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Jane Siberry Interview

JANE Siberry has always had a unique approach to music.

Tom Stade Interview

  • BBC

FAMED for his rock ‘n’ roll style and slow Canadian drawl, comic Tom Stade is back with his modestly titled Tom Stade Totally Rocks tour.

Paul Tonkinson Interview

TWENTY years after he first hit the comedy circuit, TV presenter and stand-up Paul Tonkinson is finally hitting the road with his own tour - Fancy Man.

Comedienne Zoe Lyons interview

HAVING conquered her fears in Flight or Fight, found peace in Mangled Mantra and reflected in Clownbusting, Zoe Lyons’ latest tour is facing down her most toe-curlingly embarrassing moments.

EX-HEAVY metal drummer turned comedian Steve Hughes is rocking up to Birmingham with his Big Issues Tour.

As the name suggests, Hughes is tackling some pretty weighty subjects for a stand-up gig, from war and religion, to how we treat the poor.

Francesca Martinez: Interview

  • BBC

FRANCESCA Martinez thought her dad was crazy when he suggested that she’d make a great stand-up comic.

Hall Green's Joe Lycett signs-up for bees benefit gig

HALL Green comedian Joe Lycett says there’s a bit of a buzz around the local stand-up circuit - so it’s rather ironic that he’ll be hosting a show in aid of bees!

COMEDIAN Seann Walsh is sharing his charmingly shambolic musings next week as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival.

With armfuls of awards and regular appearances on TV shows such as 8 out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and as team captain in Argumental, 25-year-old Walsh seems born to be funny.

REINVENTING silent comedy for the 21st century, The Boy with Tape on his Face will leave you lost for words.

Have you heard the one about the comedian that doesn’t speak?

School to hit right note with celebrity concert

A SOLIHULL music school has joined forces with a number of celebrities to stage a concert at Symphony Hall.

Fancy a rib-tickling laugh?

TOP comics, including Stephen Merchant and Jack Whitehall, will be performing at this year’s Birmingham Comedy Festival.

Glee Club date

A BAND that shot to fame on the Leonard Cohen world tour play the Glee Club in Birmingham this Monday, May 23.

Nerves keep it quickfire

FUNNYMAN Milton Jones is known on the stand-up circuit for his quick-fire style - and bold choice of shirts!

Silver celebrations for Dorridge school

DORRIDGE Music School in Knowle is celebrating its 25th birthday.

Poet Dennis gives life to the written word on latest tour

POET Felix Dennis has launched himself on a fresh tour – bringing his verse to venues around the country.

From Everest via Glastonbury

There are guitarists. And there are guitarists. And then there’s the man they call Harpic.

City is a distant second

"HARD work." That's how Solihull's Matt Beck sums up his job of putting on the best new bands in Birmingham.


Cathrina Hulse
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