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GIG OF THE WEEK: Gary Barlow

Daily Echo: Gary Barlow on stage

10:40am Friday 18th April 2014

IT won’t be quite as spectacular as his last tour with his Take That bandmates, but that hasn’t stopped fans clamouring for tickets to Gary Barlow’s south coast solo outing next week.

Music - Top Picks of the Week

10:30am Friday 18th April 2014

HE was a hero on the Northern Soul circuit and his hits set disco floors alight. Legendary American soul singer Edwin Starr was responsible for chart toppers like War, 25 Miles, SOS (Stop Her on Sight) Happy Radio and Eye to Eye Contact.

Between the Scales

10:20am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Sweet Lowdown can take you anywhere you want to go, from a sunny front porch to the outer reaches of the universe. Blending original songwriting and three-part harmonies with an old-time instrumental groove, this award-winning Canadian acoustic roots trio creates a unique yet timeless sound.

Wild Smiles sign to Sunday Best Recordings

Daily Echo: Wild Smiles

9:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

A WINCHESTER band have signed to Sunday Best Recordings, the independent record label of Rob da Bank.

GIG OF THE WEEK: Paul Thomas Saunders

Daily Echo: Paul Thomas Saunders

1:07pm Friday 11th April 2014

PAUL Thomas Saunders includes The Joiners on his UK headline spring tour on Sunday.

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Daily Echo: Therapy?

1:05pm Friday 11th April 2014


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Daily Echo: REVIEW; Quercus

12:49pm Friday 11th April 2014

HE can truly say that he is an entertainer by royal appointment. Jazz star Ray Gelato, pictured, has twice been requested to perform by personal invitation of the Queen.

Steven Seagal to play at the Brook

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11:36am Friday 11th April 2014

HE’S a bona fide Hollywood legend, a phenomenally successful actor, producer, screenwriter and director involved in worldwide hits including Under Siege and The Patriot.

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

Dire Straits legend tests water at his home bass

Daily Echo: John Ilsley and band in action

11:36am Wednesday 9th April 2014

HE’S more used to rocking stadiums and arenas across the globe.

Airport aiming to help music careers take off

Daily Echo: Southampton International Airport

11:25am Wednesday 9th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Airport is offering talented musicians in the local area a chance to perform in the airport's busy terminal.

Johannes is getting back to The Point

Daily Echo: Johannes Moller

11:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SWEDISH guitarist and composer is making a welcome return to The Point in Eastleigh later this month.

More Bestival stars unveiled for Big Top line-up

Daily Echo: Headliner: Bonobo

11:38am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BESTIVAL organisers have revealed more of their 2014 Big Top line-up.

Blissfields confirms 2014 headliners

Daily Echo: Picture from Blissfields, Winchester. July 6, 2013.

3:47pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

2MANYDJS and Sleigh Bells will play Blissfields 2014, with Hercules And Love Affair, Chloe Howl, Tune-Yards, Dan Croll, Snakehips, Luke Sital Singh and Nick Mulvey now also confirmed for the awardwinning family-friendly event near Winchester.

Golden anniversary for Martha's greatest hit

Daily Echo: Motown legend Martha Reeves

12:37pm Monday 7th April 2014

IT is not only the signature tune of a legendary Motown girl band but it is one of the world’s most iconic pop songs.

Festibelly to return for its sixth year

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

12:34pm Monday 7th April 2014

FESTIBELLY returns to its home in the heart of the New Forest this July.

Charley to open her own music school

12:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON singer-songwriter Charley Macaulay is to run her own music school in the city.

John Giddings' Festival Tips for Isle of Wight 2014

Daily Echo: The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Sunderland Stadium of Light

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

NOW in its 13th year, the Isle of Wight Festival will once again feature a selection of the biggest and best headline artists, alongside the hottest new and established acts.

Band of Skulls Climb to New Heights

Daily Echo: Band of Skulls

10:19am Monday 31st March 2014

Southampton trio launch third album, Himalayan, today

X-Factor heading to Southampton

Daily Echo: Any successful applicants in Southampton will get the chance to perform in front of judge Cheryl Cole.

8:13am Friday 28th March 2014

THE hunt to find the next Sam Bailey, One Direction and James Arthur in Hampshire is on.


Daily Echo: Sandi Thom is among the performers lined up for Linton Festival

12:37pm Friday 28th March 2014

GIFTED singer songwriter Sandi Thom returns to The Brook on Wednesday, playing songs from her career and her recent Classic Covers album.

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Daily Echo: Paul Carrack.

12:42pm Friday 28th March 2014


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Daily Echo: Jay Phelps Quartet

12:46pm Friday 28th March 2014

TRUMPETER JAY PHELPS has put together an all-star line-up to re-arrange and perform the wonderful music of Miles Davis, spanning over four decades, at Southampton’s Turner Sims tonight. Phelps has always cited Davis as one of his greatest inspirations and breathes new life into his music with this brand new project.

Rhythm King at Solent University

12:50pm Friday 28th March 2014

HE’S the percussionist behind soundtracks for five 007 movies and has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Bjork, Jeff Beck and Robert Plant.

