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All Quiet Now: Reg Presley

Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s British rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71. The frontman died at his home in Hampshire surrounded by his family. The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing (wriiten by Chip Taylor), With A Girl Like You, which reached number 1 in the charts, and Love Is All Around, which was covered in the 1990s with huge success by Wet Wet Wet. Presley had announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and being diagnosed with lung cancer. Music publicist Keith Altham said on Facebook his “dear old pal” had died after “a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer”. In January 2012, in a letter to fans posted on his band’s website, Presley had said: “As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. “I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad. “However I’ve had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years.” Reg Presley had suffered a number of strokes recently Presley was...

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Festival: Wilderness 2016
Festival: Wilderness 2016
Published On: March 25, 2016

WILDERNESS FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The effervescent and ethereal Wilderness Festival returns to Cornbury Park this summer for a sixth season. Bringing with it an inimitable cocktail of eclectic musical talent, sumptuous communal dining, theatrical performances, thought-provoking debate, the tranquility of the Lakeside Spa and so much more, Wilderness Festival 2016 boasts a programme that continues in their tradition of Continue Reading
Meilyr Jones. Return To Life & UK Tour.
Meilyr Jones. Return To Life & UK Tour.
Published On: March 25, 2016
In support of his debut album, 2013, Meilyr Jones shares Return To Life. The song's accompanying video features studio footage from the album recording back in November 2014, after his return to London from Rome. Working closely on arrangements with composer Joseph Davies, Jones assembled a 30-strong orchestra “out of friends, and friends of Continue Reading
Review: Sanguine Hum. The Weight Of The World.
Review: Sanguine Hum. The Weight Of The World.
Published On: March 25, 2013
Their sound has been described as Radio Head meets Porcupine Tree but they have also have vocal homage to Jonas Bjerre from Mew and Green Gartside (Scritti Poliiti) and guitar riffs that would not shame Steve Hillage. Sanguine Hum from Oxforshire have followed up their debut album Diving Bell with a twisting and turning record that encompasses all that is Continue Reading

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