Commissions welcomed! We are available for Radio and TV work, Event Compering, PR and Media Consultancy, Ghostwriting
- also foreign language translation and interpreting in French, German, Italian, Spanish and a bit of Dutch and Czech....

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Exclusive Interview with Andrew Lancel (The Bill)

We had a great time at the Sands Blackpool venue on Saturday night where Andrew Lancel (who until recently played DI Neil Manson in The Bill) was the special invited guest star alongside regular host Richard Shelton for the impressive swing band night.

Andrew is also a fantastic cabaret singer and sang a few of his favourite numbers – such as “Mr Bojangles” and “Mack The Knife”- accompanied by the Greg Francis Orchestra while additional glamour was provided by the lovely songstress Lynn Kennedy.

We recorded a fascinating interview with Andrew which you will be able to hear in full in our "Best Kept Secrets" show on Preston FM on Friday 19th November at 7pm.

Andrew is a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Everton Football Club and, with Everton FC coming to play Blackpool FC next Saturday, we just HAD to ask him for his match prediction.

To hear how Andrew thinks next Saturday’s game will go – as well as what he had to say about the Sands Blackpool venue- click on the icon below:

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Hamsters Coming To Colne - Exclusive Interview


See top RnB band The Hamsters live at the Municipal Hall in Colne on Friday 5th November, as part of their tour to commemorate to 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix.

For info and tickets go to www.themuni.co.uk

A full 5 minute interview can be heard on Wireless Radio at www.wirelessradio.biz

or click below to hear a short preview:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Marty Wilde To Appear At Blackpool Grand Theatre


Rock n Roll legend Marty Wilde brings his all-star show to the Grand Theatre on Tuesday 9th November. For tickets and info call the box office on 01253 290190 or visit the website at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk.

You can hear a fascinating telephone interview with Marty running on our new syndication partner station Wireless Radio at www.wirelessradio.biz

You can also hear a brief preview by clicking on the icon below:

Girls Get Moving at Pendle Leisure Centre!

Girls Get Moving week, part of the Positive Futures programme, which is run by young people’s charity Catch 22, will be held at Pendle Leisure Centre, Crown Way, Colne, on Wednesday, 27 October.

The programme aims to inspire girls to get back into physical activity and help to support the Government’s drive to tackle youth crime; particularly the rise in girl-related underage drinking.

Girls can enjoy trampolining, badminton, street dance, dodge ball, spinning, bums and tums and a ‘girls get grooving’ workout between 11am and 3pm.

This one-day only event will help girls to learn new skills, be physically active and have fun!

Lucy Cowgill, Project Co-ordinator for Pendle Leisure Trust’s Sports Development Unit, says: “This day is a great opportunity for women in Pendle, regardless of age or ability, to try something that is new, physically active and fun.

“We would like to thank our partners, Positive Futures, StreetGames, Lancashire Sport Partnership and Pendle Leisure Centre for providing funding and resources to support the day.”

Some of the activities have age restrictions on them, so please call Pendle Sports Development Unit for further information, on 01282 661225 or emailsayproject@pendlesportsdevelopment.co.uk.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Local Dates For Sara Creeney


Highly rated north-west vocalist Sara Creeney has two dates coming up in the area.

On Friday 29th October, she will be performing from 8pm onwards at Bangla Fusion Restaurant, Much Hoole, Preston
Tel 01772 610800 for table bookings (no cover charge)

And on Sunday 31st October Sara Creeney and the Mike Taylor Trio will be performing from 1pm onwards at the Parks Art Deco Cafe in Stanley Park, Blackpool (Free entry).

AFC Blackpool - top of the league!


AFC Blackpool moved back to the top of the Vodkat League Division 1 with a 4-0 victory over Runcorn Town on Saturday. The Mechanics took a 2 goal lead early in the first half and looked comfortable for the 3 points.

Tempers flared midway through the second half and a player from each side was sent off. Mechs hit two late goals for a slightly flattering scoreline but they they stand 1 point ahead of second placed Wigan Robin Park.

AFC Blackpool are at home to AFC Darwen next Saturday - why not come along and join in the fun...?.

Exclusive Interview With Liam O'Brien


We had an enjoyable time at the Sands Blackpool venue on Saturday night where Liam O'Brien (who played the naughty vicar in Emmerdale a while back) was the special invited guest star alongside regular host Richard Shelton for the impressive swing band night.

Liam has also played the part of Rat Pack star Dean Martin on stage and sang a few of his favourite numbers accompanied by the Greg Francis Orchestra while additional glamour was provided by the lovely songstress Lynn Kennedy.

We recorded a fascinating interview with Liam which you will be able to hear in full in our "Best Kept Secrets" show on Preston FM on Friday 19th November at 7pm.

Just to whet your appetite a little, here's what Liam had to say about the Sands Blackpool venue- click on the icon below to listen:

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Best Kept Secrets on Preston FM Conversation - Listen In On Friday!

Tune in to our very special radio show on Preston FM on Friday evening!

"Best Kept Secrets ...In Conversation” With Paul & Lucy
7pm to 8pm Friday 22nd October on Preston FM - 103.2FM or listen live at www.preston.fm

Contents:
Review of Moscow Ballet’s “ Nutcracker” at Colne Municipal Hall
Review of Kelly Johnson in Richard de Vere’s “Beyond Belief” show at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Interview with Snake Davis
Interview with Richard Shelton talking about Frank Sinatra, Emmerdale and the Sands Blackpool venue
Interview with Lisa Marie Taylor about her experiences on the X Factor
Interview feature with Burnley punk covers band “Complete Control”
Interview with Toyah Willcox about north west dates and the Teletubbies
Interview with blues singers Lucy Zirins
Preview of the Houghton Weavers Christmas tour dates
Interview with jazz singer Sarah Ellen Hughes
Preview of William Hicks’ Soul Attic at Mammas Too

Why not send us your news to: paul@bestkeptsecrets.biz

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Just 5 Days To Toyah!


