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Erasure - Wonderland

There is, as Andy Bell so wisely tells us, “something going on, something not quite right.” Because just a couple of years after Vince Clarke… 601 more words

Pet Shop Boys

Fly - an album with an all star cast

Earlier this year the bio pic Eddie The Eagle came out and, even more  importantly, the soundtrack album came out with it. Boasting an 80s all star cast featuring Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Howard Jones, Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Nik Kershaw, ABC, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell (Erasure), Go West, Heaven 17 (now a duo after Ian Craig Marsh left in 2007) and Paul Young, all curated by Take That’s Gary Barlow. 244 more words

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Preview - Andy Bell

Andy Bell is back with his follow-up to Torsten the Bareback Saint, entitled Torsten the Beautiful Libertine. If you haven’t been paying attention, that’s his latest solo project, and yields this spectacularly low-budget video for My Precious One:


How (probably) best not to grow Old. Torsten - The Beautiful Libertine. Review

Sadly, even exuberant pop stars and drag queens fail to escape mortality. This theatre production finds Erasure’s Andy Bell channeling these concerns into the fading halcyon days of alter ego Torsten the Libertine. 380 more words


song of the day - “Galbi (Liquidator Mix)” | OFRA HAZA | 1988.

It’s nearing the end of International Women’s Day (3.8.2016) here on the right side of the U.S., and the first song I thought of to highlight today was the incredible Liquidator Mix of “Galbi,” by the late, great Tel Aviv, Israel-born Ofra Haza. 495 more words


Torsten The Beautiful Libertine Review Above the Stag Theatre Vauxhall London 3rd March

Back in 2014 i was reviewing loads of shows during the Edinburgh Fringe and i got a message from a “seasoned reviewer” who i had never met or even heard of and the message i got was “you need to use proper reviewer etiquette when reviewing shows” obviously the reply was swift and straight to the point “i will write what i like thanks” and so i continue to do. 587 more words