Mercury Prize 2019: Can Fontaines DC win in a year of protest music?
- September 19, 2019, 11:06
Industry experts have hailed the return of political music in the run-up to this year’s Mercury prize, with the artists on the shortlist, including Ir(...)
Good pairings: The best classical music and opera concerts this week
- April 20, 2019, 05:00
Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)
John Lewis Christmas ad stars Elton John and his sadly normal sitting room. Could it be real?
- TV, Radio, Web
- November 15, 2018
I always suspected that when I died Elton John’s life would pass before my eyes. This is the theme of John Lewis’s Christmas ad. Every year the UK dep(...)
‘I’m 20 stone. I’ve had six albums out. I’m okay for exposure'
- November 23, 2017, 05:00
In a world of media-managed pop stars, blander-than-beige musicians and so-called rock stars too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for ris(...)
George Martin, producer of the Beatles, dies age 90
- March 9, 2016, 07:13
Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the “Fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter. Sir George helped the Beatles (...)
Blood lines and Jamaican roots: Lianne La Havas’s latest journeys
- July 30, 2015, 06:00
Not for the first time has Londoner Lianne La Havas stepped up to the start line and wondered will she finish the race, let alone pip everyone else(...)
Hope and despair: Edwyn Collins puts his poststroke life on film
- November 30, 2014, 06:00
In a lovelier, livelier version of our world, Mr & Mrs would be prime-time viewing, but with one vital tweak: the only contestants would be Edw(...)