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Hello AND land! So here it is... the last of my 3 pilot issues. So did the experiment work? Will there be any more? Scarily it looks like there will!

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Being honest I have been truly touched by the response. Everybody seems to love it. The paper is actually being taken in even more places than AND Magazine... and we won awards for that! At the back I’ve printed a half page of some of the places that take The AND Guide on mass. I mean hundreds! The Cod Father fish and chip chain take 400! And I even had to top them up. SAKKS Menswear include a copy with every sale... how awesome is that? National franchises such as Subway and Costa pretty much universally throughout the SO postcode all take it. I have actually refilled them too... to be fair Portswood Subway did only have 100 :) It is actually amusing to see the look of disbelief on the faces of originally reluctant stockists as they wear out the phrase “I must say people really seem to like this”. Suffice it to say it seems to be pretty popular. For that I have to thank my awesome team of contributors, to which I’m delighted this issue to welcome Sue Pope and Libby McBride.

after 7 days and nights of chasing er... I mean production. (More coffee methinks!) This issue then. Bit different this one. “Hey Mart,” says Rigger, “I’ve always wanted to do one of them pull-out World Cup Guides. What d’you reckon?” “Absolutely!” says I imagining lots of purring about our wonderful Saints trio. Alas I had forgotten that Rigger, unlike Saints dotty Mr Tein who is the trivia part of the Guide, is a Leeds nut... and naively, that Saints were for once in their history going to keep their best players. Ah well... as I write this Lambert has gone. (No problem with that to be honest. He’s a legend still. What fan wouldn’t do the same if offered the chance to play Champions League for your supported Club at 32? I’m still gutted of course.) Lallana and Shaw are still Saints though and that's one more than we’ve had at a World Cup before. But enjoy the World Cup Guide... Saints fans may spot my little contributions here and there! :) My fantastic AND team is Paul Ridge, Gordon Craig, Sam Allen, Louise Beach Steel, Colin Phillips, Barry Upton, Matt Black, Chris Barfoot, Russell Cook, Oliver Gray, Ian Ritchie, Tina Wellman, Martin Boorman, Rosalind Fountain, Libby McBride, Sue Pope, Jezz Phipp and my long suffering wife Tracey. theandguide@mail.com

You can probably tell this is the last thing I write before the paper actually hits the press. One day I’ll plan it instead of bashing out whatever pops into my bleary head

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I hope you like the AND Guide? I hope you like what its trying to achieve? We live in an area rich in talent and resources but we are singularly rubbish at banging a drum and promoting things. How many times have you said "Oh I'd like'd to have gone to that", "When was that then" or "What shall we do today?" and so on... You can help me change that. Rather than moan about the state of things from my sofa, I’ve put my money where my mouth is and brought out The AND Guide. But it needs your support. There is no pot of gold behind it. Not even a pot of coffee most of the time. If it doesn't bring in the advertising it stops. Simple as that. So a huge “thank you” to the fabulous folk that have taken this leap of faith with me and supported these first 3 issues. It truly couldn’t happen with out you. This is the 3rd of 3 pilot issues to see if the project has any legs. If you want to see it go further get in touch theandguide@mail.com RATES AND DEALS ON PAGE 9 OR JUST EMAIL ME AT theandguide@mail.com

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THE MUSIC BIZ Songs Of according to Barry Upton

The City Oliver Gray

Sue Pope

Albert Hammond Anyone who didn't go to the Brook last month to see Albert Hammond and his band missed out big time! What a show! With a slick band behind him we were enthralled from the start as we were treated to numbers we all knew very well as hit singles by some of the top artists of our generation. The unlikely start to this glittering prolific career which brought Albert his first hit single was a fun, bouncy number in 1968 called Little Arrows performed by Leapy Lea. It was a number once heard, never forgotten - played on the radio all the time and impossible to get out of your head... and even to this day we still know all the words! This was followed in 1972 by what is probably one of his best known numbers (my second favourite) It Never Rains in Southern California and my all time favourite in 1973 Free Electric Band. It didn't stop there though - to name but a few you will all know: When I Need You (Leo Sayer), The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies), To All The Girls I've Loved Before (Julio Iglesias), One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston), I Don't Wanna Lose You (Tina Turner), Good Morning Freedom (Blue Mink), Freedom Come, Freedom Go (The Fortunes), Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship), Don't Turn Around (ASWAD), When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Diana Ross), Gimme Dat Ding (The Pipkins) ... Believe me - that's just a few of them (32 hit singles and 360 million albums sold) - you've got to admire such talent. His songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Elton John, Mama Cass, Steppenwolf, Sonny and Cher, Johnny Matthis, Olivia Newton John, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Englebert Humperdink, Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, The Carpenters, Roy Orbison... well the list just goes on and on. Let's just say he's worked with and written for too many superstars to mention. He just has "the knack" for writing memorable songs ones that stay in your head, ones that the words mean a lot to you through various situations in your life. "When I Need You" which Leo Sayer made a big hit was written in the early days when Albert was on the road and missing his family - it just came to him - written from the heart. For a man with so much talent, he's very friendly and matter of fact about it and gives his all to his audience. He loves being on stage. He connects with the audience and makes you feel that he is singing just for you, with little anecdotes about what inspired some of the songs and tales about some of the people he's worked with - him being just as in awe by some of the greats and being asked to write a song for them as we are about his talent. To give you the measure of the man, when he heard that a promoter he

Barry Upton Our resident pop guru Barry is a multi international hit songwriter/ producer/performer. Initially a front singer with chart toppers Brotherhood Of Man, and then working with a multitude of household names including being a creator of the lovable pop outfit STEPS, penning their massive hit 5678. Barry is a former co-host with our Editor Martin of the AND Magazine Show on Radio Hampshire and currently a TV & radio presenter and producer.

knew was in a coma after a routine colonoscopy had gone wrong and he not expected to come round, he went straight to the hospital with his guitar, sat by his bedside and sang some of his songs. The guy opened his eyes at the end. Albert received word that after that the guy had been able to communicate with his friends and family in the days before he died. A demonstration of the universal, healing power of music. Also, a demonstration of someone who really is about love and peace and caring. This world could do with more people like him. We salute you Albert! I for one was disappointed that the Brook was not sold out and packed to the rafters. Where were you all? I think its lack of pre-publicity. The show was only mentioned in the local press and on local radio on the day of the event no time to plan to be there. We need advance notice of our music scene especially so that we don't miss a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the great singer/songwriters of our time. Albert Hammond OBE (2000) and Songwriters Hall of Fame (2008). That's where The AND Guide comes in - keeping you abreast of what's happening in Southampton, giving you advance notice of special events and reviews of some of the best. (Thanks Sue... blush. But yeah! Ed) Albert has agreed to give The AND Guide an exclusive interview later this month (when he has a few days off from his tour) ... it would be nice to be able to tell him how many people want to come to see him on his next UK tour. Lets see if we can persuade him to come back next year and show him a real Southampton welcome! Send me an e-mail to suepope01@gmail.com Say why you want to be at the next one we'll choose one of the best answers to get two free tickets for the event. Believe me, you won't want to miss it next time!

Barry Upton’s guide to producing YOUR idol It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to work closely with an artist of whom you once idolized to the point of actually buying their records or CDs in the past. Think of how Jeff Lynne of the ELO must have felt when he was asked to produce a new Beatles record from a demo cassette of the late John Lennon in the mid nineties. ‘Sweet Dreams are made of this’, to quote a famous Scottish songstress of whom a close friend of mine, Take That’s musical director Mike Stevens, recently produced a hit for. He couldn’t have see that one coming. I have been very lucky to have had this happen to me on many occasions with acts like, The Barron Knights, Frankie Vaughan, Dollar, Brian Poole, John Otway, Dean Friedman, etc.. There always comes a point during a studio session with an artist who you once span on your old record player, when you have to pinch yourself to realize you’re not really dreaming but that you’re experiencing reality. There are many others I’ve worked closely with such as The Nolans, Bucks Fizz, Timmy Mallett, Wilson Picket and so on, acts that I didn’t actually buy records of but still respected as top stars. So how do you go about writing with or producing for an act you have previously revered. The trick is to remember how it feels to be a fan. Think of what it is about each artist that

made you think, I want to part with hard earned money to own something from them or at least realize what made you think, ‘yeah… they got a great image or great songs’. At least you need to recognize what it is about them that tells you they got ‘talent’. By doing this, you can find what it is you need to reproduce from them. However, the trick is then to put all idolization away and implant your own creativity and personality onto them. I mentioned Jeff Lynne earlier. He took artists like The Beatles, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and others, all of whom he must have previously idolized and added his own trademark ELO drum sound and backing vocals. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was once spending a week in the studio with The Barron Knights producing a compilation single of comedic pop take offs, at times lending my own humour into the mix. The result was, as Butch, a frontman for the band said, ‘the best thing we’ve ever done’. I consider the fact that I bought all their early 60s singles as how I achieved one of my best ever productions in my view and the aforementioned praise which was a career highlight. Again, with John Otway, of whom I used spend many a fab evening enjoying his crazy shows from the late 70s onwards, being asked to produce a prospective ‘hit’ for him was a total joy. I really played the ‘fan’ card with him and told him drunkenly one night after one of his gigs, your so good on stage but your records suck…they’re so badly produced. Now considering that two of those previous producers were Neil Innes and Pete Townsend, I realized I was going to have to back my criticism up. I soon found that the trick was, not only to get him to record something that sounded like a hit, but to make him do a wild stage like performance in the sterile surroundings of a studio vocal booth. It worked and we made the top ten with Bunsen Burner in 2002. All down to ‘fanpower’. So, if ever you get asked to contribute to the career of a ‘Star in YOUR Eyes’, always remember to be true to yourself, but also be a very big FAN. Which is why I asked to be moved next to the peice on Albert Hammond!

