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Neil Innes : 1944-2019 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of Neil Innes, who died in December, and, as well as forming creative alliances with top 1960's performers, became legendary for creating catchy melodies and contributing greatly to 'Monty Python'.

Madonna : Profile - Profiles
With Madonna having just completed a fifteen night residency at the London Palladium, Nick Dent-Robinson recollects seeing an early preview of her current 'Madame X' tour in New York last summer.

John Otway : Interview - Interviews
John Otway talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about fifty years of his comic rock and making a success out of failure.

Sunshine of Your Life : A Concert for Jack Bruce - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a fantastic tribute concert to the late Jack Bruce, which filmed at the London Roundhouse in 2018, has just been released on CD and DVD.

Andrew Ridgeley : Interview - Interviews
A 'pretty content' Andrew Ridgeley tells Nick Dent-Robinson about Wham!, fame and playing Scrabble with George Michael

Martin and Shirlie Kemp : Interview - Interviews
Martin and Shirlie Kemp tell Nick Dent-Robinson about their long marriage and their pop careers, both separate and now together

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between the 13th August and 15th August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from among many others Clannad, Richard Thompson, Grace Jones, the Pet Shop Boys and Steve Hackett.

Van Morrison : New Theatre, Oxford, 27/10/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a diverse, career-spanning set of blues/rock from Van Morrison at the New Theatre in Oxford.

Joe Brown : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the enduring sixty year career of rock legend Joe Brown, who is currently touring the UK.

Sir Tim Rice : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson chats to award-winning lyricist and musical writer Sir Tim Rice about his works which include 'Aladdin', 'The Lion King' and 'Evita', and that is just the short list.

Lulu : New Theatre, Oxford, 22/9/20!9 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches Scottish entertainer Lulu play to a packed house in Oxford with remarkable energy in celebration of her 55-year career.

Purdy : Corn Exchange, Wallingford, 21/9/2019 - Live Reviews
NIck Dent-Robinson watches vocalist Rebecca Poole AKA Purdy, accompanied by a stellar ensemble, returns to her native Oxfordshire to perform originals and cover tunes.

Jack Savoretti : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on Jack Savoretti's bestselling no. 1 latest album, 'Singing to Strangers'.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 8/8/2019...10/8/2019 - Live Reviews
Despite torrential rain, Nick Dent-RObinson finnds plenty to enjoy at this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which as well as a three-hour set from Faiport Convention, included performances from Richard Thompson, Gogol Bordello and the Waterboys.

Seth Lakeman : Interview - Interviews
Folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new album 'The Well Worn Path', and touring for two years as a member of Robert Plant's band Sensational Space Shifters.

Richard Thompson : Interview - Interviews
Guitarist/songwriter Richard Thompson, who was in the original line-up of Fairport Convention before his successful solo career, reflects on his acoustic set at their Cropredy Convention and his time with the band.

Madness : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson has a chat with frontman Suggs as the Madness experience touches down for an unusual gig in Newbury.

Proclaimers : Interview - Interviews
Craig Reid from bestselling acoustic duo the Proclaimers talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about their touring and the surprising influence of the Rolling Stones on their music.

Herbie Flowers : Interview - Interviews
Veteran bassist and multi-instrumentalist Herbie Flowers talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his formmer band Blue MInk's controversial 1969 hit 'Melting Pot', which, despite promoting global harmony, has long been banned for being racially offensive.

Big Feastival : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles this year's Big Feastival, which run by Alex James, the bassist with Blur, is taking place between the 23rd and 25th August in his native Oxfordshire.

Graham Nash : Interview - Interviews
On a recent visit to America, Nick Dent-Robinson took the opportunity to catch up again with iconic songwriter, rock hero and former Hollie, Graham Nash – who was about to embark on a Summer tour of the UK and Europe.

Zoots : Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, 23/5/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson finds infectious the enthusiasm and energy of 60’s covers band the Zoots at the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury.

Newgrass Cutters : Interview - Interviews
Multi-instrumentalist and record producer Pete Brown talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his band the NewGrass Cutters and their forthcoming plans for a second album.

Charlie Dore : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of singer-songwriter and actress Charlie Dore, who is currently playing a small venue tour of the United Kingdom.

Fara : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of Orkney Islands-formed folk group Fara, who have just released their second album, ‘Times from Times Fall’.

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