Articles tagged Music:

My Top Twelve Favourite Songs of 2018

  • 15 Dec 2018

You're going to think this is my job application to be a presenter on Smooth FM, but my favourite songs of 2018 are a bit middle of the road. Indeed, three are from The Greatest Showman, which surely has to be the musical soundtrack of the decade. I must admit to downloading l...

The Incomparable Cliff Richard - Still Wired for Sound

  • 17 Nov 2018

I have very few heroes. Margaret Thatcher is clearly one, but beyond one other person I can’t immediately think of any more. Who’s that other person? Well if you’ve clicked on this article because of the headline, you’ve probably guessed already. Yup, Cliff Richard. I suppo...

My Top 100 Songs Of All Time 1-25

  • 14 Oct 2018

Sunday evening used to be the time when we’d all listen to the radio and find out who the number one now. Nowadays no one really cares. It’s easy to forget what an appointment to listen it really was for anyone under the age of 30. Anyway, given I decided I wasn’t go to think ...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 26-50

  • 14 Oct 2018

To view 51-75 click HERE. And for 76-100 click HERE. To see 1-25 click HERE. 26. Denis Blondie 27. The Number One Song in Heaven Sparks 28. The Day Before You Came Abba 29. Search for the Hero Inside Yourself M People 30. I Like Chopin Gazebo 31. Into the Fire ...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 51-75

  • 14 Oct 2018

To see 76-100 click HERE. To see 26-50 click HERE. To see 1-25 click HERE. 51. Candle in the Wind Elton John 52. My Love, My Life Abba 53. Grow Kubb 54. Both Sides Now Clannad & Paul Young 55. American Pie Don McLean 56. Alone Heart 57. Our Town James Ta...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 76-100

  • 14 Oct 2018

Sunday evening used to be the time when we’d all listen to the radio and find out who the number one now. Nowadays no one really cares. It’s easy to forget what an appointment to listen it really was for anyone under the age of 30. Anyway, given I decided I wasn’t go to think ...

Concert Review: Roxette at the O2

  • 14 Jul 2015

So, how to get from Leicester Square to the O2 to get there in time for the start of Roxette’s first concert in London for several years. My LBC show finished at 8, at two minutes past we were out of the door heading to the car park. At 11 minutes past we were heading eastwa...

Concert Review: Mango Groove at the Hammersmith Apollo

  • 8 Mar 2015

Well I have never been mentioned on stage before at a pop concert, but it happened last night when Mango Groove’s lead singer Claire Johnson dedicated the song ANOTHER COUNTRY to me. You could have knocked me down with a feather, but it was hugely appreciated. You see, I recko...

In Praise of Alistair Griffin

  • 10 Dec 2014

Alistair Griffin ought to be a household name if singing and songwriting talented counted for anything in today’s music business. He first came to national attention when he came second to Alex Parks in the second series of ‘Fame Academy’. More recently his song ‘Just Drive’ w...

Mango Groove Coming to London!

  • 30 Nov 2014

I had some brilliant news yesterday. Mango Groove are coming to London to play a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 7 March 2015. So who are Mango Groove, I hear you asking. Well, they are probably the best band South Africa has ever produced. I first got to know t...