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INTERVIEW: Sam McTrusty from Twin Atlantic

Daily Echo:

9:42am Friday 31st October 2014

RORY McKeown interviews Twin Atlantic frontman Sam McTrusty ahead of their show at the O2 Southampton Guildhall on November 4.

Introducing Pale Seas

Daily Echo:

9:45am Friday 24th October 2014

THEY'VE received national radio airplay, supported some of the world's most popular indie artists and even helped out a Southampton charity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shane Filan fine ahead of Osborne Summer Concert

Daily Echo: Westlife star Shane Filan will be performing in York early next year

6:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS HE heads to the Isle of Wight tomorrow to perform at the Osborne Summer Concerts, Shane Filan said he never wants to stop singing: “it’s like breathing”, to me he said.

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.

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.

Rising stars...

Daily Echo: The Rising perform

12:11pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

IT’S not every day an impromptu jam session creates something special.

Courtney Barnett

Daily Echo: One to watch

10:30am Friday 16th May 2014

Courtney Barnett is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She released her first EP in 2012, but broke through the following year with How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas is out now and she’s touring the UK, visiting the Joiners on Tuesday. Here, she chats about her inspirations, her songwriting style, and her love of Dawson’s Creek

Ian Anderson - Prog Rock God

Daily Echo: Ian Anderson and Friends Play The Christmas Jethro Tull

12:41pm Friday 25th April 2014

IT isn’t every day that you arrive at work at get to chat to an official prog rock god just after breakfast – or at any other time of day come to that.

On Track with his New Career - James Toseland

Daily Echo: James Toseland

1:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

WHEN it comes to music James Toseland is the real deal.

Endless Ambition

Daily Echo: Endless Remedy. Picture by Stuart Martin.

9:55am Thursday 10th April 2014

People are trying to watch talent on the telly when they should be watching it at The Joiners say Southampton band Endless Remedy

Katy B is on Red Alert

Daily Echo: KATY B.

10:43am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AS Katy B gets ready to take her new album, Little Red, on the road and perform a string of festival dates, including Isle of Wight, she’s feeling reflective about her success – most of which came as a total surprise, the singer tells Your Entertainment.

Nathan Connolly from Snow Patrol on his new band Little Matador

Daily Echo: Nathan Connolly (centre) with Little Matador

12:48pm Friday 28th March 2014

HE’S more used to rocking stadiums, arenas and major festivals the world over with Snow Patrol.

New Horizons for The Answer

Daily Echo: The Answer, The Duchess, York, March 23

1:50pm Friday 7th March 2014

Irish four-piece rock band The Answer released their fourth album New Horizon last September and they play The Brook in Southampton on Monday. We spoke to singer CORMAC NEESON about life on the road, getting to bed at 5am and why every gig has to be special

Bombay Bicycle Club - Global 'Gap-Year' Inspired Album

Daily Echo: Bombay Bicycle Club

10:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

JACK Steadman hit the road to work on songs for Bombay Bicycle Club’s fourth album, and found inspiration aplenty.

Clever Foxes

Daily Echo: Foxes

11:35am Friday 21st February 2014

Southampton singing sensation Foxes on her rising stardom

Skindred Spirits

Daily Echo: Skindred

11:00am Monday 20th January 2014

WHEN four boys decide to form a band, that’s a pretty good start, but as they start discussing what style of music they want to play a potential problem emerges, all four musicians have very different influences – rock, hip hop, reggae and funk.

Disco star Leo heads back to The Brook

Daily Echo: Leo Sayer

11:32am Wednesday 6th November 2013

HE’LL make you feel like dancing.


Daily Echo: Lucy Spraggan

3:22pm Friday 1st November 2013

Lucy Spraggan, from Sheffield, is best known for appearing on X Factor in 2012. She talks about her upcoming tour, sulking, and why she needs a dog-friendly bus ahead of her appearance at 02 Guildhall Southampton...

