Articles Tagged 'Ray Davies'

Amanda Abbington, Angela Lansbury and Mark Gatiss (Pic: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

LOOK: It’s ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Meets ‘Sherlock’ He Writes

This is a fantastic picture, is it not? Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss flanking the great Angela Lansbury at last night’s (April 11) Olivier Awards. Angela was there to accept the award for best actress in a supporting role, given for her portrayal of the medium Madame Arcati in the Gielgud Theatre’s production of Blithe […]

The Kinks

Five Relatively Underrated Songs By The Kinks

Next week, Ray Davies of the Kinks, possibly the finest singer-songwriter Britain has ever produced (and that’s a fairly hotly contested field), is honoured at the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef music awards. He’s being given the Music Ambassador prize, which just means they know how astonishingly good he is, and how great his band were. We […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CPRVRiJ7QQ&feature=related London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

Bryan Ferry

Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls. What you need is wit, sensitivity, good articulation and a tingling sense that it may not be solely the girls that […]