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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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For anyone who watched TV in the 1980s, the idea that Les Dennis would one day be a critically acclaimed actor would have been frankly ludicrous.

This was the guy who played second fiddle to the dreadful Russ Abbott and trotted out ropey light entertainment on the ironically titled Les Dennis Laughter Show.

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Timewas turned back two decades upstairs at the Academy  as East 17 took us back to the ’90s and the songs that made this band achieve 18 top-20 hits, four top-10 albums and sales of more than 20 million records.

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This well-known local father and son duo brought the successful Summer Festival to a brilliant conclusion.

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By Emily Koch / e.koch@bepp.co.uk

Historic Bristol pub the Old Duke kicks off its 33rd free jazz festival this weekend – but it will be on a much smaller scale than in recent years.

Over the years the annual festival had grown into a large-scale event with an outdoor stage, attracting some of the finest performers around.

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