Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Drivetime Sessions with Tom Craven @TomCraven

This week Danny was joined by singer songwriter Tom Craven. Tom played two of his original tracks, firstly 'Under Postcard Skies' inspired by his 2008 tour in California, and the newer 'A Change in the Papers'. If you would like to hear Tom explain a little about his writing head over to http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/ and you can listen to his performances too. Tom then finished his session with a spirited cover of 'One of Us', written by The Hooter's Eric Bazilian and released by Joan Osborne.

All of this was video recorded live on the West Herts Drivetime Facebook account.

More information about Tom Craven and his musical happenings can be found at https://www.facebook.com/tomcravenmusic/

Chris' Film Club: The Sound of Music

On today's Film Club Chris chooses 'The Sound of Music' as his musical choice.

The 1965 film directed by Robert Wise stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a nun sent to be the governess for the Von Trapp family, headed by patriarch Georg (Christopher Plummer).

One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Maria manages to bring wonder to the life of the family with her songs.



Look out for Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich von Trapp, the first live action Peter Parker/Spiderman! 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Local Literary Slot with K.A. Hitchins


I was joined for this month's local literary slot by K.A Hitchins, who joined us to discuss her latest book 'The key of all unknown'. The book is about an excellent research scientist who wakes up in hospital unable to move or speak, not able to remember how she found herself there. And all kinds of twists and turns follow after that.

To find out more about her work visit: www.kahitchins.co.uk/

I also ran through a number of events happening in the local area this month and next.

For full details visit: segruebooks.co.uk/eventswww.berkospeakeasy.co.uk/ and www.verulamwriterscircle.org.uk/programme





Chris' Film Club: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Chris's next musical choice is 'Sweeney Todd'.

In the film Johnny Depp stars as a man accused of a crime he didn't commit and deported to Australia by a Judge enamored by his Wife. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and sending their body's to the  meat-pie shop below. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Judge Turpin's throat.

Tim Burton directed the gothic musical, and Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen also star.

 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Chris' Film Club: An American in Paris

This week Chris sets the Film Club theme to 'Musicals', and starts with 'An American in Paris'.

This 1951 film stars Gene Kelly as Jerry, a US Veteran now living as an artist in Paris, who falls in love with a French girl (Leslie Caron). Only problem is, she’s in a relationship with someone else.

Also stars Oscar Levant, Nina Foch and Georges Guetary.