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Virginia Coe, Co-Founder: Vinilo Record Store

A vibrant new shop, stacked with independent, eclectic music, classic and current. Get to know one of the owners of Vinilo Record Store and...

5 Musicians to Catch Live at Picnic on the Piste

Who's seen the Christmas decorations in Bournemouth town centre yet? Sure, it's not exactly what we're used to (compared to last year's Christmas Tree Wonderland, anyway), but they've done pretty well. And one of the more festively-decorated spots in Bournemouth Gardens is the Picnic Park Deli, near the Pavilion Theatre...

Two New Releases for zoltan. This December

"When I wrote this song, I didn’t really have a specific meaning in mind, but more of a feeling. The feeling of letting go, whether that is good or bad. Just the feeling of release. For me it represents a battle with myself, in which I finally try and allow myself to just be me. Letting go of everything else. This song, being the first track of the upcoming EP, “Parasite”, captures this idea perfectly and sets the mood for the rest of the release..."

FOAMA to Feature in Marvin’s Room Christmas Special

JLS' Marvin Humes has announced a Christmas Special of Marvin's Room - a YouTube live stream. And this time, the line-up features local DJs FOAMA. Adam Turner, Matt Jolliffe and Adam Jaynoy, the guys behind FOAMA, will open the Marvin's Room set on 11th December. But how do they feel about getting to play such a prominent role...?

Mike Dowdall, a.k.a. Mad Definition, Rapper / Lyricist

For years I have suffered with mental health issues, and I wanted something sentimental and catchy whilst using my initials. I also used to get called mad a lot, so one day it came to me. I am the definition of mad, so I like to write about mental health and how people can overcome issues and problems they may also face...

Ayriss, Musician

Bournemouth-based musician Ayriss opens up about his latest album, the personal inspiration behind his evocative lyrics, and how lockdown has been a "blessing in...

Signed Brian May Guitar Up for Auction for Pop 4 Diabetes

Brian May and Anita Dobson have donated a signed BMG Red Special guitar to local charity Pop 4 Diabetes. All to raise money and...

Bournemouth Live Music Scene Moves Online for Lockdown 2.0

"It’s a severe body blow, and will likely finish some venues off permanently’ said Glenn Bowen, the drummer for Dorset-based rock band Trip Wizard. ‘The live music industry was in purgatory even after the first lockdown, and many bands were reluctant to play any gigs as the likelihood of them being shut down was high. We had a couple of high-profile shows cancelled at the last minute because the venues weren’t able to make it viable for them..."

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