Month: January 2015

Morrissey for Cardiff. by Rob Jones

Morrissey is the man who needs no introduction! The alternative rock icon is set to head out on his first full UK tour since 2011. The former vocalist of The Smiths and renowned solo performer heads out on to British soil on the back of the 2014 ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ release (his 12th top ten album). A year earlier an acclaimed autobiography was a number one best seller. The forthcoming dates supersede his successful sell out show at The O2, London last November. Therefore, Morrissey is still in huge demand and that is testament to his...

Read More

Young players from across South Wales reach tennis finals.

Players from clubs and centres in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Penarth, and Llantrisant were among the finalists at the South Wales Junior Tennis Championships. The busy annual tournament saw more than 200 matches played in four days, most at Cardiff Metroplitan University, with the 8U and 9U events hosted by David Lloyd Cardiff. Results: 8U Boys – Winner: William Hart, Llantrisant LTC; Runner-up: Ojas Mohite, Cardiff Met Tennis Academy; 8U Girls – Winner: Gracie Hurley, Swansea Tennis Centre; Runner-up: Elizabeth Evans, Swansea Tennis Centre; 9U Boys – Winner: Alexander Bradley Glinister, Windsor LTC; Runner-up: Ioan Phillips, Cardiff Met Tennis Academy;...

Read More

Make that Move

by Rob Jones The pop, soul and dance components of Shalamar are alive and well in 2015. The current line up of these American idols consists of original members in the form of Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel. Shalamar have global sales of over 25 million records and that has merited 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. The dancefloor delights of Shalamar offered some of the highlights of 70’s and 80’s disco scene and added to which the choreography led by Jeffrey Daniel scored some never to be forgotten memories. Daniel via such television programmes as Soul Train and...

Read More

GET CLOSER TO THE UNKNOWN PLEASURES: Peter Hook explores the Joy Division story.

By Rob Jones The written experiences of Peter Hook are always worthy of inspection and Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division (published by Simon & Schuster) is an engaging tale. Hook was at the core of the Joy Division tale from a nascent 1977 through to closure with the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis on May 18, 1980. The sight of The Sex Pistols at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester in 1976 sparked a musical revolution in that city and Joy Division sprung forth after stints as The Stiff Kittens and Warsaw. This post punk protean gave birth to...

Read More