Woke up this morning to the news that musician and film composer John Barry has died at the age of 77; I shouldn’t be taking it personally, but it’s hard not to. He had a rare gift for infusing high drama with a melancholy that made it soar.
A shout-out for Ellen ‘Audrey Deux’, singing with Sunday’s Child at the Cobden Club in Notting Hill this Wednesday evening. From the club’s website: Nottinghill’s local DJ/Producer Alistair hosts “Hoochie Coochie live Club” Every week 4 to 5 of London’s finest and best acts (both signed & unsigned) from acoustic singer-songwriters to soul/jazz to ska […]
Quiller and Quiller Again
Last night, in a collision of whim and a weekend sale by the good folk at Network DVD, I watched The Quiller Memorandum for the first time in a number of years. (Pause for a quick shout-out to my daughter Ellen, singing at the Bloodstock festival today with the band Neonfly. Check out the site […]
Family Ties (2)
Well, there was an upside to the delay in getting my visa. It meant that I was in London for long enough to catch my daughter’s grad show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire – and on Father’s Day, too. It was a great gig with lots of talent all round, and seriously well-attended. I stood […]
If you happen to be in West London this weekend, you can go and hear my kid sing at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Or you could take the easy way out and go to ellengallagher.co.uk with your speakers on. Now, don’t get ahead of me, but a few years back I wrote a short […]