Month: February 2016

Child with brain injury makes television debut

A near-fatal accident left 11 year old Tye with a brain injury; now he is making his television debut to help the Child Brain Injury Trust win £50,000. Tye was hit by a bike on the way to school. His mother (Clair) was with him at the time of the accident and said she knew straight away that Tye had a brain injury. His body was in spasm; he was gurgling and unconscious. After a three week coma Tye woke up only able to communicate through a thumbs up or thumbs down. From that moment, Clair “fought for him!”...

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The Professionals for the principality.

By Rob Jones After the demise of The Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook worked on a number of projects before they decided to form The Professionals. In 1980 the singles Just another Dream plus 1-2-3 carried the motor momentum of the Pistols engine room. The Professionals eventually settled as a four piece band (with Ray McVeigh and Paul Myers ousting the earlier input of Andy Allen).This quartet took to the road and recorded a John Peel session for Radio 1. The 1981 singles Join the Professionals and The Magnificent and the long awaited album entitled I didn’t...

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The Stranglers in Black & White at Cardiff University.

by Rob Jones The Stranglers recorded some of the most important and innovative albums that came from the rebel rock revolution of the late 70’s and to the forefront of this collection is the breathtaking Black & White album. The classic line up of Cornwell, Burnel, Black and Greenfield took their ever expansive sound in to new areas and this wondrous work witnessed the band at the peaks of their alternative adventure. This record also kick started several years of seminal success as releases such as Raven maintained the momentum-and, this era has also been seen as the start...

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Awards honour Welsh tennis aces – on and off the court.

The annual Tennis Wales awards have recognised the sport’s big hitters – the people and organisations that have contributed most to the sport during the past year. The winners include players, volunteers, coaches, clubs and centres, as well as local authorities. The ceremony at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff was hosted by TV presenter and tennis enthusiast, Arfon Haines Davies (Saturday February 20th). Guests included Simon Jones, Head of Performance Support at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Wales. “The awards recognise our most talented and dedicated...

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MAN MADE.

Announce debut album TV Broke My Brain on April 15, 2016  Stream single ‘Raining In My Head’ now Headline UK tour announced for March / April “A clarion call to the indolent generation” NME “A narcotised haze of slurred guitar lines and mantra-like melodies” Q Magazine Rising Manchester three-piece Man Made will release their exceptional debut album TV Broke My Brain on Soul Kitchen via through Kobalt Label Services on April 15, 2016. Following on its radio premiere on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show, the current single from the album, ‘Raining In My Head’, will be available as an...

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