WHAT IS IT ABOUT NEW YORK CITY? BY NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS

New York City. Like millions of other people, I was totally enchanted by the place from the moment my feet first walked upon it’s historic streets. I just can’t bear to be away from the place that has become my second home… LOVE AFFAIR My love affair with the city Continue reading WHAT IS IT ABOUT NEW YORK CITY? BY NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS

INTERVIEW: NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS

Natalie-Eve Williams began broadcasting over 2 decades ago on various stations across Manchester. She joined the BBC in 2006 and since 2007 has also been a founding member of BBC Introducing, giving the perfect platform to up-and-coming music acts both locally and nationally. We spoke to her all about her Continue reading INTERVIEW: NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS

COLDPLAY = WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

It is sometimes an unfair criticism that despite the obvious musical talent, dominance of the music charts across the globe and awards, Coldplay’s Chris Martin is not considered amongst the greatest lyricists in modern times. But often the simplicity of his work is his greatest charm. Lines such as “Your Continue reading COLDPLAY = WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

OFF THE RECORD 2019

It’s quite new to us but we can not wait to attend Off The Record 2019! Manchester’s multi-venue live music festival and conference that focuses on discovering and nurturing innovative new music, with a strong focus on emerging Manchester and North West based talent. OFF THE RECORD: THE LINE-UP Sacha Continue reading OFF THE RECORD 2019

SHAUN KEAVENY: INTERVIEW

Shaun Keaveny will be broadcasting live this month away from his usual cosy studio at Media City – and smack bang in the middle of Manchester International Festival, along with an appearance at Bluedot festival this weekend. Our cool cat Joni caught up for a quick chat ahead of the Continue reading SHAUN KEAVENY: INTERVIEW

BBC INTRODUCING MANCHESTER: MIF 2019

It’s that time of year again folks! With a ring of a bell Manchester International Festival 2019 has officially begun and events are up and running. Wednesday saw BBC Introducing Manchester takeover, with artists and crowd celebrating this great city as one. After a quick bite in Piccolino’s (the mushroom Continue reading BBC INTRODUCING MANCHESTER: MIF 2019

MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

6 Music will be giving a lot of love to Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year – broadcasting BBC Radio 6 Music shows on 5 and 12 July live from Albert Square at the heart of the festival. Our Joni caught up with DJ Mary Anne Hobbs… MEDIA CITY AT Continue reading MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND

This 3-piece made up of sisters from sunny L.A. showed up on Andrew Marr’s BBC Sunday morning political show after he had interviewed then British Prime Minister David Cameron, and announced that their performance was dedicated to “Dave”. The song was ok, and they looked cool mainly on the back Continue reading IF I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND

MUSIC VIDEOS IN HOMAGE TO TV OF YESTERYEAR

Alix posts a little list of some well-respected bands making cool music videos in homage to TV shows. It has set up my Friday schedule quite nicely. In some cases, there is original footage from a particular show, and in others it’s a clear parody of some classic television… MUSIC Continue reading MUSIC VIDEOS IN HOMAGE TO TV OF YESTERYEAR