Weekend song: The Proclaimers – Sunshine On Leith

I remember well when The Proclaimers burst onto the scene in the mid-1980s. Even though they looked as if they should be mocked with their geeky specs and extraordinarily strong accents, there was something undeniably compelling about their music. Most people remember ‘(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles’ and ‘Letter From America’, which was, indeed, their breakout hit and the one […]

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Can the Sugababes seriously carry on?

It was inevitable, but yesterday Keisha Buchanan, the sole original member of the Sugababes, quit the girl group after 11 years, to concentrate on her own music. She follows Siobhan Donaghy (who left in 2001) and Mutya Buena (said bye in 2005) – both of who have attempted solo careers with less than spectacular results. What’s more bewildering is that […]

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I Can See Clearly Now…

Bobby McFerrin is best remembered in the UK for his No.2 single in the 80s, Don’t Worry, Be Happy. However, he’s no novelty act and is widely regarded as an extraordinary performer whose work truly crosses genres. Came across this cracking video of him performing at a US music college, McNally Smith. Just fantastic!

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