Banbury biochemist releases his first guitar concerto

A biochemistry graduate from Banbury, who gave up his career to become a full-time musician has released his first guitar concerto.

Pauline Nobes

Baroque concert channels Vivaldi at Syresham Church

The distinguished baroque violinist Pauline Nobes willjoin Preston Capes music ensemble Fiori Musicali for a concert later this month.

Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros are getting back together - more than 20 years after they called it a day.

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Jay Mac, from Banbury, who made it through to the boot camp stage of The X Factor. NNL-160410-100912001

Fame beckons for Jay after X Factor stint

A Banbury musician who writes his own songs has appeared on the X Factor.

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997

Why Be Here Now is the worst essential album ever

Peter Ormerod reviews the 1997 Oasis album Be Here Now, which is being reissued this week

Cara Dillon

Folk singer Cara Dillon returns to Banbury

A folk singer who appeared at a sold out show at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury last year returns to the same venue.

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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David Essex

Rock on with Essex concert

Twinkle eyed Seventies teenage heart throb David Essex is returning to the stage with a series of concerts.

Music in Adderbury

Going on a European tour at village church

An internationally acclaimed violinist will help kick off a new season of music in Adderbury.


Jump and jig with joy for a night of folk fun

A genre defying band will play a mix of roots, blues and country in the latest Banbury Folk Club night.


Music lined up for Banbury event

A favourite at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention will be the finale act at Banbury’s Folk and Hobby Horse Festival.

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Operatic society for young people gets £1,000 donation

A society which operates a musical theatre course for young people has been the latest recipient of a housebuilder’s funding scheme.

Nine Below Zero

Banbury gets ready for rhythm and blues

A popular rhythm and blues band will be bringing their latest tour to The Mill Arts |Centre in Banbury.

The Cheeky Girls scooped the number two spot - their highest chart appearance for some time. Shutterstock

Revealed: Top 50 worst albums EVER

Mr Blobby has beaten Justin Bieber to the unwanted title of ‘worst album of all time’.

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Firestarter by The Prodigy was one of the top 10 funeral songs. Pic: Katy Blackwood

Revealed: The Top 10 most unusual funeral music requests

A Top 10 with a difference has been revealed - of the most unusual music requests made for funerals.

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A night of youth music coming to Banbury

Banbury music night boosts charity

A night of music by youngsters will raise funds to help their peers.

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BYHP will be rocking the Town Hall Sept 16

BYHP Rocks with young musical talent

The most exciting young musicians in the area will be strutting their stuff on Friday, September 16 at the annual BYHP Rocks charity show.

When a gig goes wrong: pop musics hall of shame

When a gig goes wrong: pop music’s hall of shame

Israeli fans of Australian popstar Sia have reportedly filed a £1.6m lawsuit against her promoter because they felt short-changed by her recent live show.

Lee Roberts in his new instrument repair business NNL-160209-154708001

From mechanic to musician. Banbury’s first dedicated instrument repair shop opens

One Man Band’s guitar and accessory shop closed down this week leaving a gaping hole for all those Hendrix wannabes looking for a replacement string on a Saturday afternoon.

Some Enchanted Evening

Banbury’s Mill Arts Centre hosts enchanted evening of musical favourites

Musical classics from some of the most popular Broadway and West End shows will be performed at The Mill in Banbury later this month.

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