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Tony Bell

Tony is a freelance photo-journalist who first started taking pictures for Grapevine Magazine many years ago. Over the years his role has expanded to include non photographic activity and now includes freelance reviews and interviews.

The Endless Coastline… it starts!

By the time I type, edit and post this, Matt Watson will have woken up to a beautiful sunny Suffolk morning and be starting out on day one of The Endless Coastline Tour.   Matt is walking from Woodbridge to Hunstanton and has become an expert on lightweight sleeping bags, tents …

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Paddy Gerver

It was a warm sunny day in Plymouth when Tony Bell caught up with Paddy Gervers – one half of the comedy duo that is known as Jonny and The Baptists.  What followed was a very serious conversation about comedy and political satire.  Their show “Eat The Poor” is very …

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Blackthorpe Barn 17th May 2017 Where to begin?  Indulge me for a moment, whilst I put last night’s performance in a personal context.  I had avoided any show previews or previous reviews.  I knew nothing about this play before last night.  Also, it is not long since I discovered the …

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Clare Teal

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Clare Teal recently. Despite the vagaries of both fixed and mobile communications contriving against us,  we discovered that she once played in a punk band! We had to re-arrange this interview because you caught the dreaded lurgy so my …

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Matt Watson

Keen observers of our banner adverts will have seen us promoting The Endless Coastline tour by Matt Watson.  (That’s it, just up there over Matt’s picture ↑ ).    It is a music tour with a difference, no stadium dates, no trucks full of gear and roadies swilling beer.   This …

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Larks in Transit

Pronounced by The Guardian Guide as “approaching the status of national treasure” and hailed by The Times as being, “at the top of his game”, comedian musician BILL BAILEY is delighted to announce details of his BRAND NEW LIVE SHOW, LARKS IN TRANSIT. Kicking off in Coventry on 29 January …

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Imelda May

Imelda May Ipswich Regent 4th May 2017   As we made our way out of the Regent last night a man in the crowd, talking to his friends summed the show up by saying: “…well I thought it would be a good show, but I didn’t expect it to be …

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Dan Walsh

Ahead of his gigs in Norwich and Halesworth Tony Bell had a chat with banjo player Dan Walsh about his new album ‘Verging on the Perpendicular’ and the background to some of the tracks on it. It has been a while since we last spoke -what have you been up …

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Imelda May

Many fans were taken aback by the publicity shots for the forthcoming Imelda May tour, which kicks off in Ipswich this week.   Gone was the rock-a-billy hair, the loud colours and the makeup.  Instead what we were seeing was the real Imelda May in black and white. The change of …

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Caro Emerald

Ipswich Regent 28th April 2017 It has been almost four years since Caro Emerald visited Ipswich, and once again she sold out The Regent for Suffolk’s leg of The Emerald Island Tour. A Caro Emerald show is not just about the music – it is an audio-visual experience.  Thought and …

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