♫ Eddi Reader this Thursday

I just picked up tickets to go see Eddi Reader in Southampton this Thursday, November 3rd. You may remember her as the heart of the band Fairground Attraction back in the 80s, perhaps with their best known single “Perfect” as the memory hook. Since then she’s been developing an impressive solo career, recognised in 2006 […]

♫ Eric Whitacre Concert

Eric Whitacre Concert, originally uploaded by webmink. Busy day Tuesday, which included the great pleasure of going to hear Eric Whitacre conduct his superb choir performing a number of his works including some new ones – you’ll remember I mentioned this concert a while back (and if you don’t, be sure to follow that link […]

♫ Whitacre Concert

If you were blissed-out by the amazingly beautiful choral music I linked to on Bank Holiday Monday, and if you happen to live within reach of London, you will definitely want to check out the concert that composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is organising in mid-October. If the review of last year’s equivalent performance is […]

♫ Artist Sampler Is A Masterpiece

If you enjoy listening to good singer-songwriter music, chances are that you’ll love the sampler that Amazon.Com is giving away free this week (sadly the same sampler is £7.11 from Amazon.co.uk although it’s worth paying for in my view).  The earlier sampler from the same label (with many of the same artists) was great too, […]

♫ Two Favourites in the UK

If you are a UK resident located in the UK (yes, Amazon really has bolted its service down that tightly here), there are free tracks by two of my absolute favourite artists available at the moment. I ordered the new album Perfect Darkness [US] by Fink as soon as I saw it was being released […]

♫ 5

I’ve been a fan of the music made by Lamb for a long time, but I’d assumed that when they broke up we’d not be hearing any more from them. Indeed, Lou Rhodes new solo career has produced some good music since then. But on the flight to Brazil, I saw in the TAP in-flight […]

♫ Unthankyou

You’d think given the number of places I track music and the number of things I have given permission to spam me with music information that something would have mentioned that The Unthanks had a new album coming out, or that they would be performing just up the road this Wednesday. But no, nothing did, […]