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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Chris Barber Retires After 65 Years As A Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Chris Barber Retires After  65 Years As A  Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954. His original small group initially played in jazz clubs but by the late 50s became an attraction in large concert halls throughout the UK and Europe. Chris Barber’s Jazz Band first toured the USA in 1959 after ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

John Kelly, musician, actor, performer

Read "John Kelly, musician, actor, performer" reviewed by Sammy Stein

John Kelly is a musician who, with his band 'Rockinpaddy' performs in pubs and clubs around the London area. He is also an actor, campaigner for disability rights and in grave danger of becoming something of a national treasure. He is a freelance performer with Graeae Theatre Company, has performed on major stages around the globe ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Stiff Records Releases "Ten Big Stiffs" Limited Edition 7" Box Set

Founded in 1976, STIFF RECORDS was at the heart of the new wave, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl and Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk rock single, “New Rose” by The Damned. The label set the yardstick for music business marketing, with artwork by ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke will be performing two concerts in New England Fourth of July Weekend. On July 6 the group will be performing at Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, in Londonderry, at 8 PM. Admission is $35. The venue phone is 603-437-5100. On the 7th of July, hear the Left Banke live at Infinity Hall, Route 44, 20 Greenwoods ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

"Tommy Castro can do no wrong...soulful, heartfelt vocals, and exquisite, stellar guitar work. A seamless blend of blues, gospel-flavored R&B, soul and roadhouse rock." —Blues Revue Blues/roots guitarist and vocalist Tommy Castro will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Castro will be performing songs from his Alligator Records debut, Hard Believer. ...

Billy Bragg Performs at L.A.'s El Rey

Billy Bragg puts words on a page and suspends them in the air The English musician (and author) performs in L.A. in support of his Mr. Love & Justice album.

ALTHOUGH it's been nearly six years since Billy Bragg has released an album, his hiatus can hardly be characterized as quiet. In fact, the English guitarist-songwriter, who has ...