Raphael Callaghan interview: “I do like a challenge…”

Liverpool-born blues singer-songwriter Raphael Callaghan will play his first London show for many years on the 10th April at The Islington pub. Callaghan has been making music since the ’60s but has flown under the radar ever since his first recorded sessions on harmonica in 1969.

His first fully solo LP Said and Done was released last year to critical acclaim, receiving airplay far and wide, including on BBC Merseyside and BBC Radio 2, plus a slew of favourable reviews in the British blues press.

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Thanks Daily Touch!

Last month The Daily Touch wound up after years of producing viral listicles and student writing. They were one of the first external websites I wrote for while at UEA and I really enjoyed making some fun listicles for their site and seeing them widely shared and commented on via Facebook – the university even shared one on their official page.

They had a fair policy with their writers’ work and told us that we could do what we wanted with them once the site closed.

I’ve backed up my author page and four articles for the site that can be viewed below as PDFs!

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UEA beaten by Loughborough in final league game of campaign

I wanted some practice writing about Women’s Lacrosse before Derby Day but didn’t want to submit this to Concrete since the women have had some good results this year and it’s not fair to write about them going down to a loss against the best team in the division. So I thought I might as well put this up here!

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Shirley Lee on Spearmint’s new single

Indie-pop legends Spearmint are back with a new single, Senseless (A Stranger) b/w he Music They Love Us To Hate, which will be released on the 7th April on wiaiwya records, the first instalment of their final 7777777 singles club. Read all about it and preorder here.

Frontman Shirley Lee told me a bit more about how the single came about…

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