Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

I met Quentin Crisp on his first book tour after John Hurt’s daring portrayal in the 1975 TV movie The Naked Civil Servant turned him into an overnight celebrity at the tender age of 66. What struck me was...
Diagnosis Merde : Marcel Lucont IS

Review: Marcel Lucont IS

I think my affaire with Marcel Lucont may be over. This was our third date – a thrilling quickie atAlternative Eurovision was followed by a longer more impassioned evening together soon after, but one year...
Review: Christine Bovill’s PIAF

Review: Christine Bovill’s PIAF

Edith Giovanna Gassion known as Piaf died when I was ten. There can therefore be few audience members for tribute performances who heard her live other than those whose parents also carried their half-sleeping...
Review: Richard Fleeshman

Review: Richard Fleeshman

Between winning Soapstar Superstar at the tender age of 16 and emerging to play the Patrick Swayze role in Ghost the Musical in London and on Broadway, Richard Fleeshman spent serious time in the gym with the...
Review: Barb Jungr’s River

Review: Barb Jungr’s River

Barb Jungr is quite a challenge to reviewers.  With sixteen highly-applauded albums under her belt, endless five-star and superlative commendations, and an accolade from the Wall Street Journal that her 2002...