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THE BRIT AWARDS 2018

February 23, 2018

 

I had an unexpected treat yesterday! I was interviewed on the Turkish television station TRT World about the Brit Awards, which I have to admit I watched on ITV rather than live (next year - PRs please note). Other than forgetting Ed Sheeran and much of what I was going to say, and blinking rather a lot, I did manage an honorable mention for Father John Misty who somehow or other failed to get a nomination for International Male Solo Act ahead of the likes of DJ Khaled. Pure comedy, indeed. The piece was broadcast during the Showcase Arts programme on www.trtworld.com/live last night. 

 If you aren't familiar with Father John Misty, here is the title track from his outstanding 2017 long player.

 

 

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Music is a great passion of mine. In my teenage years I was an avid record collector and concert goer. Stints as a booking agent, running folk clubs, promoting gigs and even a crack at artiste management followed. While it never became my main occupation, music was always on my personal radar.

 

Over the past 8 years I have written for the leading US music website Consequence of Sound and breakthrough act site, BestNewBands. I am a judge for Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition and have regularly reviewed the festival for both sites.

 

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