News : 26th October 2004

Radio presenter John Peel has died. The BBC website reports that 65 year old Peel died of a heart attack while on holiday in Peru.John Peel was an early champion for Virginia Astley, especially for the legendary Ravishing Beauties Peel … Read More

News : 20th September 2004

As regular visitors might be aware, we’ve been planning on some big changes for the Virginia Astley website. A lot of those changes are work in progress behind the scenes and this is all building to a relaunch of the … Read More

News : 23rd August 2004

The website for the Brilliant Strings has now relaunched. The website showcases the string collective’s career and features the work of musicians such as Anne Stephenson and Gini Ball. The site includes biographies of all the musicians along with information … Read More

News : 12th August 2004

Zoology – the Teardrop Explodes live/unreleased material album has finally been released on the Head Heritage label. The most interesting track for visitors to this site is ‘Log Cabin’ as it features both Kate St John on oboe and Nicky … Read More

News : 21st July 2004

Kate St John has launched her own website The site features an extensive Discography along with reviews and information on both Kate’s solo work and her work with other artists and musicians. It also flags up the forthcoming Best … Read More

News : 9th July 2004

The brand new Caroline Lavelle album A Distant Bell was released online on Ringing Tree Records on 30th June. At the time of writing signed copies can be ordered (for £10, inclusive of postage in the UK) direct from the … Read More

News : 22nd June 2004

Virginia Astley was the topic on a Radio 6 show this Saturday just gone. The Stuart Maconie-presented Freakzone show had a segment called Specialist Corner featuring music writer Eddi Fiegel talking about Virginia’s work. Apologies for not flagging this up … Read More

News : 8th May 2004

A Letter from Caroline (dated April 29th) which can be read in full on Caroline Lavelle’s official website at reveals that she has now completed recording of her new album and is now working out its running order. It … Read More

News : 24th April 2004

Further to our news report of March 5th, Martin Stephenson’s new album Airdrie has been delayed and will now be released by Blooming Generation Records on May 10th. A single (Martin’s first for eight years) called Mountainous Spring is also … Read More

News : 10th April 2004

Caroline Lavelle is currently working on her new album which is set for release in Japan on June 24th. Combining original compositions, traditional songs and original music set to poems by Brian Patten and Simanto, the album has a working … Read More

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