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Van Morrison : New Theatre, Oxford, 27/10/2019 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a diverse, career-spanning set of blues/rock from Van Morrison at the New Theatre in Oxford.

Joe Brown : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the enduring sixty year career of rock legend Joe Brown, who is currently touring the UK.

Sir Tim Rice : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson chats to award-winning lyricist and musical writer Sir Tim Rice about his works which include 'Aladdin', 'The Lion King' and 'Evita', and that is just the short list.

Lulu : New Theatre, Oxford, 22/9/20!9 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches Scottish entertainer Lulu play to a packed house in Oxford with remarkable energy in celebration of her 55-year career.

Purdy : Corn Exchange, Wallingford, 21/9/2019 - Live Reviews
NIck Dent-Robinson watches vocalist Rebecca Poole AKA Purdy, accompanied by a stellar ensemble, returns to her native Oxfordshire to perform originals and cover tunes.

Jack Savoretti : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on Jack Savoretti's bestselling no. 1 latest album, 'Singing to Strangers'.

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 8/8/2019...10/8/2019 - Live Reviews
Despite torrential rain, Nick Dent-RObinson finnds plenty to enjoy at this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which as well as a three-hour set from Faiport Convention, included performances from Richard Thompson, Gogol Bordello and the Waterboys.

Seth Lakeman : Interview - Interviews
Folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new album 'The Well Worn Path', and touring for two years as a member of Robert Plant's band Sensational Space Shifters.

Richard Thompson : Interview - Interviews
Guitarist/songwriter Richard Thompson, who was in the original line-up of Fairport Convention before his successful solo career, reflects on his acoustic set at their Cropredy Convention and his time with the band.

Madness : Interview - Interviews
Nick Dent-Robinson has a chat with frontman Suggs as the Madness experience touches down for an unusual gig in Newbury.

Proclaimers : Interview - Interviews
Craig Reid from bestselling acoustic duo the Proclaimers talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about their touring and the surprising influence of the Rolling Stones on their music.

Herbie Flowers : Interview - Interviews
Veteran bassist and multi-instrumentalist Herbie Flowers talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his formmer band Blue MInk's controversial 1969 hit 'Melting Pot', which, despite promoting global harmony, has long been banned for being racially offensive.

Big Feastival : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles this year's Big Feastival, which run by Alex James, the bassist with Blur, is taking place between the 23rd and 25th August in his native Oxfordshire.

Graham Nash : Interview - Interviews
On a recent visit to America, Nick Dent-Robinson took the opportunity to catch up again with iconic songwriter, rock hero and former Hollie, Graham Nash – who was about to embark on a Summer tour of the UK and Europe.

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.

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