9 to 5 The Musical – 28th December 2012

For my final theatre visit of 2012 - wow, it seems weird to say that - I headed down to the Alexandra Theatre here in Birmingham, for an afternoon of camp cheesy fun at 9 to 5 The Musical, which if you hadn't guessed from the picture, is based on the music of Dolly Parton …

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Supporting New Music – Taylor-Rowan and Hughes

I am so honoured in this, my 30th post, to show my support for some very Christmasy new music.I was contacted by new writing partnership Taylor-Rowan and Hughes about reviewing their new Christmas single "Your Presence", which is performed by Shona Lindsay. I was so proud to attract attention from such talented writers, and it …

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NEW ALBUM REVIEW – Simon Bailey’s "Looking Up"

It seemed only fitting after Simon Bailey gave me an exclusive interview about his debut solo album that I followed it up with a review of the CD itself. "Looking Up", released by SimGProductions gets its official release today - and right from the outset, you can see the personal touches that Simon has added to …

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LOOKING UP – Interview with Simon Bailey

  Simon Bailey is currently wowing UK audiences as part of the 25th Anniversary Tour of "Phantom of the Opera." As if he wasn't busy enough, he has also found time to put together his sensational debut solo album - "Looking Up", which gets its official release on 17th December. Featuring Simon's own original songs, as …

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American Idiot – Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

On a recent, extremely cold Friday evening, the delightful and superbly wonderful Rachel Hunter (a very good friend whose artwork I have discussed in other posts) and I paid a visit to the Alexandra Theatre, here in Birmingham, to see the Green Day musical "American Idiot."There are many "juke-box" musicals out there at the moment, but after hearing …

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