Month: September 2017

CALLING SOUTH WALES’ BEST TEACHERS

The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are back to celebrate the very best in Welsh education Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced the return of the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru to celebrate the commitment, dedication and hard work of teachers across Wales (Fri 22nd Sept). Students, parents, colleagues and employers are being urged to nominate teaching professionals from across Wales that have made a real difference in their school or education setting. The inaugural awards were held in 2017 with over 100 nominations being cast across the country. This year, the nine categories you can vote for include Teacher of...

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Cattle & Cane for Cardiff.

by Rob Jones CATTLE & CANE ANNOUNCE NEW SELF-TITLED EP & ACOUSTIC UK TOUR “God, I love that!” – Elton John (Beats 1) “That was awesome!” – Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2) “Gorgeous, soaring, folk-pop anthems for passionate souls” – A Music Blog, Yea? “Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment” – 1883 Magazine “There’s way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it” – the Independent Cattle & Cane, aka siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, release their brand new self-titled EP on Friday 8th September 2017. Hot on the heels of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album ‘Mirrors’, which was released back in May, the EP features six brand new recordings including a sumptuous cover of the Candi Staton classic Young Hearts Run Free. Pre-order: https://fanlink.to/CattleAndCaneEP Seven Hours (Alternative Version): https://soundcloud.com/cattleandcanemusic/seven-hours-alternative “I co-wrote the first track ‘Home Is In Your Arms’ in Nashville – it’s hard not to come away from that place feeling inspired” explained Joe. “Although we recorded all of these tracks at home on Teesside, they’ve definitely been influenced by time spent writing, touring and recording overseas” he added. “’Seven Hours’ and ‘Make Your Vision’ are both alternative versions of tracks from ‘Mirrors’ – we had a lot of fun reinterpreting and reimagining those songs” said Helen. “I’m really excited for people to hear our...

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BROOKE BENTHAM

Announces Further 2017 UK Tour Dates  New Music This Autumn Debut EP – ‘The Room Swayed’ – Out Now “We think Brooke Bentham might be the Angel (Olsen) of the North” – Loud & Quiet “Brooke Bentham soars into 2017…a formidable transformation” – The Line Of Best Fit “Exquisite…a vocal that rivals pretty much anyone at this moment in time” – Crack In The Road “A prodigal talent..a statement of intent” – Clash Following the release of her acclaimed debut EP ‘The Room Swayed’ and a streak of crowd-winning festival performances this Summer, BROOKE BENTHAM, is delighted to announce a series of UK...

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Hippo Hoppo! Sparks are back!

  Sparks scored their highest UK album chart position in over 40 years with their 23rd album ‘Hippopotamus’ entering at Number 6 in the midweek hit parade, as announced by the Official Charts. The American band – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – last appeared in the Top 10 in November 1974, when ‘Propaganda’ went in at number 9, following the breakthrough album ‘Kimono My House’, which peaked at number 4 in the same year. FROSTING ON THE CAKE Speaking with the Official Charts about the reaction to the album Russell said “It’s amazing. And regardless of the charts, which obviously are out...

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The Beat offer a super Ska-bbath.

by Rob Jones It was a super Ska-bbath at The Muni, Pontypridd as the Dave Wakeling version of The Beat entertained an energetic audience. The age of the crowd meandered from those original rude boys and girls of yesteryear through to the offspring of the offspring of that first time generation of rocksteady rebels. However, Sunday night fever certainly offered a path to pleasure for those in attendance. The Beat were an early 80’s hit factory – and, in a live format one can appreciate just how influential their tunes have been on the pop parade. Their selection of infectious hits, b-sides and album tracks have not...

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