Recent Articles

Nocturne Live : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year’s Nocturne Live festival, which will take place at Blenheim palace between the 21st and 23rd June and will include a headlining set from Lauryn Hill.

Skids : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Richard Jobson, the frontman with Scottish 70's punks the Skids, about their reformation and first album in nearly forty years, 'Burning Cities'.

Musical Predictions for the Year : 2019 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson provides five tips for acts to keep an eye out for and which he predicts for success in 2019.

Slade : Interview - Interviews
Slade's classic hit 'Merry Xmas Everybody' inspired hordes of fans much to the hard-working band's delight. Nick Dent Robinson speaks with lead guitarist Dave Hill about its success, the group's 80's reformation and his autobiography.

Queen : Bohemian Rhapsody - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson asks if the much maligned new film 'Bohemian Rhapsody' about the music of British frontman Freddie Mercury and Queen has been fairly received or whether its bad reviews have been justified.

Chas Hodges : 1943-2018 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the career of Chas Hodges of duo Chas'n'Dave, who died in September.

Purdy : Corn Exchange, Wallingford, 10/11/2018 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches Purdy, the new name for Oxfordshire singer-songwriter Rebecca Poole, play a stunning set of jazz classics and her own material in a homecoming gig at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford.

Comment : Interviewing Rock Bands and Stars - Features
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on interviewing major rock stars and bands and how that has in recent times changed.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Cropredy, Oxfordshiire, 9/8/2018...11/8/2018 - Live Reviews
Brian Wilson plays an unforgettable set at Fairport's Cropredy Convention in North Oxfordshire.

Wilderness Festival : Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 2/8/2018...5/8/2018 - Live Reviews
Music is just one element of the UK's most freewheeling and eclectic summer festival, Wilderness, says Nick Dent-Robinson. Nile Rodgers gets a rapturous reception while a celebrity cricket match prompts a record number of streakers.

Le Vent du Nord : Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11/8/2018 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys French Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord's recent performance at Fairport's Cropredy Convention.

Kim Wilde : Interview - Interviews
80's pop star Kim Wilde tells Nick Dent-Robinson of how an internet recording of her singing her debut single 'Kids in America' to her fellow travellers on her way home after an evening out in London relaunched her musical recording and her new album 'Here Come the Aliens'.

Dusty Springfield : Dusty - The Musical - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a new musical which looks with unflinching honesty at the life of troubled singer Dusty Springfield and which after touring regionally will eventually be launched to the West End of London.

Cornbury Music Festival : Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, 13/7/2018...15/7/2018 - Live Reviews
Despite organiser Hugh Phillimore declaring that last year's Cornbury Festival would be its last, Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys its resurrection this year and an impressive set from veteran reggae star Jimmy Cliff

Truck Festival : Steventon, Oxfordshire, 20/7/2018...22/7/2018 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Rpbinson enjoys the Truck Festival, which in its 21st year was originally started by indie band Goldrush from the back of a truck and is now one of Oxfordshire's largest music events.

Graham Nash : Interview - Interviews
Crosby, Still and Nash's Graham Nash chats to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new compilation 'Over the Years',which consists of fifteen of his favourite songs during his lengthy career, and his memories of his years in the Hollies.

Henley-on-Thames, Cornbury and Truck Festivals : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews three Oxfordshire summer festivals, the Henley-on-Thames Festival, Cornbury Music Festival and Truck Festival.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between Thursday 9 August and Saturday 11 August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from Brian Wilson, Kate Rusby, and the Levellers.

Neil Diamond : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent Robinson examines singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's recent decision to stop touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's and reflects on his often under-rated career.

Tom Petty : 1950-2017 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on career of the much acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty, who died on the 2nd October aged just 66

Big Feastival : Kingston, Oxfordshire, 25/8/2017...26/8/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's Big Feastival, Blur bassist Alex James' annual festival of food and music in Oxfordshire.

Towersey Festival : Thame, Oxfordshire, 25/8/2017...28/8/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson admires Oxfordshire's friendly four day Towersey Festival, which this year featured sets from KT Tunstall, Eliza Carthy, Newton Faulkner and the Blockheads.

Cornbury Music Festival : Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, 7/7/2017...9/7/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson attends the final Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire which this year saw performances from Bryan Adams, the Pretenders, Kaiser Chiefs and Jools Holland and speaks to organiser Hugh Phillimore about why he has decided to stop.

Fairport Convention : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention, the annual three day festival staged by folk rock legends Fairport Convention, which this year celebrates the band's golden anniversary with an on-stage reunion of both past and present members

Pet Shop Boys : Henley Festival, Henley, Oxfordshire, 6/7/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson asserts that 1980's icons Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have as the Pet Shop Boys, 'constantly pushed the boundaries' since their inception. He enjoys two dynamic sets of synth pop at the prestigious Henley Festival.

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