Blissful weekend of family-friendly fun

Daily Echo: Picture from Blissfields, Winchester. July 6, 2013.

11:21am Wednesday 26th March 2014

BLISSFIELDS will include 2ManyDJs and Sleigh Bells for its 2014 event from July 3 to 5.

Pop sensations

11:26am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MUSICIANS in Hampshire are wanted to take part in a competition to find the next pop sensation.

Guitar festival tickets on sale now

11:25am Wednesday 26th March 2014

TICKETS are on sale for the Winchester Guitar Festival.

Voices join together for Stories

12:13pm Monday 24th March 2014

HUNDREDS of singers will join together for the world premier of a new musical work.

GIG OF THE WEEK: DJ David Rodigan

Daily Echo: David Rodigan DJs at Concorde 2 on Saturday, November 23

2:42pm Friday 21st March 2014

WITH 35 years of DJing and broadcasting under his belt as well as being awarded the MBE for services to broadcasting, David Rodigan more than lives up to the legend title.

Music Highlights

Daily Echo: Now and then: Frank Allen, Spencer James, Frank McNally and Scott Ottaway of the current Searchers

2:41pm Friday 21st March 2014


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Daily Echo: Waynflete Singers

2:38pm Friday 21st March 2014


Folk rock royalty to head up SMILEFest

Daily Echo: King Charles

1:28pm Friday 21st March 2014

ECCENTRIC folk-rock troubadour King Charles will be headlining this year’s SMILEfest finale event at Southampton’s Mo’ Club tonight.

Natives getting restless in HMV

Daily Echo: Natives perform at HMV in Southampton

9:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

NEW Forest rock and pop outfit Natives marked the release of their debut album with a live appearance at HMV in Southampton.

Duke at Oceana

10:01am Wednesday 19th March 2014

CHART-topping DJ Duke Dumont will be hitting a Southampton club tonight.

Red Arrows tribute

Daily Echo: IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: The Red Arrows celebrate 50 years of death-defying aerobatics in 2014

11:03am Tuesday 18th March 2014

TICKETS go on sale this week for a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest national icons – the Red Arrows.

Beyonce and Jay Z's helicopter flights upsetting Hampshire residents

Daily Echo: SHOWBIZ Beyonce 091324.jpg

11:15am Monday 17th March 2014

VILLAGE residents are getting irritated by celebrities such as Beyonce and Jay Z making helicopter flights to a Hampshire estate.

Roll Up for the Camp Cabaret

Daily Echo: The Grand Palace of Entertainment at Bestival

1:08pm Monday 17th March 2014

REVELLERS are being invited to enter Bestival’s rainbow- coloured pleasureseeking wonderland as the line-up for the Grand Palace of Entertainment area is revealed.

Oasis 20th anniversary celebrations

Daily Echo: HEAD INJURY: Gem Archer, right, during his days with Oasis

2:28pm Friday 14th March 2014

OASIS manager Marcus Russell will join a celebration in Southampton today of the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album Definitely Maybe.

GIG OF THE WEEK: Franz Ferdinand

Daily Echo: Franz Ferdinand set to rock in Brum

4:12pm Friday 14th March 2014

SOMETIMES it’s the little details which are important in making a record.

Music - Top Picks of the Week

Daily Echo: Fury: Funeral for a Friend

4:10pm Friday 14th March 2014


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Daily Echo: Naturally 7

4:04pm Friday 14th March 2014


Oh Brother What a Line Up!

10:20am Thursday 13th March 2014

EJECTOR Seat Festival returns to pack Palmerston Park with artists of all genres this June.

Natives to perform live at HMV for album launch

Daily Echo: Bid to salvage HMV

10:55am Tuesday 11th March 2014

NEW Forest rock and pop band Natives are to celebrate the release of their debut album with an appearance at HMV in Southampton.

Fun Lovin' Criminals to headline Pulse Festival

Daily Echo: Fun Lovin Criminals (3015296)

12:35pm Friday 7th March 2014

HUEY Morgan’s Fun Lovin’ Criminals will headline the Saturday night at this year’s Pulse Festival at Sunnyfields Farm in Totton.

Music Highlights

Daily Echo: MUSIC DATE: Singer and songwriter Hazel O’Connor will reprise some of the greatest songs of the 20th century

1:41pm Friday 7th March 2014


Between the Scales

Daily Echo: Stompin' Dave and his Bluegrass Band

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014


Festival starts with a SMILE

9:42am Thursday 6th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Solent University’s SMILE Festival of music and the music industries launches at The Cellar on Saturday.

Folk singer Lucy launches album

Daily Echo: Lucy Kitchen

9:21am Thursday 6th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON folk singer songwriter Lucy Kitchen releases her first album, Waking, later this month.

Church hosts classical concert

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

5:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

CLASSICAL music is on offer at a Hampshire church with a chamber orchestra performing pieces by Mozart and Haydn on Saturday.

Faith in disco with Bestival line-up

Daily Echo: Paloma Faith is appearing at this year's Brighton Pride

10:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

THREE more brilliant acts will be bringing their dancing shoes to Bestival’s Desert Island Disco in September.


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