Review

29 Nov 2018
Kimber’s Men Wrecks on the Shore Released: Autumn 2018 We have talked about Kimber’s Men before with their last CD. The reason being is they are friends of Shrewsbury and have, nationwide following notwithstanding, a large Shropshire fan base. Their new album "Wrecks on the Shore." floated over my desk so I thought I would have a listen and let you know how it fares. The singing of Sea Shanties...
12 Apr 2018
A 60’s Night Out Theatre Severn Thursday 12th April   It was an utterly packed house including be-chained dignitaries, that were waiting with deep anticipation for this charity concert to begin, the charity was, Crane Quality Councelling, and the bands on the footplate of the nostalgia train were The Swingin Blue Jeans (Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly) and the Merseybeats (Sorrow, Wishin...
13 Mar 2018
Son of a Preacher Man Theatre Severn Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th March (with Matinees) If you are going to watch a show that contains nothing but Dusty Springfield songs you may be tempted to think that maybe somewhere along the line the show may include something about Dusty. Perhaps  about her early life  or maybe her time with the Springfields or her amazing solo career and untimely death in...
11 Nov 2017
Charlie Landsborough Theatre Severn 11 November 2017 If it were ever possible to sum up a musician in one paragraph one would say…Charlie Landsborough is a Folk and Country singer from the North West of England. His melting tones are like caramel,  weaving themselves around the beautiful music he produces. His audience delight in his presence and a lot of people get a whole lot more than just the...
20 Sep 2017
      Think of a GT car and your thoughts quite naturally turn to the likes of 1960’s Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris, and Jaguars; exquisite luxury leather-lined coupes with effortless power, sleek styling, and more-than-likely astronomical price-tags. GTs are cars in which an intercontinental drive would be a pleasure not a chore - GT stands for Grand Touring after all GTs.  They’re the kind...
10 May 2017
      The last time I drove a Volkswagen up! (that ! may become annoying – apologies in advance) was soon after its launch. I declared it brilliant; an opinion I’ve kept ever since. I also thought its mechanically identical sisters, the SEAT Mii and the Skoda Citigo were excellent too, as was the similarly sized Hyundai i10 for that matter. It was the perception of VW’s final extra “polish”...
14 Apr 2017
      We car buyers are a fickle and fashion led bunch. Not so long ago we snapped-up MPVs like… well, they were going out of fashion. No self-respecting school run parent was without a Sharan, a Galaxy, a Touran, an S-Max, an Alhambra, a Zafira, a Carens… Or of course an Espace or Grand Scenic, it was after all Renault and their Espace that kicked this whole mono-box family mini-bus thing off in...
27 Jan 2017
     With their C, X, L, L Trekking, and L MPW versions, you could be forgiven if you thought FIAT only made cars with the number 500 on the boot-lid. The reality is that’s not the case. There is of course FIAT’s range of vans, or as they like to call them The FIAT Professional Series, and there’s the perennial Panda and Punto too. But for some time now you’ve been left wanting if your hankering...
26 Jan 2017
Vampires Rock…Ghost Train Theatre Severn Thursday 24th January 2017 If you are a goth, or an old rocker or even a vampire then this is definitely the show for you. Steve Steinman is back with a continuation of his Vampire story and what a great show. Framed  within a ghost train, the narrative to this spectacular was a little tongue in cheek. It was a real a slick vehicle for a fantastically...
24 Jan 2017
Omid Djalili Theatre Severn Tuesday 24th January 2017   To see a full auditorium on a Tuesday on a  Winter’s night in January, is quite a sight in itself but the buzz was electric as the highy partisan crowd settled into place. They had come to worship at the temple of British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili, and his off-beat and somewhat contentious view of life in 21st century Britain. To get...
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