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Ana Luisa is the Chilean voice behind Mestisa and previously The Cuban Big Band. Tonight she fronts the mighty Tanrantismo who play the kind of Salsa that you just can’t help dancing too. We saw them do 2 amazing sets last week at Iona+Emmas wedding (what a fab day that was) and tonight they once again ...

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The Chemic is one of those fantastic community pubs that are so rare to find these days. You can bring your tea in from the chippy next door or the curry house down the road, you can play scrabble or cards in the corner and you can hear live music in the back room most ...

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The Muddiest Glastonbury ever? Possibly, like an extended tough mudder, but still had a fantastic time. Mik Artistik kicked us off and LCD Soundsystem closed in fine style with PJ Harvey stealing the show inbetween. My daughter Sally (11) who loves Adele was in 7th heaven -  "Dad, you know how she's my role model" ...

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After a family tea to say goodbye to Marisa (who’s off to travel around Europe and then India before starting Uni) we popped along to 7 in Chapel Allerton to see our favourite Latin American band Mestisa. Ana Luisa (Chile) Barbara (Germany) Tenley (USA) and Mike (UK) are a tight unit with a rich sound. ...

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I suspect that like many, I first heard Laura Cantrell on John Peels show. He had a soft spot for her and plugged her ‘Not the trembling kind’ LP relentlessly (“It’s sweet 16 this year”). She also has a new LP out of BBC sessions from around that time. Pure country music – no frills, ...

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