Catherine Wintermeyer meets the University of Manchester's University Challenge team captain Richard Gilbert and team coach of 15 years Stephen Pearson after their recent win of University Challenge.
Chris Fray catches up with Brian Briggs and Jon Ouin from Stornoway before their Manchester show in March 2013. The guys talk about song-writing, their fantastic newly released second album ‘Tales from Terra Firma’ and even give some advice for those trying to make it in the industry.
Back in late 2009, many pop punk music fans including myself received the devastating news that Fall Out Boy had gone on indefinite hiatus. The band may have been gone but they were never forgotten and every now and again the question of whether or not they’d get back together would pop up and to say the day that Fall Out Boy got back together would be one of the greatest moments ever is no understatement. On 4th February this year, that very day arrived and it was met with joyous celebrations.
As far as new music releases go, 2013 is lined up to be a great year, especially for the world of rock where we’re expecting new albums from 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore and more. The year has already gotten off to a great start with outstanding albums from Biffy Clyro and Bullet for My Valentine and the new releases are still going strong. The latest album release I’ve been following is that of Sheffield metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon and their 4th studio album, Sempiternal.
It’s 7pm outside the O2 Apollo and a huge queue of eager metal fans wait outside for the Welsh metal titans that are Bullet for My Valentine. From what I experienced the first time I saw them at Leeds Festival 2012 expectations were high. My night started off with seeing the second support band Halestorm. They storm through a brief but satisfying 6 song setlist. The band play with great energy with an exceptional performance from vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale who is on top form both at her ability as a vocalist and at motivating the crowd.
What happened when I caught up with Andy Burrows backstage at the Ruby Lounge. Andy's worked with We Are Scientists, Razorlight, I Am Arrows, as well as working on the new score for The Snowman and the Snowdog. His new solo album "Company" is out now, with a new single 'If I Had a Heart' out on April 1st.
John Brookshaw interviewed BBC radio presenter Paul Shuttleworth for the first edition of his new team show, The Wonder Show. He talks with Paul about how he made it in the media and Paul offers key advice for those who are interested in such a career.
Callum Millar caught up with Professor Brian Cox where he discussed his work at CERN on the Large Hadron Collider. Edited by John Charlton.
Lisa Murgatroyd caught up with Cornwall based indie rock band, Auction For The Promise Club after their performance in Academy 3 as part of the Emerging Icons Live Tour. Listen to the interview below where the band talked about their upcoming EP, life on tour, a future tour and more!