IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Britpops babe isall grown upCERYS MATTHEWS The single Arlington Way is out today. 15PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman TomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday CERYS MATTHEWS hasnt sounded so happy since the height of her fame with Catatonia. Back then, she was the ulti- mate Britpop babe -- a hard-partying, star with a super-sexy voice. When Catatonia imploded in the early Noughties, Matthews hightailed it to Tennessee, got married, had kids and fell in love with folk music. But anyone who believed the feisty singer would be happy playing housewife was wrong. Today, back living in London and fresh from presenting her weekday radio show on BBC 6Music, Matthews is bursting to talk about her busy life. She has a radio and TV production company, a record label on which she is about to release her third solo album, Dont Look Down, and an upcoming tour, not to mention a new man -- business partner Steve Abbott -- and a baby on the way. Im loving living in London again, she says. In Tennessee, I had a house in the hills with no electricity or run- ning water. It was a great escape, but I missed the buzz of a city. Now, I live in west London, but I also have a place in Pembrokeshire where I can run wild on the cliffs at weekends. Everything seems to have fallen into place. Dont Look Down, out next week, is a lush, cinematic-sounding album that treads on Sixties soul, boasts soaring strings and plenty of pop hooks and has Matthews, 40, curling her distinc- tive, throaty vocals around some intriguing lyrics. On Heron, she explores the obsession with celebrity she experienced first- hand when she appeared on Im A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! two years ago, then was hounded by the press for dating co-contestant and ex- EastEnder Marc Bannerman. Talk to anyone who reads celebrity mags and theyll tell you theyre just flicking through to look at the fashion, laughs Matthews. Everyone reads them, but no one wants to admit to it. My view is you have to have a sense of humour about celebrity. Accept that its all nonsense and then its okay to dip your toe in it. LISA VERRICO London lover: Matthews missed the citys buzz FloREnCE + THE MACHinE Florence Welch, right, one of the years most impressive new performers, sings tunes from her appropriately named debut album, lungs. And tomorrow, o2 Shepherds Bush empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Shepherds Bush See Live review on page 34 SliiMY FrAnceS answer to Mika, the Womanizer-covering Yanis Sahraoui, right, was Perez hiltons first signing to his new label Perezcious Music. IcA, The Mall SW1 (020 7930 3647, uk), 7.30pm, 10. Tube: charing cross KASAbiAn The indie-rockers, right, took their name from a member of the Manson family cult who committed brutal murders in the Sixties. how very rocknroll. 14-15 nov, Wembley Arena, empire Way (0870 060 0870, wembley), 7.30pm, 25. Tube: Wembley Park bRiTAinS GoT idioTS The Mock The Week panellist Andy Parsons, left, was one of Spitting Images main writers. hell be filmed for a new DVD at tonights show. lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0870 8900 149), 8pm, 16-21. Tube: Piccadilly circus FAllinG doWn WiTH lAuGHTER GreG DAVIeS, left, Inder Manocha, Sy Thomas, rhys Jones, Bobby Sponge and Alexis Dubus (Mc) attempt to knock out the audience with their collective wit. Belushis Bar, 161 Borough high St Se1, 8.30pm, 7, 5 concs. Tube: Borough iF You PREFER A MildER CoMEdiAn PlEASE ASK FoR onE JerrY SPrInGer: The oPerA co- writer Stewart lee, left, certainly hasnt mellowed with age, but he has introduced a song into his latest stand-up show. 22 nov, richmond Theatre, The Green, richmond (0844 8717 696, theambassadors. com), 7.30pm, 17. Tube: richmond RAT PACK -- livE FRoM lAS vEGAS FrAnK SInATrA, right, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin are celebrated in this feelgood musical. Until 21 nov, Adelphi Theatre, Strand Wc2 (0844 412 4651), Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Thu 3.30pm & Sat 4pm, 12.50- 49.50. Tube: charing cross FiRST lAdY SuiTE ThIS musical, right, takes an imaginary look within the walls of The White house at the lives of historys most famous First ladies. Until 17 oct, Union Theatre, 204 Union St Se1 (020 7261 9876), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, 15. Tube: Southwark nEvER FoRGET The boys are back for good in this musical about a Take That tribute band, right. 20-24 oct, new Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway SW19 (0844 8717646), Tue-Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm, mats Fri 5pm & Sat 2.30pm, 10.50-31.50. Tube: Wimbledon THE End oF THE linE The club becomes a huge blank canvas to paint, draw, scrawl and splash upon, courtesy of the folks at Doodle earth. Mayor Mcca, left, provides the music. notting hill Arts club, 21 notting hill Gate W11 (020 7460 4459), 6pm, 8, 5 before 11pm. Tube: notting hill Gate HiP HoP SoCiETY coMeDIAn and rapper Doc Brown, left, hosts this night of top-notch hip hop with live performances from luc Skyz and Mr Drastick. Underworld, 174 camden high St nW1 (020 7482 1932, theunderworldcamden., 7pm, 5. Tube: camden Town GuAnAbARAS 5TH biRTHdAY GIlleS PeTerSon, left, joins the london School of Samba, DJ limo and DJ D.Vyzor for a hip- shaking celebration of the Brazilian bars half-decade. Slam those caipirinhas. 9 oct, Guanabara, Parker St, corner Drury lane Wc2 (020 7242 8600,, 5pm, 15, 10 adv. Tube: holborn Coming Soon London Lite Monday, 28 September 2009 27 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html