Jazz / Lyrics / Music / Songwriting / Wales

‘Brecon rocks out here on the chain gang’

Brecon Jazz Festival has just celebrated its 30th anniversary in style, with ticket sales up 20% and a high number of sell-out gigs. Even the weather – the tail end of Hurricane Bertha dumped a lake-full of rain on the mid-Wales town on the final day – couldn’t dampen spirits. Advertisements Continue reading

Fantasy / Film / Science fiction / Television

Why I’m not going ape for this summer blockbuster

The latest chapter of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series has been hailed as the ultimate summer blockbuster of 2014 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes boasts lots of action, expensive CGI and even a 3D version. Continue reading