Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wednesday & a sneak at Thursday

The big news is...

The sixth Harry Potter book sets a new online sales record.

Four days before the sixth book in the Harry Potter series goes on sale officially, online book seller has already logged 1.4 million orders.

More than 60 per cent of the orders for 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' came in through the US based The remaining sales originated from Amazon's stores in the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Japan.

It is widely believed that this will be the fastest selling book in history.

What about the music though?

Events in South Somerset and West Dorset on Wednesday
Crazy 88 @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas on Wednesday
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Looking ahead to Thursday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Thursday 14th July
Julie Dunn (French evening; booking required) @ Gallery Restaurant, Chard
Real World @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Jam night featuring Congo Felix @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Crosswired @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Us and Them (Pink Floyd tribute) @ White Hart, Somerton
X-Teller @ White Horse, Wincanton

Thursday events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Ritz, Burnham on Sea
Spirit of Ireland @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 15th)
Jive Inn @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Jaz Singers Night @ Bar 27, Bridgwater

Rock group INXS has launched a reality television show to search for a new singer.

Viewers from around the globe will vote for their favourite contestant each week over the next three months.

In a similar format to Pop Idol, the three with the least votes will perform again before the remaining members of INXS choose who will get the boot.

The last man or woman standing will make an album with INXS and go on tour with the band, best known for hits such as What You Need and Need You Tonight.

But the Australian band insists it is not trying to replace lead vocalist Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997.

"What we really want is somebody who brings their own personality along and someone completely different," said guitarist Tim Farriss. "I think he'd think it was kind of funny in a good way.

"But in another way, it's really an organic way to find a new singer. It's the best way we could think of."

The eight female and seven male hopefuls, from the US, Canada and Australia, are holed up in a Hollywood mansion and their exploits will be aired on the show three nights a week in the US.
An omnibus edition will be broadcast in the UK every Sunday on VH1.

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The Editor

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