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Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Interview: David Gray

With a new best of album out now, David Gray is about to set off on tour – but, as he explains to Acoustic, attendees shouldn’t expect to just hear a rundown of hits

Andy Rourke on D.A.R.K, pre-show nerves, the bass he can't live without and more

As firm Smiths fans, it's fair to say the Bass Guitar Magazine team collectively came across a bit faint when hearing that former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke would be gracing their pages last year - so you can imagine their squeals of joy when he was confirmed as one of the headliners at the 2017 London Bass Guitar Show .

Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers talks Four Voices, guitar roots and multi-instrumentalism

News Acoustic Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers talks Four Voices, guitar roots and multi-instrumentalism Grammy-winning US act Indigo Girls are approaching 30 years in the business. Acoustic spoke to one half of the duo, Emily Saliers, fresh from their sell-out Four Voices shows with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Western Gazette
Glastonbury 2015: King Creosote, Friday, Avalon Stage - REVIEW

King Creosote wants the audience to know that he knows you are probably waiting for him to play a big hit. "The thing is, though we only really have one." At which point the audience-members look like they wish to climb over the barrier to the Avalon stage and give Kenny Anderson, aka the king in question, a big, reassuring hug.

Gig review: The Wave Pictures @ First Chop Brewing Arm, Salford

For anyone nervous that the Wave Pictures' 2014 UK tour would consist of Daniel Johnston covers, such feelings would have been natural. But in their Salford set on Saturday night, the band put any such snivelling naysayers in their places from the get-go.

Western Gazette
Your Weekend: The Bluetones' Mark Morriss discusses solo and band life

MARK Morriss, of the newly reformed Bluetones, is a funny man. A lot of his decisions are informed by passing ideas that tickle him. Hence, during our conversation, when I unthinkingly laugh at what he has called his latest album - A Taste of Mark Morriss - I do not get the telling off I thought I might get.

Messenger Newspapers
VIDEO: Altrincham musician stops city centre with MTV promo

ALTRINCHAM musician Liquithority caused a stir in Manchester City Centre while filming for his new music video. The police showed up on Market Street, where the former Altrincham Boys student, also known as Jack Richardson, was creating a promo for MTV Artists.

Western Gazette
Glastonbury 2015: Florence and the Machine, Pyramid Stage, Friday - Review

Yui Mok/PA Wire It's Friday night's headline spot on the Pyramid stage and Florence Welch wants the audience to turn to each other and embrace. Not sure, Florence... Now she wants everyone to take off the clothes they don't need. This is getting a bit weird. But peace and love!



Oldham council could close ALL BUT ONE youth centre in bid to cut £60million

Oldham Council have admitted that it may be forced to close all but one of their youth centres if plans to make handover services to charity provision go ahead. On September 29, the council agreed to consult on proposals to 'develop the contracts of key third sector partners Mahdlo and Oldham Community Leisure'.

Western Daily Press
Bullies and Picasso give Yeovil model Tanya Cooney, 18, her drive

A young model and actress who has just landed her first starring film role says hateful comments from online bullies spurred her on to achieve her dream. Tanya Cooney, 18, has been modelling since the age of 15 and in recent years has taken offers of "implied nude" photo shoots - which she says she was inspired to do by the work of the Spanish master Pablo Picasso.

Western Gazette
Huish Episcopi Academy apologise after pupil data leak

A HORRIFIED mother is demanding answers from Huish Episcopi Academy after it emerged that confidential details related to pupils had been accidentally sent out to a mailing list. The parent, who has a 13 year old at the school, has claimed that details of names and addresses of pupils have been released to other parents without their permission and fears that they may have fallen into the hands of people further afield.

Dream trip after 5km charity walk

A mum with terminal cancer has thanked 'amazing' fundraisers who helped send her family on a dream holiday. Last year doctors told Jane Dale, of Newhall Street, Macclesfield, that the oesophageal cancer she was fighting had spread to her lungs and become inoperable.

Thieves steal medical equipment and personal belongings from hospital

Thieves swiped wallets, mobiles, a wheelchair and even a hearing aid from Macclesfield Hospital. Figures from 2014 revealed nine reports of theft from East Cheshire Hospital Trust. The catalogue of items pilfered from staff, patients or visitors included a picture frame, a handbag, six mobile phones, a wallet containing £50, coats, a purse and £746 in cash.

Meet Charlie Ted, Timperley's cub reporter

A TIMPERLEY children's entertainer and writer is hoping to make the world smile with the help of a fluffy 'cub reporter' called Charlie Ted. Dave Thompson, 53, has gathered increasing numbers of followers on Twitter with the launch of a blog following the exploits of his creation, a fluffy teddy bear who travels around the world.

Silkmen send out SOS after snowfall - can you help?

Macclesfield Town Football club has put out an SOS for volunteers help to clear the pitch of snow ahead of Saturday's match. While last week's snow has largely melted elsewhere, the pitch at Moss Rose was still covered in a thick blanket of snow yesterday (Tuesday, February 3).

Ham-burglars: CCTV shows 'terrifying' machete gang raid Urmston McDonald's

The 'terrifying' moment a machete and hammer-wielding gang of four men, who 'steaked out' an Urmston McDonald's and stole more than £1,000, has been caught in CCTV footage released by GMP. Police hope releasing CCTV of the attack will assist investigations into the incident.

Western Gazette
A Muchelney mum gives thanks to neonatal unit

A GRATEFUL mum from Muchelney whose daughter was saved by the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has raised £1000 for them by way of thanks. Jenny Curtis's daughter Rebecca was born 11 weeks early in 2010, weighing 2lb 9oz, and was cared for in Musgrove Park Hospital.

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