Month: October 2014

An interview with La Roux

La Roux first took the charts by storm back in 2009 with the unforgettable hit ‘Bulletproof’ and now, after a five year hiatus, synth-pop queen Elly Jackson is back with Trouble in Paradise, featuring a whole new reggae-disco inspired sound. Since splitting with producer and keyboardist Ben Langmaid in 2011, citing musical differences, La Roux’s frontwoman Elly Jackson has remained underground before bursting out with this summer’s critically-acclaimed album Trouble in Paradise. La Roux fans might have been worried when two became one, especially after successes the likes of ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘In For The Kill,’ but Jackson’s solo effort...

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An interview with Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis, Dragon’s Den magnate and retail extraordinaire, wants young people to know that university is not the only route to success.  Theo Paphitis may be a standout businessman today, but he started life in the working world as an assistant to the tea boy for a Lloyds of London broker. From there, the determined youngster moved into the retail world, and then on to property and corporate finance. By 23, the age of a recent graduates, Paphitis was setting up his own company. He’s served as the chairman at Milwall FC and is the man behind Rymans and...

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An interview with Noel Fielding

The Mighty Boosh surrealist funnyman takes his unique brand of Luxury Comedy on a massive tour of the UK… Most people know Noel Fielding best as his eccentric zoo-keeper alter ego, Vince Noir, from The Mighty Boosh. However, in the years since that particular smash hit series, Noel has continued to bring his distinctive surreal style of comedy to the stage and screen – he is about to take his show on the road with a massive UK tour, An Evening with Noel Fielding. His latest TV programme, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, was set in a café on the...

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A chat with David Mitchell

For a man with so many credentials to his name – there’s Mitchell and Webb, Peep Show, his panel shows and now two books – David Mitchell is a thoroughly down to earth interviewee. But we do speak to the comedian cum author as he’s in the midst of writing his latest column – so he’s feeling a little bit serious. David Mitchell is a prolific columnist and now his musings have been put into book form, in Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, but you won’t catch Mitchell surveying the bottom half of the internet. “No. Not...

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After more than a decade as Royal Press Secretary, Dickie Arbiter has found himself rehashing old memories in his tell all book, On Duty With the Queen. The veteran of broadcast media has plenty to say about his long career. He’s worked as a Court Correspondent for IRN, as a gamekeeper and, notably, spent twelve years on the Royal frontline. At 81 years old, seasoned broadcaster Dickie Arbiter credits, “a pretty good retentive memory” for his book, On Duty With the Queen, which covers his close relationship with the senior Royals. Growing up in the aftermath of the Second...

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