Cilla

By Harry Bedford It’s undeniable that Cilla Black is a national treasure. If her music and television shows wasn’t your thing, you still can’t help but love the Liverpudlian redhead. She was not only a contemporary but a friend of The Beatles. They shared a manager, Brian Epstein, and a producer, George Martin. However Cilla was never subject to their shadow, the charismatic Merseysider was very much a star in her own right. Sheridan Smith has, much like Cilla, established...

The X-Factor’s All Time Funniest Auditions

By Jonathan Hatchman Albeit one of the nation's most popular long-running television shows, The X Factor is, perhaps, also the most controversial, especially within the music industry, raising several massively publicised arguments. “Are the results fixed?” “Does the show strip up-and-coming acts of opportunities to succeed?” “Should the series' winners always claim the singles chart Christmas number one slot?” Or “is The X Factor singlehandedly destroying the music industry?” However, regardless of views towards the show in itself, over the...

Top 31 Morrissey Quotes

Morrissey is more than just an enigma; he has a legion of dedicated fans who are devout followers of his work. Always a controversial figure, he has often made some outrageous quotes and has even been accused of racism. Either way he has achieved a demi-god like status. The Independent newspaper said of him, "Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime.” Here are his best quotes 1.On growing...

London music scene behind Brighton & Manchester

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor When it comes to live music one would assume that England’s capital is the home to the best music scene. Surely the size of the city and diversity of culture means it would beat others in the UK? Well according to a new report that isn’t the case. Despite London having larger venues such as Wembley research reveals Brighton has over three times as many venues per person as London. The capital is in danger...

Top 24 Noel Gallagher quotes

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Looks like Noel isn’t having anything to do with the Ice Bucket challenge his brother set him, maybe it is clogging up his Facebook news feed and it is starting to wear a bit thin, who knows? Well as ever it is a great excuse to put together his best quotes from over the years. 1.On frivolous purchases: “I had built for me a customized 1967 Mark II Jaguar convertible at a cost of £110,000,...

The World Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 56th Birthday

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk With a new album, hologram performances and still more controversy than you can shake a stick at, the media hype around Michael Jackson lives on over five years after his death. However, as what would have been his 56th birthday approaches (29th August), we've taken the opportunity to look back at Michael's top ten fashion trademarks. From his iconic penny loafers, to that red leather 'Thriller' jacket, and his now unforgettable white 'Smooth...

Top 22 Liam Gallagher quotes

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Liam Gallagher took up the ice bucket challenge and decided to call out his estranged brother Noel to throw some cold water over himself, but this is likely to fuel the fire between the warring siblings. But what better opportunity to revisit some of Liam’s greatest quotes. Let’s av’it 1. On footballers: “ Balotelli’s a character but he needs to sort his napper out. I like characters – if the world was full of fucking...

Second Stage Highlights

By Alex Lodge After a busy summer of dragging my carcass around various festival sites it's time to sit back and reflect on everything I've seen and heard. The main stage at any festival is sometimes great, though often hit and miss. The headliner draws a huge crowd and we all get to have a nice singalong and all that, but we all know that the smaller stages are where the real magic happens. Brand new bands like Jungle, busting...

Notting Hill Carnival Style Guide

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk A London institution, the Notting Hill Carnival has developed a mixed reputation, however, revellers descend en masse year after year to enjoy the music, food and parade. If you’re heading to West London this bank holiday weekend, make sure you stand out by taking inspiration from these carnival looks… If you’re on your feet all day - dancing, walking, and just generally having a great bank holiday weekend - give your tired tootsies...

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