Blake are back on the road

Ealing Times: Blake: Stephen Bowman, Humphrey Berney, Ollie Baines

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Humphrey Berney, one third of hit vocal trio Blake, is taking a well-earned break from the touring, recording and promoting that makes up the boys’ days, and, for one night only is visiting his family.

New show tells tragic story of Codebreaker Alan Turing who committed suicide after being convicted for being gay

Ealing Times: Alan Turing

9:57am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Hertfordshire Chorus will perform a world premiere at the Barbican of a new composition about the Bletchley Park war hero's life

Chrissie Hynde to perform first ever solo album in St Albans

Ealing Times: Still rockin'

4:56pm Monday 7th April 2014

The Pretenders frontwoman will perform to a sold out gig at The horn on Thursday

Motown legend Martha Reeves talks about 50 years of Dancing in the Street

Ealing Times: Motown legend Martha Reeves talks about 50 years of Dancing in the Street

11:54am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The singer will be coming to Alban Arena on Friday with her group the Vandellas

Elvis is back

1:50pm Monday 31st March 2014

Beginning with a recreation of the 1950s rock ’n’ roll years, the evening progresses through the movie years to Elvis’ return in his ’68 comeback special.

Learn to play an instrument for free

10:52am Monday 31st March 2014

Wembley Music Centre (WMC) is joining forces with the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance to offer free music lessons, as part of this year’s National Learn to Play Day.

Jacqui Dankworth lives to love

Ealing Times: Jacqui Dankworth lives to love

12:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Jazz star Jacqui Dankworth talks to Rosy Moorhead ahead of her gig at the Radlett Centre

Q&A with former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton

Ealing Times: Bruce Foxton

10:14am Friday 28th March 2014

A Q&A with former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, ahead of his gig at Oceana Watford

Watford band support The Jam legend on tour

Ealing Times: Watford band The Spitfires: Matt Johnson, Billy Sullivan and Sam Long

10:19am Friday 28th March 2014

Watford band The Spitfires support Jam legend Bruce Foxton in gig at Oceana Watford

Paul Carrack talks about his latest album

Ealing Times: Man with the golden voice

5:10pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

The musician and singer is coming to St Albans next week

Music City: eight day celebration of St Albans music starts

Ealing Times: Music City: eight day celebration of St Albans music starts

5:13pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Music City 2014 kicked off on Saturday marking the beginning of an eight day celebration of the St Albans music scene and all it has to offer.

Line-up for Herts Jazz Festival announced

Ealing Times: St Albans City Youth held by Chorleywood Red

5:12pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Local jazz legend Chris Barber will headline with his band

MusicCity brings 80 events to the area over nine days

Ealing Times: Sambuka

11:11am Wednesday 12th March 2014

The celebration of St Albans live music runs March 15-23 at 40 venues

Taylor Momsen: 'Me, a wild child? I'm pretty tame!'

Ealing Times: Taylor Momsen

3:30pm Thursday 13th March 2014

With her raunchy attire and risqué performances, Taylor Momsen seems to court controversy. As her band The Pretty Reckless comes to town, Amie Mulderrig finds out there’s more to the former Gossip Girl star.

Mayor will sing at St Albans Gospel Festival

Ealing Times: London Community Gospel Choir

12:20pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

The festival will be a packed day of inspiration, tuition, song and music and marks the official launch of the Bazil Meade Gospel Music Academy

Jim Rodford, bassist with The Zombies, The Kinks and Argent, talks about early days of The Pioneer Club

Ealing Times: Jim Rodford (left) with The Bluetones Bill Bennett, Mick Rose, Andy Jenner and Tony Watson, in 1961 at the old Pioneer Club at the top of Hatfield Road

11:14am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Jim will give a talk as part of MusicCity to celebrate more than 50 years of the famous venue where The Zombies and Enter Shikari got their start

Blowing their own trumpet and sax at the BBC Young Musician

Ealing Times: Sean and Jake being filmed by the BBC for the Young Musician 2014 TV programme

1:35pm Friday 7th March 2014

Two talented young musicians from the Purcell School in Bushey make it to the category finals of BBC Young Musician 2014, in its new jazz category

The Royal Marines will play James' music

Ealing Times: James Dunlop grew up in Nascot Wood

1:39pm Friday 7th March 2014

Former Watford resident James Dunlop will be performing a piece he has written himself at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall

‘The Seventies was an era of fun and showbiz’

Ealing Times: ‘The Seventies was an era of fun and showbiz’

1:44pm Friday 7th March 2014

Showaddywaddy's former frontman Dave Bartram talks to Jim Palmer ahead of the band's set at the Watford Colosseum

Two talented young north London musicians make it to the category finals of BBC Young Musician 2014

Ealing Times: Sean (left) and Jake

1:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Two talented young north London musicians make it to the category finals of BBC Young Musician 2014, in its new jazz category

More acts announced for Sonisphere

Ealing Times: Credt: P G Brunelli

9:42am Thursday 6th March 2014

The Sunday night headliner for the Saturn stage has been announced as Dream Theater.

Don your goggles and cravats for a Steampunk Ball in St Albans

Ealing Times: Ghostfire will perform

12:15pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Step inside an alternate world at the Museum of St Albans where everything runs on steam instead of electricity.

