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Matthew Wright

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Gigs ed and TV writer. Author of Seasick Steve: Ramblin' Man (June 2016, John Blake Books), the first book-length study of the true story behind the acclaimed hobo-bluesman.

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Album: Madmess - Rebirth

Madmess are a Portuguese power trio who are based in London. Muscular and (mostly) instrumental stoner rock is their thing, which may not be...

Life of Pi, Wyndham's Theatre review - visually ravishi...

When the Canadian Yann Martel went to India as a young adult backpacker he fell in love – not with one person but with the rich imaginative...

Starstruck, Scottish Ballet review - smart, sassy and cinema...

How do you picture Gene Kelly? Most likely in his effervescent screen persona, either as the burly ex-GI of An American in Paris, or as...

Hellbound, Netflix review - supernatural assassins usher in...

Netflix is sometimes criticised for bringing too much of...

10 Questions for musician and DJ Pete Tong

Perhaps appropriately, when I called Pete Tong for his 10 questions I...

Album: Paul Weller - An Orchestrated Songbook

It’s a far cry from his beginnings in a tight, no-frills power-pop-post-...

theartsdesk at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival - s...

Film festival chiefs the world over have been having a tricky time...

The Courtauld Gallery - the old place, just better

The Courtauld Gallery’s dark corners have gone, and with them a certain apt melancholy, that effortlessly summoned the ghosts of Gauguin’s ...

Hedvig Mollestad, National Jazz Scene, Oslo review - watch o...

The opening moments don’t suggest what’s coming. A solo flute is followed by a few spoken phrases from a treated voice. What’s being said? It’s...

Feng, CBSO, Wilson, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - effort...

As the conductor of English National Opera’s 2018 production of Porgy and Bess, there can’t be many maestros in the UK who can...