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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..."

FOAMA: In Conversation with Matt Jolliffe and Adam Jaynoy

Adding to the list of jewels in our interviewee crown, we got to speak with the biggest DJ teams coming out of Bournemouth. Allow...

Cameron Varnish, Founder: Hurricane Apparel

I didn't really think anything of it until the events company came along. We were trying to get some branded merchandise together. Just for giveaways and to wear at our events - to give us an edge over everyone else. Went to a guy in Winton - Otto House - fantastic printer - who does screen printing. When you do a screen, you have to do a lot. Like a minimum order of 20, and they all have to be the same. Great quality, but I was there thinking, "I want every one to be different. If there was a way of doing it differently, I would do it"...

S. P. Thane, Poet

In the first video interview from HQB since February, we sat down with the young poet to discover the answers behind his love of poetry, the roots of his unusual new pen name, and, after getting one piece published, what's coming up from him in the near future...?

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