ADELE is reportedly due to sign a £90 million record contract, landing the biggest deal ever handed to a British musician.
CLASSICAL music fans will be familiar with Anna Meredith, whose accolades include being Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Showcasing two monumental but rarely played 20th century symphonic works might have dented the audience numbers for this concert, but there were riches aplenty for those who immersed themselves in conductor Peter Oundjian and the RSNO’s enthralling interpretations.
“If you wonder how someone out of River City can do spoken word electronica,” joked actor and occasional musician of sorts Sanjeev Kohli as he began his first guest turn of the evening, “you forget that Aphex Twin was in Hollyoaks”.
Manic Street Preachers’ opening salvo 25 years ago was “we destroy rock’n’roll”. These days, they are more likely to be found conforming to slick arena rock convention, including the decision to mark the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Everything Must Go by revisiting it in full on tour.