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Sheffield Doc/Fest: The 20th anniversary

By: Anne Booty
Date: 25 Jun 2013

It all began with a delayed journey from sunny St Pancras, a drunken lady collapsing mid-afternoon at our feet, and meeting Melvyn Bragg at Sheffield train station. How could this not end up being the best  Sheffield Doc/fest ever? Documentary Delights Docfest is a treat platter. When you are handed such irresistible treats, you try and down everything before realising that not everything will fit in your ambitious stomach. Just like  previous years there is always so much going...

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Behind the Music: Introducing new LA-based composer John DeFaria

By: John DeFaria
Date: 19 Jun 2013

Composer John DeFaria has worked with the likes of Gloria Estefan , Bob James , Kenny Loggins , and Kitaro . An accomplished composer, guitarist, producer and performer, he gives us a brief insight here about writing music. Becoming a Musician When I was young I had a record player. I would learn songs by moving the needle back and forth on the LP... It’s how I began training my ear, to take what you’re hearing and put it on your instrument. Basically the essence of being a...

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Electro Swing and Me - Cissie Redgwick shares her story of singing, swing and her brand new album

By: Cissie Redgwick
Date: 19 Jun 2013

I’ll let you into a secret. ‘ Cissie Redgwick ’ isn’t my real name – it’s my alter-ego. I was brought up in a musical household - my dad and granddad were successful  folk  artists, and music was part of everyday life. It was my grandmother, however that introduced me to the incredible  swing  of the Andrew Sisters and the boogie sound of 3 part harmonies. I loved them. Actress turns Musician Although I set out to be an actress, it seems I...

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