Tag Archives: Southport

Jason Byrne – Southport Comedy Festival

For the first time in a long while I went to a gig and didn’t get the pen and jotter pad out once. There seemed to be no point. I’ve regretted that in the past at comedy shows. Getting home … Continue reading

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Celebrating Songs of Stage and Screen, with Blake’s Stephen Bowman

It was the morning after the night before when I spoke to Stephen Bowman, one of the three mighty voices behind close-harmony group Blake. But this is a tale of a rare night when this top-selling trio didn’t have to … Continue reading

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Taking the low road to success – the Thea Gilmore interview

It’s been a long time coming, but Thea Gilmore is finally getting true recognition, with her fan-base ever-growing and each album outselling the last – 17 years after her debut. She has admirers in high places too – Joan Baez … Continue reading

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Rise and Shine – the return of Hugh Cornwell

A quarter of a century after he left The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell remains a regular on the live circuit – still in love with his back-catalogue, and still ticking off life ambitions. In the scheme of things, he’s been outside … Continue reading

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Albania to Southport, via Brighton – with Attila the Stockbroker

It’s been some journey for Attila the Stockbroker, who publishes his autobiography Arguments Yard later this year, with little to suggest he’s slowing down. This is the radical performance poet and musician who toured East Germany four times before the … Continue reading

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Starting to believe again – my distant life with the Cardinals

Now we’re a third of the way through the season, there’s a real sense of belief in the ranks around and about Woking FC. And if nothing else, the fact that we now have 30 league points to our name … Continue reading

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Harle and Almond’s essence to fore in The Tyburn Tree

I know I’m getting older, I don’t really need reminding. But can it really be 33 years this coming summer since I first heard Soft Cell tackling Northern Soul classic Tainted Love? It was a while before I properly took … Continue reading

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Taking the crunchy with the smooth, Cardinals style

After six goals in two Conference Premier matches and two wins on the trot for the first time since April, there’s – whisper it – an element of optimism at Kingfield again, as this Cardinal blogger duly acknowledges. But when … Continue reading

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A lubbly Bubbly awayday at Haig Avenue

WHAT a week for the Cards, and a rare one for me as I’d seen them play three matches. A half-term trip South allowed me to take in a battling Kingfield defeat to play-off hopefuls Newport County, before a return … Continue reading

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Out of town and out of sorts with the Cardinals

IT’S supposed to be a good sign. As we drove down to Kingfield from Lancashire last Saturday morning, Tony Blackburn was playing The Jam as we hit Victoria Way traffic. Some kind of time warp? Almost. It was Pick of … Continue reading

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