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Nicky Crewe - Profiles

Tanya Pearson

Tanya Pearson - Why Marianne Faithfull Matters

Nicky Crewe finds that Tanya Pearson's new book is a fascinating insight into Marianne Faithfull’s life and career by a writer who isn’t afraid to bring her own experience to the exploration of the myth and reality of Faithfull’s story and legacy.

Michael Stuart Ware

Michael Stuart Ware - Pegasus Epitaph: The Story of the Legendary Rock Group Love

Nicky Crewe reviews Michael Stuart Ware’s must-read for fans of Love and their music, written by one who was there and who has lived to tell the tale with insight and understanding.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson - Beeswing

Nicky Crewe finds that the eagerly anticipated memoir from Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson is a beautifully written and evocative reminder of a memorable time in his life.

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson - Take It to the Limit 10th Anniversary Edition

Nicky Crewe reads this rollicking tale of The Limit, the legendary Sheffield club.

Keith How

Keith How - 1950-2021

Nicky Crewe pays tribute to her friend and Pennyblackmusic writer Keith How who died unexpectedly in January.


Miscellaneous - Crosby, Stills and Nash: Every Album, Every Song

Nicky Crewe finds that Andrew Wild's new book in Sonicbond Publishing’s 'On Track' series is a definitive guide to Crosby, Stills and Nash not forgetting Neil Young’s contributions.

CP Lee

CP Lee - 1950-2020

Nicky Crewe reflects on the life of her friend, Mancunian musician, writer and Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias frontman CP Lee, who died in July.

Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam - Profile

Nicky Crewe takes us through the first three titles of Dave Haslam’s 'Art Decades' series, which are a captivating taste of more to come


Miscellaneous - Profile

Nicky Crewe examines how the music community in her home city of Sheffield is coping with the challenges presented by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.


Miscellaneous - Long Slow Train: The Soul Music of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Nicky Crewe examines a new book which explores the origins of soul music through the life story and career of Sharon Jones and her house band the Dap-Kings, and finds that the incredible success of Amy Winehouse was possibly at the expense of recognition that Sharon deserved before cancer took her.

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky’s Edge

Nicky Crewe finds Richard Hawley and Chris Bush create a love song to Sheffield with a universal message that will make you reconsider what a stage musical can be.

Liam Walker

Liam Walker - Profile

What happens when a talented singer songwriter takes a leap towards TV stardom? Nicky Crewe follows South Yorkshire musician Liam Walker’s path to 'The Voice' and beyond.


Slits - Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

Nicky Crewe finds that a new revealing and entertaining documentary about the Slits will remind fans of just how special they were. It is bound to inspire a new generation too.

Joy Division

Joy Division - New Dawn Fades

Nicky Crewe attends 'New Dawn Fades', a theatre play on the history of Joy Division

Electric Flag

Electric Flag - Profile

Nicky Crewe reflects on the career of original 60's supergroup Electric Flag, whose compilation album 'Old Glory: The Best of Electric Flag' has recently been reissued.


Miscellaneous - Profile

After attending an intimate gig by singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdahl in Manchester, Nicky Crewe reflects on the underrated Norwegian music indsutry

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