Josephine Oniyama

Education, Education, Education and War: Kaiser Chiefs New Album First Listen

Josephine | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
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Last night I decided to listen to Education, Education, Education & War, the new album by Kaiser Chiefs... I haven't done that in ages, just listened to an album all the way through, without doing anything else at the same time. No texting, no cooking, no reading, just listening.

German Tour Week One: The Osnabrück Experience

Josephine | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
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One week ago yesterday we started our tour across Germany with Ryan Sheridan and his band. The time has gone so fast, and there are still two full weeks to go. The highlight of the tour so far has to be the two days we spent in Osnabrück.

Shakespeare's Coriolanus - National Theatre Live Stream

Josephine | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
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It's fair to say I've found a new love of the theatre, and modern tech means that people can experience the west end from hundreds of locations around the world. This is truly exciting. Not only that, but I think I am a Shakespeare convert.

Tour Essentials - Germany in Winter

Josephine | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
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I'm getting ready to embark on a three week tour of Germany, with performer Ryan Sheridan, and I realised I don't really have a working suitcase any more. I think I've been hibernating since Christmas. So, it's about time I made a list of on-the-road-again must-haves. Flights, epic car journeys, travel sickness, and a show a night... I just need to be comfy!

Highlights of 2013

Josephine | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
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I know most people have done their 'Best of 2013' lists already, but my thinking here is that as long as it's done before the end of January it isn't too late.

Ending the Euro Tour, on the Road With Madeleine Peyroux and Christmas Shopping

Josephine | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
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Madeleine is a very sultry, smoky voiced, jazz/blues singer (in case you didn't know). She was wonderful backstage, really chatty, and she's got a wicked little sense of humor, as did her band, who were also very accomplished musicians (some people have everything).

Autumn Headline Tour Part One

Josephine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
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My headline tour across Europe seems like a bit of a blur now; a little whirlwind gone by. How much can one person fit into eight days? Well, here's a little answer for you, it's part one of the tour story, just the first four days... part two will come later.

Filming The New Video in Morocco: a Test of The Old Endurance

Josephine | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
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Morocco was a whirlwind of bikes, scooters, heat and extremely pushy/ enthusiastic merchants, selling everything from slippers to spices. It is a place where you need to watch your back for bikes; or otherwise be mowed down, and be careful of eye contact unless, that is, you really want to buy something.

Starting a New Album: Fine Tuning the Process

Josephine | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
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It's wonderful to have a collaborator. Sometimes as a musician, or writer, you spend hours at home alone just working on idea after idea, you never really know what's working, you don't know what's good, bad, or just plain terrible. And, I suppose that's why getting those ideas out in front of another human being can be so scary.

Career Changes: Will I Always Be A Musician?

Josephine | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
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Changing path is an exciting but scary thing to do.These are people who say "what the hell", throw caution to the wind (or do loads of research and come to an informed conclusion about their new direction in life), and say "I'm changing career".

A Few Words With Snoop Dogg

Josephine | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
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As he came past me, over one of the white picket fences decorating the backstage area, I said "good show". To this, someone laughed. But Snoop turned around and said "thanks", (although it was rather quiet, so it might easily have been a grunt). Nonetheless, I was satisfied.

Glastonbury: Music's Pop-up Town

Josephine | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
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The gig before ours - or event, would be more accurate a word - was a talk by Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University. I met him afterwards and we took a picture together; my later tweet said "science meets music," but then he was a musician previously, so that has already been done.