Southport Reporter (R) Online Nespaper for Merseyside

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy

Terms and Conditions

Southport and  Mersey Reporter -  Your free online newspaper service covering the Merseyside region - (Greater Liverpool).
Covering the news in and around Merseyside

MERSEY REPORTER

Click on here to email our news room today!

Email

 

 
Your free online newspaper for Merseyside
   
This website is licence to carry news from Vamphire.com and UK Press Photography.

 Skype

  RSS

 

Latest Edition

Archive

Shop

Order Photos  Help Client Admin Advert Options

Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only every Thursday.    

Your online newspaper.   Your words.

Issue:- 09 February  2012

Click here now to on to find out more about Just London Theatre Breaks!

Steve Hackett's Breaking Waves Tour Heading To Merseyside!


Photograph above by Lee Millward

NEVER to disappoint his avid UK fan base, Steve Hackett is due to play on Merseyside again, on Monday, 20 February 2012, this time at New Brighton's Floral Pavilion. This one night visit is part of the second leg of his UK tour called:- 'Breaking Waves.' The shows, featuring Hackett’s Rock Band will feature some of his new work that is on his new album called:- 'album Beyond the Shrouded Horizon.' Steve is well known for pleasing his fans and might have a surprise as the support act that night is a tribute to Genesis’. One thing is for certain, as he is one of the worlds most talented and innovative rock musicians, he will be guaranteed to generated a highly enthusiastic performance.

As for his new album, Beyond the Shrouded Horizon is Hackett’s 24th studio album and delivers even more than his previous album called:- 'Out of The Tunnel’s Mouth', which, up to now has been recognized by many as his strongest work to date. His new work is a fantastic blending of highly textured instrumentals with interesting styles from classical, jazz, and later world music and instruments. It is a true progressive rock album, that incorporated all the elements, including songs with lyrics on some tracks to deliver a very well polished abstract, fantasy based, tracks like many of Genesis’ songs. Its atmospheric acoustic guitar work is also not that dominant and not too self-indulgent, that sometimes happens on prog rock tracks.  Oddly this album could fit will alongside many classic rock albums from the 70's, yet it retains a very modern sound with its musical structure and instrument choices, that should make this an indelible part of the music landscape for years to come. just what you expect from someone who was inducted on the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York (USA). So it would not be a surprise that his new tracks appear in some form on a feature film or TV series, or even both, as they lend themselves to that genre extremely well.

The rock band line-up for the tour will feature Lee Pomeroy on bass (Take That), as well as regular band members Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums & vocals), Rob Townsend (Various saxes, flute, whistle and vocals) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).

If you want to attended this concert, it is on Monday, 20 February 2012 at New Brighton, Floral Pavillion.  Tickets are priced £18.50 and £20.00 Call on:- 0151 666 0000 or visit:- floralpavilion.com for more information and to book tickets.

...Audio interview with Steve Hackett...

ON Thursday, 2 January 2012, we had the privilege of being allowed once again to interview the renowned former Genesis’ lead guitarist Steve Hackett, who is now well into a prolific solo career. Hackett was a pioneered the 'tapping' technique with in rock, and it is clamed it influenced the likes of Eddie Van Halen and other virtuosos... His techniques are still being developed by Steve to this day, and he continues to develop them, influencing the rock scene on the way.  In this interview he tells us how draws on experiences from day to day, experimentation, and his wide repertoire of musical styles from modern pop to jazz and even opera to create his new works.  To play the interview in a new window click on here now or to hear on here press play below.

 This player uses Silverlight

Flash user click on here

 ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

Nebi Kulbak - Happy Birthday from all the staff at Neville Street SFC, Southport.

Happy Birthday Terry Belloin - 51 with love from Vanessa xXx Also Terry the staff at Derbyshires say "Have a fantastic day!"

Jenny Smith
- We hope you have the purrfect birthday on the Town, from all your friends...!!!

If you have someone you want to say happy birthday to, for free, then use the email address below to send us the names you want us say happy birthday to, and/or a photograph.  Email us today!

Click on to read on...

