TOP News

Entertainment: Guy Garvey wants to make Elbow musical

Book of the week: The Lyrics by Paul McCartney

  Book of the week: The Lyrics by Paul McCartney During an interview with Rolling Stone, the 33-year-old singer said that neither she nor Konecki were to blame for their divorce but she believed that she needed to change, as she didn't "know" herself yet.

Guy Garvey loves the idea of making an Elbow musical.

Guy Garvey has musical ambitions © Bang Showbiz Guy Garvey has musical ambitions

The 'One Day Like This' singer would love to turn his band's big hits into a stage production, and he's convinced the material would lend itself well to a different medium.

He told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "I'm obsessed with the idea that Elbow's music - being about all elements of the human life span - lends itself to a story.

"I'm sure we could turn it into some kind of story, and we've had a few offers to do an Elbow musical."

The 47-year-old frontman admitted their songs are a world away from the likes of 'Grease', but he thinks there is still something that could be done.

Beverley Knight looks phenomenal in a figure-accentuating white gown

  Beverley Knight looks phenomenal in a figure-accentuating white gown The West End leading lady, 48, channelled her onstage confidence for a portrait session on Saturday at the Black British Theatre Awards, held at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, London. The 48-year-old RnB singer looked phenomenal in a figure-accentuating white gown, her bubbly personality shining through in a series of candidly-captured shots. © Provided by Daily Mail ( Carefree Beverley let her hair down in all senses, grabbing her curls playfully as she posed up a storm for the cameras. The soul songstress was all smiles, a subtle hint of gleaming eye shadow applied to her lids.

He laughed: "You'd have to disregard what people think about musicals to do something suitable with our music.

"Finding a main character being based in our songs is maybe a sticking point. It'd probably have to be a drama set around our music in some way."

Gallery: Get back to where you once belonged! Find out what The Beatles mean to these stars (BANG Showbiz)

The likes of Queen, ABBA, Meat Loaf, Green Day and more have all seen their songs transformed into musicals.

Mark Strong boards cast of Tar

  Mark Strong boards cast of Tar Mark Strong has joined Cate Blanchett is the cast of the film 'Tar'.The 58-year-old actor has boarded the picture along with Nina Hoss, Noemie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover and Sylvia Flote.

Meanwhile, Guy also opened up on his love for the Brighton Theatre Royal after Elbow recorded new album 'Flying Dream 1' at the venue during lockdown.

He recalled: "The melancholy of an empty theatre infused the music. The faded posters, creaky floorboards, hemp rope and constant presence of seagulls were all so beautiful.

"You could hear seagulls 24/7 and we had to stop recording when they were particularly squawky.

"The atmosphere meant the songs became gentler and longer."

And the 'Grounds for Divorce' hitmaker admitted they wouldn't have made the same album without the coronavirus pandemic.

He recently explained: "Our songs lend themselves to life drama because they’re written about life drama.

“And the pandemic has included plenty of drama. It’s a gentle and love-filled record. The gentler side of what we do has always been our favourite stuff. This is something that could only happen in these times.

"If we’d been out touring instead of in lockdown at home, I’m sure it would have been an angry, heavy rock record like the one before it.”

West Side Story: 5 Reasons I'm Really Excited For The Movie .
Here are five reasons why I'm actually really excited for the new West Side Story.Now imagine my surprise when I found out that this musical was going to be remade. At first, I didn’t know how to feel. With something that meant so much to me getting the Hollywood treatment of becoming just another reboot, I was admittedly turned off at the idea. But, after some of the early reactions that have come in, and the trailers I have seen, I have to say - I’m excited to see this movie.

See also