Take a look at some of the latest interviews featured within the Cornfield Magazine and read about the latest in entertainment news and projects from a wide selection of musicians, public personalities and celebrities.

Whether it be a new album or film launch you can find everything you need here.


Nick Heyward: “The lyrics felt like the unfolding of a beautiful morning

Nick Heyward: “The lyrics felt like the unfolding of a beautiful morning"

Former frontman of the New Wave group Haircut 100, Nick Heyward, will return to Birmingham as part of his brand new UK tour. Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album Woodland Echoes, the musician announced his return to the stage. I spoke to Nick about his musical history, writing process and the connection between his music and nature in an interview featuring Yorkshire accents and a lot of laughs. 

Read more

Sister Sledge:

Sister Sledge: "Joni’s life was laid down with a gift and that gift is eternal."

World-famous musicians and 80s disco sensation Sister Sledge have recently announced their new UK tour ’40 Years of Disco’, heading to Birmingham’s Genting Arena March 2018. The sisters will be headlining alongside other huge names in Disco, making the event one you do not want to miss. Cornfield caught up with Kim Sledge, who reflected back upon her incredible 40-year career alongside her sisters, transitional yet optimistic present, and positive hopes for the future. 

Read more

Chasing Deer:

Chasing Deer: "We love to make a difference to somebody's day"

Chasing Deer, made up of four incredible musicians born-and-raised in the West Midlands, chatted to our Content Editor about their upcoming projects, new music and life living in the Big Smoke. The talented quartet were eager to chat about their new material, some of which is currently being recorded at a studio in London, with the plan to release a new single every month of 2018 - talk about a huge project! Read the exclusive chat here...

Read more

Jim Lauderdale:

Jim Lauderdale: "I would describe the album as being a combinations of roots rock, R'n'B, soul and early Beatles."

We spoke to Jim Lauderdale following the announcement of his upcoming UK tour with Brandy Clark, which will be coming to Birmingham Town Hall this October. His latest single, I Love You more, features on his new album London Southern. Throughout his three-decade career, Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass.

Read more

The Scummy Mummies: “We like to try and out-scum each other.”

The Scummy Mummies: “We like to try and out-scum each other.”

The Scummy Mummies return to Birmingham as part of Birmingham's Comedy Festival, at Sutton Coldfield's Town Hall on Saturday 7th October. The hilarious pair spoke to Cornfield Magazine about their long-lasting friendship and ability to juggle their two full-time careers - comedy and motherhood - in an interesting and upfront interview.

Read more

Mabel McVey:

Mabel McVey: "I want to make other young women feel the way my role models made me feel growing up."

Mabel McVey comes to Birmingham's O2 Institute as part of her UK tour, performing tracks from her much-loved EP Bedroom, including the extremely popular Finders Keepers feat. Kojo Funds. A child of the golden-age of r’n’b, Mabel nods to her idols Destiny’s Child and Aaliyah whilst channeling the vocal stylings of musical legends like Minnie Ripperton.

Read more

Impractical Jokers' James 'Murr' Murray:

Impractical Jokers' James 'Murr' Murray: "The overwhelming UK response has been humbling and incredible."

The hilarious Impractical Jokers bring their live tour Where's Larry? to the UK! Cornfield Magazine spoke to James 'Murr' Murray, one of the four funny guys who make up the untouchable comical troop, about life as an Impractical Joker and the honest truth about the difference in American and British humour. We got exclusive insight into Murr's debut novel Awakened, as he revealed the premise of the plot and when the UK can look forward to its much-anticipated release!

Read more

Josh Pugh On His Comedy: “It’s a bit weird, but not too weird. I try and keep a foot in reality…”

Josh Pugh On His Comedy: “It’s a bit weird, but not too weird. I try and keep a foot in reality…”


Comedian Josh Pugh talks to Cornfield Magazine about his upcoming appearance at Birmingham Comedy Festival in a down-to-earth, honest and insightful interview. After winning the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award back in 2015, as well as the title of English Comedian Of The Year, Josh has continued to entertain audiences with his witty and slightly weird material. Earlier this year, Josh took his humour across the globe to tour Australia, and has since debuted his one-man show at the famous Edinburgh Fringe. 

Read more

Brian Reed On S-Town: “People are experiencing the podcast in very unique ways that I could have never imagined.

Brian Reed On S-Town: “People are experiencing the podcast in very unique ways that I could have never imagined."

Brian Reed, co-creator and host of the phenomenal podcast S-Town talked to Cornfield Magazine following his announcement of a UK tour starting this year. Brian revealed his reaction to the podcast’s unprecedented success, the emotional roller-coaster he experienced during its making, and how he plans to move on now that the phenomenal story has reached its close. 

Read more

Abandoman: “I started freestyling and creating my own interpretations - as a way of filling in the blanks for lyrics I couldn’t understand.” 

Abandoman: “I started freestyling and creating my own interpretations - as a way of filling in the blanks for lyrics I couldn’t understand.” 

Fringe Festival favourites Abandoman bring their hilarious show Abandoman: Life + Rhymes on a tour of the UK, introducing audiences to their fictional biopic – of epic proportions. A major audience participation project, the UK tour will headline stages around the country, reterospectively spanning 20 years of an imaginary story. Words by Evie Kissack.

Read more

Jason Byrne: “My brain never stops. I have to constantly entertain it.”

Jason Byrne: “My brain never stops. I have to constantly entertain it.”


Highly acclaimed comedian Jason Byrne talks to Cornfield Magazine’s Content Editor about his upcoming UK tour The Man With Three Brains - featuring an inside look into performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, how to handle cringe-worthy heckles and what life is really like being hilarious, full-time. 

Read more

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

Our Content Editor Evie Kissack caught up with the sensational Daliso Chaponda ahead of his debut UK tour What The African Said, getting an exclusive glimpse into life after Britain’s Got Talent and what to expect from his exciting upcoming projects.

Read more

Margaret Cho: Fresh Off The Bloat Preview & Exclusive Interview

Margaret Cho: Fresh Off The Bloat Preview & Exclusive Interview

Five time Grammy & Emmy nominated US comedian Margaret Cho has much to celebrate as she was recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and is set to launch what is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this November. The incredible comedian answered some of our burning questions about her phenomenal career, pet peeves and new UK tour Fresh off the Bloat! 

Read more

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed returns to the road this year with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show called Spoiler Alert. In the show, Ed explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’ Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out.

Read more

An Interview with Sommore

An Interview with Sommore

This month we had the chance to catch up with one of America’s top comedic female entertainers, Sommore, offers audiences a hilarious yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective. Frank and fearless, praised by critics, respected by her peers and adored by a diverse fan base, she performs her stand-up to sold-out audiences across the US and brings her unique style of comedy for the first time ever to the UK.

Read more

An Interview with Tez Ilyas

An Interview with Tez Ilyas

Here at the Cornfield Magazine we had the chance to catch up with one of British comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Tez Ilyas.

Read more

An Interview with Sam Ostler

An Interview with Sam Ostler

This month we had the chance to catch up with the very talented local singer and songwriter, Sam Ostler ahead of his 2017 UK Tour and new EP release, available from the end of March to the beginning of April. 

Read more

An Interview with Eleanor Conway

An Interview with Eleanor Conway

Our Content Editor, Charlie O’Neill interviews comedian, Eleanor Conway.

Read more

An Interview with Toyah Willcox

An Interview with Toyah Willcox

This month our Content Editor, Charlie O’Neill had the chance to catch up with Toyah Willcox ahead of the ‘80’s Invasion Tour Birmingham’, set to kick off in Birmingham on the 12th March at the Birmingham Town Hall.

Read more

An Interview with Singer & Songwriter Jess Morgan

An Interview with Singer & Songwriter Jess Morgan

This month we had to catch up with Singer and Songwriter Jess Morgan ahead of her UK Tour, set to take place in Birmingham in April.

Read more

An Interview with Martika

An Interview with Martika

Take a look at our latest interview where we had the chance to catch up with Martika, ahead of the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour, which kicks off in March. 

Read more

An Interview with Paul Young ahead of the 80’s Invasion Tour 2017

An Interview with Paul Young ahead of the 80’s Invasion Tour 2017

Take a read of our latest interview with 80’s star Paul Young ahead of the 80s Invasion Tour, by the Cornfield Publishing content editor Charlie O'Neill 

Read more

An Interview with Susan Calman

An Interview with Susan Calman

This month we had the opportunity to interview the fantastic comedian, Susan Calman, ahead of her UK Tour, 'The Calman before the Storm’

Read more

The Man Behind The Map: Carl Lavia – aka Sketch – talks art and the city with Ruth Millington’. Images by Lorna Le Bredonchel

The Man Behind The Map: Carl Lavia – aka Sketch – talks art and the city with Ruth Millington’. Images by Lorna Le Bredonchel

Carl Lavia is a masterful, self-taught artist on a mission: to sketch all 69 cities in the UK. Lavia’s first map stop has been Birmingham, which he has depicted in a large-scale, aerial drawing on show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 

Read more

Sean Lock

Sean Lock

Check out the latest interview with Sean Lock, with his new tour, named ‘Keep it Light’.

Read more

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey

Under the wing of mentor Sharon Osbourne, Sam Bailey quickly became the critic’s favourite to win the X Factor in 2013. Now three years after her triumph, the gold selling artist is preparing to steal the nation’s hearts once again, with an eagerly awaited second tour on the horizon and a new album set for release later this year.

Read more

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett

Former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Andy Bennett talks to the Cornfield Magazine as he hits the road with new solo material.

Read more

Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock

Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock

Former British & W.B.U World Middleweight Champion Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock has opened his premier boxing equipment store ‘RINGSIDE’ on the Boldmere Road in Sutton Coldfield.

Read more

Chasing Deer

Chasing Deer

Chasing Deer Midlands Band Talks London Life & New Music

Read more


 

Get In Touch

Drop us a line

Contact Info

We would love to hear from you and appreciate your feedback. Please get in touch with any queries or questions that you may have regarding the Cornfield Magazine.

Phone: 0121 796 6800

Email: info@cornfieldpublishing.co.uk

Website: www.cornfieldpublishing.co.uk

Address: Wythall Business Centre May Lane, Birmingham, B47 5PD

13+9=