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REVIEW: Paul Lewis, Portsmouth Guildhall

The Portsmouth Chamber Music series began its new season with a fine recital featuring Paul Lewis, one of the finest pianists in the world today.

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Pianist Paul Lewis

REVIEW: Paul Lewis at Portsmouth Guildhall

The Portsmouth Chamber Music series began its new season with a fine recital featuring Paul Lewis, one of the finest pianists in the world today.

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New Found Glory. Picture by David Bean

Sticks And Stones won’t break New Found Glory’s bones at The Pyramids in Southsea

Pop-punks New Found Glory will be playing two of their classic albums in full as part of the tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

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The Coal Porters, 2017. Picture by Chico Vaughn

The Coal Porters are putting the punk spirit of ’76 into the finest bluegrass around

‘Gabba, gabba, hey!’ the rallying cry immortalised by the founding fathers of punk, The Ramones, isn’t what you’d normally expect to hear on the opening track of a rootsy, bluegrass album.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Tonight at The Fox and Hounds in Waterlooville, Dischhco host their very own Silent Disco!

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Graeme Clark of Wet Wet Wet

Popped in, Souled Out and going strong 30 years on

He’s sold millions of records and played in front of vast crowds as part of pop-soul stars Wet Wet Wet, but bassist/guitarist Graeme Clark doesn’t mind admitting that the prospect of going out solo makes him nervous.

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The benefit gig for Andy Reeves is at The Wedgewood Rooms

The Racketeers and Archive 45 play benefit gig at The Wedgewood Rooms for injured music fan

Pompey’s music scene is pulling together this evening with a fundraising gig for regular gig-goer and music fan Andy Reeves.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Last Saturday I went to the Unsigned Showcase finals at The Wedgewood Rooms to support my friend’s band Demonheads and, of course, the pool of local talent.

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Natalie Lowe in Rip It Up with Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness. Picture by Fiona Whyte Photography

STRICTLY’S NATALIE LOWE: ‘I love the 1950s – it’s the music I was brought up listening to’

After seven years as a Strictly Come Dancing professional, Natalie Lowe is back with a new show featuring two of its celebrity winners.

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Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan hopes you don’t mind if she plays at The Wedgewood Rooms

Earlier this month Lucy Spraggan was playing at the Fairweather Festival on the Isle of Wight, a festival which aimed to highlight awareness of issues around mental health.

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Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry on stage at Portsmouth Guildhall

THIS WEEK IN 1983: Rocking the night away with the king

A rock ’n’ roll fan said it all in five simple words: ‘He is still the king.’

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Expect untold Pleasures from Havant’s nu-eyed soulsters Barbudo at their EP launch gig

Barbudo are a ‘Nu-eyed Soul’ group from Havant that have been gigging for just over a year.

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The Jam live. Picture by Derek D'Souza

Hapi Festival aims to prove That’s Entertainment as From The Jam headline final night

This weekend, the inaugural Hapi Festival comes to Gosport.

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Fish is one of several guest vocalists with the SAS Band at Portsmouth Guildhall

BIG INTERVIEW: ‘The gigs are like having a party with a bunch of old friends’

Hopefully when Fish plays with the SAS Band at Portsmouth Guildhall next week, it will be with less risk to life and limb than a show he played a couple of years ago – the former Marillion frontman performed in Mogadishu, capital of the war-torn east-African nation, Somalia.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend brings the final big festivals of the summer to a close as Bestival takes place in its new home: Dorset.

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Wreckless Eric at The Tea Tray in Southsea, September 1, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Wreckless Eric at The Tea Tray in Southsea

Going to see gig at the much missed Eastney Cellars was a bit like watching your favourite band in your living room.

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Hacienda Classical with Graeme Park, left, and Mike Pickering. Photo by Jack Kirwin

Hacienda Classical at Brighton Racecourse: ‘It smacks you between the eyes from the opening bar’

Given their shared nocturnal history, it should be no surprise that the idea for the Hacienda Classical shows first struck Graeme Park and Mike Pickering in the early hours of the morning.

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Roddy Woomble in Glasgow, December 2016. Photo by David Gillanders

Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble proves he’s not delusional as he prepares to come to The Wedgewood Rooms

The intention had been for Scottish alt-rockers Idlewild to hit the ground running after finishing up touring for their last album, Everything Ever Written, and get straight on with a new one.

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Craig David

Craig David was Born To Do It at Mayflower Theatre

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BIG INTERVIEW alt-J: ‘We like to give our listeners some variation’

Some music acts live and die by their image. Quirky indie-rock trio alt-J on the other hand are much happier to let the music and their videos do the talking.

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