Archive for the 'Music' Category

Michel appears on Talk Radio Europe

Friday, June 25th, 2010

In June I appeared on a local radio show called Profiles. Inspired by the iconic Desert Island Discs and hosted by Gillie Revill, this Talk Radio Europe programme profiles guests while allowing them to make a selection of six of their favourite songs.
Jay Kay - he does so love his hats!
I thought it would be fun and have to admit that the real draw was the chance to have a selection of my all-time favourites played. A bit like having your own show, and for the many frustrated DJs out there (myself included) it’s just the thing.

I’m too much of a talker to get very nervous, so I settled in and let Gillie ask me about my life and times – meanderings that have taken me via Holland, South Africa and Portugal to Spain. I suppose it’s not surprising that I ended up in a cosmopolitan place like Marbella, given that I feel pretty international myself. (more…)

Bjorn Again

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Bjorn AgainThe Bjorn Again phenomenon will be touring Europe again this summer, appearing at festivals and concerts across the continent. Like an Australian ode to a Swedish dream of the seventies, Bjorn Again revives Abba’s iconic tracks just as it reinterprets the band and its music, and adds unmistakable twists and turns of its own. (more…)

Hugh Cornwell, The Strangler returns

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

by Michel Cruz

The Strangler returns
hugh-cornwell.jpgThe man who rejected Chrissie Hynde as lead singer, gave lifts in his ice cream van to Elvis Costello and above all, co-wrote such anthems as ‘Golden Brown’, ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Peaches’, is back. Hugh Cornwell, for years the face of The Stranglers, is hitting the charts again.

George Benson – Soulful seduction

Friday, February 15th, 2008

by Michel Cruz

George Benson—Soulful seductionHe’s back in Marbella this summer, one of those performers whose silky sound just seems to fit right into the setting. Think of it; a sultry summer’s night at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, and George Benson’s unique blend of jazz, pop, R&B and romance rising into the air against a backdrop of palm trees and La Concha Mountain. No wonder it has become such a mutual love affair, this was the sort of place his music was made for. The artist himself says it is one of the most beautiful locations he has played at, “It has to do with the topography of the region, the sunshine and beautiful seaside.” (more…)