Music Interviews

Citadel 2015: Bear’s Den

Citadel 2015: Bear’s Den

Philippa interviews Bear’s Den at Citadel 2015 Philippa Johnstone of The Review Show went along to the first ever Citadel Festival, held on 19th July 2015 in London’s Victoria Park, and she got some interview time with folk trio Bear’s Den… Philippa: How are you guys doing? ...

Shanon-Leanne Pattenden

August 12th, 2015

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Honeyblood at Citadel 2015

Honeyblood at Citadel 2015

At Victoria Park’s Citadel festival, in it’s inaugural year, I got some interview time with Stina and Cat, otherwise known as Glasgow-based duo Honeyblood – a band who have been closely followed by CSR over the last year or so.   Giacomo: How are you ladies? Stina: ...

Shanon-Leanne Pattenden

July 29th, 2015

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Andreya Triana at Citadel 2015

Andreya Triana at Citadel 2015

At the first ever Citadel festival, held in London’s Victoria Park on 19th July 2015, I got some interview time with upcoming soul singer Andreya Triana. Giacomo: How are you this afternoon? Andreya: I am very well, thank you very much. G: So how is your festival season ...

Shanon-Leanne Pattenden

July 29th, 2015

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Meet SHEIKH

Meet SHEIKH

Ahead of their gig at Marlowe Studio and silent disco DJ set during this year’s City.Sound.Project, we spoke to SHEIKH about what it was like to work with the guy behind some of Jungle’s and Adele’s hits, ‘SHEIKH initiations,’ and how much they love Tay Tay (Taylor Swift, ...

May 24th, 2015

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“I found a guitar in my room and it just made sense really” – Patrick Channon

“I found a guitar in my room and it just made sense really” – Patrick Channon

Before he opened for the third Beautiful Town Music Presents, we caught up with Patrick Channon to discuss his craft as a singer-songwriter. Q: Who are your musical influences? Patrick: Anyone who can write a good song really, people like John Mayer. Actually people like ...

May 4th, 2015

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Me, May and the Mystery Cats

Me, May and the Mystery Cats

Before headlining the third Beautiful Town Music Presents, we caught up with local favourites Dulcie May and the Mystery Cats who blend jazz and folk to discuss the music scene in Canterbury. The Mystery Cats present were Josh Allen, Ashley Smith, Elisha Firmin and James ...

May 4th, 2015

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Arcelia’s Simon Foster: “I thought he was a tasty guitarist”

Arcelia’s Simon Foster: “I thought he was a tasty guitarist”

Before appearing at the third Beautiful Town Music Presents, we caught up with the band Arcelia to discuss their music and influences. The band consists of Teresa Gallagher, Simon Foster and Gavin Alexander who have been playing together since 2012 to critical acclaim. Q: ...

April 30th, 2015

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INTERVIEW: 2012 Olympic Performer, Midé Oguns

INTERVIEW: 2012 Olympic Performer, Midé Oguns

Previous to Beautiful Town Music’s 2nd night of showcasing rising local musicians at the Gulbenkian, we caught up with Dartford’s Mide who has featured on BBC’s Radio Kent and acted as the sponsored act for Greenwich in the 2012 Olympics. Q: What are your influences? Mide: ...

March 22nd, 2015

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CSR Speaks to Beautiful Town Music’s Founder, Emily Watts

CSR Speaks to Beautiful Town Music’s Founder, Emily Watts

Emily Watts is the founder of Beautiful Town Music and the organiser of the monthly event at the Gulbenkian Theatre café which showcases local talent. This month, Emily herself was one of the acts and we caught up with her before the gig. Q: What are your musical influences?

March 22nd, 2015

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CSR chats to Avi Simmons

CSR chats to Avi Simmons

Before her performance at the Beautiful Town Music event at the Gulbenkian, we caught up with Avi Simmons to discuss her music and what’s in store for the future. Q: What are your influences? Avi: When I first started writing music, I was in a metal band, so that was my ...

March 22nd, 2015

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