Most Americans, when you say you come from Winchester, will immediately start talking about rifles. But say the city’s name to anyone European and their instant response will be to burst into song: “Winchester Cathedral, da da da da da …” The novelty song by the New Vaudeville Band which is forever associated with the sleepy city was number 1 in the UK charts in December 1966. But it is by no means the only pop song written in or about Winchester. The Liverpool band Clinic released an entire album called Winchester Cathedral in 2004. I of course tried to book them for the Railway but there were health issues in the band and it fell through three times before I gave up. Someone you are more likely to see in Winchester is Robyn Hitchcock. His song “Winchester” sings of “standing in the Talbot in my flares” (my friends insist they never saw him in that long-lost high Street hostelry) and of “water meadows curling round the hill”. He also suggests “maybe there's no one there but Paul, living in Shawford after all these years”, and it’s true. I know Paul and last time I looked, he was indeed still living in Shawford. The song is a typical Hitchcock psychedelic masterpiece, concluding that that “one by one we all went back to Mars from Winchester”. But of course. On a similar psychedelic theme, Graham Nash describes in his autobiography Wild Tales a transformative experience he had in Winchester which prompted him to write his hit for Crosby Stills and Nash, “Cathedral”. He claims to have visited the Great Hall to see the Round Table and describes the scene thus: “As I approached, there was a man dressed in something like a Beefeater’s outfit, holding a small tray. On the tray were small horn beakers of water and little squares of bread”. To me, this sounds as if Nash was confused and in fact was in St Cross, where his experience could have been of a Brother offering him the Wayfarer’s Dole, in which case the liquid would have been beer. By his own admission, Nash was tripping on LSD at the time, so he could well have been mistaken. My personal favourite Winchester musicians are Andy Burrows and Chris T-T, but to my knowledge, neither of them have written about their home town. Not so Frank Turner, the current flavour du jour, whose “Wessex Boy” name checks the Cathedral Grounds, Jewry Street, the Buttercross and of course The Railway. It’s not exactly gritty urban reality, but it’ll do. www.railwaylive.co.uk

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its advertising jim... but not as we know it! If you like The AND Guide, please support it or lose it. I'm doing 3 pilot issues to test the market, to test you ... this is the 3rd. So if you own or manage a company that recognises a great deal when they see one and/or want to be part of an opportunity to help change things... take an ad. In the same way that I hope you find The AND Guide refreshingly different to other publications, it is also very different with advertising rates.

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It would appear my task of putting some magic into the last issue of The AND Guide was a success. Well Martin’s asked me back so that’ll do for me!

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Below you’ll find a few teasers to test yourself and your friends with. I’ve even showed you a trick that, without actually giving any secrets away, I think you’ll find more often than not is just magic. The answers are below. But you’ll need a mirror to read them. Enjoy!

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MEET YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES AND GOOD CAUSES As an alleged musician I am continually asked to perform for good causes or do things for charity. I try to accommodate whenever I can, but the requests are endless as the need is great. So every issue we will bring you profiles, news, events and opportunities of how you can get involved with some of the local causes I am most fond of. The sad but simple fact is that we will ALL need a charity at some time in our life, but without our support they just wont exist. Ed.

Malcolm Cross - Mayor of Eastleigh, Jimmy Adams - Captain Hampshire Cricket, Lawrie McMenemy - Ambassador for CMHC & Ernie Jeffs - Mayor of Winchester officialy open the new Chandlers Ford Hospice Shop

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Invited guests and supporters joined VIP’s Mayor of Eastleigh Malcolm Cross, Hampshire Cricket Captain Jimmy Adams, Lawrie McMenemy - Ambassador for CMHC & Ernie Jeffs - Mayor of Winchester, to officialy open the new Chandlers Ford Hospice Shop. Located in a prominent position on the corner of Thorold Road and Hiltingbury Road proceeds will go to Countess Moutbatton Hospice Charity and Oakhaven Hospice Charity .

The large showroom free car parking and located on one of the most frequent bus routes in Chandlers Ford. To the ground floor, the shop has a wealth of furniture and larger items for sale with a number of first floor rooms displaying everything from men's and women's fashion, to bic-a-brac. Contact them in advance if you plan to drop-off or collect any particularly large items. Tel: 02380 271013 www.thehospiceshops.org.uk

local stars the cry, marley blandford, the strolling stones, & charley macauley join impressive lineup for BRADFEST Southampton singer Charley Macauley and her seven-piece band are to headline a one-day music festival near Winchester to raise funds for local children’s cancer charities. The 20-year-old who has already appeared at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals, supported Anastasia and Will Young in concert, as well as Mick Hucknall of UB40. The talented youngster beat off competition from 10,000 rivals to win the Under 18's section of the national "Live and Unsigned" competition and reached Number One in the UK's Undiscovered Chart with her first single "Superman". Bradfest will take place on June 28th in the grounds of Woodlands Park at Otterbourne. Singer CJ Edwards, who appeared on The Voice, will also be performing along with top tribute

act the Strolling Stones, Connell Bros, Marley Blandford and many more. In addition to top-class music, there will be a fun park, a BBQ, bar and refreshments and if you’re lucky, ex Southampton Football Club Captain Jason Dodd, who is an ambassador for Bradleys Foundation, will be serving in the Champagne tent. Bradfest is being organised by the Bradley’s Foundation, which was set up in memory of Bradley Watson who was killed in a road accident in June 2000, just four days after his ninth birthday. His mother Tina has set up the Foundation to raise money for children’s cancer charities. Already more than £70,000 has been collected from a ball and climbing Kilimanjaro and Bradfest 2013. Now the charity trustees will stage, for the second year running, what they hope will become an annual music event in memory of Bradley. One of the local causes that the Foundation is supporting is Teenage Cancer Trust and their appeal to build a new 10-bed teenage and young adult cancer ward at Southampton General Hospital. Bradley’s mother Tina Dine said: “Bradley’s dream was always to buy

a field to play in. He never got to achieve that so we have decided to put on a party in a field in his memory. I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause to support in memory of Bradley than helping local young people with cancer. I hope the event will be as well supported as it was last year as it promises to be a fantastic night. Beth Bartlam Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “ It’s fantastic that Bradfest is supporting Teenage Cancer Trust and our appeal for ongoing support for the teenage and young adult cancer ward at Southampton hospital. We are so grateful for such amazing local support from the Bradleys Foundation helping us to make a real difference to lives of local young people with cancer.” Tickets for the June 28th event are limited to just 500 at £10 each for children 4-17 years (under 4 years go free), £25 each for adults in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust appeal for a new unit at Southampton General Hospital. Full details and tickets are available at www.bradfest.net

On July 5th 2014 at 7pm Oliver's parents are holding their first black tie charity ball. This fantastic evening of fun, food and great entertainment is being held at Saint Mary's Stadium, Southampton and is being hosted by hysterical comedian and CBB winner 2014 Jim Davidson. There will also be entertainment from the brilliant piano funny-man Kev Orkian, music from local maestros PS during the meal, followed by a a silent and a main auction and a dance band, with other surprises on the evening. Tickets are £65 each or why not have a fantastic night out with friends and book a table for 10 of you for £600. Not only is this looking like one of the nights of the year, it's in aid of a truly outstandingly brave and delightful little boy. His situation best summed up by his determined and loving parents Sal and Dave. "Oliver was born in January 2011, he was 11 weeks premature and weighed 2lbs 12 when he was born. He spent several weeks in hospital and after finally being allowed home suffered from severe reflux. We continued on as a family and by the time we got to christmas it had become very apparent to us that there was a problem as he couldn't move, play, sit up or do anything other children could do. There is a life changing operation available both in this country and in the states called SDR that will enable him to walk. We need to raise £100,000 for the operation that he has been accepted for in the states, the associated physiotherapy and core strengthening training and a specialised trike that will strengthen his legs to prepare him for the operation. If you can in any way, help with fundraising by doing or helping to organise events and spread the word for us to achieve our goal we would be forever grateful. Any little bit helps. Many thanks. Sal & Terry xxx" So a win win situation. You get to see an absolutely top drawer and unique show and a very worthy little boy gets to benefit. get your money out! :) For a booking form please contact Lynsey at footsteps4oliver@gmail.com

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LOCAL ARTIST RELEASES Paul Ridge rently do. At the same time, maybe Amy should consider more collaborations or vocalise as a lead singer over two or three other voices (one male, one female) to beef up the sound. It’s an interesting album nonetheless, especially for folk or singer-songwriter fans.

BURN AND GLOW Amy Goddard Amy Goddard is another local(ish) artist specialising in the acoustic guitar, but on a much more folksy tip. Her new album, Burn and Glow, is opened by the ethereal I Will See, which from the very first bars lays down a marker as to what Amy is all about: gentle melodies, breathy vocals and a classically English sound, tinged with a touch of mediaeval beauty .. or so I thought. When I heard the third track, Morning Train, the intro took me off to Mississippi, riding a box car, chewing grass and sharing a bottle of bourbon with Johnny Cash ... until the vocals kick in and then it all goes a bit “Hey nonny nonny” again until an absolutely blinding guitar solo halfway through that’s straight from Deliverance. The rest of the album is in a more regular folk groove though, with the odd exception such as the downbeat Suzie, which sounds like an early Everything But The Girl song. What made that group stand out was the fact it had two great vocalists in Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, which lifted their sound onto a whole new level. Only twice does Burn and Glow do that in my opinion: on One More Song - which involves the whole group harmonising with Amy – and on the album’s stand-out track, Jasmine. This is a highly emotive ballad that’s beautifully wrought and it features a great double vocal from Amy and – presumably – DiElle (who featured in last month’s And Guide) on backing vocals. Together, they sound stronger, more powerful and - crucially more confident about what they’re doing. I just don’t feel that Amy’s vocals are strong enough on their own to support a whole album like this. Again, it might be the recording as with the Roger Chantler review. Sometimes production can make or break a record and in both cases I think they could be remixed to sound a whole lot better than they cur-

I WON’T BREAK Roger Chantler Roger Chantler has been in and around the Southampton music scene for donkeys’ years and is frequently to be seen live at venues like The Bent Brief, The Dolphin and The Shooting Star, serving up his own personal feast of rootsy pub-rock. His diversity is to be admired, both in terms of the styles he can play and the actual number of instruments he can play. Likewise, his songwriting is of a decent standard. I was given his new album, Remember, to listen to for this review and found a number of interesting tracks on there: I Won’t Break is a jangly rockabilly opener, while Love Is Everything and Out To Play both reminded me of Paul McCartney tracks on mid-period Beatles albums. Face On The Wall took me back to early 70s Rolling Stones, while Won’t Change A Thing is a jaunty chugger that’ll get your foot tapping, with some really sixties-sounding keyboards during the chord change and a rare acoustic guitar solo to boot. But I’m afraid it’s not all plain sailing. Though Roger is undoubtedly a talented chap, his vocals – or the recording thereof – really let him down and leave the album sounding half-finished and rather amateurish. This kind of music needs a strong, central voice that’s powerful and maybe a bit raspy .. a bit bluesy .. a bit 30-a-day for 40 years. I’d still go and see him because I imagine he’d be a better live performer than when he’s stuck in a studio, especially with this kind of repertoire, but the album's production lets him down on this occasion.

