Nick Drake

The Resurrection of Matt Deighton

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"There are woodpeckers in the garden," Matt Deighton tells me from his Welsh retreat. "No one's about here. It's the back of beyond and right up my street."

Shelagh McDonald, Vanished Singer/Songwriter Feared Dead for Decades, Is Alive and Singing...

Charles Donovan | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

In 2005, flicking idly through one of the glossy music monthlies, I spotted a tiny box copy item about a singer/songwriter called Shelagh McDonald who had vanished. No one knew her whereabouts, nor had they for over thirty years.

The Stones Re-Booted

Tim Cumming | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Cumming

Let's wind back the tape 30 years and spring it from the machine and here we are in Camden, 1983, Chalk Farm market, second home to a ragged ephemera of household junk-cum-collectibles, dead men's suits by the rackload wheeled across the cobbles, and lines of blokes with crooked smiles and weird hair bent over boxes of tape cassettes. It is here I bought my first Stones bootleg.

I Hate Myself & I Want To Die: The Deadly Embrace of Rock Music & Suicide

Chris Price | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK
Chris Price

Untold column inches will rightly be expended this week marking the release twenty years ago of Nirvana's epoch-defining and cosmos-transforming album Nevermind. Rather more inches, I'm willing to bet, than were given over to World Suicide Prevention Day last week.

Amy Winehouse Icon?

Stephen O' Regan | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK
Stephen O' Regan

I hope people can give it time, and allow Amy Winehouse to be judged on more honest terms. She deserves to be remembered as a great talent. But it could be too late for any honest judgement.

Music With a View - Josh Bray

Stephen O' Regan | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Stephen O' Regan

Lets take a break away from all the Murdoch madness - introducing Josh Bray. Josh was inspired to start playing after discovering the legendary Nick Drake, which is as good excuse as any to make you pick up a guitar, so long as you don't let it get you too down.