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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

While many have probably spent most of their money pleasing the other half this week for Valentines Day, there are plenty of events going on for those who are single and for those couples who’d rather party instead.

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Robbie Williams with Danielle Howting, her partner Mike Bingham and their daughter Grace Picture: Andrew Whitton

WATCH: Robbie Williams gives Gosport superfan a Priceless Surprise

WHEN Danielle Howting was taken to do some filming in Chichester, she thought it was to be part of a documentary about superstar singer Robbie Williams’ biggest fans.

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Loyle Carner. Picture by Ken Kaban

REVIEW: Loyle Carner at Engine Rooms, Southampton

By the amount of airplay Loyle Carner is getting on Radio 1 – it’s clear that big things are expected of him.

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REVIEW: Busted at Portsmouth Guildhall

Once the pop-punk princes of the noughties, Busted are back, and determined to shed their boy-band image.

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From left, Catherine Lawlor, Karen Kingsley, Eunice Pike and Louise Dearsley

Annual music festival kicks off in stylish fashion

WITH 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of the Portsmouth Music Festival, there was an expectation that the event would be kicked off in spectacular fashion.

The team of about 20 dancers, pictured, from the frigate HMNZS Southland performed authentic Maori songs, dances and a war dance

THIS WEEK IN 1984: Kiwi crew embarked on Stubbington school

Schoolchildren from Stubbington had a rare chance to see traditional dances from the other side of the world when they were visited by the crew of a New Zealand warship.


LISTED: The Grammy Awards winners

Here is the list of winners in the main categories at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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The choir is working hard to prepare for the concert

I Was Glad – it’s not one to be missed

IT is finally time to celebrate the lengthening of the days, and hopefully the return of some sunshine to go with it as well.

Richard Morris performing at Icebreaker Festival in January. Picture by

Paul Windsor

Richard aims to Stay Alive as he gives up the day job and plays at The Wedgewood Rooms

You can’t deny Richard Morris’s commitment to the cause – ahead of the release of his new EP and a short run of shows, he’s quit his job to focus on his music career.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Festival announcements have been picking up this month – including Victorious Festival announcing a plethora of acts including Jake Bugg, and Franz Ferdinand! I was most excited to hear Slaves are making an appearance!

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Love Supreme comes to Sussex from Friday June 30 to Sunday July 2

Stellar names added to line-up for this Summer's Sussex Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017

The Jacksons (50th anniversary show), Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Robert Glasper and many more join Herbie Hancock and George Benson on line-up for 5th edition of UK’s only greenfield jazz festival
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Funk the borders for brace of local charities

Head on down to the Coastguard Studio in Southsea on Saturday, February 10 for a night of live jazz, funk, world music, spoken word and dancing to raise funds for local charities Friends Without Borders and Arms Around The Child.

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The Girl From Mars show. Picture by Trev Earl

We still love you, The Girl From Mars – Britpop’s back!

Giant puppet robots, burlesque dancers, a Martian dominatrix and all set to a soundtrack of Britpop and the ’90s’ finest musical offerings.

Flying Machines, with Alex Munk, first left. Photo by Steve Pringle

They are those magnificent men in their Flying Machines

Drawing upon influences as diverse as jazz, pop, progressive rock and metal to create an utterly unique and modern sound, Flying Machines are doing their best to defy musical boundaries.

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Daniel Eagle is both nervous and excited for his new album

Daniel Eagle ‘beyond excited’ about single

A FAREHAM singer/songwriter is gearing up for the first single release of his new album.

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Gig to take
place despite star’s cancer diagnosis

A CONCERT in Fareham next month by Cockney duo Chas and Dave is expected to go ahead despite news that one of them has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats runs at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, until Saturday, February 11

REVIEW: Dreamboats and Petticoats, Kings Theatre, Southsea

With a constant stream of ‘50s and ‘60s hits, what’s not to like about Dreamboats and Petticoats?

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Live recording of Nirvana’s 1989 Portsmouth gig emerges online

Live recording of Nirvana’s 1989 Portsmouth gig emerges online

A RECORDING of a pre-fame Nirvana playing in Portsmouth has emerged online.

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by Cuffe and Taylor

Busted return to take their fans on a night drive as they head to Portsmouth Guildhall

Matt Willis is a man so overflowing with positivity, it’s almost indecent. Speaking to The Guide about the return of his band Busted, his Tiggerish enthusiasm is infectious.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

January definitely ended on a high with plenty of gigs and Icebreaker Festival already in talks for next year!

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