Laura Vane Local soulstress Laura Vane has been on the scene for a few years now, enjoying plenty of success on the continent as well as back home, particularly on the live circuit. With a powerful voice and a fantastic band – The Vipertones – backing her, the result is a blend of modern soul with a distinctly retro flavour as she borrows elements of Motown, Acid Jazz and more modern hip hop and RnB. Comparisons with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele are predictable with any funky female performer, but in Laura’s case I would be more likely to cite The Brand New Heavies and Goldfrapp as she’s way cooler and less mainstream than most. Laura Vane And The Vipertones – BodyQuake is the name of the new album and it certainly send enough tremors down your spine to get you on your feet and dancing. There’s already plenty of stuff on YouTube, including live performances from Dutch TV, official videos and various audio tracks, and both Laura and the band have a striking visual image, with some atmospheric photography on the website. The band itself is Anglo-Dutch which partly explains Laura’s ongoing success in The Netherlands, but she’s also performed live on Radio 1 and Top Of The Pops among various other shows and channels, as well as at festivals such as Glastonbury and The Larmer Tree. The first two singles off the album were the title track and Pictures. The former is a chunky slice of glam funk, which begs for over-the-top dancing,

heavy make-up and loon pants in a totally 70s style, with the Hammond organ chopping in and out of the groove. The second single, Pictures, is a more stripped-down vibe with darkly ironic lyrics and a staccato beat that reminded me strongly of Erykah Badu on one of her more lively numbers. Other highlights include the beautiful Fairies, which has a wonderful cascading intro and a Motown feel; Delightfully Easy really showcases Laura’s voice, with strong harmonies fusing an up-tempo melody as it builds into a really catchy song. I think this would be a good choice for the next single: it’s pure soul, but also very British and reminiscent of Floetry. Another potential single – purely for commercial reasons – is the singalong Just Do It. An uplifting anthem with Laura’s distinctive lyrical style to the fore, this song drips with attitude as the words stick like glue to the notes of the melody – it’s the kind of track you’ll hear on the radio in the morning on the way to work and then find yourself humming on your way home in the evening … “It makes me

scream!” Hot Money is a rockier number, again with great harmonies but also some strong keyboard work and heavier guitar, both of which brought to mind The Scissor Sisters. High Fidelity Lover is a simple song with an elegant piano intro and is almost quite haunting, with a real hip hop flavour to the sound. Did I say highlights ? That’s most of the album, isn’t it ? It’s not often I go nuts over a new release, but with Laura Vane And The Vipertones it’s well deserved. This is a cracking album for anyone into soul/funk/dance/pop/sixties … well, most people really. And yet it’s not overly commercial in its sound, that’s the clever part: it’s quite original throughout, despite the sometimes obvious influences. I look forward to catching Laura and the band live soon as the clips I’ve seen look excellent, too. Last word ? I’d send that track “Just Do It” to Nike …


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Rosalind Fountain Rosalind Fountain talks to emerging Southampton singer/songwriter Ian Michael Booker. When did your musical journey begin? I received my first guitar on my 10th birthday and haven't really put it down since. My uncle was lead guitarist in a band, I was fascinated and thought he was really cool. I started writing songs as a teenager and used to put on "shows" for my family.

Your song "My Child" is requested wherever you perform and is very moving. What is the story behind it? I wrote it as a tribute and message to my youngest daughter, based on my experiences as a parent. It's sung from me to her, but I think the lyrics strike a chord with all parents. It's a great feeling to know people have connected with the song.

Where do you perform? I'm happy to perform anywhere there is an appreciation and enjoyment of live music. I like personal, intimate environments, where I can engage and connect with the audience. I'm always on the lookout for new venues.

Tell us about the songwriting classes at Southampton's Academy of Music and Sound. I run the singer/songwriter club at the Academy. It's an informal environment, with no restrictions on age or experience. We want people to feel encouraged, motivated and inspired, and be able to share ideas. And it's free!

What a great opportunity! How can people find out more about the classes? They can contact me: www.ianbookermusic.com or on Facebook: Ian Booker Music.

Describe your musical style. Emotive acoustic with vocals to the forefront. I'm inspired by a wide range of music, from classical to heavy rock, anything with real soul - and possibly elements of Damien Rice, Coldplay, Radiohead, Jason Mraz.

Do you have any special performance memories or highlights? Something I won't forget is performing in a rowdy pub and making the whole room go silent when I sang "My Child", and making two grown men cry (in appreciation, I might add). It's a surreal, but wonderful experience when people are moved by your songs.

What other interests do you have? I'm an I.T. geek. I design and develop computer software. I get a real buzz from the creative aspects.

And what would be your perfect day? No alarm clock, a day in the sunshine with family and friends, chatting and enjoying good food. Then on to a rewarding gig, followed by a decent night's sleep. No chance of that!

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Those that Cannesdo… but when it comes to recognising the jet-set famed eliteI’m just a MR Magoo… blind as a Barfoot bat… Well, the 67th Cannes Film Festival came to a close and I can’t say much happened really… the stars came outflaunted their wares and then vanished as usual in a myriad of flashbulbs and million dollar smiles. Cannes has grown quieter every year since the 50th back in 1997- what a mad, mad year that was. My first global broadcast came out of Cannes that year courtesy of Microsoft- we were showing ‘Phoenix’ (Prunella Scales, Lex van Delden) on the Croisette and Bill Gate’s beamed it to the world… I think the 2017 (70th) Cannes will be amazing… we shall see. For all the good that Cannes did for me there were some pretty shameful faux pas’ on my part- I was talking to Martin Landau in the Majestic Hotel during one festival, about his role as Commander Konieg in the cult TV hit ‘Space 1999’, but all the while a rather annoying American chap would interrupt. I was irritated as I wanted the monopoly on

This was going to be a picture of Dustin Hoffman. But just to avoid copywrite issues martin thought I should look for an indicative pictUre to illustrate my anecdote. Nice goat though.

bright lights and occasional fights (thank you Mr. Crowe), it’s an exercise in train-spotting and an opportunity for backstabbing, I of course mean backslapping. The country’s largest selfappreciation society ball, known affectionately to the madding crowd as ‘The Lovies’, boasts a thousand sensitive egos to boost or bruise this night, and only twelve hours of solid drinking time in which to get it done. But it isn’t just the stars and the desperate wagon-train of circling wannabies that can leave battered and broken, even we mortal directors are pretty reliable targets. My first encounter with Dustin Hoffman for example left me feeling stunningly stupid. We met at the awards, Mr.

Cannes be damned I have better stories born of the Baftas! Martin, he was one of my childhood heroes. Eventually we left the Majestic for a bar but as we were leaving we bumped into the annoying American chap, being a decent sort I outstretched my hand and as he took it I apologised for ignoring him earlier, we both agreed that Martin Landau was a god, and as we parted company I asked him if he was in the business, to which he replied “We just shot a little picture called the Matrix!” Mr. Kozlowski then made his swift exit and I just stood there cursing my fame-blindness dribbling into a newly formed puddle at my feet. Anyway - Cannes be damned… I have better stories born of the Baftas… although to be fair they tend to be because yet again I screwedup in some way. It’s the second biggest gig of the year and from the audience perspective I suppose most people would consider the ‘British Academy Film Awards’ to be a rather glitzy affair, and they’d be right, to a degree, for behind the pomp and ceremony, cameras,

Hoffman was holding court, much to the titillation and pouting flirtation of several rather gorgeous young looking grandmothers (blessed is the power of the knife). I handed Hoffman my business card; which he readily accepted. He squinting, managed to scan the information and then with an alerting cough vied for the attention of the nearest hundred or so Hollywood producers and then proceeded to read the content aloud. The words rolled off his tongue with playful contempt, much to my discomfort and the amusement of his biding minions. Then, without warning, playing to his fans, he placed my card inside his mouth and began to chew. I stood there in a kind of paralysis, agog, as Hoffman’s harem cackled and cooed their pleasure until finally Hoffman gulped and swallowed the soggy remains of my once legible and previously, I’d assumed - inedible card. I smiled… weakly, and thanked him for his time, to which Mr. Hoffman duly thanked me also… for his dinner. I parted his company bur-

dened considerably less of ego than when I’d arrived. We have since spoken a couple of times, but I now only approach him after the dinner but before the brandy. I once approached Ridley Scott at a BAFTA dinner, we talked for about ten minutes, but every time I called him Ridley he looked nervous, even agitated… so being a sensitive, respectful and super-intelligent sort of chap I decided to suddenly address him as Mr. Scott. Mr. Scott eventually grimaced and making his apologies dove into the crowd. I was a little confused until it was pointed out to me that Mr. Scott was in fact a bearded Mr. Bernard Hill! Oops, well, he could’ve said something... right? I was in the privileged position of talking to Harvey Weinstein a few times, but on this particular occasion and several sheets to the wind, I started talking to a shavenheaded chap nearby and we got on famously, until I asked him his name, ‘excuse me!’ he said, thinking he was slightly deaf I repeated my request for his name, ‘excuse me!’ again came the reply… his final indignant ‘EXCUSE ME’ alerted Harvey who sauntered over to me and whispering into my ear suggested I should ‘f*** off’.., apparently I’d been chatting to Daniel Day-Lewis, even if I’d’ve been sober I’d’ve never known it was him, he’s a lot shorter in ‘real life’… All I can say in my defense is - I’m a buff filmmaker not a film-buff… and I’m glad things happened the way they did because these people will ‘always’ remember me (you’ll never work in this town again- say they) but at least I was there… next year promises to be amazing as I kickstart a new movie campaign (after ten years) with ‘Hell’s Gate’ (The Risen)- my long overdue feature debut. Anyway look forward to revealing my next batch of botch-ups… if you’re interested. Cheers. Email: chris@chrisbarfoot.com


ply don't score enough goals. Clichéd ? Yes, but also true. Yaya Touré to dominate this group and be a big star in Brazil.

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GROUP HUG GROUP A BRAZIL, CROATIA, MEXICO, CAMEROON DIFFICULTY: *** TOP: Brazil RUNNER-UP: Croatia WORLD CLASS: Ivan Rakitic (Midfielder - Sevilla and Croatia) RISING STAR: Nicolas N'Koulou (Defender - Marseilles and Cameroon) LOCAL INTEREST: Dejan Lovren is Croatia's rock at the back SUMMARY: Brazil should walk this with Croatia's class and experience seeing them through as runners-up. Mexico and Cameroon have young and exciting squads and both teams tend to play expansive, attacking football so there should be lots of goals in this group.

