REVIEW: Voyage by ABBA

The group are back with their first new album in nearly 40 years – has the wait been worth it? The hype and excitement that has been building up surrounding the release of this album has been extraordinary and now that it is finally here – has it all been worth it? The answer to… Read More

REVIEW: = by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is back with a consistently heartfelt and thoughtful collection of songs that reflect the changes in his life since his last album nicely. Uplifting, positive and romantic are just three words that apply to this new album from the singer – which delivers a lovely collection of songs that reflect on the changes… Read More

REVIEW: The Lockdown Sessions by Elton John

Elton John’s latest album is intriguing to listen to as it can’t be easily defined into one particular category – embracing all genres of music. Creating music during 2020 certainly forced artists and musicians alike to find innovative ways to create new albums – but in doing so allows them to really embrace new possibilities… Read More

REVIEW: Music of the Spheres by Coldplay

This latest album from the group once again shows it was designed to be performed live than simply to be enjoyed at home. It would be fair to say that Coldplay are masters of creating songs that really explode into life when performed live on stage as opposed to being simply listened to at home… Read More

NEWS: Katie Melua Announces Acoustic Version of Album No. 8

This new acoustic version of the album is set to be released on the 26th November. Katie Melua has today announced the release of the acoustic album of Album No. 8 which will rework the songs of the 2020 album. This new version of the album has been produced by Zurab Melua and is set… Read More

Interview With…. Melinda Hughes

Emma Clarendon chatted to the singer about her cabaret show Tales Of Madness In Paradise, which is being performed OSO Arts Centre (7th and 8th October), The Pheasantry (13th October) and Canal Café Theatre (16th and 17th October). Hi Melinda, could you tell me more about what to expect from Tales of Madness from Paradise? The… Read More

REVIEW: Love For Sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

This second collaborative album from the duo features a well selected collection of Cole Porter songs. Following on from their 2014 album Cheek to Cheek, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have collaborated once more for a classy but fun new album celebrating the work of Cole Porter that captures why they work well together as… Read More

REVIEW: What the Future Holds Pt 2 by Steps

This follow up to last year’s What the Future Holds reveals a group that have still plenty of material to share with fans. As with their previous album, Steps have once again proved that they have been able to combine their knack of creating singable pop songs but with a contemporary flair in contrast to… Read More

REVIEW: Orpheus by Trio Zadig

This carefully put together album highlights two very different sides to Camille Saint-Saëns’ work both as a composer and arranger. Classy and enjoyable are just two words to describe Trio Zadig’s new album, coinciding with Camille Saint-Saëns’ anniversary (1835-1921), it reveals how he was able to cross over his work between composing and arranging to… Read More

REVIEW: Solar Power by Lorde

This third album from the singer is gorgeously breezy but at the same time it feels reflective. It has to be said that Lorde’s gorgeously haunting vocals are so distinctive and she is able to use them in such a way that lends itself to a huge variety of musical styles – as showcased on… Read More