Feeling tour calling

Daily Echo: The Feeling return with “more grown-up feel” for Bournemouth gig

10:36am Monday 28th October 2013

FIVE-piece The Feeling are back with a new album and tour, which stops on the south coast this week. Your Entertainment catches up with bassist Richard Jones HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE COMING BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM?

Ellie Goulding - burning up in Southampton

Daily Echo: Ellie Goulding is to release 'How Long Will I Love You' for Children in Need

3:28pm Friday 11th October 2013

IT seems there is no stopping Ellie Goulding.

Double Trouble: JEdward

Daily Echo: Jedward will play St David's Hall on September 30

5:17pm Friday 27th September 2013

WHEN they first burst onto the scene with an X-Factor audition in 2009, they didn’t receive the best reaction. The set of twins with gravity defying quiffs were branded ‘annoying’ by Simon Cowell and were even the target of a campaign to eliminate them from the reality show.

Charley's Year To Remember

Daily Echo: Charley Macaulay

11:25am Wednesday 25th September 2013

CHARLEY Macaulay has had one hell of a year.


Daily Echo: Isle of Wight Festival 2013. Pictures:

12:53pm Friday 6th September 2013

DAN SMITH from BASTILLE tells Your Entertainment how he went from writing music in his bedroom to playing festivals and gigs around the world

INTERVIEW: Swim Deep ahead of Bestival

Daily Echo: Swim Deep

11:20am Thursday 5th September 2013

WITH their debut album reaching the Top 10 earlier this year, YOUR ENTERTAINMENT chats to Swim Deep’s Austin Williams about why the band’s upcoming tour, starting with Bestival, is a big deal for the Birmingham four-piece.


Daily Echo: London Grammar

11:42am Wednesday 4th September 2013

They’ve already featured on another band’s chart-topping album, now it’s time for ambient trio London Grammar to aim for the top spot on their own. Singer Hannah Reid tells Your Entertainment about their amazing year, ahead of their Bestival appearance this weekend...

Soul Man - Nile Rodgers Interview

Daily Echo: Nile Rodgers

11:21am Friday 30th August 2013

Chic star Nile Rodgers has written some of the best known feel-good songs in pop’s history. LORELEI REDDIN catches up with him ahead of his appearance at Bestival to find out what inspires him to keep coming up with the goods

Delays frontman Greg Gilbert turns his hand to art

Daily Echo: Greg on stage with Delays

9:20am Saturday 24th August 2013

Greg Gilbert is known among music fans as the front man of Southampton band Delays. But he tells Sally Churchward why he’s gone back to the drawing board and his first love – art

Peace in our Time

Daily Echo: ON STAGE: Worcestershire’s own Peace who will be performing on the John Peel Stage at this weekend’s Glastonbury.

1:45pm Friday 23rd August 2013

IN under three years, Peace have morphed from bored students to the most talked about new band in Britain, and are about to take Bestival by storm. YOUR ENTERTAINMENT reports...

INTERVIEW: The Man Behind the Manfreds

Daily Echo: The Manfreds

11:19am Wednesday 21st August 2013

Paul Jones speaks to Duncan Eaton as the band celebrate 50 years with a series of gigs, including Ferneham Hall in Fareham, just a few miles from where the frontman grew up...

JLS star JB Gill: I'd love to become an X Factor mentor

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9:39am Monday 19th August 2013

JB, or Jonathan Benjamin Gill, is best known as one quarter of boyband JLS. Ahead of the band’s farewell appearance on the south coast, at BIC on December 17, the singer discusses his new farming project, and if he plans to take part in Strictly Come Dancing’s next series after winning 2012’s Christmas special...

Speech from Arrested Development talks ahead of headlining at Boom Town tonight

Daily Echo: Speech from Arrested Development talks ahead of headlining at Boom Town tonight

10:19am Friday 9th August 2013

When you first started out more than 20 years ago could you have ever dreamed you’d have such a long lasting career?

Wilko Johnson at the Wickham Festival

Daily Echo: Wilko Johnson at the Wickham Festival

7:00am Friday 2nd August 2013

HE refuses to retire despite being in the grips of terminal cancer.

