Entertainment News Archive - October 11, 2008

Comedian Dylan Moran can't wait to see you. He has been away from the live circuit for a while, but he's champing at the bit to return. Of course, he's an actor and writer, too, but you can't help but feel that stand-up is his first love.

He's been hailed by some as the world's most gifted guitarist and has enthralled musos and novices alike in concert halls all around the world with his innovative technique. Tonight Preston Reed returns to the B Bar in the Barbican Theatre to play before a tiny audience of about 60 lucky punters.

Ablues and disco funk band with a bit of Motown rock thrown in are coming to Torquay.

By CLARE ROBINSON Music Writer IN HIS youth, Paul Jones shot into the national consciousness as the clean-cut, blonde and blue-eyed, lead singer of Manfred Mann who proceeded to take the 60s pop charts by storm.

Jenny Keegan, (pictured left), launches her second album, Bring Back The Sunshine, at the B Bar on Sunday, so get ready for a performance featuring husky soothing vocals, gentle guitar, and, as an added incentive, the promise of tea and cakes.

By CLARE ROBINSON Music Writer Last seen in the locality raising the top of the main marquee as Thursday night headliners at the Maker Festival, West London ten- piece Imperial Leisure look set to do it all over again when they return to Ride Marquee next Thursday, October 16.

One of Plymouth's most wide-reaching musical ambassadors, Weapons of Sound, are celebrating 15 years of bashing out the green message with an exceptionally busy Autumn schedule.

Storytelling is at the heart of the sweet, Americana-tinged bluegrass country folk music of American singer songwriter Corinne West, who makes a welcome return to the Westcountry this month. Corinne's earliest forays into the music world were honky tonk dances in her home town in northern California.

I n HIS youth Paul Jones shot to national consciousness as the clean-cut, blond and blue-eyed lead singer of Manfred Mann who proceeded to take the 1960s pop charts by storm.

The energy crackling off the stage in this production is enough to power a small town. After the 65-minute performance the players' batteries must be drained.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'