An album of songs by award-winning songwriters – including Nick Heyward, Graham Gouldman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mark Nevin and more – that celebrate frontline nurses is released today. Curated by Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, the Song Club album is inspired by photographs taken by Hannah Grace Deller, a nurse on the front line.
Squeeze have announced the American leg of ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019’ tour that will see the UK legends play their extensive list of hits as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers. Tickets for most shows are available from 10am, March 22. The Washington, DC show will be on sale on March 29. For tickets and further information, visit Squeeze’s official website.
To review a festival like Cornbury is almost impossible. Back by popular demand after calling it a day last year, organiser Hugh Phillimore had enlisted headliners UB40, Alanis Morissette and the superb Squeeze. Like any festival it’s always going to be the tale of music that I saw, the tale of my personal journey from stage to stage, the tale of what made the weekend special for me.
Before you are issued with a licence to become a London taxicab driver, you have to pass The Knowledge, a rigorous test of the driver’s familiarity with a number of pre-set London street routes and places of interest. A London cabbie will know how to get in and out of traffic jams, the shortest route, the most scenic route, and so on. It might seem like your driver is taking you on a circuitous route, but you know you’ll get there, because your driver has The Knowledge. Similarly, ‘The Knowledge’, from Squeeze, takes a rather winding route from the opening song, ‘Innocence In Paradise’, to final song, ‘Two Forks’, but we get there in the end.