session for the as-yet-untitled second album, her...

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  19. Shakin' Stevens found guilty of assault

    Tuesday 12 January 2010, 14:54

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Shakin' Stevens, whose real name is Michael Barrett, 61, has been found guilty of assaulting a photographer with a microphone stand.

    Hugo McNeice was assaulted at a Shakin' Stevens concert in Ballymena.

    Stevens was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and was ordere to pay a further £479 to...

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  20. Tom Jones film makes Leicester Square debut

    Tuesday 12 January 2010, 09:20

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A low-budget comedy farce about an attempt to sell a senstive part of Sir Tom Jones will be shown on Leicester Square in London's West End this month.

    After success in Welsh cinemas, A Bit Of Tom Jones (made for just £100,000) will be shown in the capital's most prestigious cinematic location on 25...

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