It is almost 9.30pm – from a 7.30pm start – before a packed and predominantly female King's is given the opportunity to sing along, and Marti makes clear this will be a very different version of the Wet Wet Wet hit Love Is All Around, built around the harp playing of Julia Thornton.
l Moray West, who is now 18 and was described by Simon Cowell as "probably the best singer I've ever heard" when he recruited him for his choir-boy group Angelis, is releasing an album of recordings he made as an 11-year-old boy treble.
THE problem with hybrid concerts is that the various elements so often neither sit comfortably together nor cohere; in a sense that applied to last weekend's "photochoreographed" performance by the RSNO of Smetana's Ma Vlast, which was neither one thing nor the other.
Fresh off the back of this year's NME Awards Tour, Peace find themselves enjoying a right-time, right-place scenario: there's nothing new to any of the individual elements in their recycled sound, but the total package they offer seems to be just what 2013 is after.
All bar one of the dozen songs on the new collection from Spain-domiciled Nebraskan Josh Rouse is in the present tense, a broad hint that this is a set about where he's at, and the title he has given it is no idle boast, even if that song itself is in 6/8 rather than 3/4 time.