Simmy Richman is Associate Editor of The Independent on Sunday's New Review magazine. He is also a writer and CD reviews editor for The Independent on Sunday
18 May 2013 07:30 PM
Multi-instumentalist, string arranger, model, senior editor of Love Is the Magazine and busker … the surprise here is only that the violinist/singer Toliver's debut LP is, on the surface, such a conventional, Radio 2-friendly affair.
11 May 2013 06:30 PM
London-based five-piece with an American drummer head to the hills of Malibu to record debut album.
04 May 2013 04:22 PM
On Later… it was her, a guitar and a stop-you-in-your-tracks song that began “I ain’t fit to be no mother/ I ain’t fit to be no wife”.
28 April 2013 12:00 AM
When you are standing in the supermarket aisle confronted by 678 kinds of breakfast cereal, you could be forgiven for bemoaning the notion of free will. Stick a diner in front of a menu with just one or two things on it, however, and listen to them complain about rights being infringed.
20 April 2013 07:30 PM
Born in Montana, raised in Virginia and settled in Nashville (while looking for all the world like a Williamsburg take on country), on paper, there is something of the comedy cowboy about Fritz – formerly known as Jonny Corndawg.
14 April 2013 12:00 AM
You can have too much too young When young people go into showbusiness, it's difficult for some of them. My father [Johnny Otis] had a rhythm and blues band and I was playing with him from about the age of 12. It was cool but I was naive about a lot of things looking back on it.
13 April 2013 07:00 PM
The early word was I&W had "gone jazz", but nothing is that straightforward in Sam Beam's world, and Ghost on Ghost is as dense stylistically as it is lyrically.
07 April 2013 12:00 AM
When the Beach Boys sang about "Disney Girls" back in 1971, the very phrase evoked a world of "Earlier nights and pillow fights … Open cars and clearer stars". Mention Disney girls these days, and chances are it will be in the context of one scandal or another.
06 April 2013 06:30 PM
Born London, read physics at Oxford, dropped out, went to work, had four kids and then released a debut album as his 50th birthday approached.
25 March 2013 05:38 PM
Simmy Richman gets a look inside Cadbury's Bournville factory gears up for the Easter rush.
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