​REVIEW: Barbican’s Sound Unbound 2017

Here’s Sabine Koch’s take on Sound Unbound… When I asked, back in 2015, if this was supposed to be a recurring event, staff from the Barbican said “maybe, hopefully.”  Well, two years later and the Barbican did it again. After the smashing success of the first instalment, the organisers have put together another world class […]

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains Presented by Pink Floyd, the V&A, and Iconic Entertainment Studios Sound Experience by Sennheiser. Only one month until the blockbuster exhibition of the year opens! #TheirMortalRemains is the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. The exhibition will take you through Pink […]

Video Killed The Radio Star

Video Killed The Radio Star is internationally one of the most instantly recognisable songs of all time. Written by Bruce Woolley, Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, the original Buggles music video is famous for being the first ever shown on MTV when it launched in 1981.  The words “Video” and “Radio” are similar in multiple languages, […]

Honeymoon in Vegas

London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced the full casting for the first show of their 2017 season, Honeymoon in Vegas. Joining previously announced principal cast members Samantha Barks (Betsy) and Arthur Darvill (Jack) will be Maxwell Caulfield (Tommy), Rosemary Ashe (Bea), Nicolas Colicos (Johnny) and Simon Lipkin (Buddy), with supporting roles played by Daniel Amity, […]

Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro

“David said to wish you all the best with this project,” replied Bowie’s assistant in October 2015, when Steve Schapiro wrote asking for a small text contribution to this volume reproducing their epic photo shoot in Los Angeles from 1974. “We look forward to the book next Spring! [of 2016].” Bowie, by 1974, was evolving […]

Get Closer To The Music and Other Fans with SecondScreen

So there you are at a concert, everybody’s fiddling with their phones, streaming, tweeting, posting – all over the place. SecondScreen have developed an app that can link us all up together, at the one point in time, on the same platform just when wanted to be connected. Imagine that – one communal digital space capturing all the buzz and excitement […]

REVIEW: Sound Unbound Festival at the Barbican

The ever busy Barbican Centre introduced a new event  – Sound Unbound, The Barbican Classical Weekender. Over the course of two days there were more than 80 concerts, musical vignettes, debates, films and anything else you can think of, all related to classical music – but in its different forms and incarnations from ancient to contemporary, […]

FESTIVAL: ​​Starmus III with Stephen Hawking in Tenerife

Starmus,  a highlight on the calendar of the brightest minds in science and space, will take place from June 27th – 2nd July 2016 in Tenerife under the theme Beyond the Horizon – Tribute to Stephen Hawking. At a launch event in the  Royal Astronomical Society in Piccadilly there was an expectant hush as Prof. Stephen Hawking came into the […]

MUSIC: Feeling The Street – Celebrating The World’s Best Buskers

Around the world, every single day, some of the most vibrant musical performances take place on the world’s street corners. That talent now has a home with the launch of Feeling the Street (www.feelingthestreet.com), an online campaign that celebrates some of the world’s best buskers. For the next nine weeks, street musicians will be able […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Clubbing The Blues in Dublin

Twenty four hours in Dublin over the weekend, for the very first time and Sabine Koch found what everybody knows  – it’s a bustling place where you can have a heck of a good time. I came to see Sea Wall at the Dublin Theatre Festival, but I wanted to spend my time getting to know the music scene as […]