Ghost – Kings Theatre, Glasgow, March 2017

Published in The Student Advertiser. Ghost – the Oscar-affiliated Bruce Joel Rubin movie that almost didn’t happen – has made its way onto stages around the UK in a spectacular, star-studded musical production, which – warning – is ten times more emotional with a live orchestra than on the big screen. The lyrics Oh my … Continue reading Ghost – Kings Theatre, Glasgow, March 2017

Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Published in The Student Advertiser. One word springs to mind when I reflect upon Post Modern Jukebox’s performance at the Glasgow Concert Hall on Wednesday: showmanship. From the moment that the band jogged excitedly to their positions on the Main Hall stage, the audience were in the palms of their hands, waiting eagerly for the … Continue reading Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Top 10 Festival Picks for Glasgow and Edinburgh 2017

Published in The Student Advertiser. I honestly didn't fully appreciate the wide variety of festivals on offer in Scotland until I started to research this piece for The Student Advertiser. I am so typical for connoting 'festivals' with just music, thus, camping, mud, low temperatures, doom, gloom - fundamentally, T in the Park at a glance. … Continue reading Top 10 Festival Picks for Glasgow and Edinburgh 2017

REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Published by The Student Advertiser When seasoned conductor Richard Kauffman announces that, “you won’t hear John Williams played better by anyone else”, in front of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, we know he isn’t wrong. While some classical loyalists might “hmpf” at the popularity of John Williams, The Music of John Williams, an evening dedicated … Continue reading REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

A ‘3rd year’ Thought for Graduates

Printed in the Strathclyde Telegraph. It’s a never ending cycle, this schooling business. Four years of running your fingers through your matted hair, squeezing your fists until sweat started to drip onto the pages of your Higher textbooks; four years of Secondary School anguish earned you your place in one of the country’s finest further … Continue reading A ‘3rd year’ Thought for Graduates

Build yourself a merry little Christmas

(Stationery 'Sundays' aren't just for Sundays.) Who would have thought that when we read about the Wise Men’s questionable gift choices, the only thing we’d take from the Holy celebration would be the ‘gift’ element. Working in an art store, I sell Christmas cards, decorations and gifts to hundreds of customers every shift. The scene … Continue reading Build yourself a merry little Christmas