Friday 14 December 2018


Award winning Scots band Young Fathers got tongues wagging when they dedicated their song Shame to Theresa May and The Brexit Brigade on Tuesday.
The lyrics include: “Nothing but a barefaced lie.”
The lads were playing their final gig of the year at Brixton Academy.
I bumped into Alloysious Massaquoi at the Blythswood Moet Evening last week and he remains as down to earth as ever despite champagne parties and celebrity invites.
Ally told me he had an amazing time in LA when he got an invite to John Legends house.
The band were feeling unwell after such a hectic time that they rescheduled the rest of their band dates in Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol until January.
He’s definitely due rest after what has been an incredible year. 

Tuesday 11 December 2018


Amy Macdonald celebrated having more than one million streams in Spotify this year. 
The performer has come a long way since her first ever tour when we travelled round the isle of in a people carrier and she plated to handfuls of people in churches. 
Amy who recently performed for charity the Big Sleep Out and was seen jetting around Scotland by hellocopter with KT Tunstall said she remains as down to earth as ever. She told me: “I always do think surreal it never gets normal and it is lovely and I always feel lovely and at home and happy got support for more than decade . Everything I do is normal on average Joe as normal.”
She also joked she won’t be taking any more acting roles for the foreseeable following her appearance on Still Game. 
She laughed: “Acting after still game I’m terrible at even making  music videos so the thought of doing proper acting is not on the agenda for now. I never expected Still Game and meant the world to me.”

Saturday 8 December 2018


THE incredible Susan Boyle cannot wait until her performance on America’s Got Talent airs in January. 
Susan said: “I received a phone call from Simon Cowell and flew over to the States for the show.”
The singing star from West Lothian who made her mark on judges including Heidi Klum who I’m told was a massive fan, was on sparkling form at the Scottish Music Awards on Saturday night at Glasgow’s SECC.
I’ve had the privilege of her company a number of times now and she’s looking better than ever.
Before singing at the bash to raise funds and awareness for Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, Susan who has been working on a brand new album told me: “You do get nervous on nights like these but it’s good nerves, exciting. It’s a very special night for Nordoff Robbins too -the 25th anniversary so congratulations to them.”
After seeing a clip of herself on stage with Elaine Paige Susan who sang Wild Horses beautifully and was wearing a Frox of Falkirk fuchsia dress commented: “I’ve come a long way and I didn’t realise I’d done so much so I was very humbled.”
We will be seeing a lot more of the star next year when her new album comes out. She told me to expect a mix of classic and new songs on it and that she has had some fun making it in the studio.