Music

Comedy

FINISH THE YEAR WITH A FLOURISH

December 18, 2014

While thoughts are focused currently on Christmas Day, there’s still plenty of red-letter days to come before 2015, writes Susan Welsh

Music

STEVI RITCHIE Q&A

December 18, 2014

The X Factor’s wildcard, Stevi Ritchie, speaks of his excitement ahead of next year’s The X Factor 2015 Live Tour

Music

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS

December 11, 2014

Jersey Boys brings the music for the generations singing into the future. Andrew Youngson catches up with the cast ahead of their appearance in Aberdeen this spring

Music

RGU CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

December 5, 2014

Members of the public are invited to Robert Gordon University's (RGU) annual Christmas Carol Service next Thursday, December 11, at its Garthdee campus.

Music

HebCelt @ EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY

December 5, 2014

Musicians from the multi-award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival will be among Edinburgh’s first-foot guests during the capital’s Hogmanay celebrations. Artists representing the internationally renowned HebCelt on Lewis will perform at a special ceilidh being held as part of a series of free live gigs “hidden” in 11 buildings and outdoor spaces in the city’s Old Town on January 1.

Music

LISA MILNE

December 5, 2014

Ahead of her concert with the Aberdeen Choral Society on December 16, soprano Lisa Milne, 43, tells Andrew Youngson why she likes nothing more than to perform in her home city

Music

Les comes rollin’ into town

November 27, 2014

Pop band the Bay City Rollers were huge in the 70s. Martin Hutchinson talks to singer Les McKeown about reliving those heady days

Music

Elton John

November 27, 2014

Elton John and his band will perform at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) next June in an outdoor venue as part of their European tour.

Music

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

November 21, 2014

Having performed 500 major concert shows to more than half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are returning to the UK next year to present a spectacular new stage show and, including on the tour, visits to Inverness and Aberdeen.

Music

S Club 7

November 21, 2014

After months of feverish speculation and their triumphant performance on BBC’s Children In Need last weekend which resulted in the greatest hits album surging up the chart, pop powerhouse S Club 7 have confirmed their hotly-anticipated return to the music scene with their 2015 ‘Bring It All Back’ arena tour.

Cinema

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

November 21, 2014

An extraordinary new film featuring songwriter and musician Edwyn Collins, receiving rave reviews both at home and abroad, is having its Sutherland second premiere at Timespan in Helmsdale on Thursday, November 27.

Music

INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY

November 21, 2014

It’s often written that there’s a ‘rare opportunity’ to see or hear something when, in reality, it’s not the case. But it is true of Inverness Choral Society’s next concert as the choir will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Inverness for the first time in more than 20 years.

Music

PETER GABRIEL Q&A

November 20, 2014

Peter Gabriel visits Aberdeen next week with his Back to Front Tour which features some of his greatest hits, including Sledgehammer. Andrew Youngson catches up with the musician and activist

Music

Julia Fordham

November 14, 2014

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Julia Fordham is to perform at an up-close-and-personal gig at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree on Monday, as part of a UK homecoming tour after years living and working in Los Angeles.

Music

Legendary night of music

November 13, 2014

Regarded as one of the world’s best guitarists and an inductee of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, Steve Cropper joins some well-known friends to present an unforgettable night of good music, writes Susan Welsh

Music

John celebrates a special life

November 13, 2014

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to catch the ‘Godfather of British Blues’ in Aberdeen this weekend, writes Martin Hutchinson

Music

T.Rextasy

November 7, 2014

It seems Highland fans can’t get enough of the fabulous music of Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Following hot on the heels of the lavish stage show 20th Century Boy, the Musical, which played at Eden Court this year, comes another top UK tribute band, T.Rextasy, who play The Ironworks, Inverness, on Saturday, November 8.

Music

SCO welcomes back old friends

October 31, 2014

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) makes a welcome return to the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on Saturday, November 8, to kick-start its 2014/15 concert season in the city.

Music

This musical will rock you

October 30, 2014

Finding her inner rock chick has helped Cordelia Farnworth show the entertainment industry who’s boss, writes Andrew Youngson

Music

New take on classic opera

October 30, 2014

With a sparkling score and new take on the famous children’s tale, Scottish Opera breathes new life into Cinderella, writes Susan Welsh

Celebrity

The Big Reunion boy band winners

October 27, 2014

Boy band fans will be in seventh heaven as seven big names from the 1990s play Aberdeen on Wednesday evening. 5ive, Blue, 911, A1, Damage, 3T and 5th Story will play a one-night gig at the AECC as part of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour.

Lifestyle

Dougie’s epic year set to continue

October 23, 2014

From teaching Kylie Minogue a song to celebrating four decades in showbusiness and performing live in front of a billion people, it has been a special year for Dougie MacLean, writes Susan Welsh

Music

A decade of new music

October 23, 2014

New music might seem scary, but it doesn’t bite, as Sound Festival director Fiona Robertson tells Andrew Youngson

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