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C2C Line Up Announcement

Last night I attended the C2C line up announcement at the Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 last night. The night featured brilliant performances from Holloway Road, Honey Ryder and Jeannine … Continue Reading →


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Lucie Silvas – “You Were Always on My Mind”

  • By Nick Cantwell
  • October 24, 2016
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Earlier this year I posted a video (see below) of Lucie Silvas covering One Direction’s “Perfect” and I proclaimed it the cover of the year. Well I’m sorry to say, … Continue Reading →


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Kayla Woodson – Fan For the Flame

Today is a big day for the UK country music community, as the announcement of acts appearing at the C2C Festival 2017 will take place tonight in London and I’m … Continue Reading →


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Logan Brill – Far Cry From You

Today is another takeover day on Belles and Gals, where we invite followers on social media to choose two of their favourite songs. Today, Claire-Louise Fallis (www.twitter.com/clfallis) made the two … Continue Reading →


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Maren Morris – My Church

Today is another takeover day on Belles and Gals, where we invite followers on social media to choose two of their favourite songs. Today, Claire-Louise Fallis (www.twitter.com/clfallis) made the two … Continue Reading →


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Jeannine Barry – Bittersweet

Today I feature Jeannine Barry again, today with the brilliant “Bittersweet”. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a beautiful song and one that just gets better with every listen. In … Continue Reading →


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Lisa Redford – Another Place and Time

  • By Nick Cantwell
  • October 21, 2016
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“Another Place and Time” is the title track from Lisa Redford’s current EP, which if you’ve followed Belles and Gals for a while, you’ll know I absolutely love (you can … Continue Reading →


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Blue Genes

Today we feature the brilliant Blue Genes for the second time, the mum/dad/daughter trio from Wales. As you can see, the song is just fantastic and I asked Kay, the … Continue Reading →


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Una Healey – Staring at the Moon

Una Healy might be familiar to many of you as having a hugely successful singing career as one of “The Saturdays”, however on Wednesday evening I saw another side to … Continue Reading →


Ten Reasons to go to UK Country Gigs

  • By Nick Cantwell
  • October 20, 2016
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You’ll find a real life cowboy at every gig. When I say real life cowboy, it’s actually a guy with a Brummie accent who bought a Stetson on eBay for … Continue Reading →