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My Best Albums of 2017

I cannot remember a worse year. The BBC continues to increase its dominance and influence in UK’s music industry and on public tastes. This (wholly publicly funded) corporation now even has its own annual music awards featuring, of course, the music its committees choose to playlist on their mainstream stations, to the exclusion of most [...]

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It’s La La Land Folks!

It’s perhaps appropriate that La La Land has already won Film of The Year here in the UK and is likely to win the Oscar in the States very soon. After all, in several ways we are living in an imaginary world where fiction is trumping (pun intended) fact. But first the movie and whether [...]

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North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

Rotterdam, Netherlands 7-9 July 2017
North Sea Jazz Festival, the largest indoor music festival in the world, returns in 2017 with a three-day event jam-packed with international superstars and world-class emerging talent.
The first wave of artists confirmed for 2017 include Van Morrison, George Benson, Laura Mvula, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Mavis Staples and the long-awaited return of [...]

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Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll [...]

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My Best Albums of 2016

2016 has been a year of very high highs and the lowest lows. Musically, we’ve lost great artists like Leonard Cohen, Davie Bowie, and Prince

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World’s No1 For Music Images

Over a period of 15 years we have taken photographs of many of the world’s best music acts. The Shakenstir online music image

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