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Some song & musical highlights of 2012

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea looks back on some song and musical highlights of 2012 with additional commentaries from music scout Angie Phillip (AP) and HOT’s website developer Nick Weekes(NW).

Rosa Dias

Meet: Rosa Dias

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Posted 17:56 Monday, Dec 17, 2012 In: HOT Style Tags: , ,
Happy Christmas my arse...

Happy Christmas my arse…

Hastings writer Leigh Kennedy author of the celebrated book of short stories entitled Wind Angels was recently interviewed (Nov 27 2012) by HOT columnist Sean O’Shea. Leigh requested to interview him in return. Sean reluctantly agreed – just for Christmas.

Posted 11:56 Friday, Dec 14, 2012 In: SOS

Meet: Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas)


Posted 17:18 Monday, Dec 10, 2012 In: HOT Style Tags: , , , ,

Pier on fire photo The Ballad of Hastings Pier

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea meets Hastings musician, singer and song writer, Stevie Stone who is lead singer and guitarist in a local band called Jiggerypokery. Sean talks with Stevie about the background to his song The Ballad of Hastings Pier. He also meets other band members and enquires about their musical influences, how the group was founded and their hopes for the future.


Meet: Nittaya Chaickob

Nittaya Chaickob describes her style:

Posted 13:30 Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 In: HOT Style Tags: ,
Andy at the Old Gallery, 57 George St, Old Town

Colourful characters, crooked steps and alleyways…

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea interviews Hastings musician, artist and instrument maker Andy Dennis. He talks with Andy about his music making, his vivid pictures of the Stade and his love of Hastings.

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