Listen on iPlayer, here Nicki Chapman welcomes you to Saturday mornings with Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue on the band’s new single, album and tour; Katy Beskow has some Vegan recipes; and Susie Pearl provides some self help tips for the New Year. Nicki will also ask journalist and broadcaster Sophie Harris to take our Read more about BBC Radio 2: Nicki Chapman[…]
Twinkling scores, glistening synths and easy-flowing jazz: we look at some of the most memorable music in movies The Guardian Guide ET: The Extra-Terrestrial John Williams Star Wars, Jaws, Superman … John Williams doesn’t just soundtrack films, he soundtracks entire childhoods. The emotional tone of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster is one of shared wonder, and Read more about The Guardian: 10 of the best movie soundtracks[…]
Cottage industry: the enduring power of the ‘cabin in the woods’ album From Bon Iver to Taylor Swift, artists and audiences continue to be drawn to the homespun allure of the isolation album For some, the “cabin in the woods album” aesthetic reached critical mass around 2011, with a headline in the Onion: “Man Just Read more about The Guardian: Isolation albums[…]
Lianne La Havas shares the story behind her new, self-titled album Lianne La Havas’s new, self-titled album was just released to critical acclaim on Nonesuch Records in the US. Here, she talks with writer Sophie Harris about her third album, which spans the arc of a relationship and reflects musical references as varied as Milton Read more about Nonesuch: Lianne La Havas[…]
Part of a year-long series of London Social columns I wrote for Time Out London to support the city’s small, often obscure community groups; other subjects included the Gay Gordons Scottish linedancing club, the Rat & Mouse Society, and the completely inspiring seniors at Age Exchange. ‘It’s touch move Paul, and you did touch it!’ Read more about Time Out London: Chess Club[…]
Listen on iPlayer, here Front Row Jonathan Coe on his novel Middle England, which has won the Costa Novel Award 2019. Plus Selena Gomez’s album Rare reviewed by Sophie Harris.
Shelter Official biography for BMG / Modern Recordings Eight disarmingly beautiful piano nocturnes from the composer and producer on his solo debut album, recorded over two days following lockdown in New York City. The day after lockdown began in New York City was a surreal one. Thomas Bartlett walked the five miles to his studio Read more about Thomas Bartlett[…]
My commercial reel includes spots for Clinique, Vodafone, Mitsubishi, Pukka, the Guardian, Yakult and Sanex. My voice age is 25-35, and my tone is fresh, light and confident; I can easily move from cool and ethereal to bright and smiley, educated and trustworthy.
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