Live and Kiki

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

SHE’S been making music for more than 50 years and is delighted to be making a return to Dorset. Kiki Dee talks to Joanna Davis about her upcoming gig in Lyme Regis

Burke in The Bodyguard

Dorset Echo:

12:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

SELL-OUT West End Musical The Bodyguard is making its debut on the south coast next year.

GIG GUIDE: Boogie woogie with Ben for very good causes

Dorset Echo:

11:06am Friday 24th October 2014

IF you were to be at a loose end and happened to look up boogie woogie in the dictionary you’d read the following explanation… Good time jazz and blues piano-based rock’n’roll, as practised by the likes of Jools Holland and Ben Waters.

A magical circus of fun for all

Dorset Echo:

10:54am Friday 24th October 2014

Dare to Sea, a magical journey for children and adults which brings together dancers, circus performers and visual artists comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts during Half Term week from Tuesday, October 28 to Wednesday 29.

Choral Society on song in church concert

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A SPINE-TINGLING concert of moving music is coming to Dorchester.

World-leading performers put on show

Dorset Echo:

12:31pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Thomas Hardye Singers are set to perform with world-leading students in Dorchester.

Rock ‘n’ roll evening

Dorset Echo:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MUSICIAN Ben Waters is to perform at the Royal Manor Theatre on Portland on November 21 and 22.

A tribute to King of Pop

Dorset Echo:

10:08am Friday 10th October 2014

THE late, great Michael Jackson will be remembered with a dynamic performance at Bournemouth Pavilion on Sunday, November 16.

Home is where Ben's heart is

Dorset Echo:

10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

HE’S played with superstars all over the globe, but boogie woogie pianist Ben Waters tells Joanna Davis that his upcoming Weymouth gig means the world to him

GIG GUIDE: US metal monsters Soil in Weymouth Pavilion gig

Dorset Echo:

9:44am Friday 10th October 2014

ENTHUSIASTS of both gardening and heavy rock will no doubt be polishing their shovels and salivating about their collective chops over the impending delivery of Soil. No, it’s not a lorry-load of dirt but the arrival of the US metal legends for a gig at Weymouth Pavilion on Tuesday, October 28.

Singing stage sensations

Dorset Echo:

10:40am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE Thomas Hardye Singers are set to perform with world-leading students in Dorchester.

Dr Feelgood to play at Electric Palace

Dorset Echo:

10:55am Monday 6th October 2014

SEVENTIES sensations Dr Feelgood are performing at the Electric Palace in Bridport on Wednesday, October 15.

Trumpet soloist to perform at Lunchtime Concert

Dorset Echo:

10:42am Monday 6th October 2014

THE next Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Music Concert is on Wednesday and features one of the world’s great trumpet soloists.

Concert for hospice trust returns

Dorset Echo:

10:36am Monday 6th October 2014

AN ANNUAL classical concert held in aid of The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust is returning to Weymouth College’s Bay Theatre on Thursday, November 6 at 7.30pm.

Imelda May books date at Pavilion

Dorset Echo:

10:20am Monday 6th October 2014

ROCKABILLY sensation Imelda May is bound for the Pavilion Theatre next month, on November 18.

GIG GUIDE: The Beat at the Electric Palace

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

IF Dr Who stepped out of his Tardis today he could be forgiven for thinking he’d set his time-travelling sat nav to 1981. He would no doubt wince as he heard Spandau Ballet’s new single on the radio, shed a tear at the economic gloom and unemployed youngsters in our country and probably do a little sick in his mouth if he saw me sitting here in my leg warmers, rah-rah skirt and deely boppers.

Jubilee String Quartet to open series of Sunday afternoon concerts

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Monday 29th September 2014

THE new season of Weymouth Music Club, a series of regular Sunday afternoon concerts at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, starts on October 12.

LIVE: Dub Pistols in Weymouth gig

Dorset Echo:

10:05am Friday 26th September 2014

BACK in the day, when it was all fields round here and everything was in black and white, you could get quite a lot for a tenner. Two tickets to the flea pit, a few light ales and a Babycham for the lady, a bag of chips in a doorway, a quick snog and the last bus home. Happy days indeed.

Bruce Foxton is jamming once again

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

IT’S hard not to feel intimidated by the prospect of interviewing a member of a band that its fans were – and are – still fanatical about.

GIG GUIDE: Bluesman Matt Woosey at Dorchester DA Blues night

Dorset Echo:

9:18am Friday 19th September 2014

WELL, I woke up this morning, was still feeling snoozy. I said I woke up this morning, last night was kind of boozy. Turned on the radio to catch the newsy but instead heard the wailing blues of Matt Woosey.

Real treat for fans of classical music

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE popular series of Weymouth lunchtime concerts is back.

GIG GUIDE: Prog-pop-glam rockers Ulysses in Portland date

Dorset Echo:

9:32am Friday 12th September 2014

IT ALWAYS makes a refreshing change to have a band playing their own stuff around these parts, an area populated by mostly covers bands. But when it comes to a band like Ulysses, not only is it refreshing, it is pretty damn amazing.

Let Mike strum his way into your heart

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

GUITARIST and singer Mike Relf is bringing his unique style to the Bridport Arts Centre Jazz Café tomorrow.

Princes at the Pavi

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

DO you have fond memories of singing Boyz II Men into a hairbrush in front of your bedroom mirror?