GROUP D ENGLAND, ITALY, URUGUAY, COSTA RICA DIFFICULTY: **** TOP: England RUNNER-UP: Italy WORLD CLASS: Fernando Muslera (Goalkeeper - Galatasaray and Uruguay) RISING STAR: Joel Campbell (Forward - Arsenal and Costa Rica) LOCAL INTEREST: Lallana, Lambert, Shaw, Ramirez and Oxlade-Chamberlain SUMMARY: England beat everyone, the kids play out of this world and Daniel Sturridge is the top scorer of the group stages ... OR ... we scrape a 0-0 with Italy, are well beaten by an accomplished Uruguay side and then only manage another draw with Costa Rica having been down to ten men from the second minute when Rooney finally imploded, conceding a penalty in the process. I'm an optimist. Uruguay's defence is old and slow while our attack is young and quick. Lallana to shine.

Fred and Neymar to run riot.

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SWITZERLAND, ECUADOR, FRANCE, HONDURAS

SPAIN, HOLLAND, CHILE, AUSTRALIA DIFFICULTY: **** TOP: Spain RUNNER-UP: Holland WORLD CLASS: Alexis Sanchez (Forward - Barcelona and Chile) RISING STAR: Daley Blind (Midfielder - Ajax and Holland) LOCAL INTERESTISH: Australia's Luke Wilkshire played over 100 games for Bristol City SUMMARY: One of the trickiest groups to predict with three top sides in World and double European Champions Spain, 2010's beaten finalists, Holland, and an excellent Chilean side that spanked England at Wembley in November. The Aussies have a poor squad, mainly of home-based talent from the A-League, so this may well come down to who can score the most goals against them if the big three draw their matches. Expect the experienced Europeans to squeeze through to the knock-out stages. Fabregas to boss it for Spain.

GROUP C COLOMBIA, GREECE, IVORY COAST, JAPAN DIFFICULTY: ** TOP: Ivory Coast RUNNER-UP: Colombia WORLD CLASS: Fredy Guarin (Midfielder - Inter and Colombia) RISING STAR: Hiroshi Kiyotake (Midfielder - Nurnberg and Japan) LOCAL INTEREST: Maya Yoshida should be fresh as he lines up in the Japanese defence SUMMARY: This should be about as straightforward as it gets. Colombia and Ivory Coast both have quality throughout their squads and a good blend of youth and experience, while Greece never travel well and Japan sim-

DIFFICULTY: * TOP: France RUNNER-UP: Switzerland WORLD CLASS: Diego Benaglio (Goalkeeper - Wolfsburg and Switzerland) RISING STAR: Clement Grenier - (Midfielder - Lyon and France) LOCAL INTERESTISH: Morgan Schneiderlin was on France's stand-by list SUMMARY: Ecuador and Honduras may be more acclimatised but I can't see past the European sides in this group. France have come full circle from their disgraceful antics at 2010 and have the iron discipline and will to win of Didier Deschamps to thank for that, though Samir Nasri (or his girlfriend) might not agree. They also have an exciting young squad and could be dark horses for the trophy itself. The Swiss have been steadily improving over the last decade and now have perhaps their best ever team with real talent in key positions. Another group with lots of goals in it, with Benzema cleaning up.

GROUP F ARGENTINA, IRAN, BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA, NIGERIA DIFFICULTY: * TOP: Argentina RUNNER-UP: Nigeria WORLD CLASS: Vincent Enyeama (Goalkeeper - Lille and Nigeria) RISING STAR: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Forward - NEC and Iran) LOCAL NON INTEREST: Look out for Mauricio Pochettino in the stands SUMMARY: Arguably the easiest World Cup group of the entire modern era, Argentina are not only nailed on to cruise through it, but also in a very strong position

to go all the way given the way the knock-out stages should pan out. Bosnia-Hercegovina have the makings of a quality spine with Stoke's Begovic in goal, Hoffenheim's in-demand Salihovic pressing from midfield and Man City's Dzeko up top. If they can keep it tight at the back, they could surprise a few people. Nigeria are surprise African champions but the key word there is "surprise", as they aren't the force they once were, while Iran are coached by former Man United number two Carlos Queiroz and currently top FIFA's Asian rankings. It's easy to forecast the top team in this group, but not so easy with who'll be runners-up. Messi to wreak havoc is perhaps the easiest prediction of all.

GROUP G GERMANY, PORTUGAL, GHANA, USA DIFFICULTY: ***** TOP: Germany RUNNER-UP: Portugal WORLD CLASS: Marco Reus (Forward - Dortmund and Germany) RISING STAR: Majeed Waris (Forward - Valenciennes and Ghana) LOCAL NON INTEREST: Kevin Prince Boateng - once of Pompey pulling the strings for Ghana SUMMARY: Now this is what I call a group of death. Poor Ghana: they never get a decent draw. The USA are always difficult opponents, athletic and direct, while Portugal have arguably the best player in the world at the moment in Cristiano Ronaldo. And then there's Germany. With one of the strongest squads in the tournament, they must be among the favourites and they are actually due a win so they could make the final. Ghana to miss out again, with the Europeans dominating. Klose closing in on Ronaldo's record in his final tournament.

GROUP H BELGIUM, SOUTH KOREA ALGERIA, RUSSIA, DIFFICULTY: * TOP: Belgium RUNNER-UP: Russia WORLD CLASS: Alan Dzagoev (Midfielder - CSKA Moscow and Russia) RISING STAR: Axel Witsel (Midfielder - Zenit and Belgium) LOCAL INTEREST: Chris Marsden played in Korea's K-League after leaving Saints. SUMMARY: Another easy group that should see both European sides through to the next round. Belgium boast a ridiculous array of talent with quality, youth and pace in every position. Outsiders for this tournament perhaps, but expect them to fancy their chances at France 2016. Algeria are dogged and difficult to break (and boring to watch) while South Korea play a more exciting brand of football, but neither side are good enough to beat the Belgians or the Russians. Lukaku to fill his boots.

IT'S A KNOCK-OUT! The "Round of 16" still feels like the group stage to me, with too many mis-matches to ever feel like we're at the business end of the tournament, especially if a plucky underdog upsets the applecart by sneaking through. For every Turkey or South Korea, there's tens of Switzerlands, Colombias and Nigerias that just fall by the wayside, outmuscled, outgunned and outplayed by the big boys. The quarter-finals will likely see the usual suspects and should look something like this opposite:


40 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE WORLD CUP As we wait to find out who will be crowned the footballing Kings of the World (Brazil or Argentina probably) here are a few facts drawn from the long history of the World Cup. See if you know your Willie from your Fuleco or your Vuvuzela from your Caxirola. Puzzled? Read on. Oh and just to keep you on your toes, one of these facts is totally "made up". See if you can spot it? Answer at the end. 1. Southampton are one of only 14 clubs to field a player in an England squad who went on to win a World Cup. 2. The first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup was Japan. 3. The greatest team never to win the World Cup are The Netherlands who have got to the final of the world cup on three occasions and lost every time (1974, 1978, 2010). 4. If you want to sing the chart topping 3 Lions England song released in 1996, the line “30 years of hurt” should now read "48 years of hurt". I suspect come 2018 we will be singing "52 years of hurt". 5. There are no less than eight previous winners of the FIFA World Cup set to take part in Brazil 2014. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times. Italy (four wins), Germany (three), Uruguay, Argentina (twice each), England, France and Spain (once each) are the others.

No other continent has produced a World Champion. 11. Argentina holds the record for the most yellow cards in the competition's history, with a total of 64 in 88 games. 12. Being the host nation certainly helps, as on 6 of 19 occasions the host nation has won the tournament. Including England of course. 13. Germany have played the most games at the World Cup Finals, 99 though Brazil have won the most, with 67. 14. If performance during qualification is the measure, then the leading goal scorer in Brazil should be one of these if they make it into the team :- Luis Suarez of Uruguay (11 goals) Robin van Persie of Holland (11), Edin Dzeko of Bosnia-Herzegovina (10), Oribe Peralta of Mexico (10) and Lionel Messi of Argentina (10). With 11 goals, Deon McCauley of Belize was the highest scorer who will not be at the Finals. 15. The number of nations represented by referees and their assistants at the 2014 finals is 43. 16. The record number of appearances in World Cup matches is 25, held by German footballer Lothar Matthaus. 17. Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper in the history of FIFA World Cup to have won the Golden Ball trophy. 18. The only two players to have scored in four consecutive finals tournaments in 1958, 1962, 1966 & 1970 are Pele of Brazil and Uwe Seeler of West Germany. 19. Yugoslavia are the only team to feature a female in a World Cup squad when in 1930 their number two goalkeeper was 25 year old Aven Allaf. 20. The United States scored the very first hat-trick in a World Cup when unlike England they took part in the very first World Cup. Bert Patenaude was the scorer in a game against Paraguay. 21. Denmark’s Ebbe Sand scored the fastest goal in tournament history for a substitute in 1998, taking 16 seconds after coming on against Nigeria

BRAZIL V ITALY FRANCE V GERMANY SPAIN V ENGLAND (EEK!) ARGENTINA V BELGIUM From here on in, it's squeaky bum time, especially if penalties are looming. Expect at least three knockout stage games to go the distance and force spot-kicks. The Final will be contested by Germany and Argentina with Messi just tipping the balance in the South American's favour. They'll win it for the third time and he'll earn the Golden Boot as top scorer, finally taking his rightful place amongst the gods of the game like Pelé, Maradona, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Puskas and Zidane.

6. The last England representative to get a hat trick at the World Cup wasn’t as you might think Geoff Hurst but referee Graham Poll who in 1996 miscounted and handed out three yellow cards to Croatia's Josep Simunic against Australia. 7. The only team to remain unbeaten through the 2010 World Cup were New Zealand. 8. In the 1966 World Cup, of the 352 players representing their countries only eight of them played club football outside of their home country. That’s 2 French players, 3 German and 3 Spanish players. 8 were playing in Italy and one played in Spain. How times have changed! 9.The record for most defeats suffered by a nation in World Cups is held by Mexico with 20 losses. 10. Out of the 18 World Cups, South America and European countries have won 9 titles each.

