Tag: music

Album review: Building On The Land – Arcelia by Anna Morell

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Kent-based Arcelia have been quietly building a discerning national following since their debut album, ‘Wrap Your Bones’ came out in 2014. There’s a solidity to their craft as songsmiths and singers, as each has honed their skills for years before finding themselves in a holy trinity of harmony in this band. There is a maturity…

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Evita leads a summer of must-see shows at the Orchard Theatre

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Bringing the West End to North Kent audiences for over 30 years, the Orchard Theatre has a blockbusting summer ahead, featuring music, drama and comedy for both adults and children. Evita takes us into June, with a storming opening night last night. Santa Evita, forever immortalised by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was the…

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Gig review: Martha Wainwright + Bernice at Revelation Ashford (5 stars) by Anna Morell

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“Hello,” she says simply, hand placed as if for reassurance across her heart, before piercing a pick-a-note electro-lounge soundscape with a clear, bright vocal somewhere between Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley, Judy Tzuke and Scout Niblett on a more tuneful day. Robin Dann, here playing under the moniker Bernice, is a cerebral support act, imagining…

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The Rochester and North Kent Music and Drama Festival

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Entry is now open for this wonderful annual event, celebrating amateur dramatics and all genres of music from across the area. Formerly known as the Medway Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, the event is in its 41st year and has expanded to include North Kent. It will take place at the Pilkington Building, University of…

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Theatre Review: Blood Brothers at The Orchard Theatre

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If this was a Hollywood story, there would be a happy ending. You know, like The Parent Trap. But this isn’t Hollywood, it’s Willy Russell, and you’ll find no happy-ever-after here. Blood Brothers isn’t just heart-wrenchingly brilliant, it’s rip your heart out through your throat, stamp on it multiple times and then throw it under…

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