New Music Friday: Mark Nevin

We’ve been fans of Mark Nevin’s work for years as we were first introduced to his music via his band Fairground Attraction in the 1980s. Their song Perfect, which was written by Mark, went to number one in the UK in 1988 and stayed in the charts for a total of thirteen weeks, and even won a Brit award in 1989 for ‘British Single’. They went on to release three further singles Find My Love, A Smile In A Whisper and Clare. The band broke up in early 1990 but Mark has continued to write and record.

His fifth solo album, My Unfashionable Opinion, has been released today (24th March 2017) and it is simply brilliant. From the opening track of the same name, to the very poignant Clown, to Forgotify (which is a real website we’ve now learned), every track is fantastic. We were lucky enough to listen to the album before release and we literally had it on repeat. There isn’t one track we’d skip and each song is a beautifully woven piece of craft.

We caught up with Mark, to find out more about him and his latest album.

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/new-music-friday-mark-nevin/

Charity Tuesday: One Big Family – Helping the Homeless

Up and down the country, there are thousands of people doing good deeds every day, and we decided to celebrate the great work that charities undergo with a regular feature on Tuesdays, to tie-in with #CharityTuesday on Twitter. This week, we caught up with One Big Family – Helping the Homeless to find out more…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Charity:
https://merryncharity.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/charity-tuesday-one-big-family-helping-the-homeless/

Independent Music Monday: Danica Hunter

Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Danica Hunter find out more about her…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/independent-music-monday-danica-hunter/

Independent Music Monday: Niamh Regan

Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Niamh Regan find out more about her…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/independent-music-monday-niamh-regan/

Merryn Magazine is on hiatus

Unfortunately due to ill health, I have taken the sad decision to stop producing the quarterly digital Merryn Magazine. I am hoping to resume production in the future but for now I will only be blogging on the website.

Independent Music Monday, Charity Tuesday and Writer Wednesday interviews will carry on as usual.

Issue 1 and issue 2 are still available to read!

Jenny x

Charity Tuesday: Parents In Need of Support (PINS)

Up and down the country, there are thousands of people doing good deeds every day, and we decided to celebrate the great work that charities undergo with a regular feature on Tuesdays, to tie-in with #CharityTuesday on Twitter. This week, we caught up with Parents In Need of Support (PINS) to find out more…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Charity:
https://merryncharity.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/charity-tuesday-parents-in-need-of-support-pins/

Independent Music Monday: Sam Eagle

Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Sam Eagle find out more about him…

You can read the full interview over at Merryn Music:
https://merrynmusicblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/independent-music-monday-sam-eagle/