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This year’s Mental Health Week takes place from 10th – 16th May. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.  You can read the stories of some of our own Leighton Buzz Radio volunteers here with their tips on feeling better: […]

by Steve Ashwell “…their live performances were stellar” On this week’s Solid Rock show (Wed 5th May 7pm),  I am continuing with the series of interviews with rock music author Laura Shenton for Leighton Buzz Radio. Laura is the author of the first four books in the In Depth album series commissioned by specialist music […]

by Stephen Payne Monday the 8th of March is international women’s day, and while there are many fantastic female artists that could be written about, none have quite the powerful and distinctive voice of Bonnie Tyler. Before she was known by her stage name, Bonnie was born Gaynor Hopkins on the 8th of June 1951. Raised in […]

by Stephen Payne Last week we looked at the Animals, a Rhythm and blues band from Newcastle upon Tyne. They were one of the innovators of the 60s and part of the British invasion of the US. There were many great British bands that came out of this period. The who, the rolling stones, and […]

by Stephen Payne Well, that’s it, Christmas done for another year. We have all eaten too much, drank too much, and sat around watching too much tv. Here at Leighton Buzz Radio though it’s all about the music and I’m sure that while we all love them Christmas songs, it may be nice to have […]

by Stephen Payne Many great bands came out of the first wave of British punk rock. While groups such as the Sex Pistols would come to represent the movement as a whole, there were many other bands that used the time to try new and experimental music. None had quite the same lasting impact as […]

by Laura Polkinghorne Zoë Curlett and Bella Barlow will be starring in Deck The Halls Christmas Concert at The Recreation Rooms on 19 December 2020. Both from a musical theatre background, the duo will be performing some well-loved Christmas classics as well as new and festive material.   The concert will consist of a one act cabaret celebrating all […]

by Stephen Payne One of the great rock acts of the 70’s Suzi Quatro will be appearing in the Royal Albert Hall the year after next on 20 April 2022. At that point, it means that Suzi would have been in the business for an amazing 58 years. This announcement comes as the star released […]

Boy bands were big in the 90s, but there was one obvious problem with them, they were all male. There had been girl bands in music forever and the 80s had a great selection of them, but where was the girl band to represent the next generation. Father and son team Bob and Chris Herbert […]

by Stephen Payne The 80s were a time of great revolution for music, the popularity of electronica and a burgeoning pop scene were the hallmarks of the decade, but as they always do things change. The mid to late part of the decade saw popular music take on a big change. While the pop and […]