Recent Articles

Zoots : Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, 23/5/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson finds infectious the enthusiasm and energy of 60’s covers band the Zoots at the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury.

Newgrass Cutters : Interview - Interviews
Multi-instrumentalist and record producer Pete Brown talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his band the NewGrass Cutters and their forthcoming plans for a second album.

Charlie Dore : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of singer-songwriter and actress Charlie Dore, who is currently playing a small venue tour of the United Kingdom.

Fara : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of Orkney Islands-formed folk group Fara, who have just released their second album, ‘Times from Times Fall’.

Francis Rossi (Status Quo) : Hexagon Theatre, Reading, 8/5/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a spoken word gig at Hexagon in Reading by Status Quo guitarist and frontman Francis Rossi to promote his new autobiography, ‘I Talk Too Much’.

Bob Harris : Interview - Interviews
Broadcaster and country music expert Bob Harris speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his film debut playing himself in the critically acclaimed 'Wild Rose', his 'Under the Apple Tree' tour and his lengthy career.

Bootleg Beatles : Interview - Interviews
Steve White, who plays Paul McCartney, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about touring with the ultimate tribute band, the Bootleg Beatles.

Nilüfer Yanya : Interview - Interviews
Rising soul-pop artist Nilüfer Yanya talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her London roots, debut album 'Miss Universe' and why minimalism is the central component of her work.

Art Garfunkel : Interview - Interviews
Art Garfunkel speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his latest solo tour, his recent autobiography and his memories of touring the UK in the 1960s as one half of the iconic Simon and Garfunkel.

Hazel O Connor : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to iconic 80's singer-songwriter Hazel O' Connor about her groundbreaking debut album 'Breaking Glass', current tour and new record 'Hallelujah Moments'.

Mike And The Mechanics : New Theatre, Oxford, 12/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Mike Rutherford, on tour with his band, Mike and the Mechanics, played a series of Genesis hits at Oxford's New Theater that rekindled fond memories for his enthusiastic fan base.

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood : Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames, 2/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson at the Kenton Theatre in Henley-on-Thames watches Jacqui Dankworth, accompanied by her husband and Memphis-born pianist Charlie Wood, play a superb and versatile set that extends far beyond her jazz origins.

Becky Mills : Profile - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of North Yorkshire solo singer-songwriter Becky Mills and her forthcoming new album, 'Tall Tales and Home Truths'.

Fairport Convention : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Fairport Convention guitarist and vocalist Simon Nicol about this year's 40th Fairport's Cropredy Convention which will take place in the village of Cropredy in North Oxfordshire in August.

Rewind Festival : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's Rewind South Festival which will take this year at Henley-on-Thames from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August.

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.

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