Smoking is the hazy fug of a 1930s jazz club, the deadline mist of a 1970s newsroom and the chocolate-wood smell of my granddad’s lounge circa 1988
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
There's only one thing more terrifying than a high achiever, says Chad Greggor; a high achiever who's still a teenager...
Friday 05 July 2013
Glynde Place, East Sussex
Friday 19 April 2013
Mancunian born Josephine Oniyama is a welcome addition to the new music scene with her folky, neo-soul songs that captivate with their honesty and maturity.
Sunday 07 April 2013
For trivia fans, I was in the last programme ever to be filmed in BBC Television Centre. This is a fact, despite reading about 10 different Tweets from other performers claiming the same thing. As far as I can make out, their claims were only factually correct in that it might have been the last thing to be filmed in the studio they were in, but mine was the very last. I literally turned the lights off as I left. This should be very exciting, but as it was a non-broadcast puppet pilot for CBBC, it's not quite as glamorous as it could have been.
Friday 08 March 2013
Madness singer Suggs will perform in a star-studded evening of music to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Sir Cliff Richard and Frankie Valli will headline a festival in the historic setting of Hampton Court Palace in June.
Monday 21 January 2013
Fizzing with anecdotes and full of good humour, this show - still available on iPlayer - showed a singer at the height of his powers and left our writer feeling nostalgic
Saturday 29 December 2012
A poignant glimpse of talent that was too much to handle
Saturday 15 December 2012
TV pick of the week: The Making of a Lady
Thursday 06 December 2012
Three new acts have been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Adele and Jessie J after being shortlisted for a prestigious award.
Saturday 13 October 2012
The south London pop-soul singer has supported Rizzle Kicks, Jessie J, Giggs and Emeli Sandé on their UK tours.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Britain in a Day
Monday 07 May 2012
“He’s a big bad boy,” lustily croons six-months pregnant Imelda May on “Johnny’s Got a Boom Boom”, the saucy rockabilly song that catapulted the singer to instant fame.
Monday 12 March 2012
Michael Stafford, better known by his stage name Maverick Sabre, is in the middle of his set when a fight breaks out.
Old Grey Whistle Test 40, Radio 2, Wednesday<br/>The Little Black Fish That Created Big Waves, Radio 4, Thursday
Sunday 28 August 2011
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'