Recent Articles

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.

Kraftwerk : New Theatre, Oxford, 6/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson finds electronic pioneers Kraftwerk still sounding futuristic with a set of their now classic material at the New Theatre in Oxford

Jacksons : Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 18/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches the Jacksons play a hit-packed set to celebrate their 50 years in music at the final night of this year’s Nocturne Festival at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

Rewind Festival : Interview with Paul Carey - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to festival chief Paul Carey about 80's festival Rewind South which will take place this year between the 18th and 20th August

Stornoway : New Theatre, Oxford, 12/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches critically acclaimed local indie-folk band Stornoway play an emotive final gig at the New Theatre in Oxford

Doris Brendel : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent Robinson speaks to Violet Hour singer Doris Brendel about her unconventional musical career and forthcoming ninth album 'Eclectica'

Henley Festival : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys and Jess Glynne about their forthcoming appearance at this year's Henley Festival

Fairport Convention : Interview - Interviews
Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the group's fiftieth anniversary this year and their forthcoming new album, which consists of both studio and live recordings

Peter Sarstedt : 1941-2017 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson recalls meeting and interviewing Peter Sarstedt who died in January and his 1969 only huge hit 'Where Do You Go To My Lovely'

Chas and Dave : O2 Academy, Oxford, 4/12/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches the still undervalued Chas and Dave play an unglamorous but solid set at the O2 Academy in Oxford

Sam Brown : Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames, 9/12/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson finds much to enjoy at Sam Brown's annual pre-Christmas International Ukulele Club show at the Kenton Theatre on Henley-on-Thames

Lisa Hannigan : O2 Academy, Oxford, 16/10/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson explains why he feels Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan is a one-off entertainer after watching her perform a gig at the O2 Academy in Oxford

Bestival : Isle of Wight, 9/9/2016...11/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Despite appalling weather conditions, Nick Dent Robinson still finds much to enjoy at this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which saw performances from Damian Marley, Caravan Palace, Ride and a three hour set from the Cure

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11/8/2016...13/8/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson is impressed by this year's Fairport Cropredy Convention, which took place over three days in Oxfordshire

Fairport Convention : Interview - Interviews
Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about this year Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will include sets from Madness and rising stars Sound of the Sirens, and the recent death of former member Dave Swarbrick

Cornbury Music Festival : Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, 8/7/2016...10/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson is impressed by this year's Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire, which this year included performances from Bryan Ferry, Seal, Corinne Bailey Rae, Beverley Knight, Booker T and Wilko Johnson

Tom Hiddleston : Interview - Profiles
Former Oxford schoolboy, Tom Hiddleston, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his recent big screen challenge playing Country legend Hank Williams, 'I Saw the Light'

Elton John/Ennio Morricone : Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 23/6/2016...26/6/2016 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's sedate Nocturne Festival at Blenheim Palace, which saw excellent performances from Elton John and 87-year old composer and conductor Ennio Morricone who appeared with a 200-piece orchestra

John Lydon : Interview - Interviews
Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited frontman John Lydon speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about both groups and PiL's latest album, 'What The World Needs Now'

Duran Duran : Interview - Interviews
Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his band's 80's stardom and their continued longevity

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