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Don Short : Raging Pages - Features
In 'Raging Pages' guest writer Nick Dent-Robinson finds fascinating 60's and 70's show business reporter and journalist Don Short's new memoir, 'The Beatles and Beyond'.

Ed O'Brien : Interview - Interviews
Radiohead guitarist and vocalist Ed O’Brien chats to Nick Dent-Robinson about his warmly praised solo debut LP 'Earth' under the guise EOB,

Sophie Ellis-Bextor : Interview - Interviews
Sophie Ellis-Bextor tells Nick Dent-Robinson why she started doing her superb lockdown kitchen discos, and how she plans to bow out.

Doris Brendel : Interview - Interviews
With 'Mass Hysteria', her fourth album with Lee Dunham, due for release in early September, ex-Violet Hour frontwoman Doris Brendel talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her unusual upbringing and long musical career.

Elvis Presley and Tom Jones : Some Reflections - Profiles
After talking to comic Jimmy Tarbuck about his recollections of Tom Jones and Elvis, Nick Dent-Robinson reflects upon his own memories of seeing Elvis live.

Melanie Blake : Interview - Interviews
Multi-millionaire music manager Melanie Blake talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her working class Manchester upbringing, experiences of working on 'Top of the Pops' in the 1990s, bestselling debut novel, 'The Thunder Girls', and writing career.

Bob Geldof : Interview - Interviews
Bob Geldof talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the reformation of his band the Boomtown Rats, their first album in 36 years 'Citizens of the Boomtown', Live Aid and his lengthy career.

Beatles Vs The Stones : Comment - Features
Nick Dent-Robinson sheds a contemporary light on a continued and much-debated controversy, namely, Which band is better, the Beatles or the Stones?

Roger Ruskin Spear : Interview - Interviews
Roger Ruskin Spear, the saxophone player, clarinetist and robot maker with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson in this 2011 interview about the legendary 60’s anarchic satirists' career, jazz influences and reformations.

Trudie Myerscough-Harris : Interview - Interviews
In this archival interview from 2009, Trudie Myerscough-Harris, the wife of legendary DJ Bob Harris, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her life from her upbringing on a farm to becoming an executive PA to marrying Bob and his successful battle against cancer.

Supergrass : Alexaandra Palace, London, 6/3/2020 - Live Reviews
Nick Dent-Robinson watches Supergrass back after a decade away play a set of classic anthems to an enthusiastic crowd at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Neil Innes : 1944-2019 - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of Neil Innes, who died in December, and, as well as forming creative alliances with top 1960's performers, became legendary for creating catchy melodies and contributing greatly to 'Monty Python'.

Madonna : Profile - Profiles
With Madonna having just completed a fifteen night residency at the London Palladium, Nick Dent-Robinson recollects seeing an early preview of her current 'Madame X' tour in New York last summer.

John Otway : Interview - Interviews
John Otway talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about fifty years of his comic rock and making a success out of failure.

Sunshine of Your Life : A Concert for Jack Bruce - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a fantastic tribute concert to the late Jack Bruce, which filmed at the London Roundhouse in 2018, has just been released on CD and DVD.

Andrew Ridgeley : Interview - Interviews
A 'pretty content' Andrew Ridgeley tells Nick Dent-Robinson about Wham!, fame and playing Scrabble with George Michael

Martin and Shirlie Kemp : Interview - Interviews
Martin and Shirlie Kemp tell Nick Dent-Robinson about their long marriage and their pop careers, both separate and now together

Fairport's Cropredy Convention : Profile - Profiles
Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between the 13th August and 15th August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from among many others Clannad, Richard Thompson, Grace Jones, the Pet Shop Boys and Steve Hackett.

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.

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