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Music day for Chernobyl kids

Daily Echo:

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO local charities collaborated to create a music-making day for 17 children from the Ukraine affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.

Bands, beats and big top at Larmer Tree Festival

Daily Echo:

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AFTER Tom Jones and Winchester’s Frank Turner got this year’s festival off to an awesome start, Saturday’s offering at the Larmer Tree Festival was a bill of perhaps less wellknown artists.

Frank Turner returns to Hampshire tonight

Daily Echo:

12:50pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S A big welcome back for Hampshire’s own Frank Turner and his briliant backing band The Sleeping Souls who play the main stage at the Larmer Tree Festival tonight (9pm).

Tom Jones to appear at Larmer Tree Festival

Daily Echo: Win family tickets to Hyde Park summer festival event!

YOU Can Keep your Hat on when living legend Sir Tom Jones headlines the opening night of the Larmer Tree Festival tonight.

We'll be back vow organisers of Let's Rock concert on Southampton Common

Daily Echo: Let's Rock 2014 on Southampton Common

7:26am Monday 14th July 2014

The organisers of a mass concert watched by 12,000 on Southampton Common have vowed to do it all again next year.

Live Festibelly 2014 - live blog

Daily Echo:

4:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

The Daily Echo's live blog from Festibelly 2014

Win weekend passes to see Tom Jones and Little Mix at Osborne House

Daily Echo:

2:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

HE’S the king of all British singers who is set to rock the former home of the Queen.

Southampton band on crest of a wave

Daily Echo:

2:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT has been a non-stop year for Southampton band, Brother Goose.

Future stars come out for Club NME

Daily Echo:

2:15pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT has been the best place to catch the hottest new bands for a decade.

A belly full of laughs at Festibelly

Daily Echo: Weekend in Pictures August 25th - August 27th. Festibelly.

6:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FESTIVAL fever comes to the New Forest as the sixth annual Festibelly takes place.

Totton singer’s Sunny Day

Daily Echo:

6:12pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

SHE has dreamed of a career in music since she was a small child.

Eighties stars ready to flock to Common

Daily Echo:

10:34am Monday 7th July 2014

IT’S set to be one of the biggest parties that the city has ever seen.

Lee Desty - On Roosevelt

Daily Echo:

6:02pm Friday 4th July 2014

It’s hard to discover a rival is even more talented than you imaged, writes Daily Echo Editor Ian Murray.

Students in musical showcase

Daily Echo: The Moon acoustic guitar

4:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

STUDENTS from Southampton’s Academy of Music and Sounds are to host a sparkling musical showcase in aid of Cancer Research.

Singing contest back in search for a star

Daily Echo: Singing contest back in search for a star

4:28pm Monday 30th June 2014

NATIONAL singing competition ‘Open Mic UK’ is set to return to Hampshire to search for upcoming stars.

Hundreds enjoy back garden festival Bradfest

Daily Echo: Hundreds enjoy back garden festival Bradfest

4:18pm Monday 30th June 2014

Five hundred revellers at Hampshire back garden festival Bradfest also braved brolley-bashing weather to enjoy a fabulous line-up of talent.

Americana acts play double-bill at Netley

Daily Echo: The Paper Trains

4:12pm Monday 30th June 2014

JUST in time for Independence Day, two of the UK’s best Americana acts will be playing a ‘Chapel Session’ on Wednesday at the Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley.

Barrowman in Bournemouth in 2015

Daily Echo: Fireworks: John Barrowman will close the festival

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

MUCH loved entertainer John Barrowman has announced a 16-date tour for 2015 in support of his new album, You Raise Me Up.

Between the Scales

Daily Echo: The Temperance Seven

3:15pm Friday 27th June 2014


Music Highlights

Daily Echo: The Enemy, Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

12:59pm Friday 27th June 2014


Gary Numan at 02 Academy Bournemouth next week

Daily Echo: Gary Numan set for Cardiff dates

12:55pm Friday 27th June 2014

ELECTRO pop pioneer, Gary Numan, has influenced everyone from industrial band Nine Inch Nails to comedy duo The Mighty Boosh.

Charley to support the legend Tom Jones

Daily Echo:

11:32am Friday 27th June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON soul songstress Charley Macaulay is to support music legend Tom Jones this summer.

Sowing the Seeds for a Top Festival

Daily Echo: Lightning Seeds to headline Chagstock

10:47am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Lightning Seeds are the latest big name to be added to the bill for this summer’s Wickham Festival.

Plans take flight for next festival

Daily Echo: The Red Arrows over Seaclose Park

3:55pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

NO sooner have you recovered from this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, than plans are under way for the next one.

Rising Star Charley Tops Festival Line-Up

Daily Echo: Backyard festival Bradfest, Otterbourne. July 7, 2013.

3:51pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

RISING Southampton singing star Charley Macaulay is to headline the second Bradfest music festival near Winchester this weekend.

Rift add bassist ahead of their biggest performance so far

3:52pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WINCHESTER band will perform in front of their biggest audience yet at a Hampshire music competition this weekend.

Composer teams up with choir

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:59pm Monday 23rd June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Philharmonic Choir are working with British composer Janet Wheeler on a new commission.

REVIEW: The Searchers, The Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Searching out the hits of the 60s

10:47am Monday 23rd June 2014

IT was like a Remembrance Day hit parade for the children of the Sixties.

GIG OF THE WEEK: Tony Joe White

Daily Echo: Tony Joe White

11:03am Friday 20th June 2014

IT’S a return to The Brook for Tony Joe White on Wednesday as the famous bluesman warms up for his Glastonbury show.

