Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam FORTUNATELY I was not disappointed by Beam & Hoop. I’d heard one track of theirs shared by a friend who loved both their solo careers, and I instantly bought the album. I’ve since listened to it incessantly, and LOVE their harmonies, but was largely unfamiliar with them as individuals or as solo artists. Part of me worried there would be an aloof hipster-esque snobbery to them and their performance – standoffish. Nothing could be further from the truth!


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Roger McGuinn This evening is a walk through Roger McGuinn’s back pages, a sort of Desert Island Discs where songs provoke reminiscences and vice-versa. It is an approach becoming increasingly popular (Ray Davies; Difford & Tilbrook and Midge Ure to name but three current practitioners). It makes for an entertaining evening, not least because McGuinn is such an excellent raconteur. Indeed many of the reminiscences are longer than the songs.


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