Do the dosey doe at school's barn dance

Dorset Echo:

10:34am Monday 8th September 2014

A BARN Dance is being held at Frome Valley First School in Crossways on Saturday, September 13, from 6.45pm.

X Factor crooner lines up informal show

Dorset Echo:

10:32am Monday 8th September 2014

X FACTOR star Ray Quinn is to perform an informal evening of song in his inimitable crooner style.

GIG GUIDE: Chantel Macgregor in Electric Palace date

Dorset Echo:

10:36am Friday 5th September 2014

A WOMAN? Playing the guitar? Good grief, they’ll be getting the vote next. That’s the typical reaction of any old duffer the first time they hear Chantel Macgregor, who was voted guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year at the prestigious 2013 British Blues awards.

Deep Purple legend leads the way for guitar beach gig

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

JOANNA Davis speaks to extremely busy Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan, who is still finding time to help the town he calls home break a world record this summer.

Led Zeppelin tribute act to play the Tivoli

Dorset Echo:

5:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOOT-Led-Zeppelin are bringing their Led Zeppelin tribute act to Dorset.

Heartfelt pair at folk festival

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

JOANNA Davis speaks to Heidi Tidow of folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow, who are appearing at the Swanage Folk Festival.

Thousands set to flock to Lyme Regis for family fun at folk festival

Dorset Echo:

5:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Fine folk festival

Last-minute lessons for Guitars on the Beach

Dorset Echo:

2:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GUITARS On The Beach organisers are to hold two last-minute lessons for anyone keen to join more than 3,500 guitarists who have signed up to play with Deep Purple rock star Ian Gillan at next week’s giant guitar gala in Lyme Regis A world record attempt will be made to achieve the highest number of people simultaneously playing guitars in one place.

Lyme Regis set to be flooded with folk

Dorset Echo:

2:04pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

LYME Folk Weekend’s bumper Saturday night bill will flood the town with folk.

REVIEW: ‘P’ is for perfect at Purbeck folk fest

Dorset Echo:

10:09am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE sixth Purbeck Folk Festival was all about variety.

GIG GUIDE: A bumper bank holiday weekend of live music

Dorset Echo:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

It’s a monster bank holiday weekend as far as live music is concerned with more gigs than you can shake a broken drum stick at. Top of the shop must be the Quayside Music Festival in Weymouth on Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25.

Rare chance to hear Schönberg

Dorset Echo:

10:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIS year’s Purbeck Chamber Music Festival offers a rare opportunity to hear Schönberg’s ‘Verklärte Nacht’ played in concert.

Teenage folk trio get those feet tapping

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NATIONALLY acclaimed teen folk trio Granny’s Attic are performing in Weymouth on Saturday.

Star rapper returns to form with Lullaby

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PROFESSOR Green will be performing at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth on December 10.

Mamma Mia, here we go again in concert

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CELEBRATE the 40th anniversary of Abba’s timeless classic Waterloo with the Abba Reunion on Sunday, August 31 at Bournemouth Pavilion.

Sally Barker - The Voice that made Tom Jones cry

Dorset Echo:

3:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

SALLY Barker, finalist on The Voice, has had a phenomenal 2014.

GIG GUIDE: Air FM's Party in the Park in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

11:15am Friday 15th August 2014

Party invitation THIS long hot summer of terrific live music continues this week with some more entertaining events to point your lugholes’ satnav at. So if you’re feeling at a bit of a loose end after your church fete was cancelled because of a tombola virus outbreak, there are plenty of other things to do.

LIVE: All set for Forever Sun and Warm festivals in Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

11:44am Friday 25th July 2014

THOSE of you of a nervous disposition should look away now. But there are many people among us who have dug out their ageing flips-flops and crusty budgie smugglers this weekend for the mahoosive Forever Sun festival near Dorchester which runs from tonight, Friday, July 25, to Sunday, July 27

The Bon Jovi Experience

Dorset Echo:

11:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN it comes to big name stars like Bon Jovi ‘rockin and a rollin’ into town, Weymouth isn’t top of the list of touring venues.

Kevin Lovatt as Johnny Cash tonight

Dorset Echo:

11:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

KEVIN Lovatt is back at Weymouth Pavilion tonight doing a turn as Johnny Cash.

Festival ticket offer

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

PURBECK Folk Festival has a buy-one-get-one-free offer on day tickets until August 15, available for anyone living in the DT postcode area.

Out of the Blue concert

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN ALL-MALE a cappella group is launching their new album at The Mowlem Theatre in Swanage on Sunday, July 27.

60s pop group The Searchers playing Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIXTIES pop group The Searchers are coming to Weymouth Pavilion on August 28.

Oh Delilah! It’s knickers for Tom as Larmer Tree crowd gets into the spirit

Dorset Echo:

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is an absolute delight at Larmer Tree to discover unexpected gems.

Taking it from the top...

Dorset Echo:

10:58am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE really is a first time for everything. Interviewing Joe Washbourn, lead singer of Toploader, is the first time I’ve been praised for subtlety in an interview, writes Joanna Davis.

Piano trio to hit right note

Dorset Echo:

10:47am Friday 18th July 2014

THE soaring sound of the Dorchester Piano Trio will be filling Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall with mjusic on Thursday, July 24 from 1pm.


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