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Some bands are too trendy for their own good.

Totnes electro-pop fourpiece Metronomy are certainly flavour of the month at the moment, as evidenced by a sold-out Trinity crowd.

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These days, Van “The Man” Morrison’s reputation precedes him – gruff, cantankerous and unlikely to indulge in banter between songs.

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Major music scenes pretty much follow the same pattern – a few big names at the top above a sea of chancers and imitators.

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You can be the greatest performer in the world, but if the atmosphere on the night isn’t right a gig can still fall flat.

Sarabeth Tucek’s intimate gig at the Thekla was by no means a disaster but there was definitely something missing.  Mainly an audience.

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Sam Baker was travelling through Peru in 1986 when a terrorist bomb blew up the train he was on. Several passengers died including the German boy he was sitting next to, and Baker suffered brain damage, gangrene, renal failure, a mangled left-hand and shrapnel in his leg.

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Mr Big may not be a familiar name to everyone, but the band enjoyed worldwide success with their single, To Be With You, which topped the charts in 15 countries in 1991.

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Reggae has to be one of the most reliable forms of music there is.
If that’s a polite way of saying it all sounds the same, that’s not such a bad thing.

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