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The future looks bright for Oscar Jerome

The future looks bright for Oscar Jerome

Vanguard Online March 25, 2018 0

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I’m kicking myself for not taking the opportunity to go and see Oscar Jerome early this year at Corsica Studios. Too late for the gig, I was really taken by the EP he released

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The regurgitation and irrepressibility of the 1990s indie scene

The regurgitation and irrepressibility of the 1990s indie scene

Vanguard Online February 10, 2018 0

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I am amazed at how much the 1990s (and late 80s) indie scene is continually regurgitated twenty plus years later. I’m not having a go at it, as such, but I just think its

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Music was banned in Timbuktu in 2012, musicians are poking their heads up again – but for how long?

Music was banned in Timbuktu in 2012, musicians are poking their heads up again – but for how long?

Vanguard Online January 18, 2018 0

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Timbuktu, whose name is most known to many English speakers as the home of Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men, is actually the name for the capital of the central African country of Mali. News from Mali

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The best music photographs from 2017 on Vanguard Online

The best music photographs from 2017 on Vanguard Online

Vanguard Online January 8, 2018 0

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2017 was a great year for music photography on Vanguard Online. Not least because our team of music photographers was bolstered by new additions throughout the year! Paulina Leyton‘s photography was an endless source

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Looking for a sure fire bet this Christmas? Two albums that should do the trick!

Looking for a sure fire bet this Christmas? Two albums that should do the trick!

Vanguard Online December 20, 2017 0

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Buying Christmas presents is always a tricky business.  You can go for the high risk option, and try something different. However that can often backfire, or end up feeling like a damp squib. Here

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Ten Soulful Versions of Eleanor Rigby

Ten Soulful Versions of Eleanor Rigby

James MacLaren August 29, 2017 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
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Eleanor Rigby is not the most covered song by The Beatles, but it is up there. Whosampled identifies over 130 covers of the song.  It could be argued that it is a difficult song

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The Job Of a Tour Bus Driver

The Job Of a Tour Bus Driver

Katherine Widdop February 11, 2017 0

“If we don’t provide a good service then it’s not just the band that’s let down, but hundreds of fans…” Chris Rouse is a manager at Vans for Bands, the company started out in

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Leeds Record Stores

Leeds Record Stores

Katherine Widdop February 6, 2017 0

Music lovers are taking to buying their music online instead of than buying CDs, records and vinyl’s in record stores. Our Price, Zavvi, Music Zone, Tower Records and Woolworths are some of the national

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Leeds Live Music Scene

Leeds Live Music Scene

Katherine Widdop February 3, 2017 0

Leeds plays host too many venues, this currently includes Leeds University refectory, Leeds Metropolitan University, Brudenell Social Club and The Faversham among many others. The O2 Academy Leeds opened back in October 2008, and

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Maybe Its Because I’m an Irish Londoner

Maybe Its Because I’m an Irish Londoner

Cameron Thompson January 6, 2017 0

The BibleCode Sundays are a London based band. Maybe It’s Because I’m an Irish Londoner is a call to Irish people living in London, to feel proud of their identity. Some of the Irish Diaspora

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