As Snow Patrol prepare to go on a UK tour, singer Gary Lightbody speaks frankly about his battle with mental health, decision to give up alcohol and finding the mental clarity that helped him write the band’s latest album.
It’s midway through my interview with Richard McNamara, the Embrace guitarist, and I make a pretty desperate pitch ahead of their headline slot at this weekend’s Stendhal festival near Limavady, Co Londonderry.
Despite selling 85 million records over a 30-year career, Kylie Minogue says she still has much to learn. Here she talks about her new country music sound, her upcoming UK and Irish tour and how it feels to be the big 5-0.
Her one and only performance to date in Belfast is one of singer Lucy O’Byrne’s musical highlights, so she is understandably excited about returning to the city to play the lead role in Evita, which opens in the Grand Opera House on July 31.