--- MORE NEWS REPORTS BELOW ---

Reminder - Joanna Trollope Book Signing on Valentine’s day!
Barbie is set to make a splash at Vue in Southport
This Week's Merseyside Pap Spot
NEW REGIONAL POLICE E-CRIME HUBS TO TACKLE THREAT OF CYBER CRIME
Council urges staff to volunteer
1st rate success over 2nd hand goods
Protests at Liverpool Crown Court against alleged paedophile gang
Liverpool welcomes "city deal"
Civic honour for Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL - Results Week Ending 12 February 2012
A&E patients seen fastest at Southport and Ormskirk
National Awards’ Search for North West Stars in Deaf Communications
Love is in the air!

Southport Vue Film Showing Times

Once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Paralympic Flame thanks to Sainsbury’s Southport
Lord Mayor Meets Firefighters
Dock workers were taken to hospital
Forum says Government needs to boost the credibility of apprenticeship schemes as Banks boost places
UNISON highlights bad Ofsted report at Birkdale High School Academy
Dangerous Heating Amnesty
Liverpool University student to compete in national surgical skills competition final
Grand new location to get hitched
Patients in Mersey and Southport offered support from TV’s Dr Hilary Jones
Dogs Trust Merseyside appeals for homes for 2 special dogs this Valentine’s
Academy to produce next generation of digital innovators
A Euro-MP is aiming to make
Liverpool to have Mayoral Model
A Dead Good Half Term
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS SAVVY SHOPPERS
Survey of 1,800 respondents shows a shocking picture of underage internet usage
Travel Plan Coordinator appointed to Liverpool Commercial District
It is getting BIGGER... AND BIGGER!
Museum highlights rhino horn smuggling
Southport Kids are being Urged to get on their bikes in a national competition
Liverpool Futures to create hundreds of apprentices
New powers to tackle PAYE dodgers
HMRC extends its tax cheats campaigns
You are invited to the Wirral Star Party 2012
Fresh approach to business records checks
23 year old critical in hospital after shooting
Audio Copy - (Experimental)

Click here to hear this weeks edition in audio format.  Please let us know what you think about it. via emailing us.  Also if you have a child who can draw a face, send one in and we will look at using it for our news reader for an edition. Adults can try as well!  You will get a copy of the animation sent to you and  credit on the animation as well!.

KEEP up-2-date

w
ith our free daily news emails. Are you subscribed? Sign up today to our daily email news service via... Formby-Reporter.com.

If you subscribed you can keep in up-to-date with what's going on in and around Merseyside.  It is free and we do not send out massive amounts of emails.  Also your email is kept under the UK's Data Protection Act, so you can be sure that you will not have problems.

Manx Direct

08447 402 038

2 Years Parts & Labour Worranty

Click on to read on...

Click on to read on!
Click on to read on!

Click on to read on...
If you like the photos on this website then please order them and do not copy them.  Help to keep this site online.  Click on here to find out out you can get you copy of these photos.
All rights reserved. All access to this site are governed by our Terms & Conditions.
Please show us how much you like our news and help us to keep this site online, thank you.

Our radio station phone in message line...   Call us now!

IF YOU HAVE  AN EVENT,  OR IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS.
Phone:-  (44)  0 1704  513 569
or contact us via email:- news24@southportreporter.com
UK office hours only, calls on land line, mobile and Skype maybe recorded, see T&C for more information.

Southport Reporter is a Registered Trade Mark ® of Patrick Trollope.   Layout Copyright © Patrick Trollope 2012.

Highlighted events this month:-

Click on the event to find out about lots more events as well as dates & times!
Our websites in our online series.   Group navigation, information and useful none group links...
Southport TV - Our online video archive. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE.
Southport TV Liverpool Reporter Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter

Add to Google

 

This is what the moon is doing tonight.  Click on to find out why.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam.  To see click live, click on image.

SEND US YOUR NEWS

Report a page loading or script error

Add to Google

.

News Room Phone Number

(+44)  0 1704  513 569
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

Links to non PCBT Photography or PBT Media Relations LtdAdd to My Yahoo! websites:- Web Rings SOUTHPORT CHAT

Show us your location
Please sign our map and let us know where you are  from....

Add to Google

This online newspaper and information service agrees to adheres to the UK's Press Complaints Commission’s Code of Practice.

If you have a complaint please read this page about what your rights are and how to complain about our editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion.  After reading please then contact the Editor by sending an here as well.  If you remain dissatisfied with the response provided then you can contact the PCC by clicking here

ALL OF OUR REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS FOLLOW THE NUJ CODE OF CONDUCT.

© 2000 - 2014 PCBT Photography & PBT Media Relations Ltd. - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope