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Friday 12 August 2011
Monday 06 December 2010
Musicians today crowded into a small London studio to record a silent Christmas charity single they hope will reach the top spot.
Saturday 30 January 2010
Thursday 14 January 2010
Musician, producer, philanthropist and now... economist? Apparently so. Dave Stewart, the multi-faceted guitarist from Eurythmics is to pen a business book.
Friday 19 June 2009
Saturday 06 June 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
Paul Smith's erudite vocab (you don't get words such as "circumnavigation" with the Kooks) is a minor joy itself, but his way with a subtly perceptive couplet ("She's dressed up/It's her duty to the town") is far more precious.
Monday 08 September 2008
Seventeen years after co-founding The Big Issue, John Bird's appearance as he sits in the afternoon sunshine of a garden near Cambridge could give the impression that he left a personal history of family violence, poverty and working with the homeless behind long ago. Until he speaks that is. As soon as he opens his mouth, fiery no-nonsense passion erupts, his deceptive middle-class exterior evaporates, and his hand begins punctuating his words on the picnic table. "It's a nightmare working with the homeless. Period. We built a social business on the most unreliable workforce on the face of God's earth."
Wednesday 18 June 2008
Morris dancers of Vauxhall exhale now – your local MP is fighting for you. Kate Hoey has never been the most conventional of Labour MPs, what with her pro-hunting credentials and now a City Hall job alongside Boris Johnson. Still, her latest move is a curious one even by those standards.
Friday 09 May 2008
These days you don't need a commission from a television company to broadcast gigs. You just need a camcorder, a musician, perhaps a crowd for atmosphere and a computer to upload the material on to a website. And if you're lucky, the television companies might then make the approach to air a show.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Wednesday 27 February 2008
It may come as no surprise that The Kooks' singer and rhythm guitarist Luke Pritchard is another Brit School alumnus, like indie pop band The Feeling and this year's Brit winners Kate Nash and Adele. Unlike them, however, you wouldn't find him thanking the Croydon school at an awards ceremony. After only a brief spell there he enrolled at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, where he met drummer Paul Garred and guitarist Hugh Harris, with whom he formed The Kooks in 2003.
Friday 11 January 2008
- 1 Tears and cheers as David Beckham ends glittering career after helping PSG to final win
- 2 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 David Cameron goes to war with newspapers over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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