The Subways Billy Lunn returns to home turf for special gig

Ealing Times: Billy Lunn

11:59am Wednesday 5th March 2014

The singer will perform as part of the line-up of the next Hatfield Rocks at The Forum

Wilko Johnson added to Sonisphere line-up

Ealing Times: Wilko Johnson

3:23pm Friday 28th February 2014

The next wave of acts have been announced for the festival in Knebworth

Toploader are back in the limelight

Ealing Times: Dan Hipgrave (second from right) with the rest of Toploader

3:16pm Friday 28th February 2014

The band famed for Dancing in the Moonlight are now back on tour and coming to St Albans

Q&A with Jo Kelsey

Ealing Times: Q&A with Jo Kelsey

4:01pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A Q&A with young Golders Green singer Jo Kelsey, who has just released her debut EP, Matchbox

Barnet songstress Raphaella releases her new single, Parallel Lines

Ealing Times: Barnet songstress Raphaella releases her new single, Parallel Lines

12:25pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Barnet songstress Raphaella releases her new single, Parallel Lines

Three jazz piano gigs in memory of Stan Tracey

Ealing Times: Leon Greening

2:10pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Fansofstan have organised a trio of jazz pianists to play at The Maltings this season

Getting in the groove with percussive guitar

Ealing Times: Getting in the groove with percussive guitar

3:18pm Friday 14th February 2014

Bushey percussive guitarist Chris Woods gets into the groove at Silencio at Cha Cha Cha Cafe

A platform for musicians to launch their careers

Ealing Times: Sean (left) and Charles, of The Industry Hotspot

3:15pm Friday 14th February 2014

Two Watford-based music lovers have set up The Industry Hotspot, a platform for musicians to launch their careers

Making a big noise at the Ministry of Sound

Ealing Times: David Murtagh

3:10pm Friday 14th February 2014

Watford's own record label Panache Records is hosting a slot at the Ministry of Sound

Inclusive and electric

Ealing Times: Inclusive and electric

3:25pm Friday 14th February 2014

Electric Umbrella returns to Watersmeet in Rickmansworth

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly headlines Pioneer Club charity gig

Ealing Times: Shikari Sound System

3:28pm Friday 14th February 2014

The gig on February 22 will raise money for victims of typhoon Haiyan

Stooshe are back after bust up with record label

Ealing Times: Stooshe have grown up

3:03pm Friday 14th February 2014

The female three-piece is coming to Hatfield

Q&A with Josephine and the Artizans

Ealing Times: Josephine and the Artizans

4:26pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A Q&A with Barnet-based 'hip hopera' 10-piece Josephine and the Artizans

Working with big names in the prog rock world

Ealing Times: Synaesthesia

4:21pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Middlesex University student Adam Warne, from Finchley, signs to prog rock label Giant Electric Pea

36 things you may not know about Watford

Ealing Times: 36 things you may not know about Watford

5:20pm Friday 24th January 2014

What do you think of when you think of Watford? If you answered Watford FC, Elton John, Graham Taylor, Luther Blissett or John Barnes, you score ‘fair’.

We chat to Slaves ahead of St Albans gig

Ealing Times: Laurie Vincent (left) and Isaac Holman

4:47pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

This garage punk band has been hotly tipped for 2014 by NME, Zane Lowe and Front Mag

Is this band even better than Dire Straits?

Ealing Times: The Straits on stage

4:38pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

Keyboardist Alan Clarke says new band The Straits is more fun and less stressful than being in Dire Straits

Being part of The Drifters' legacy

Ealing Times: Michael Williams, far right, with the other Drifters singers

10:32am Friday 17th January 2014

Rosy Moorhead talks to The Drifters' Michael Williams about the group's 60-year history, ahead of their gig at Watford Colosseum

Live music night to raise money for Watford Hospital Radio

10:21am Friday 17th January 2014

Live music night to raise money for Watford Hospital Radio

Naughty Boy done good

Ealing Times: Shahid Khan loves nothing better than returning to West Watford, where he grew up, and hanging out with his mum and dad

10:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Naughty Boy, aka Shahid Khan from Watford, has been nominated for a Brit Award for best British Single for La La La. He talks to Rosy Moorhead

The Enid lead vocalist coming home to celebrate band's 40th

Ealing Times: The Enid line-up spans three generations

10:28am Thursday 16th January 2014

The cult symphonic rock band will be at The Court Theatre in Tring next weekend

Talented young Rickmansworth musician Pippa Hampton joins the National Youth Orchestra

Ealing Times: Talented young Rickmansworth musician Pippa Hampton joins the National Youth Orchestra

4:21pm Friday 10th January 2014

Talented young Rickmansworth musician Pippa Hampton joins the National Youth Orchestra

Radlett singer in charity concert in Watford for Teenage Cancer Trust

Ealing Times: Radlett singer in charity concert in Watford for Teenage Cancer Trust

4:06pm Friday 10th January 2014

Radlett singer in charity concert in Watford for Teenage Cancer Trust

All the best of what to do and see in 2014

Ealing Times: Ed Byrne is coming to Alban Arena

7:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

Our round-up of plays, gigs and events in the St Albans area

Gallows guitarist brings new band Moones to St Albans

Ealing Times: Photo by Tom Bronowski

2:36pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

The three-piece will play a gig at The Horn alongside some other local talent

Sonisphere 2014 line-up announced

Ealing Times: Credt: P G Brunelli

5:30pm Monday 6th January 2014

Seven new acts have been announced and will join headliners The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica at the festival in July

For the love of the Fender

Ealing Times: For the love of the Fender

10:30am Friday 20th December 2013

There was just one guitar for Barry Midford-Millership – the Slab, and now he has written a book about this famous instrument, writes Amie Mulderrig

Dodgy by name but not by nature

Ealing Times: As they are now

9:17am Thursday 19th December 2013

Dodgy have released a Christmas single to raise money for foodbanks



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