22. At 33, Sweden’s Tore Keller is the oldest player to record a hat trick during a World Cup, scoring against Cuba in 1938. 23. Sir Viv Richards is the only person to have played both World Cup Football and World Cup Cricket 24. Remember that appaling noise at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? No not the groans when Frank Lampard was disallowed a clear goal against Germany but the Vuvuzela. The buzzing drone of the instrument will be replaced in Brazil by the Caxirola, a Maracas-like instrument that can be shaken to produce sound. Good news though is it is currently banned from inside the stadiums. 25. Cameroon’s Roger Milla was 42 when he played at the 1994 finals when he became the oldest player to score at the tournament in a 6-1 loss to Russia. 26. The 2014 World Cup is the fifth time the tournament has been held in a South American nation. The last time was Argentina in 1978.

Mr Tein 27. The United States has qualified for every World Cup finals since 1990. 28. The phrase “cheaters never prosper” has not been used in England since Diego Maradona punched the ball into the net out of the hands of Peter Shilton leading to Argentina knocking England out of the World Cup in 1986. Calling it the Hand of God and going on to score a second goal by dribbling past five England players, Beardsley, Reid, Butcher, Fenwick, Butcher (again), and finally goalkeeper Peter Shilton. Voted Goal of the Century by FIFA.com voters it doesn’t stop it being one of the world’s greatest injustices. Still we kept the Falkland’s. 29. Japan's team is nicknamed The Blue Samurai and their kit has a hidden background of leaves - a reference to the Samurai code Bushido, whose name translates as "hidden leaves". 30. France’s Lucien Laurent scored in the 19th minute against Mexico to score the first-ever goal in tournament history. France eventually lost to Argentina in a game where the ref accidently finished the game 6 minutes early, realised his mistake, then called the players, (some of whom were already in the bath) back onto the pitch to finish it. 31. In 1982, the field of nations increased from 16 to 24. For the first time, a country from every continent was represented. 32. Scotland have appeared in eight World Cup Finals – all of which ended with a first-round exit. Doesn’t bode well for Scottish Independence ! 33. “All in One Rhythm” is the official slogan of the 2014 World Cup. 34. Germany's Miroslav Klose was the tournament's top scorer with 5 goals at the 2006 World Cup. 35. Italy has won four World Cups, the last one in 2006. 36. 203 of FIFA's 208 members participated in the qualifying process for the 2014 World Cup. 37. England’s Geoff Hurst is the only player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final (in 1966) against West Germany. 38. The Maracana Stadium in Rio can seat 79,000. The original venue, built for the 1950 World Cup, had a capacity of 200,000. That’s not far off the population of Southampton! 39. The USA opens the 2014 World Cup against Ghana, the same nation that eliminated them in the Round of 16 at the last tournament. 40. Canada qualified for the World Cup just once (1986). So which of these facts was actually fiction? The answer is number 19 where we were Aven Allaf! Geddit? Okay I'll get me coat.


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50 shades of ray

Libby McBride

Southampton is not short of talented musicians, and keyboarding legend Ray Drury is a case in point. From humble beginnings as a nine year old boy playing music with a manual organ, Ray developed his passion for music, and more specifically for the blues, touring and performing all over the world. Today, Ray is one quarter of legendary blues band The Producers, one fifth of tribute act ‘Steely Scam,’ and still finds time to perform with local heroes, The Bob Pearce Blues Band. Growing up in Germany in the 1970’s, Ray entertained himself (in the absence of a television set) by playing tunes on the Bontempi single-manual chord organ that his father had bought for his sister. Ray recalls taking to music very naturally, picking up tunes as he played. Although his father played the bass and harmonica in the army band as a youngster, Ray was not raised in an exceptionally musical family. Still, he was evidently born musically gifted. After moving back to Southampton from Germany in 1979, Ray’s musical career went from strength to strength. By 1982, he had had his first taste of performing for a live audience at an organ concert in a church hall in Sarisbury Green. Though seemingly small scale, this early taste of fame opened doors into a long and successful career in the music industry. Before long, Ray was touring with soul band Rufus Stone, where he cut his teeth covering songs by artists such as Otis Redding and The Blues Brothers. Ray’s dedication progressed from soul music to blues music- a progression which Ray describes as natural. As a blues musician, he played in blues band The Steam Machine, before joining the (newly reformed) Producers in 2010, alongside Harry Skinner, Dave Saunders and Biff Smith. Two years later in spring 2012, Ray performed with The Producers at a private party on a beach in the Bahamas- a venue he cites as his favourite place at which he has performed during his career. Despite his fair share of travelling, and performing at world renowned venues (he had also performed at the Albert Hall in 1990 with Rufus Stone,) Ray loves returning to his roots and performing at local venues. Some of his favourite local venues are The Bent Brief, The Platform Tavern, and The Talking Heads, all in Southampton. Each of these venues specialises in live music, which explains the buzzing

atmosphere, which Ray is always keen to be a part of. Over the years, the keyboard Ray has played has changed many times. Starting out, he played on a Korg Poly 800 and a Yamaha DX7. He dabbled with various Hammond organs and Fender Rhodes pianos, and today he plays a Nord Electro, a Roland FP4 and his favoured studio keyboard, a Casio PX3 Privia stage piano. Unsurprisingly for a man who says “blues is where my heart is,” Ray performs with other local blues bands whenever he has the chance. One such band is Southampton treasure, the Bob Pearce Blues Band. Gigging with the band whenever he can, Ray enjoys being part of a more grassroots, local, yet but internationally respected blues quartet. He particularly enjoys the licence for piano solos, his favourite being Don’t Want Religion. In an entriely different musical persona Ray also plays keyboard for Steely Dan tribute act Steely Scam. A technical band and entirely different to his other musical endeavours Ray’s favourite cover is Green Earrings. Overlooking the first record he ever bought - Abba’s The Winner Takes It All - Ray lists his biggest inspirations as Hammond organist Jimmy Smith, American jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco. Today he is hugely influenced by the work of blues organist Larry Goldings. The Producers latest album, London Blues, is a diverse twelve track album featuring appearances by guitarist/vocalist Andy Fairweather Low, jazz pianist Ben Waters and drummer Paul Beavis (who toured with Eric Clapton.) Ray’s personal favourite from the album is a track called Drive This Car, which he says is a “really lively track,” because of its irregular time signature. As an accomplished keyboard player, it is perhaps unsuprising that Ray says

Above: Ray with his Casio Privia PX3 at one of his favourite Southampton venues The Talking Heads Left: Ray with Bob Pearce at The Platform Tavern www.steelyscam.co.uk www.producersbluesband.co.uk www.bobpearce.co.uk

he does not get nervous before going on stage - except, of course, when his-

music; a challenge which was much tougher when his children were young. Now his children have flown the nest, he has more free time to spend gigging. When asked if his children have followed in his footsteps, Ray

and its fruitful list of skilled musicians. And future aspirations? He would love to go on a long, international tour. Although he loves gigging locally, and going on short tours, he hopes to one day travel with the band, on a larger scale. If you want to see Ray’s talent for

a man who says “blues is where my heart is,” Ray performs with other local blues bands whenever he has the chance mum and dad are in the audience (the anxiety of living up to your parents expectations never ceases!) Family man Ray emphasizes the importance of balancing his personal life with his

explained that his eldest son is musical, although he tends to focus on the recording and producing side of music. The prospect of Ray’s musical legacy continuing is exciting for Southampton

yourself, you’re in luck. The Producers are playing at Glastonbury Fringe (an arts festival held in Glastonbury town showcasing a multitude of talented artists) on Saturday 28th June, and at

a blues night at St. Ives Festival in Cornwall on Saturday 20th September. You can also see him play as part of Steely Scam at the Alresford Music Festival on Saturday 7th June and at the Freshfields Music Festival on Sunday 17th August. He will also be performing as part of the Bob Pearce Blues Band at the Platform on Thursday 26th June. Seeing one of the South’s finest blues musicians, Ray Drury, performing live comes highly recommended, and should be at the top of this summer’s to-do-list.


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NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care

BEAULIEU MOTOR MUS’ Custom & Hot Rod Festival MONDAY 16TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

Chandlers Ford Golf Academy, way more than just a driving range! Next time you feel like hitting some balls, swing by the Chandlers Ford Golf Academy just off Chestnut Avenue in Eastleigh and make a real event of it. There’s enough going on here to keep the whole family entertained for hours on end and that includes a licensed bar with kids drinks, tea, filter coffee and some great deals on All Day Breakfasts (in our opinion among the very best in the region), bar meals, specials and pints with up to 200 range balls thrown in... if you see what I mean? Uniquely and most inviting for younger families is the enclosed play area with sturdy wooden climbing frames, swings and other must have ‘jump, crawl and swing on’ kids play things. Off the range, you’ll find hospitality and conferencing facilities that cater for up to 120 guests so if you’ve got a private or corporate event that you’d like to go with a swing, talk to the very lovely people who can organise it all to a tee. The range itself is impeccably maintained and really popular with local golf fanatics from novice to professional and, if you’d like to improve your game, the Academy’s PGS professionals are on hand to help you master your stroke and there’s an impressive shop with Try Before You Buy offers if it’s equipment you’re after. The Academy opens for breakfast at 8.00am and last balls are at 8.30pm from Monday to Friday and 6.00pm at weekends. You can find out more at www.chandlersfordgolfacademy.co.uk or ring 023 8061 4111.


MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Peppa Pig's Big Splash

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Summer Evening ride

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WINCHESTER WRITER'S FESTIVAL

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaur LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Dads have free entry on Fathers Day

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Conservation morning B’MOUTH PAVILION Thriller Live

HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE The Undecided Rock Band

TUESDAY 17TH

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care

TALKING HEADS Solend City Jazz Men

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Tommy

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE The Great Gatsby

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Football Englandf vs Uruguay Chicago 9

TALKING HEADS Pat McManus band

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE As You Like It

THE CONCORDE Bollywood Summer Party Night

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Edinburgh Comedy preview – Paul McCaffrey & Matt Ford

THE BROOK The Mods

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care THE CELLARS, EASTNEY All About The Song 2014: Heat 6 ANVIL ARTS, B’STOKE LEE EVANS MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Little Foresters - Twiglets

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE As You Like It

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Little Foresters - Twiglets

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

BENT BRIEF Skimmer

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

FRIDAY 20TH

WEDNESDAY 18TH

TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of bloody brilliant bands

TALKING HEADS Stans Blues team THE CONCORDE The Swing Commanders MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing THE NUFFIELD THEATRE The Great Gatsby THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe de Amis THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Peppa Pig's big splash

THE SHOOTING STAR DJ 'Supersonic' Hammy SATURDAY 21ST

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Stuey Goodeve MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing Angelina Ballerina The Musical live on stage

THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio The Searchers

SOUTHAMPTON COMMON women's 10k run

Tel: 01489 782 324

THE BROOK The Silver Beatles

B’MOUTH PAVILION Thriller Live

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing Angelina Ballerina The Musical live on stage

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE The Great Gatsby

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Dutch Criminal Record KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Tommy

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Integr8 Dance off 2014

THE PLATFORM TAVERN MJ Whipround

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Upbeat Beatles

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE As You Like It

BOTLEIGH GRANGE H’END Tom Jones tribute

MANOR FARM C/P Hamble Valley Hertiage weekend

B’MOUTH PAVILION Thriller Live

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Campfire cooking

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Songs of Cream

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Cycle Orienteering MARWELL ZOO

BENT BRIEF Open Mic Jam Night & House Band

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Tommy Meet The Artist Amaranta De Francisci

RISE OF THE DINOSAURS WINCHESTER WRITER'S FESTIVAL

THURSDAY 19TH

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Soul Legends

SS SHIELDHALL, SOTON View round the island yatch racE

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE Jaleo Flamenco

WEST END, SOUTHAMPTON Carnival

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs THE BUGLE, BOTLEY P.S. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing THE NUFFIELD THEATRE The Great Gatsby THE POINT EASTLEIGH Theatre Careers day THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Comic book club Photography group

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The Brewery Bar, 10 Winchester Street, Botley, Southampton SO30 2AA

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Little Foresters

Dogs and children welcome.

