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in2 Music: A trio with a unique sound

The Cadillac Three NASHVILLE natives The Cadillac Three are fiercely proud of their Southern roots, leaving a lasting impression on fans across the globe with their high-octane live show and chart-topping songwriting skills. Now the long...

in2 Interview – James Arthur

The Comeback Kid Interview by Kim Carr JAMES Arthur is most definitely ‘back from the edge’ after a turbulent few years following his X Factor win. The singer/songwriter is now riding high in the charts with...

in2 Music: Totally Tina

Simply the Best Voted the UK Official 2017 tribute to Ms Tina Turner, Liverpudlian singer Justine Riddoch does the legendary singer proud. Looking and sounding like the real thing, Justine and her live band perform as...
Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson review

Zara stands out as a global superstar of the future There’s a new kid on the block who’s causing a storm in the pop world. She’s Swedish and her name is Zara Larsson. She recently appeared...

in2 Music: Jazz Quartet on key

Dave O’Higgins Quartet Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the the most prolific contemporary jazz musicians in the UK, with 19 albums released since 1993. Much of the material has been original compositions and arrangements,...

in2 Music: Maddy Prior Queen of Folk

MADDY Prior at Cramphorn Theatre MADDY Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Renowned as the instantly recognisable vocalist of Steeleye Span, Maddy’s latest album ‘3 For Joy’ is no exception, a...

in2 Music: Synth-pop pioneers

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) return with their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealised romance of their previous work. The follow up to...

in2 Music: Wille and The Bandits

A BAND that are taking Rock music into the next chapter - Wille and The Bandits. Wille and The Bandits go further than is expected of a band operating in the Rock arena, they are...

in2 Music: Jools and Jose – musical legends on tour

MUSIC maestro Jools Holland has announced a collaborative album with Latin musician José Feliciano. ‘As You See Me Now’ will be released on 17 November through East West Records. The 14-track album includes iconic covers...

in2 Music: X Factor star continues to rise

REBECCA Ferguson who wowed us on the seventh series of the X Factor with her soulful, raspy tones announces a new UK tour. Since coming runner up in the show in 2010 Rebecca’s music career...

in2 Theatre – A musical journey back to the Sixties

FOLLOWING a sold-out performance last year, Let’s Hang On returns to the Towngate Theatre on Saturday 9 September. This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most...

in2 Theatre: Indulge in 1920s Glamour

THIS Sunday (10 September) audiences can transport themselves to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s with Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra - You’re the Top, when they swing by the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Join...

in2 Interview: A Raye of sunshine comes to V Festival

FOR many, the roads around Hylands Park Estate this weekend will come to a standstill, but for festival goers heading to V, standing still just isn’t an option! With some of the music industry’s most...

in2 Music: Eliza and the Bear – A whole new vibe

ELIZA and the Bear are four guys originally from Romford - James Kellegher, Callie Noakes, Martin Dukelow and Chris Brand. Formed in 2011 following various stints in different bands they finally came together, signed by...

in2 Music: Chaka Khan comes to the Cliffs

CHAKA Khan - an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer...

in2 Interview – Jack Savoretti the comeback kid with a passion for songwriting

WITH his unmistakable raspy tones and dark and brooding good looks, singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti has struck a chord with many. A Londoner of Italian descent now living in Oxfordshire, he has released five studio albums including...

in2 Theatre: The Addams Family Musical Comedy at the Cliffs Pavilion

Review by Charlotte Civil THEY'RE creepy, they’re most definitely kooky but the entire cast of The Addams Family faultlessly commanded the stage of The Cliffs Pavilion this week. The musical comedy arrived in Southend for the Essex...

in2 Music: Carly Paoli – an English rose with Italian roots, singing her dreams

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-born classical singer Carly Paoli will release her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’ on 30 June. Featuring a rare duet with José Carreras (the iconic En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor), the album is...

in2 Theatre: Footloose The Musical review by Tanya Mancini

Footloose The Musical review by Tanya Mancini Footloose and fancy free… I SUSPECT not many words are needed when describing Footloose The Musical, an adaptation of the hit 80’s film. But, what makes the musical stand out...

in2 Theatre: Unleash the Flamenco

‘GITANO’, starring Flamenco dancer Jairo Barrull, hits the Civic Theatre’s stage on Saturday 27 May. Jairo Barrull was born in Seville. His father is legendary dancer, Ramon Barrull, and Jairo started dancing under his father’s...

in2 Music: The Carpenters Story – Phenomenal voices and great musicianship guaranteed

THE Carpenters Story is a highly acclaimed concert-style production celebrating the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. First created back in 1986 by its founder...

in2 Music: Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward at the Cliffs

JUSTIN Hayward is back on the road as he takes his The Wind of Heaven tour around the UK later this year in support of his latest album release ‘All The Way.’ Renowned for having one...

in2 Theatre: Review of The Commitments at Cliffs Pavilion

BASED on the novel by Roddy Doyle, The Commitments was turned into a successful film in 1991. It was then transformed into a successful West End stage production in 2013. Now it’s gone on...

in2 Music Review: Shakin’ Stevens at the Cliffs Pavilion

AT 69 he may not have all the same moves as in his 80s heyday, but that hasn’t stopped Shakin’ Stevens putting on his biggest UK tour ever. In the third show of his 34-date...

in2 Events: The Fling Festival

CHELMSFORD City Council is delighted to announce The Blockheads will be headlining this year’s Fling Festival main stage when it returns to Hylands Park on Saturday 1 July, from 12pm - 11pm. Additional highlights of the...

in2 Musical Theatre: Grease is the Word

AN all-star touring production of Grease is in Southend this week, although probably not Grease as you know it. Anticipation was high amongst a packed audience excited by the ever-popular musical and unable even to...

in2 Music Review: Caro Emerald is a real diamond

DUTCH superstar Caro Emerald appeared totally in love with sunny Southend, taking to Twitter with photos before her sold-out concert - “Loving your palm trees Southend! ;) See you in a bit”. Later that...

in2 Music: Plaitum – Colchester’s finest

PLAITUM are twentysomethings Abi Dersiley and Matt Canham. Both grew up in Colchester and have been best friends since school. They started writing together during their time at college. “We met because we both had a passion...

in2 Music: Rick Astley at the Cliffs Pavilion

Review by Ruth Swallow I HAVE been lucky enough to see a few concerts over the years, from Dolly Parton and Pink to the legendary Prince. Up until this week, a memorable highlight had been George...

in2 Interview: Brian Gilligan – The Commitments

by Charlotte Civil ONE of my favourite films from the 90s was The Commitments based on Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel. Watching this brilliant Alan Parker-directed movie about the rise and fall of an Irish soul band,...