How to Succeed in Music by X Factor's Lucy Spraggan

Daily Echo: Lucy Spraggan

10:03am Monday 29th July 2013

AHEAD of Open Mic UK’s stop in Hampshire, Lucy Spraggan gives her own unsigned music advice on how to get ahead in the unsigned music world and how to make the most of every opportunity. Just a year ago, Lucy was progressing her way through the rounds of the Future Music contest, wowing crowds before she hit the big time with The X Factor. Following the release of her new single Lighthouse, she talks to YOUR ENTERTAINMENT ..

Musician Tom Crouch on the up

Daily Echo: Tom Crouch

9:54am Thursday 18th July 2013

FOR a musician fresh from performing on the stages of Glastonbury, Romsey’s Tom Crouch is incredibly humble, writes Catherine Earp.

A night with The Farm - Peter Hooton chats ahead of Isle of Wight Festival

Daily Echo: The Farm

1:51pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

AFTER reforming in 2011, legendary Liverpool band The Farm are gearing up for an unforgettable campers only evening at Isle of Wight Festival on Thursday.

INTERVIEW: Ruben Dobbs. Bringing Blues Full Circle.

Daily Echo: OLD SCHOOL STYLE: Swampcandy

9:35am Thursday 23rd May 2013

As American Delta blues duo Swampcandy arrive in Hampshire to play a rare UK show, Richard Bennett chats to guitarist, singer and songwriter Ruben Dobbs about his love of the music and why British blues fans are the guardians of the genre.

It's a sweet year ahead for the Palma Violets

Daily Echo: Palma Violets

9:57am Monday 29th April 2013

PALMA Violets are a fourpiece band from London consisting of Alexander ‘Chilli’ Jesson, Samuel Thomas Fryer, Jeffrey Peter and William Martin Doyle.

Punk poet pledges to stay true to his roots

Daily Echo: No rest for the wicked: Frank Turner has festivals, a US and UK tour and an album planned

11:15am Monday 15th April 2013

LAST year was something of a milestone for Frank Turner.

Katherine Jenkins sings her heart out

Daily Echo: Katherine Jenkins

Welsh singing superstar Katherine Jenkins talks to Patrick Gough about her performance with Il Divo at the Bournemouth International Centre.

The brains behind Bestival

Daily Echo: Bestival announces an exciting 2013 line-up

10:50am Tuesday 2nd April 2013

RADIO 1 DJ Rob da Bank, who grew up in Warsash, founded the festivals Bestival and Camp Bestival with his wife Josie. YOUR ENTERTAINMENT talks to the couple about how it began and what we can expect this year...

Local girl hits the high notes

Daily Echo: Lisbee Stainton

10:10am Friday 29th March 2013

SOUTHAMPTON born singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton, who was playlisted by Radio 2 before reaching her 21st birthday – is returning to her roots next week. Known as ‘The English Rose with The 8-String Guitar’, she lived in Hamble until she was seven when she moved to Basingstoke and still has a big following in Hampshire. Lisbee plays the Talking Heads on Thursday.

Stereophonics express themselves

Daily Echo: Kelly Jones on stage

11:27am Friday 22nd March 2013

AFTER their longest break ever, Stereophonics are back with their eighth album, Graffiti on the Train.

Anvil date for Dublin Legends

Daily Echo: The Dublin Legends

10:16am Thursday 21st March 2013

THEY were an Irish folk band who became pop stars with stirring 60s hits like Seven Drunken Nights.

Olivia Newton John - 'I feel so lucky'

Daily Echo: Olivia Newton John - 'I feel so lucky'

8:57am Monday 11th March 2013

More than 30 years after her last UK concert tour, Olivia Newton-John is back and playing the Bournemouth International Centre today. She tells the Daily Echo why she welcomes getting older

Back By Popular Demand - Chas and Dave

Daily Echo: Chas and Dave

2:57pm Friday 8th March 2013

BOWING to the phenomenal demand by fans after what was supposed to be a farewell tour, Chas and Dave are on the road again.


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