Music Highlights

Daily Echo: Searching out the hits of the 60s

11:01am Friday 20th June 2014

MERSEYSIDE pop legends The Searchers are celebrating two golden anniversaries. They were second only to The Beatles as Liverpool’s finest 60s groups.

Between the Scales

Daily Echo: Piano plan for Brighton station: our top 10 train playlist

10:59am Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Philharmonic Choir is bringing a taste of France to Winchester Cathedral tomorrow night. The programme includes Duruflé Requiem, permeated with the subtle rhythms and fluid lines of Gregorian chant and using the final of three accompaniments written by Duruflé, Poulenc Organ Concerto, for which Duruflé was the soloist at the first performance, Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine a work that has, much like his Requiem, captured the affections of choirs and audiences since its composition in 1865 and Franck Panis angelicus and Psalm 150.

Glass Animals

Daily Echo: Big break puts Glass Animals in spotlight

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

GLASS Animals are a four-piece band from Oxford comprising Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward. They released their debut album Zaba earlier this month and they have embarked on a UK tour, which takes in Bestival in September. Your Entertainment caught up with frontman, Dave for a chat.

Exciting live acts at newly-named festival

Daily Echo: Danny and The Champions of The World

11:39am Thursday 19th June 2014

ACTS for Winchester’s annual one-day festival of Americana and roots have been announced after a name change from sxsc to sc4m.

It's Bollywood party time

Daily Echo: Zane Lowe.

11:35am Thursday 19th June 2014

IT’S the perfect lounge-lizard’s perch by day and party central by night at Bestival and now the lineup for Bollywood has been revealed.

Future jazz great Tommy on tour

Daily Echo: The Tommy Andrews Quintet

10:53am Wednesday 18th June 2014

HOTLY tipped as a future jazz great, Tommy Andrews includes Southampton on a homecoming tour to promote his much anticipated debut release.

Opera star is a dab hand at the ironing

Daily Echo: Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd will be performing in the special New Year concert to raise money for the Pinder Centre at Avington near Alresford

10:33am Wednesday 18th June 2014

FOR one of the world’s most in-demand opera stars, the image conjured up for me was, well, less than glamorous.

Meet the Novatones: the 'ugly Sugababes'

Daily Echo: The Novatones. Picture by James Newell.

9:40am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE Isle of Wight Festival is the stuff of legend.

LAST NIGHT'S REVIEW: The Hoosiers, The Joiners, Southampton

Daily Echo: Photo by

1:11pm Monday 16th June 2014

THE HOOSIERS broke into their summer festival schedule to play a tremendous gig at The Joiners.

Crowds given sneak preview of Isle of Wight Festival

Daily Echo: Naked Fridays perform aboard Wightlink ferry St Clare

2:52pm Thursday 12th June 2014

REVELLERS were treated to a sneak preview of this year’s Isle of Wight festival today.

A Red Hot Weekend for Festival-goers

Daily Echo: Festival organiser John Giddings.

9:48am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE wait is finally over and it’s time for a Red Hot weekend!

Police set for festival challenge

10:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

A DEDICATED team of police officers is being drafted in to keep thousands of festival-goers safe this weekend.

The bare-faced cheek of it...

Daily Echo: Cream Tease recreate iconic Pink Floyd image

10:12am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WITH Isle of Wight Festival just days away, Islanders have been getting cheeky in a bid to give the event a final promotional push.

Talent lining up for festival

Daily Echo: Isabelle L'Amour

11:33am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FINAL acts and venues have been announced for the Oxjam Southampton performance festival that is set to be held across the city.

An array of local talent at festival

Daily Echo: Revellers enjoying the music and sunshine at Alresford Festival

10:33am Monday 9th June 2014

IT was a sell-out that promises to whet the musical appetites of the young and old of Hampshire.

Headliners of the future take to IOW Festival stage

Daily Echo: Bleech – sisters Jennifer and Katherine O’Neill, and Matt Bick

9:59am Monday 9th June 2014

A FULL line-up of new artists and undiscovered talent will appear on the brand new Hard Rock Rising Stage at Isle of Wight Festival, which is now just days away.

Bella's Forest tour date

Daily Echo: Bella Hardy

9:45am Monday 9th June 2014

ONE of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK and now winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year award, Bella Hardy’s taking her Thirty for 30 tour on the road to celebrate a milestone birthday.

GIG OF THE WEEK: Rob da Bank

Daily Echo: Bestival curator Rob da Bank

3:27pm Friday 6th June 2014

BESTIVAL head honcho Rob da Bank and crew turn Orange Rooms into a Desert Island Disco dance hall at a pre-festival party tonight.

Music Highlights

Daily Echo: BEN Waters.

3:25pm Friday 6th June 2014

EXPECT the hits including Harvest For The World, Words, Hooverville, Forgotten Town and Ideal World when The Christians arrive at The Brook tomorrow night. Mersey stars The Christians were prime movers in the soul scene that emerged out of England’s North West at the end of the 80s. Along with other iconic bands they brought a slicker, sophisticated, soul-flecked sound to the charts at the end of that heady decade. Celebrating 27 years since their debut album The Christians, they’re back after a storming show last year.

Between the Scales

3:23pm Friday 6th June 2014


Paint the town red at Holi One

Daily Echo: Holi One festival is coming to Southampton in June

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

PAINT the town red, as well as blue, yellow and green, as the festival of colour, Holi One, hits Southampton this weekend as part of a new 17-date tour.


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