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Weekend music spectacular

Daily Echo:

11:18am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON is set to come alive with the sound of music this weekend.

INTERVIEW: Ben Romans-Hopcraft from Childhood

Daily Echo:

5:33pm Saturday 27th September 2014

CHILDHOOD frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft speaks to the Daily Echo's Rory McKeown ahead of the band's appearance at The Joiners in Southampton.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Pop Group - We Are Time

Daily Echo:

11:04am Thursday 25th September 2014

From the moment you play this CD it seems inevitable that The Pop Group would be the first artist pencilled into a playlist by John Peel in the day.

ALBUM REVIEW: She Keeps Bees - Eight Houses

Daily Echo:

11:01am Thursday 25th September 2014

EIGHT Houses is a remarkable offering of minimalistic, achingly beautiful blues-rock, delivered with the energy of Dylan the Rabbit after a particularly “heavy” weekend.

REVIEW: The Saturdays, Bournemouth BIC

Daily Echo:

9:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE UK’s most popular girl band put on a dazzling display to get the working week off to a glamorous start in Bournemouth.

Tribute band Fleetwood Bac head to Southampton

Daily Echo: FLEETWOOD BAC

12:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

FLEETWOOD Bac are coming to Southampton, writes Mehrnaz Karimi.

Karaoke crown is just what the doctor ordered

Daily Echo:

7:45am Monday 15th September 2014

A WINCHESTER doctor has been named Britain’s female karaoke champion – and is now heading to Sweden to fight for the world crooner’s crown.

U2 fans surprised by album giveaway

Daily Echo: U2's new album has had a surprise release

9:08am Wednesday 10th September 2014

U2 have surprised fans by giving away their first new album for more than five years to people around the world.

Review - Rock of Ages, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Daily Echo:

10:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

IT was the era of heavy eye-liner, hairspray – stacks of it – and Spandex. And that was just the blokes.

Big-haired rock band head to city

Daily Echo:

3:44pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Lycra-clad rock band Saints of Sin head to Southampton on Friday.

Charity sees donations double thanks to pop star

Daily Echo: FREEDOM: James Blunt who will be performing in Cardiff (4679802)

6:48pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

James Blunt’s appearance at the Wickham Festival has given a massive boost to a Hampshire charity.

Disco fever set to take over festival

Daily Echo: Follow clues to win festival tickets

6:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The countdown to Bestival 2014 has begun with just two days to go until thousands of fun-lovers dance ashore for a monumental Desert Island Disco

Two dates for pop star

Daily Echo: Example

6:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Singer, songwriter, producer and occasional rapper Example has announced a major UK tour.

Band set for wild time at festival

Daily Echo:

12:37pm Monday 1st September 2014

AFTER only two years together, a Hampshire band is hoping to win greater support when they perform at a major music festival this weekend.

Melting pot of styles on offer from folk stars

Daily Echo: Rockin' Bluegrass and Americana with Porchlight Smoker

6:35pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CRITICALLY lauded folk group is performing in Portsmouth next month as they celebrate the release of their third album.

Tribute band to play at theatre to celebrate the artist's 50 years in the music industry.

Daily Echo:

1:37pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN ERIC Clapton tribute band are playing at a theatre in the south while their inspiration celebrates 50 years in the music industry.

Punk band to play gig as part of their UK tour

Daily Echo:

1:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PUNK band is heading to a Southampton club as part of their UK tour fresh off the success of their debut album.

Punk rockers to launch nationwide tour with home town gig

Daily Echo:

1:28pm Friday 29th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON punk rockers DEAD! will launch their nationwide tour with a home town gig.

Records to be broken at festival

Daily Echo: Bestival curator Rob da Bank

1:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

REVELLERS will be taking a step back in time when they dress up to make shapes to funky beats under a giant disco ball for Bestival.

CD review - Distraction, by Bear Hands

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

4:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Radio DJ Stewart Dennis reviews the latest releases

Festival proves to be the best yet

Daily Echo: COMMANDING LOYALTY: Ex-Army captain turned balladeer James Blunt.

12:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL superstar helped to make a Hampshire festival “the best yet”, according to organisers.

Indie-pop group group to appear on stage

Daily Echo:

12:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IF there’s one gig you cannot afford to miss in September, it’s this rare appearance of New York City’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Home-grown star releases latest album with band

Daily Echo: Alt-J with their Mercury Music Award

12:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HE’S the former Southampton school pupil preparing to release a new album with his prestigious prize-winning band.

Rocking band heads to city

Daily Echo: PLAYLIST: Twin Atlantic

11:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THEY’VE been making waves this year and Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic continue their quest for domination when they grace Southampton in November.

Musician to release third album

Daily Echo: Louise Jordan: ‘Veritas’ album launch tour

11:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A Hampshire musician described as a “rising star” is releasing her third album.

