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It’s a Moonage Daydream for a bit of Absolute Bowie at the New Theatre Royal

Sharing a birthday with David Bowie, it was almost fate that John O’Neill would end up taking to the stage as the rock legend.

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The Beat and The Selecter join together onstage at The Pyramids, Southsea, during the #oneminuteformanchester on Friday, May 26, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

REVIEW: The Beat/The Selecter at The Pyramids Centre, Southsea

‘This band puts more energy into one song than most bands put into a whole gig’ said the ageless (has she a Dorian Gray-style picture in her attic?) Pauline Black partway through The Selecter’s electrifying set.

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Paul Rodgers and his band onstage at Portsmouth Guildhall. PICTURE: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Paul Rodgers at Portsmouth Guildhall

Paul Rodgers is a name that appears at the top of the list when supergroups are looking for a stand-out voice.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend is a big one for Portsmouth as Mutiny Festival takes over the King George V playing fields at Cosham.

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Crowds of revellers at last year's festival

Out da club and into the fields

PORTSMOUTH’S premier dance music event returns this weekend as up to 30,000 people are expected to Mutiny Festival this weekend.

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The Selecter play at The Pyramids in Southsea tomorrow night

Performers and audiences to fall silent as part of #oneminuteformanchester

SHOWS taking place across the city will fall silent as part of a nationwide tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack tomorrow.

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Crowds enjoy Sister Bliss's DJ set at Mutiny Festival in 2016.

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Mutiny Festival organisers reassure fans that the dance music event starring 50 Cent and Chase and Status will go ahead as planned

THE organisers of this weekend’s Mutiny Festival have reassured music fans that the event will go ahead as planned.

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For us, the only way to finish a night out was with a bacon butty (Flickr: Labelled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: A night out wasn’t complete if it didn’t end with a bacon roll

I enjoyed going clubbing and there was so much more choice in the 1990s. In the early days we would head to the seafront to Peggy Sue’s and dance to anthems such as Ride on Time and Back to Life by Soul to Soul. On a Monday we went to student night at 5th Avenue and on one infamous occasion there was five of us lined up along the edge of the stage, perfectly choreographed to Take That’s Relight My Fire. No wonder we were single. I was sober when I ventured into Joanna’s for the one and only time and don’t remember how or why we ended up in Club China Town next to the Queen’s hotel.


A CYCLIST was taken to QA Hospital after coming off his bike on a road in Havant.

A Country That Works for Everyone from Gaslighting by Partial Facsimile
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Partial Facsimile try to make sense in the age of information overload at The Wedgewood Rooms

Most performers would get exasperated if they saw their audience studying their mobile phones rather than what’s on stage in front of them.

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More than 150 acts added to Victorious bill

Victorious Festival has added more than 150 local and up-and-coming acts to its line-up.

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REVIEW: Havant Chamber Orchestra – All Beethoven at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

REVIEW: Havant Chamber Orchestra – All Beethoven at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

In 1801, Ludwig van Beethoven was beginning to experience early symptoms of hearing loss that would ultimately lead to profound deafness some 14 years later. He wrote to friends of the difficulties it was causing professionally and socially.

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19/5/2017 (NEWS)  Royal Blood performing at the O2 Guildhall in Southampton on Friday 19th May.   Picture: Sarah Standing (170662-)

REVIEW: Royal Blood at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Brighton’s rock duo Royal Blood came on to the scene in 2013 and have since become enormously popular.

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REVIEW: Kate Rusby at Kings Theatre, Southsea

This tour is something of a landmark for Kate Rusby as she celebrates 25 years on the road.

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Whatever happened to The Swans?

I wonder if any reader who is into music can help me?

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Fareham singer to launch second single

A FAREHAM singer/songwriter is about to release the second single for his new album.

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‘I think that All Right Now has probably got to be played’

He’s the man who started legendary rock act Free nearly 50 years ago.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

With Mutiny Festival only a week away, tickets are flying out and it looks to be their biggest year yet! As many will know, the heavyweight line-up sees the likes of 50 Cent, Chase and Status, Roger Sanchez, Pendulum and Roni Size heading to Portsmouth. Final release weekend tickets are £77.07 or £45 for Saturday only and £40 for Sunday only. Head to

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WATCH: Gorillaz announce Portsmouth - Twitter reacts

Fans reacted instantly as Gorillaz announced a date at Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Shakin' Stevens. Picture: Graham Flack SUS-170504-071528003

REVIEW: Shakin’ Stevens at Portsmouth Guildhall

You think you’d know what to expect from Shakin’ Stevens’ show at the Guildhall: many of his hits, plenty of rockabilly singalongs and a whole load of nostalgia? Wrong.

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