Tag Archives: Michael Jackson

Christine and the Queens – Manchester Apollo

She may be less than five feet tall, but Héloïse Letissier commands a mighty on-stage presence, endearing and quirky yet very much in charge and assured. I’m guessing that state of mind only came with life experience, but her worldly-wise … Continue reading

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July to December 2017 – the writewyattuk review: the second six months

Former Status Quo ‘frantic four’ drummer John Coghlan on the key moments that will always stay with him: “Those six weeks at Butlin’s were an eye-opener, doing it – in a sense – professionally, getting to play to people and … Continue reading

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The best of Friends with Shalamar – the Howard Hewett interview

Howard Hewett had only been in the UK a couple of days when I called, and was alternating between press calls and rehearsals with fellow stalwart Jeffrey Daniel and more recent Shalamar addition Carolyn Griffey. But if my interviewee had … Continue reading

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Sunshine, moonlight, good times, boogie – the Tito Jackson interview

It’s not even 9am in California, but it’s already Tito Time, with the third eldest Jackson sibling more than happy to share a few stories from his impressive career. Guitarist and vocalist Tito – real name Toriano Adaryll Jackson – … Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Merry Transatlantic Christmas – in conversation with Jimmy Osmond

There are moments in life which seem a little surreal, and one came for me last week, on the phone to a performer who was first introduced to the world as Little Jimmy Osmond. While I’m quick to tell people … Continue reading

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Paul Carrack/Elliott Morris – Preston Guild Hall

From Satisfy my Soul through to a show-stopping How Long, those at the Guild Hall on Wednesday night were left in no doubt as to why they call Paul Carrack ‘the man with the golden voice’. Whether tackling classic ‘60s … Continue reading

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