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Hamble Heritage Weekend

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Hal Cruttenden The Tough Luvvie tour

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE As You Like It

We have a large car park, covered terrace and beer garden with a children's play area. We focus on delicious homemade pub food, great real ales and entertaining live music and party nights.

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Integr8 Dance off 2014

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE Reduced Shakespear co.

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

A FAMILY RUN PUB, WITH A FUN AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Andrew Lawrence

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Three Monkleys Acoustic music showcase

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE Josh Widdicombe

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BREWERY BAR

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE The Great Gatsby

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra

NEW THEATRE ROYAL, PO Tender Loving Care

NEW OUTSIDE BAR!

BENT BRIEF Chris Collins Blues Band

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Mapdance & NYDC Dance Careers day

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Bird

Coming soon...

MANGO, ABOVE BAR Jonathon Fashole Luke on piano

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure THE PLATFORM TAVERN PaperTrain SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE As You Like It

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY Davey Jones Locker BENT BRIEF Pete Harris & Hugh Budden SUNDAY 22ND

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7th June 10th June 14th June 21st June 28th June 5th July 8th July 12th July 19th July 26th July 2nd August 9th August 12th August 16th August

Dave Philpott Open Mic Night Lauren & Jamie (8-10pm) followed by England V ITALY World Cup match Stuey Goodeve Paddy James (formerly Paddy Kelly) Broken Arrow Open Mic Night Jerry Williams Underdogs Tom Moody Just Millie Afro Ninja Open Mic Night Gary Okey Myles

QUIZ NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY


A family owned country pub with a huge garden, offering fantastic food, well kept ales, great wines and a very warm welcome The Robin Hood, Durley Street, Durley Southampton SO32 2AA Tel: 01489 860229 www.therobinhooddurley.co.uk

A local with a difference!

WHAT’S ON IN JUNE SAT 7 LITTLE BLACK DRESS SAT 14 60'S, SOUL, SKA & MOTOWN DJ FRI 27 DR BLU JULY FRI 4 THE POWER OF 3 FRI 11 RIVERSIDE BLUES BAND FRI 18 CASTLETOWN SAT 19 FIREWALK - YES ITS AN ACTUAL FIREWALK FOR CHARITY FRI 25 PETE HARRIS BLUES BAND AUGUST FRI 1 TOM CANNING - TOM JONES TRIBUTE

Real Ales • Great Food • Live Music Fantastic food, locally sourced - gluten free available. Large riverside garden - the highest navigable point on the Hamble River at high tide. Live bands and quiz nights

Botley Road, Curbridge, Southampton SO30 2HB Telephone: 01489 796654 www.thehorseandjockeycurbridge.co.uk Email: horseandjockeybotley@gmail.com

• Lower your telephony operating costs on average by 60% • Free intra office and remote office calls • Most competitive UK landline calls • Keep your existing phone numbers • One month rolling contracts • Divert to mobile devices for full coverage when you're out


THE CONCORDE Savannah Jazz Band

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

THE ROCKSTONE 90's American Teen Movie party

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY Maddison Heights

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

TURNER SIMS Sing for water, mini festival

THE BROOK Nile + Laid Wasted

WEDNESDAY 25TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

BENT BRIEF The Velvet Doonicans

THURSDAY 3RD

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Above Bar comedy

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOS's The Pirates of Penzance

SUNDAY 29TH

TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of bloody brilliant bands

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Lyngo Theatre – Jack & The Beanstalk

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dance 'til Dawn

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Showaddywaddy

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing Angelina Ballerina The Musical live on stage THE POINT EASTLEIGH Hot House THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Discover The Power of Yes! BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Musical Melody THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Integr8 Dance off 2014 VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Hamble Heritage Weekend B’MOUTH PAVILION Glen Miller Orchestra THE CELLARS, EASTNEY All About The Song 2014 : FINAL THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Shooglenifty MANOR FARM C/P Hamble Valley Hertiage weekend MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WINCHESTER WRITER'S FESTIVAL WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Portsmouth Festivities – all about the song 2014 SS SHIELDHALL, SOTON Leisurely lunch cruise MONDAY 23RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Jeffrey Holland in....And this is my friend Mr Laurel MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure Miss Julie/Black Comedy MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Summer eveing ride MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs TUESDAY 24TH TALKING HEADS Hat Fitz & Cara

TALKING HEADS Soutampton Jazz Club THE JOINERS Attention Thieves + Freeze the Atlantic + Fizzy Blood

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Moving Voices

THE CONCORDE Saxophone Madness

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Apollo Theatre co. presents: Carries War

THE BROOK Tony Joe White

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Tales from the Arabian Nights

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Kojak's Revenge

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOS's The Pirates of Penzance

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Illegal Eagles

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Megson Family Folk show

CITY MUSEUM GARDENS King Lear

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis 'Exposure' film group

GUILDHALL, POMPEY Trio Isimsiz

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Stagecoach

THE PLATFORM TAVERN David Celia (Canada)

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Joe McElderry

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE NYMAD Concert

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets - Little Foresters

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Racky Madagascar

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Sons of the Delta

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Live Lunch: Pete Christie

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MANGO, PORTSWOOD Steve Pickin on Latino guitar

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

FRIDAY 4TH

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY New Apollo & Cop The Needle Present A kind of Conjuration KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Forces Sweethearts Andrew Motion The Customs House Christina Schmid Overcoming Adversity

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs BENT BRIEF The Modern Jazz Club with Paul Young THE SHOOTING STAR Dear Catastrophic Radio THURSDAY 26TH TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of bloody brilliant bands

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS The Blog Rolling Stones + The Silver Beatles RODDINGTON FORGE, WEST END,SOTON Groove Brothers

THE CONCORDE Jethro the legend THE ROCKSTONE 90's American Teen Movie party THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Archimedes Screw Masterclass

THE SHOOTING STAR Deepdown in the Woods MONDAY 30TH THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Miles Jupp

THE POINT EASTLEIGH USH School Production THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Southampton story club BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Mark Watson – Flaws

TALKING HEADS Jack FM presents Only Joking THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio Rufus Stone THE BROOK The ZZ Tops

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOS's The Pirates of Penzance THE ART HOUSE, SOTON MLMLMO4 - with Grant Sharkey THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Tales from the Arabian Nights BIC, BOURNEMOUTH George Benson THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year: Heat 9 MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure Miss Julie/Black Comedy

HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON Carnival PULCINELLA, SOTON The Brushetta Brothers band THE BUGLE, BOTLEY Lynchpin

THE CONCORDE Michael Jackson tribute with Navi

JULY

BOTLEIGH GRANGE H’END Blues Brothers

SOUTHAMPTON COMMON Race for Life

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Paddy James

TUESDAY 1ST

B’MOUTH PAVILION Music 4 Meningitis KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA

B’MOUTH PAVILION A Chance to Dance

THE ROCKSTONE 90's American Teen Movie party MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOS's The Pirates of Penzance THE POINT EASTLEIGH How Cold my Toes

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Tales from the Arabian Nights

BENT BRIEF Open to All Irish session

WINCHESTER, WOODMANCOTTE Blissfields Music Festival WINCHESTER FESTIVAL

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER SC4M: Ian McLagan

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MANGO, ABOVE BAR, SOUTHAMPTON 2's Company

MAYFLOWER PARK Thai Festival

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Local music month: Nick Tudgey & friends

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Poetry Platform

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs Sunset party in the park WINCHESTER HAT FAIR

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

TALKING HEADS Michaela Bennison

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Comedy club for kids

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Portsmouth Festivities – Yolanda Brown

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Adult fishing tasters

THE POINT EASTLEIGH USH School Production

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Roots of Thythm workshop

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Bushcraft Courses – Knife skills

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Summer evening ride

THE CONCORDE Charity quiz and curry night in aid of 'Simon Says'

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Moon Man

BENT BRIEF Ronnie & Johnny & Stu

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Willowen

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOS's The Pirates of Penzance

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/Black Comedy

THE POINT EASTLEIGH The Reader

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dance 'til Dawn

SATURDAY 28TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dirty Dancing

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Flash Mob

HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Dr Blu

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Bob Pearce & His Band

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure

THE JOINERS Andy Jordan

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE The Simon & Garfunkel Story MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Pressure THE PLATFORM TAVERN Benn Gunn & the Junkyard Angels or football SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE A Real Fairy Story Altar Club

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Football England vs Costa Rica Blues/Folk jam

FRIDAY 27TH

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets

THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio Strapped for Cash

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Get Hooked (Fishing) Basket Making for Beginners

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

THE BROOK Rod and the Facez

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dance 'til Dawn ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets - Little Foresters MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDNESDAY 2ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dance 'til Dawn THE POINT EASTLEIGH USH School Production THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis The Art house book club THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Winchester Folk Club THE CELLARS, EASTNEY San Francisco Nights

ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/Black Comedy THE PLATFORM TAVERN Tim Payne's Platform Posse MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WINCHESTER HAT FAIR WINCHESTER FESTIVAL HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE The Power of 3 SS SHIELDHALL, SOTON US Independence day jazz cruise WINCHESTER, WOODMANCOTTE Blissfields Music Festival

SUNDAY 6TH THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Integr8 dance off 2014 THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Discover The Power of Yes!

MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/Black Comedy MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WINCHESTER HAT FAIR SOUTHAMPTON THAI FESTIVAL HAROLD HILLER G’DNS Lights, camera, action concert WINCHESTER FESTIVAL MONDAY 7TH THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Benjamin Grosvenor MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/Black Comedy MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WINCHESTER FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 5TH KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Classic Albert Road Immortal Chi A Warriors Quest for Harmony THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Dawn French

TALKING HEADS System 7 & Steve Hillage BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Broken Arrow

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Little Foresters

RODDINGTON FORGE Country & Western night with Mickey Page & Charlie

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dance 'til Dawn

TUESDAY 8TH TALKING HEADS Groove Merchant BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Open mic night MAYFLOWER THEATRE Faulty Towers – Dining Experience THE POINT EASTLEIGH The Choir that Rocks


JETHRO LIVE 2014 - THE LEGEND SUNDAY 29 JUNE Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane THE ART HOUSE, SOTON TBC – Charlie Sweetchunks THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Aliens Love Underpants THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Retrograde GUILDHALL, POMPEY Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/Black Comedy ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDNESDAY 9TH

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Stitch n' Bitch Local music month : Huck & friends Poety Stanza group BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Oklahoma

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THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Batteries Not Included THE POINT EASTLEIGH The Choir that Rocks

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Aliens Love Underpants

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Soton songwriters SAGS German language cafe

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Little Beaver & The Echo

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Oklahoma

B’MOUTH PAVILION David Gray KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Peter Pan

B’MOUTH PAVILION Rhys Darby – Mr Adventure THE CELLARS, EASTNEY FOSTERS SOUTH COAST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR: THE FINAL

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Nigel Kennedy

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Peter Pan

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE The Good Person of Szechwan

WINCHESTER FESTIVAL HYTHE Waterside Arts Festival FRIDAY 11TH TALKING HEADS Three Penny Bit THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio Kast off Kinks THE BROOK Dire Straits played by “Money for Nothing” MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Batteries Not Included

w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE What the Ladlybird Heard

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Batteries Not Included

THE PLATFORM TAVERN This Way Up

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Love Soul Choir

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Three More Monkeys

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Dirty DC + The Mary Poppins Experience HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Riverside Blues Band WINCHESTER FESTIVAL HYTHE Waterside Arts Festival

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Oklahoma THEATRE ROYAL WINCH David Starkey SOUTHAMPTON COMMON Lets Rock 80's music event KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA 3J's A Celebration of Song Dance Best of British THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Spectrum

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Sunflower

THE MO' CLUB Inigquity Fetish

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Reel Big Fish

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Twiglets

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Archimedes Screw showcase

THE BROOK Atomic Blondie

THE POINT EASTLEIGH The Choir that Rocks

THURSDAY 10TH

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Oklahoma

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Jerry Williams

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE Amadeus

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Jacqui Dankworth

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Live Lunch: Jack Harris

THE CONCORDE L'il Jimmy Reed MAYFLOWER THEATRE Faulty Towers – Dining Experience

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

Food, Music

& DRINK platform tavern, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2NY

Tel: 023 80 337232 www.platformtavern.com

A unique pub & free house with our own Micro-brewery the ‘Dancing Man Brewery' and 5 x Real Ale pumps... The best free live music in the City 4/5 times a week with local, national & international acts... restaurant standard food prepared on premises to order & using local suppliers... AND a friendly pub atmosphere that will keep you coming back!

SATURDAY12TH

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE What the Ladlybird Heard

LIVE @ THE PLATFORM JUNE THU 5TH FRI 6TH SAT 7TH SUN 8TH THU 12TH FRI 13TH SAT 14TH SUN 15TH THU 19TH FRI 20TH SAT 21ST TUE 24TH THU 26TH FRI 27TH SAT 28TH SUN 29TH THU 24TH FRI 25TH SAT 26TH SUN 27TH TUE 29TH

THOMAS FORD TIM PAYNE’S PLATFORM POSSE BACKWATER ROLL FRANC CINELLI SARAH HARRISON BAND DERRIN NAUENDORF FOOTBALL ENGLAND VS ITALY JINDER FOOTBALL ENGLAND VS URUGUAY CHICAGO 9 PAPERTRAIN MJ WHIPROUND FOOTBALL ENGLAND VS COSTA RICA BLUES/FOLK JAM BOB PEARCE & HIS BAND SONS OF THE DELTA BEN GUNN & THE JUNKYARD ANGELS OR FOOTBALL RACKY MADAGASCAR HIGH TOWN CROWS GRIZZLY & THE GRASSHOPPERS BENN GUNN & THE JUNKYARD ANGELS SAM WEST AUSSIE HATTERS TOURING BLUES/FOLK JAM & OPEN MIC

JULY THU 3RD FRI 4TH SAT 5TH THU 10TH FRI 11TH SUN 13TH THU 17TH FRI 18TH SAT 19TH THU 24TH FRI 25TH SAT 26TH SUN 27TH TUE 29TH THU 31ST

DAVID CELIA (CANADA) TIM PAYNE’S PLATFORM POSSE TBA SUNFLOWER THIS WAY UP TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON (USA) JOHN CRAMPTON FIREDOGZ MJ WHIPROUND ALEX ROBERTS DOG HOUSE BOAT BOYS PAINT IT BLUE TBA BLUES/FOLK JAM & OPEN MIC ARNIE, GRAHAM & RICK


ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Family Forest school

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Get Hooked – fishing Try Orienteering Childrens cross country mountain biking

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

B’MOUTH PAVILION Broadway Showtunes

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Oh What a Lovely War

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

HOGLANDS PARK Mela Festival

WEDNESDAY 16TH

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Firedogz

WINCHESTER FESTIVAL

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

HYTHE Waterside Arts Festival ROMSEY Beggars Fair TOTTON & ELING Carnival

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY Pete Harris Blues Band

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

SUNDAY 13TH

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Southern Cathedrals Festival

O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Organ Concert

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY P.S. (AND GUIDE Recommended!)

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Batteries Not Included

THURSDAY 17TH

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Odyssey of Love THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER The Late Train KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Nothing Stops Another Day Theatre UK 5th Birthday THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Spectrum

TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of brilliant bands Solent City Jazz Men THE CONCORDE Dean Friedman & The South Street Fusion Project MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Edinburgh festival comedy preview : Tommy Rowson & Gareth Richards MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Castletown WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Southern Cathedrals Festival SATURDAY 19TH TALKING HEADS Ammunition Drum & Bass THE JOINERS Citizen + Diamond Yuth + Headroom THE BROOK Roxy Music - Tribute BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Underdogs MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Cuban Fury THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Avenue Q

HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE What the Ladlybird Heard

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Comedy book club Photography group

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END The Choir That Rocks

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Truckstop Honeymoon (USA)

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Avenue Q

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Live Lunch: Mary Spende

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

B’MOUTH PAVILION Broadway Showtunes

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Bootleg Theatre presents DEAL WITH IT 'Torched'

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

THE PLATFORM TAVERN MJ Whipround

THE PLATFORM TAVERN John Crampton

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Salisbury Concert Band

MONDAY 14TH

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Adult fishing tasters Childrens cross country mountain biking Model Railway weekend

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Southern Cathedrals Festival

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

FRIDAY 18TH

HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Sponsered Fire walk

BEAULIEU MOTOR MUS’ Motor Cycle ride in day WINCHESTER FESTIVAL HYTHE Waterside Arts Festival

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

THE JOINERS The Fallen Dreams THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The Accrington Pals BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies B’MOUTH PAVILION Broadway Showtunes THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Who's Who KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Oh What a Lovely War

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Southern Cathedrals Festival CURDRIDGE Curdridge Country Show

TUESDAY 15TH

THE BROOK Paul Carrick

TALKING HEADS Solent City Jazz Men

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

SUNDAY 20TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Three Monkeys acoustic music showcase

THE CONCORDE The Potato Head Jazz Band

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON TBC percussion with Charlie Sweetchunks

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END The Choir That Rocks

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Wessex Dance Academy

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Avenue Q

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Life drawing

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY This Way Up


“WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING” He said! Okay then, for the 3rd time er..?

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HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Pete Harris Blues Band

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies

MANGO, ABOVE BAR Charley Macaulay

SS SHIELDHALL, SOTON Docks commentary trip

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH Musical Mash Up

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch

THURSDAY 24TH

SATURDAY 26TH

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY 1914 Commemorative Concert

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Voice of the Heart The Karen Carpenter Story

THE BROOK Steven Seagal - yep it really is him!

TALKING HEADS Classic Northern Soul & Motown night

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Tom Moody

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Model Railway weekend

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON MLMLMO5 – Grant Sharkey

THE ROCKSTONE Rum Fest Caribbean Pirate party

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER SC4M: Hans Chew band

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Decades of Dance

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies DPA Bournemouth Summer Festival

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Shhh

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL Southern Cathedrals Festival BISHOPS WALTHAM Road Race & Fun Run MONDAY 21ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE POINT EASTLEIGH Cold Mountain

open mic nights

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA The News Youth Awards

Monday

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

Talking Heads, Southampton. The Candle Club

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

Orange Rooms, Southampton,

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs SOUTHAMPTON COMMON women's running magazine 10k run

THE CELLARS, EASTNEY The Bluefields KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA A Night at the Movies Classique School of Dance CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus THE PLATFORM TAVERN Alex Roberts MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs FRIDAY 25TH TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of brilliant bands

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies DPA Bournemouth Summer Festival THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Scooby Doo CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus THE PLATFORM TAVERN Paint it Blue MANOR FARM C/P Summer Fete MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs NETLEY MARSH Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Laura Fasciolo – drawn fairy Tales (5-8 yrs) CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH’ Amadeus MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs TUESDAY 29TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE POINT EASTLEIGH Error 404 THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Poetry Platform VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail Summer Fun – Traditional Games BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Laura Fasciolo - drawn fairy Tales (5-8 yrs) CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH’ Amadeus

TUESDAY 22ND

THE JOINERS Kids Can't Fly / Forever Can Wait / We Deny

TALKING HEADS Southampton Jazz Club

THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio

SUNDAY 27TH

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Blues/Folk jam & open mic

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

THE BROOK Legent – Bob Marley & The Wailers tribute

THE ROCKSTONE Rum Fest Caribbean Pirate party

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON TBC – Charlie Sweetchunks

