The Independent London Newspaper
14th December 2017

Latest Music Articles

    • Jet set success but Tinchy has his feet firmly on the ground TINCHY Stryder is on the phone, asking for me. He sounds about 15 and is devoid of any showbizzy razzle. Unlike most artists, who get put...
    • SO Joe won X-Factor, there’s no ITV2 repeats to come home to on a Saturday night, what will fill the reality pop music shaped-hole in our lives? I’m not sure Hollyoaks music show will cut it. And...
    • This week's pick of the gigs Friday, December 18 Shed Seven: HMV Forum (Kentish Town Tube) 7pm, £17.50 12 Dirty Bullets Christmas Party: The Borderline (Tottenham Court Road Tube) 7pm, £7 Your Demise...
    • James Taylor at Jazz Café IT must be some sort of record, surely, with the James Taylor Quartet are playing at Jazz Café again tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, lifting the number of its gigs at the...
    • Will it be the X-Factor winner, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, Rage Against the Machine or... Gurrumul? You may not have heard of him but he’s a blind Aboriginal singer who until last week was commanding...
    • On Saturday, at St Mary’s, Dartmouth Park Hill, soprano Sarah Probert is singing with the Cholmeley Choral Society in performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Michael Pretorius’ Dulci Jubilo and choruses...
    • He’s 73 and , she’s 42 – and they’ve been one of the finest jazz partnerships for the past nine years. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett is among the world’s most consum­mate musicians. He was a student of...
    • It took saxophonist and swing band frontman Ray Gelato a long time to fulfil his personal ambition of appearing at Ronnie Scott’s – but once he’d pushed his tenor sax through the door, he made...
    • I squeezed into the industrial, overcrowded room at Cargo just in time to see Chali 2na burst onto the stage. 2na began by chanting “London” to a crowd packed like rowdy sardines. The response was...
    • We all know by now that when there’s a Love Music Hate Racism event on the cards, you never know just who’s going to turn up. Which means that as well as the promised acts there’s usually some pretty...
    • There are some classical music gems amid all the Christmas concerts over the coming week. Tomorrow (Friday), at Lauder­dale House, Highgate, four Japanese musicians are celeb­rating works of...