THEATRE Q&A: Bella Heesom On Her World Exploding

I had a chat with Actress Bella Heesom ahead of her show at The Place Theatre in Bedford.

You can read our chat here.

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Strong Asian Mothers Talk Spicy Snacks, Traumatic Holidays & Leaving London to Record Their Latest EP

Wandering down the dark stairs at London’s Kamio venue, I was struck by a feeling of dread. Mostly because the walls are painted in a red and black vortex design, which got me thinking what’s at the end of the stairs? Where does it lead? To a circus of hell?

Not quite, I was about about to interview Strong Asian Mothers, ahead of their first headline show of the year.

The room was dark but surprisingly spacious, band members, support acts and the backstage crew were busy clattering around onstage.

Drummer Josh and I waited politely whilst Strong Asian Son Amer was nestled in the sound booth. The next thing I know he drops to his knees and rather frantically searches for something in the dark – a micro SD card it turns out to record the gig on.

Lead singer Kalim aka Khushi’s delicate vocals drifted from the green room.

Strong Asian Mothers, released their latest EP, Animal earlier this year. I sat down for a chat with the band whilst they chowed down on Sainsbury’s Finest baguette and tzatziki that might’ve been slightly off.

Have a listen to our chat below:

The Animal EP is out now.

Music: Spring King Live Review + Q&A

Spring King played at Bedford Esquires last month, yes it was epic, you can read my review here. 

I chatted to frontman Tarek Musa about the new album Tell Me If You Like To, learned 3 easy Polish phrases and found out about surreal tour happenings.

Priya

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A Wintery Wonder around Window Wanderland

Winning Display – Good King Wenseclas

Bedford’s first Window Wanderland took place earlier this month in Black Tom, where windows were lit up and creatively dressed to impress.

Listen to snippets of audio from my interview with organiser Katrina Allen and take a look at the festive photo gallery at http://thebedfordclanger.com/2015/wintery-wonder-around-bedfords-window-wanderland/.

Priya

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Shlomo The Human Beatboxer: New Rules Review + Q&A

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Shlomo the Human Beatboxer, bought his New Rules show to  Bedford’s Quarry Theatre last month.

You can check out my review of the show here: http://thebedfordclanger.com/2015/shlomo-new-rules-review/

I caught up with Shlomo whilst he was on the road; to talk about touring,  working with young people, and his love of performing – he played Glasto with Damon Albarn!

Read the Shlomo interview here: http://thebedfordclanger.com/2015/interview-shlomo-human-beatboxer-priya-gill/.

Priya

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Photographer Andy Gotts tells tales of snapping Hollywood’s stars

Image via Bedford Film Festival: https://www.facebook.com/BedfordFilmFestival/photos/pb.497572140262884.-2207520000.1443547822./1013128838707209/?type=3&theater
Image via Bedford Film Festival

Last month, I spoke to  Photographer Andy Gotts at Bedford Film Festival.

Find out about Andy’s experiences snapping Hollywood’s most famous faces, including Liza Minelli and Tony Curtis.

You can read and listen to the interview over at the Bedford Clanger site.

Priya

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