THE ROCKSTONE Rum Fest Caribbean Pirate party

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Decades of Dance

Thursday

B’MOUTH PAVILION Sister Act

NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW, BROCKENHURST

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Shhh

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Archimedes Screw Poetry Crit Session

Hobbit, Southampton. Tom Bombadil's Cabaret Open Mic Night

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Moving Voices

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail Commemorating the Great War

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

SOUTHAMPTON COMMON Big Fun Run

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis 'Exposure' film group

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies DPA Bournemouth Summer Festival

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Sailors on Stage Opera

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Scooby Doo

B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Laura Fasciolo – Theatre Inside a Box (69yrs)

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Live Lunch: James Daubney

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE Amadeus

Tuesday The Cellar, Southampton The Brewery Bar, Botley, every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Oceana Bar, Leisureworld w d.@rt centre, Southampton, third Thursday of each month Friday The Art House Gallery CafE Southampton saturday the falcon inn 1st saturday of the month from 7pm

Pic by Simon Harder

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

Hi, I'm Matt Black, Some of you may have heard my name and some of those will have seen it on the side of a pot of paint! I am a pianist, comedian songwriter, record producer and er still a columnist (see below... cough). “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” E. B. White That is probably my favourite quote I ever heard! So precise! So succinct! And absolutely true .. But here goes anyway! It took me a long time to answer with “A comedian” when people would inquire as to my occupation, a very long time indeed – about 10 years after I had actually been earning real money at pretending to be one! That might have been because all through my career I have always had a piano in front of me as my sheild, just in case no one laughed at my latest quip, I could then launch confidently into something like “The Flight Of The Bumble Bee” as if I meant the gig to be going that way – and normally the randomness of those events would render any audience numb with shock and unable to recall my attempts at observational humour. Luckily the more I got myself into that situation, the more confident I was and therefore the more the audience found my utterings amusing – even laugh out loud funny sometimes – and THAT was the secret – CONFIDENCE. It's absolutely true that the more confident you are on stage, the more the audience are with you, and will generally support you in your views on this strange world. It also pushes things forward when you are actually clever with what you say too. So that's what people would decribe me as .. “He's a comedian – That plays the piano”. I prefer “Sit Down Comedian” as opposed to a “Stand Up One”. And the more I do it, the more I learn about it, so that now I can actually, proudly, and confidently call myself “A Comedian”! So give it a go - Try these tips: Look around you at what you find amusing in the world – the chances are many others will see your point of view too. Work out a way to get people listening to you so that your observations can be properly understood (It is bloody hard to get people to laugh at your jokes if they're not listening, or they can't hear you properly) – try a joke in between your crowd stopping tunes. Be confident, and if you don't feel confident ACT confident, No-one actually dies on stage. Do the above and go forth and entertain the masses. Comedy will take you round the world, Even Germany! See my tour pic below. I even got out at one stage. Now to another quote “Comedy is the only job you can do badly, and no-one laughs at you” Oh Bugger!

THEATRE ROYAL WINCH The Pantaloon's History of Britian

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDNESDAY 23RD THE CONCORDE Bratislavis Hot Serenaders

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Muppets Most Wanted THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER SC4M: John Fullbright VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies DPA Bournemouth Summer Festival

THE AGEAS BOWL An Evening with Henry Blofeld

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Bugle Boy

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Le Cafe des Amis

THE ANVIL, B’STOKE Scooby Doo

BERRY THEATRE, H’ END Long nose puppets: Arthur's Dream Boat

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

PLAZA THEATRE, R’MSEY The am-A-Zing Thing

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Dog House Boat Boys

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

KINGS THEATRE, S’SEA Lee Evans Work In Progress

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH Amadeus

NETLEY MARSH Steam Fair

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail

WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Oashish – tribute

THE BUGLE, BOTLEY An Audience with Matt Black

MANOR FARM C/P Summer Fete MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs SOUTHAMPTON COMMON Sky Ride NETLEY MARSH Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show MONDAY 28TH

WEDNESDAY 30TH

MANOR FARM C/P Nature Activity day MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW, BROCKENHURST HAROLD HILLER G’DNS Climb a tree


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WEDGEWOOD ROOMS 65daysofstatic

HORSE & JOCKEY, C’BGE Tom Canning - TOM JONES TRIBUTE

THURSDAY 31ST

SATURDAY 2ND

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King

THE BROOK Bon Jovi Experience

O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Bugle Boy

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Just Millie

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail

RODDINGTON FORGE Country & Western night with Kansas Kountry

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Monster Creepy Crawlies B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Bugle Boy

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MONDAY 4TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail NUFFIELD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival of events MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/black comedy

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE Amadeus

THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart

THE PLATFORM TAVERN Arnie, Grahma & Rick

THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school

MOORS VALLEY C/P Get Hooked – fishing

MOORS VALLEY C/P Percy the park keeper trail Nuts about nature

THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Daniel Sage

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Blaze Bayley

TUESDAY 5TH

MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW, BROCKENHURST Sammy & Jonny on piano & sax

Heads Up for AUGUST FRIDAY 1ST TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark presents Shed Loads of brilliant bands THE CONCORDE Dave Lewin Trio An Evening with Gary Sobers MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Bugle Boy THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school THE ART HOUSE, SOTON Nick Pynn & Kate Daisy Grant VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail NUFFIELD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival of events BOTLEIGH GRANGE H’END Shadows of Motown B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE Annie CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE Amadeus MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail NUFFIELD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival of events B’MOUTH PAVILION Fame HAYMARKET TH’, B’STKE Annie CHICHESTER FESTIVAL TH’ Amadeus MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDGEWOOD ROOMS Johnny Marr SOUTHSEA SHOW THE BUGLE, BOTLEY Chicago 9 SUNDAY 3RD TALKING HEADS Night of Treason & The Flying Alexanders + Arid Wave

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Oh What a Lovely War

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school THE ART HOUSE, SOTON TBC – Charlie Sweetchunks VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail Summer Fun – Team Building Challenges NUFFIELD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival of events MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/black comedy SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Oh What a Lovely War MOORS VALLEY C/P Get Hooked – fishing MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs WEDNESDAY 6TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart NUFFILD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail of events SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Live Lunch: The Black Feathers MARWELL ZOO Rise of the Dinosaurs

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Lion King THE NUFFIELD THEATRE Art at the Heart THE POINT EASTLEIGH Elevate summer school VICTORIA COUNTRY PK Nature Detectives Trail NUFFIELD PLAYING FIELD Art at the Hear Festival – summer festival of events MINERVA THEATRE, CH’ Miss Julie/black comedy

SOUTHSEA SHOW

SAILSBURY PLAYHOUSE Oh What a Lovely War

TWYFORD WATERWORKS Summer Open Day

MANOR FARM C/P Big Bug Hunt


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BOOKS ... red & rit Summer is here! Soon, sun, sea, sand and well, in my case, plenty of sunny delight to wash down the sizzling barbeque sausages as I tuck in to a few good reads. Can’t beat a good crime caper and JUDITH FLANDERS’S WITTY NOVEL WRITER’S BLOCK (Allison and Busby £12.99) should fit the bill. When editor Sam Clair commissions fashion guru Kit Lovell’s expose on the death of fashion designer Rodrigo Aleman little did she think she would get involved in a criminal investigation into the disappearance of the author, missing presumed dead. Her quiet ordered life gets louder and considerably less ordered as she begins her own sleuthing helped by her ridiculously intelligent mother and a sexy policeman guiding Sam in life learning lessons on sleuthing and money laundering. Add to this a mysterious upstairs neighbour who doesn’t like going out and a successful romantic novelist who

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comments on a society heavily reliant on social media and the desire to just have. Certainly, after reading Danny’s terrific second novel my view on any personality radio DJ bantering with the tireless newsreader every hour, keeping up with the in touch lifestyle focus of politically correct radio, has changed somewhat. Office politics and jam jars do not feature in Andrew FUSEK PETER’S DIP: WILD SWIMS from the Borderlands (Rider Books £16.99). Foremost a poet, Andrew brings his descriptive eye to his very personal account of a year of swimming in the wild waters of lakes, rivers and waterfalls giving way to hidden pools amongst nature’s natural landscapes of the English counties and borderlands of Wales. At times for Andrew any swim was a struggle as the dark recesses of his mind battled with the grips of a severe depression that crippled him mentally and physically. For a while, his bodied rallied against nature and the freezing waters of the always icy rivers, resulting in his illness temporarily winning the battle. However, gradually, with Andrew determined to beat the depression, he soon discovered the healing powers of nature with the lakes and rivers slowly submerging him

again in the freshness and vitality of the outdoors. Full of stunning literary imagery Andrew’s journey leaps from the page to engage, entertain and educate. Someone who in his later years, could be relied upon to spin an informative tale was the late TONY BENN, certainly a man who divided opinions politically to such an extent that it was claimed that some of his actions and uncompromising attitude kept the Labour Party out of power indefinitely until the changes that were instigated in the early 1990’s by the late John Smith and his successor Tony Blair. On announcing his retirement in 2001 Benn was famously quoted as saying he was “leaving parliament in order to spend more time on politics” which is when he really came into his own as raconteur and performer as he

began touring with his own one man show. Free from the ambiguity of the political phrase he just spoke his mind imparting little national treasures of grandfatherly wisdom, showing despite the ferociousness of his long held and at times singular worldviews that behind the bluster was a man of kindness, generosity of spirit, armed with a gift for the intuitive phrase. All of his life a keen diarist, and a liking for taping the majority of his interviews and conversations, he had published up to 2013, nine volumes of daily scribblings, all perceptive and insightful. With the last volume, THE LAST DIARIES (Arrow Books £8.99) he is in a quietly reflective mood knowing that his A blaze of Autumn Sunshine is showing the distinct chill of winter. He battles the restrictions of old age and failing health, tirelessly cam-

paigning against the evil of wars, taking part in demonstrations, carrying on with public speaking all the while thinking of the mortality that effects us all especially since the death of his wife Caroline in 2000. In 2009 the diaries sadly stop due to illness but Anthony Wedgewood Benn won’t be forgotten, the longest serving MP since the Labour Party came into being. His legacy in print lives on and long may it do so. AND in the next issue of the Guide I hope to enlighten you on my encounters with the man behind Squeezing the Orange. If that isn’t a good enough reason to produce a fourth incredible issue of The AND guide I don’t know what is! Until then my Dear Old Things, happy summer! Russell’s Blog Brave New World is at www. therewriteman.wordpress.com

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