Category Archives: Adele

Sharing a cup of tea with Lissie and Charlene Soraia

Once upon a time back in the real world the Ironbath used to make tea for a living. With hindsight it was an inevitable career path after he became a championship tea maker at a very tender age during a cub … Continue reading

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What’s been happening with the Ironbath?

The last few months have had quite a few changes in the Ironbath’s life. A new job meant a new location – lots of boxes and a move back across the country. The good news is that the Ironbath is … Continue reading

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How NOT to become a music star

The music industry has changed beyond recognition in recent years. Here are 10 rules that used to be sacrosanct if you wanted to be a musician, but today you need to break every one of them if you want to be … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Brandi Carlile, Civil Wars, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Larkin Poe, Lissie, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, The Civil Wars | Leave a comment

Albums of 2011: Another 5 nominations

2011 really was a great year for music. This time last year the choice was far more sparse. There were some great albums in 2010: Caitlin Rose ‘Own Side Now’ (A 2010 release in the UK), Mary Gaultier’s ‘The Foundling’, Laura Marling’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Bella Hardy, Caitlin Rose, Elizabeth Cook, English Folk, Laura Marling, Mary Gauthier, Megan Henwood, Over The Rhine, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Unthanks, Top 5 | 3 Comments

The Staves: Imagine Laura Marling harmonising with 2 sisters

When a guy in Oklahoma asked the Ironbath about a new British indie folk act that are just about to make an international splash by supporting one of the hottest acts of the year, The Civil Wars, he felt compelled to … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Brett Anderson, Civil Wars, Coldplay, Fleet Foxes, James Vincent McMorrow, Josh Ritter, Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Mumford & Sons, Nick Mulvey, Paul Thomas Saunders, The Staves, Urusen | 1 Comment

How many Adele’s does it take to fill the Albert Hall?

The answer is of course just one…. And, boy, when she releashes her lungs she definitely fills the Hall. On Monday Adele is releasing a DVD & CD of her live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London recorded … Continue reading

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You take my troubles away

From time to time the Ironbath stumbles across a little musical gem that steals his heart away. This is one of them. Rachael Yamagata & Dan Wilson – You Take My Troubles Away Apparently this track comes from the movie soundtrack of … Continue reading

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