Motown legend books southern gig

Daily Echo:

3:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FANS of Motown can delight with the news that one of its biggest and most popular stars is performing at a venue in the south on Tuesday, September 16.

Seasick Steve wraps up Victorious Festival

9:46am Monday 25th August 2014

A LAZY Sunday atmosphere greeted the crowds when they came to see the headliners at a Hampshire festival.

Childhood coming to The Joiners

Daily Echo:

6:27pm Monday 25th August 2014

EXCITING indie band Childhood, pictured, bring their luminous brand of kaleidoscopic pop to Southampton in October.

Victorious Festival - Portsmouth

Daily Echo:

8:31am Sunday 24th August 2014

When Dizzee Rascal took to the stage at a Hampshire music festival it went truly bonkers.

Dizzee Rascal heads to Hampshire music festival

Daily Echo: HEADLINER Dizzee Rascal

12:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to hit a Hampshire music festival today to see one of the UK's best-loved rappers.

Win tickets to music festival

Daily Echo:

2:56pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IT IS one of the biggest festivals in the south and now two lucky readers will have the chance to win a pair of tickets.

Band announces UK tour

Daily Echo: The Unthanks Explore And Perform The Music of Robert Wyatt and Antony and The Johnsons, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Saturday, December 17

10:16am Friday 22nd August 2014

A BAND with deep northern roots and bags of soul has announced their UK tour – including a Southampton gig.

Album review: Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

10:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

Radio DJ Stewart Dennis reviews that latest album releases

Album review: Twin Atlantic - Great Divide

Daily Echo: TWIN ATLANTIC: Bristol Fleece on May 11

10:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

Radio DJ Stewart Dennis reviews the latest releases

Southampton's musicians raise £1,000 for Ebola charity

Daily Echo:

12:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TALENTED performers from across the arts took part in a charity concert to support Western African villages affected by the Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Hundreds descend on Southampton city centre for boyband Union J

Daily Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HUNDREDS of young girls have descended on Southampton this lunchtime as they eagerly await the arrival of their pop icons.

Pop icon to take to the stage during air festival

Daily Echo:

3:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE lead singer of a 1980s pop group is the high note of an air festival this month.

Chart toppers to appear at folk festival

Daily Echo:

3:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival took to the airwaves on Saturday when BBC Radio Solent in Dorset previewed the festival on its Big Dorset Brunch show.

Bright future for singer and her band

Daily Echo:

2:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FROM Elvis to Ed Sheeran, reggae to rock, and classical to country – teenage performer Lucy Smith loves music.

Chance to win tickets to Party in the Park

Daily Echo:

2:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE countdown has begun for this year’s Party in the Park at Poole where this year the theme is ‘Carnival Time’ for the August bank holiday event.

James Blunt - Wickham Festival

Daily Echo:

6:57am Friday 15th August 2014

IT WAS a surreal start as the tiny village of Wickham welcomed an astronaut jump-suited James Blunt to a bulging canvas topped muddy field.

Pop star and wife of ex-Saint to appear on Strictly

Daily Echo:

9:24am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Saturdays singer and wife of a former Saints favourite, Frankie Bridge, is the first star to join the line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Music festival gets underway tomorrow

Daily Echo:

2:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE BoomTown Fair gets underway on Thursday for four days of music, theatre, comedy, art, and Arcadia.

Rock star brings show to south

Daily Echo: Bryan Adams on stage at St George's Hall

2:11pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Bryan Adams has announced he will play the Bournemouth International Centre next month.

Organisers release 2,000 extra tickets for Hampshire music festivals

Daily Echo: James Blunt, who will perform at Dalby Forest

2:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a Hampshire music festival are gearing up for their biggest event yet as they release 2,000 extra tickets.

Punk rockers to play city gig

Daily Echo:

12:24pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THEY’RE famed for their raucous brand of no-holds-barred punk rock.

Double delight as R&B legends head south

Daily Echo: The Manfreds will be performing at Epsom Playhouse

12:22pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

All-time great British R&B band The Manfreds are heading out on tour with dates in Bournemouth and Salisbury in October.

Music legend praises city songstress

Daily Echo:

4:04pm Monday 4th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON songstress Charlie Macaulay was bowled over when Sex Bomb singer Tom Jones made a special request to meet her at the Osborne summer concerts.

Pop superstar looking for local support act for gig

Daily Echo: COMMANDING LOYALTY: Ex-Army captain turned balladeer James Blunt.

4:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

POP superstar James Blunt is searching for a local support act for his November show at the BIC.

Ex-Busted star to play intimate gig in city

Daily Echo:

4:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHARLIE Simpson who rose to fame in the ranks of BRIT Award winners Busted is heading for Southampton to perform an intimate gig at the city centre HMV store next week.



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