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Newport Factoids #4 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer of The Clash Joe Strummer of the iconic punk rock band, The Clash lived in Newport for a few years. At the time he liked to be known as John Woody Mellor after his hero, Woody Guthrie, the American Folk musician. While in Newport he had a job as a gravedigger at St Woolos Cemetery.

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Gig Goin’ – WRKHOUSE at Le Pub

Introducing: WRKHOUSE After releasing their debut EP ‘Out of the Blue’, North Wales four-piece WRKHOUSE made their live debut at the iconic Le Pub. This sold-out show, thanks to their loyal and fast growing fanbase, was highly anticipated by supporters and the band themselves. The line-up was completed by support from Good Things and Cyn Cwsg providing an exciting mix of indie and rock artists from different parts of Wales. Support Good Things are an indie band from Cardiff who […]

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A love letter to Newport’s nightlife – 1997

Curry and laughs Its 1997, I’m still studying in Falmouth and running ‘Flavour’ Falmouth College Radio. I’m about to have my first curry, hand in one 5,000 and one 10,000 document and pull the mother of all practical jokes on my best mate. In music, dance was about to dominate the charts and my life.On completing my major dissertation of 10,000 words, and after a radio show for Flavour it was party time. After a few lagers, we rolled into […]

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Our LLMA Sponsors: Cake Lab

What is Cake Lab? I'm Rafia and I am a Welsh mum who loves getting creative with cake! So I used to bake from home alongside my full- time job as a teaching assistant but I always had a dream of opening a little shop of my own. Fortunately, this shop came up and my husband said let's take a chance and we did. It will be 2 years in June. I love baking and creating cakes for special occasions. […]

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Behind The Song: O’Malley by Act Happy

Who Was Grace O'Malley? Rhiannon and Jax of Act Happy are great story tellers, often creating delightlfully catchy tunes about real life characters from history. Here, Rhiannon tells us us about how they came to write a song about a legendary female pirate. Jax first had the idea to write a song about Grace. We ordered pizza and opened a bottle of wine and started playing around with some chords - in the key of ‘C’ as a fun little […]

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Newport Factoids #3 Bake Off

Tom Hovey!, The Bake-Off Illustrator The man who makes the illustrations for the Great British Bake Off Designs lives in Newport. His Name is Tom Hovey and he has allegedly never tasted any of the cakes he has drawn! Weirdly, Tom says he doesn't care much for eating cake

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Gig Goin’ – The resurrection of Jump the Underground

Finally, it's the return... After a 15 year hiatus and a couple of failed attempts beyond their control at a reunion show, it seems fitting that on Good Friday the beginning of the resurrection of Jesus that Newport's' Indie/Rock favourites Jump The Underground held their show at the recently refurbished and opened Corn Exchange venue.This sold out show was much anticipated both by fans and the band themselves no doubt. The bill was completed by support from Familia, The Dirty […]

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Our LLMA Sponsors: Tiny Rebel

What is Tiny Rebel? We are Tiny Rebel, an award-winning brewery from Newport, South Wales.  We are the youngest and only Welsh brewery to win Champion beer of Britain and we are the only brewery to have won gold, silver and bronze in the Champion Beer of Wales competition (in our first year!) and the only brewery to defend a gold the following year. But really, we’re just fans of super tasty beer. From two guys in a garage to […]

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Newport Factoids #2 Victor Willis

  Victor Willis - Village Person! Victor Willis, the traffic cop in the 70s disco group The Village People lived in Newport in the late 2000s. He moved to South Wales when he married his wife, Karen, a lawyer from Newport. Willis wrote songs for the Village People and other artists too. He appeared in many musicals and plays, including the original Broadway production of The Wiz in 1976.

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