NEWS: Ronnie Scott’s Celebrates 60th Birthday

The famous jazz club has created a jazz 60 playlist to celebrate its 60th birthday. Kicking off its 60th birthday celebrations, Ronnie Scott’s have revealed the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz 60 playlist – a list filled with sixty iconic jazz albums which have been selected by a panel of renowned jazz artists, broadcasters and industry professionals. Ronnie Scott’s was originally opened in 1959 by saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete Kin,… Read More

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Interview With…Ethan McClean

Ethan chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about Massaoke’s upcoming A Massaoke Night at the Musicals event, taking place at KOKO this Friday.  Thanks so much for talking to me. What can we expect from ‘A Massaoke Night at the Musicals’? Expect a lot of fun for starters! 1500 people singing their hearts out together to the greatest musicals songs from stage and screen – led by a brilliant live… Read More

Interview With…Eliza Jackson

The producer chatted to Love London Love Culture about Lambert  Jackson’s upcoming West End Women concert.  Hi Eliza, huge thanks for talking to me. What can audiences expect from ‘West End Women’? Thank you so much! West End Women will be a really special concert. This will be a night full of the best-loved showstoppers – there will be songs everyone will know, as well as a few surprises… Read More

REVIEW: Haydn Quartets by Jubilee Quartet

This debut album from the quartet is consistently  invigorating and exciting.  Having formed in 2006 whilst at the Royal Academy of Music, the quartet has won numerous prizes including first prizes at prestigious Chamber Music Competitions including Val Tidone International and St Martin’s – making it even more extraordinary that this is their debut album. But what a debut album it is. Comprised… Read More

Review Round Up: The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Stefan Herheim’s production. Culture Whisper: **** “Director Herheim thinks big, and scores more hits than misses with his torrent of ideas.” The Stage: ** “Most of what intermittent dramatic tension or emotional engagement the evening has to offer comes from the pit, where conductor Antonio Pappano and the orchestra whip up the storm signally lacking on stage.”… Read More

PREVIEW: Gershwin Reimagined, Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall will present an evening filled with classic  Gershwin songs performed by Shaun Escoffery and Laura Mvula.  Taking place on the 10th February, this one off concert will see Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery (currently playing Mufasa in West End musical The Lion King), Mercury award-nominated Laura Mvula and the Philharmonia Orchestra performing a number of Gershwin classics. Songs such as ‘Embraceable You’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ have been arranged by… Read More

REVIEW: Songs For Nobodies, Ambassadors Theatre

Bernadette Robinson offers up a vocal masterclass in this highly  engaging show.  There is so much to say about this beautifully thought out and extraordinary play (with songs of course) by Joanna Murray-Smith that not only captures the spirit of the women that performer Bernadette Robinson brings to life but also those who admired them. Songs for Nobodies is partly about five extraordinarily talented women… Read More

REVIEW: Sinatra: Raw, Live at Zedel

This insightful and entertaining show successfully captures the many  different elements of Frank Sinatra’s life.  With the name Frank Sinatra, there are so many things you can associate with him including: charisma, smooth, relaxed, the mafia, Ava Gardner and J.F.Kennedy on top of being an immensely talented singer. Sinatra: Raw, Richard Shelton’s show covers all of these many different parts of Sinatra’s life to mesmerising effect as seen… Read More

Interview With… Bernadette Robinson

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress  and singer about bringing Songs for Nobodies to the Ambassadors  Theatre.  Hi Bernadette, thank you so much for talking to me. What can audiences expect from Songs for Nobodies? It’s my pleasure! I think audiences can expect a show that explores some of the emotions we all feel in our lives: loneliness, grief, loss but also love. It’s a show that explores our desire… Read More

REVIEW: Odyssey by Take That

Released to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Take That’s latest album  beautifully reimagines some of their very best songs.  It is incredible to believe that Take That have been in existence for thirty years and now to mark this occasion have released a new album filled with their classic songs but revamped specially for this anniversary. By subtly changing the way in which many of the songs sound, it offers the listener… Read More