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Musicians Succeed In Reversing Prison Guitar String Ban

By Ed Biggs | 30th July 2014

Musical campaigners have successfully reversed a ban that had prevented inmates of British prisons from being able to use steel strings on guitars.Billy Bragg had led the campaign to reverse the steel guitar string ban...

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Placebo, Outkast, Bombay Bicycle Club Lead Record Store Day 2014: Race You There!

By Lauren James | 20th March 2014

The vinyl list has been released for this year's Record Store Day, which will be celebrated by 240 independent music shops throughout the UK with over 600 exclusive releases available. More big-name acts than ever...

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Richard Hawley And Grandmaster Flash Among Camp Bestival 2013 Highlights [Photos]

By Holly Williams | 5th August 2013

Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each...

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Manic Street Preachers: Richard Hawley Is 'Great'

7th June 2013

Manic Street Preachers think Richard Hawley is a ''great man''.The 'A Design For Life' band are working hard on a follow up from 2010 album 'Postcards from a Young Man' and are thrilled with the...

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Richard Hawley Will Be A Brit Awards No-show

17th February 2013

British rocker Richard Hawley is refusing to call off a scheduled concert on Wednesday (20Feb13) to attend the BRIT Awards, calling the annual music ceremony "a room full of dysfunctional egos".The star is nominated in...

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Richard Hawley Thought He'd Always Be 'On The Fringes'

15th January 2013

Richard Hawley always thought he'd be ''on the fringes of everything''.The guitarist and singer had unexpected success last year with his seventh album, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' - which was nominated for the Mercury...

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Alt-j's Mercury Music Prize Speech: We'll Nearly Pay Off One Student Loan

By Hayley Avron | 2nd November 2012

Doing little to dispel their image as white, middle class indie kids, Alt-J pointed out in their acceptance speech at the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize that the £20,000 that they won could go towards...

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Mercury Music Prize: Field Music's Odds Plummet As Ceremony Looms

By Michael West | 1st November 2012

The winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London tonight, with British indie pop quartet Alt-J the bookies favourite at 6/4. However, an interesting market mover has sent...

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Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions

By Hayley Avron | 1st November 2012

As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done...

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A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

By Lorna Greville  | 31st October 2012

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

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Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

By Michael West | 30th October 2012

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

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Richard Hawley Launches Guitar Contest

23rd October 2012

British rocker Richard Hawley is urging his fans to take inspiration from his album Standing At The Sky's Edge and design a Gretsch guitar skin as part of an online competition.The She Brings The Sunlight...

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Plan B Up For Mercury Prize

12th September 2012

Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Jessie Ware's 'Devotion' are among the albums nominated for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The two artists face stiff competition from LPs by Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Field Music, Lianne...

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Plan B And Richard Hawley Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

12th September 2012

British rapper/singer Plan B and rocker Richard Hawley will battle it out for the prestigious album of the year honour at the 2012 Mercury Prize ceremony.Plan B's Ill Manors and Hawley's Standing at the Sky's...

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Mercury Prize Nomination Preview: Who Will Get The Nod?

12th September 2012

“The Barclaycard Mercury prize 2012 albums of the year will be revealed at 5.30pm on Wednesday (12 September, 2012) The announcement, made by presenter and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, will be hosted at The Hospital Club...

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Q Awards Nominations Revealed

6th September 2012

Blur, The Stone Roses, Florence + the Machine and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds lead the nominations for this year's Q Awards.The four acts have each received nominations in two categories for this year's ceremony,...

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Richard Hawley Plays Britain's Latitude Festival With Broken Leg

15th July 2012

Rocker Richard Hawley took to the stage at Britain's Latitude music festival on Saturday (14Jul12) in a wheelchair after breaking his leg.The singer snapped his fibula bone after falling down a flight of stairs recently,...

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Latitude Festival To Go Ahead Says Organiser Despite Wet Weather Warnings

12th July 2012

The main organiser of Suffolk's Latitude Festival has promised that there will be 'absolutely no cancellation' despite the wet weather warnings over Friday and Saturday.Though Thursday looks to remain dry all day, Friday sees heavy...

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Richard Hawley Still Upset By Winehouse Death

11th June 2012

Richard Hawley says it ''breaks his heart'' to think of the demise of Amy Winehouse. The guitarist could see the self destructive edge the young singer had before her death from accidental alcohol poisoning in...

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Richard Hawley No Burger Flipper

9th June 2012

Richard Hawley's musical ambition is only to avoid ''flipping burgers.''The singer and songwriter has started to achieve mainstream success with his seventh solo album, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge', but claims he's happy as long...

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Richard Hawley, Death In Vegas And Gruff Rhys Join Festival No. 6 Line-up

17th May 2012

Richard Hawley, Death in Vegas and Gruff Rhys have been added to the line-up for Festival No. 6.They will join headliners New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized at the luxury, boutique festival, held in Portmeirion,...

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Richard Hawley Announces Full UK Tour

17th May 2012

Following the announcement of his first Brixton Academy performance in October, Sheffield-born rock 'n' roller Richard Hawley has announced his full UK autumn tour.He is also set to play a sold out gig at London...

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Pulp To Tour?

2nd April 2012

Jarvis Cocker has suggested Pulp will tour again.The Britpop group - who reunited last year after splitting in 2002 - took to the stage as London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (31.03.12) as part of...

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No Direction Home Festival Announces Initial Line Up For 2012

3rd February 2012

NO DIRECTION HOME Festival has announced their line-up for this year's festival, with Richard Hawley set to headline, along with Andrew Bird; The Low Anthem and Dirty Three. The No Direction Home Festival will take...

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Fascinating Fact 11992

29th August 2011

Rockers Pulp introduced a special guest to the stage at Britain's Leeds Festival on Sunday night (28Aug11) - former guitarist Richard Hawley. The musician joined his ex-bandmates partway through their set and played with them...

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Richard Hawley Releases Final Whisky Tracks

15th November 2010

Richard Hawley has released the final two of his whisky-inspired tracks. The singer/songwriter completes his 'Dufftown Songs' set with tracks 'The River' and 'Opening the Bottle', the second and third instalments in his cycle about...

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Richard Hawley Launches Whisky Tracks

21st October 2010

Richard Hawley releases his first whisky inspired track today (21.10.10).The singer and songwriter was inspired to write a set of songs by a visit to the Glenfiddich distillery, Dufftown, in Scotland, earlier this year and...

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Richard Hawley's Drinking Songs

22nd September 2010

Richard Hawley is planning to write a set of songs devoted to whisky. The guitarist and songwriter is to produce three tracks inspired by the art of making the traditional strong, alcoholic Scottish drink after...

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Florence And The Machine Have Their Mojo

5th May 2010

Florence and the Machine and Kasabian dominate the nominations in this year's MOJO Honours List.'Rabbit Heart' singer Florence Welch is up for four prizes, including Best Live Act and Best Album for her debut 'Lungs',...

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Christie Talks Monkeys

24th October 2008

TONY CHRISTIE has been talking about his cover version of the ARCTIC MONKEYS track Only The Ones Who Know.The veteran singer recently recorded a new album entitled Made In Sheffield which consists solely of music...

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