Best gigs, playing on a no 1 hit, and those suits – catching up with Anthony Strong
Jazz / Music / Pop / Songwriting / Writing

Best gigs, playing on a no 1 hit, and those suits – catching up with Anthony Strong

I first came across super-talented jazz singer and pianist Anthony Strong at the 2013 Brecon Jazz Festival. I loved the performance, describing it as “as sharp as his suit”, and since then we’ve kept in touch on social media. If you’re not familiar with Anthony’s work, you can check his website here. But I wanted … Continue reading

Stormy Emotions – top-notch musicianship and vocals do justice to poetic lyrics
Jazz / Lyrics / Music / Songwriting / Writing

Stormy Emotions – top-notch musicianship and vocals do justice to poetic lyrics

Talented British jazz vocalist Sarah Moule has a new album on the way – Stormy Emotions is an uplifting collection of songs written by her husband Simon Wallace and the late, great American poet and lyricist Fran Landesman. Sarah spent 18 years working with Simon and Fran, and with this album introduces 10 previously unrecorded … Continue reading

How Carys’s ‘Fat ‘n’ Clean’ charity song could have been much dirtier
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How Carys’s ‘Fat ‘n’ Clean’ charity song could have been much dirtier

Many performers have been keeping busy online during the coronavirus lockdown – none more so than actress, singer and writer Carys Eleri, who has released two hilarious comedy songs for charity. Downloads of Fat ‘N’ Clean and Beyond The Fence are raising money for Tarian Cymru, a campaign to make and distribute personal protective equipment … Continue reading

Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)
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Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)

When James Taylor introduced his Quartet’s version of the theme from Blow-Up at Swansea International Jazz Festival last night [Sunday June 17, 2018], he told the audience it was written by Herbie Hancock. “And,” he announced, gesturing to the wings, “he’s here tonight!” For a split second, you sensed some people believed it – because … Continue reading