Continuing our countdown to the live Toyah gigs at Beat in Blackpool and Jack Rabbit Slims in Hoylake this coming weekend, you can hear Toyah looking ahead to the gigs and also about when she did the voice-over for the Teletubbies tv programmes!

click on the icon below to listen:



For tickets and info, go to www.rspromo.co.uk

Sarah Ellen Hughes - Words & Pics..


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Top Class Jazz At The Art Deco Cafe, Blackpool


Don't forget there's great live music on Sunday lunchtime at the Parks Stanley Park Art Deco Cafe in Blackpool as top London-based jazz singer Sarah Ellen Hughes makes a special appearance from 1 to 3pm.

Accompanied by top local keyboard player Mike Taylor, she'll be performing songs from her debut CD "Darning The Dream" copies of which will be available to buy on the day, as well as other popular songs.

Admission is free and there will be the usual range of great food and drinki available available as always.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Countdown to Toyah Live Dates!


Counting down the days to Toyah's much anticipated live concerts in Blackpool and Hoylake on 23rd and 24th October respectively, here's the second part of our fascinating telephone interview:



For more information about Toyah, visit her offcial website at www.toyahwillcox.com

To book tickets, visit www.rspromo.co.uk

Friday, 8 October 2010

Exclusive Interview with Richard Shelton


You know how it is: you're sitting there enjoying a coffee in the iconic "Parks" Art Deco Cafe in Blackpool's Stanley Park on a surprisingly warm and sunny October morning when all of a sudden, who should walk in but that murdering doctor out of Emmerdale...?!

Not strictly true actually, we had invited Richard Shelton - actor, singer, all sorts of things - down for a coffee and a chat to record an interview for our new "Best Kept Secrets ... In Conversation" show on Preston FM, having met up with his at the new Sands Venue in Blackpool where he is performing at the regular Saturday Big Band Night.

We talked about his time on Emmerdale, Frank Sinatra, his Top Cat CD, Ella Fitzgerald, and various other fascinating things and you'll be able to hear the bests bits on our show on Friday 22nd October at 7pm on Preston FM!

You can tune in to Preston FM on 103.2 FM in the broadcast are and hear it worldwide at www.preston.fm. To find out more about who will on our next show, watch this space or sign up for updates on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/paulandlucy.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

New Talk Show On Preston FM - From 22nd October!

Yes listen out for our new "Best Kept Secrets - In Conversation" talk show on Preston FM. The first edition is on Friday 22nd October at 7pm.

Who is going to be featured...? Watch this space, all will be revealed. In the meantime, here's the promo for the new show:

Stars To Shine In Charity Match

There's an opportunity to have a great evening out and help a good cause at the same time on Friday 15th October as the 6th annual Jane Quinn / Natalie Walmsley Memorial Shield charity football match takes place in aid of Epilepsy Research UK.

BLACKPOOL FC ALLSTARS Vs FYLDE XI - AFC Blackpool's Jepson Lane Ground
Friday 15th October. 7.30pm KO, Gates open 6.30pm. Admission £3 at the turnstile


The match sees a team of Blackpool FC ex pros & celebrities against a team of young local talent. Some of the players & Celebs already agreed to play are:

IAN HOLLOWAY, STEVE THOMPSON, STEVE MCPHEE, MICKEY MELLON, PHIL CLARKSON, ANDY PREECE, JUNIOR BENT, ANDY LYONS, COLIN GREENALL, ANDY GOUCK, CARL LANCASHIRE, MARK WESTHEAD, ALAN HUGHES, JASON FUBAR, JAKE ROCHE, WILLIAM WATT, LEE "JESTER" WATSON

and many more PLUS CURRENT BLACKPOOL FC PLAYERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTOS !!

AFC Blackpool win FA Vase Replay


Vodkat League Division One side AFC Blackpool beat Vodkat Premier league side Maine Road 2-1 in their FA Vase replay last night to set up a mouth watering home tie against AFC Liverpool in the next round on Saturday 13th November.

But you don't have to wait until then to see the Mechanics is action as they are at home on Saturday against Rochdale Town in the Vodkat League cup. As it's an international break in the Premier League this weekend, why not turn out to cheer on the other Tangerines...?

For more information, visit the website at www.afcblackpool.co.uk

Monday, 4 October 2010

Basil Brush Coming To Blackpool Grand - Exclusive Interview!


Basil Brush is coming to the Grand Thetare in Blackpool on Friday 15th October - for tickets call 01253 290190 or goto www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk


We met Basil a couple of years ago when we presented him with an ACE Award (see photo). Lucy's sister, who is a ballet dancer, was in panto with Basil and said what a charming fellow he is. When Lucy met him, she was bowled over as well so it was a great pleasure to have a chat with him looking ahead to his next visit to Blackpool.

Click on the icon below to hear the interview.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Toyah Live dates - Exclusive Interview


80s music legend Toyah Willcox plays 2 special live dates in the north west at the end of October - at Beat nightclub in Blackpool on Saturday 23rd and Jack Rabbit Slims in Hoylake on Sunday 24th.

For tickets visit the promoter's website at www.rspromo.co.uk.

To hear an exclusive telephone interview with Toyah, click on the icon below: