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* BEST known for her 1979 hit Pilot of the Airwaves, Charlie Dore is one of those talented singer-songwriters who deserve to be better known. Perhaps her problem is that most of her songs have been recorded by other artists – with Sheena Easton, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Paul Carrack, UB40, Jimmy Nail, Joe Brown and even George Harrison getting the credit for her craft.

On Sunday she returns to Oxford for a show in the unlikely surroundings of St Michael’s Church, in Lonsdale Road, Summertown – supported by a dozen singers from Oxford Girls’ Choir, led by Richard Vendome.

The show is part of a series performed by the artist with local choirs, though these will be her youngest collaborators yet, with an average age of 15. Charlie will be joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman. The Oxford Girls’ Choir will open the concert with their own set as well as joining Charlie throughout the show. Doors open at 7.45pm. Tickets are £10/ £12 from charliedoreontour @bigcartel.com

* SHE is known as Britain’s First Lady of Swing – a talented singer with a string of hit albums and popular radio shows. Clare Teal is the country’s leading jazz vocalist who has done more than any singer to keep the sound of American big bands of the 1930s and ’40s alive and kicking.

Tomorrow she plays Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre with a show which pays homage to her musical heroines. Called The Divas and Me, the concert will feature tunes by such greats as Judy Garland, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, as well as a few songs of her own. Tickets are £14.50, £13 (concs) from cornerstone-arts.org

* IT is surely one of the most interesting, collaborations seen for a long time. Electronic music pioneer Alexis Taylor of the band Hot Chip tomorrow teams up with Trinidadian steel pan legend Fimber Bravo for a night of Caribbean-crossover music at East Oxford’s Pegasus theatre.

Their album Con-Fusion fuses slick indie-pop and tropical warmth. Hear it live at Pegasus, Magdalen Road. Doors 8pm. Tickets are £12 (£8 concs) from pegasustheatre.org.uk

Alexis Taylor talks to us about the collaboration. Click here for story...