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Rami Malek: Freddie Mercury 'lived every moment as if it was his last'

HOW do you find the human heart beating inside a legend that looms as large as Freddie Mercury? How do you get to grips with the talent, the tragedy, the scandals and the fame? That was the daunting challenge that faced Rami Malek when he took on the role of the Queen frontman for the new film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Subhumans, Takers & Users, Belwood etc – Voodoo, Belfast An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr Dre’s 2001 – The Limelight, Belfast Emily Barker, Lukas Drinkwater – The Sunflower, Belfast Glass Wings, Molly Sterling, Owen Lamont – The Black Box, Belfast Anthony Toner – American Bar, Belfast Connla – Old Courthouse, Antrim Saturday October 20 Saint Sister, Tandem Felix – The Black Box, Belfast Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Emily Barker, Rory Nellis – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Connla – Alley Theatre, Strabane Eilidh Patterson – Ranfurly House, Dungannon Ports, Gerry Norman – Harbour Bar, Ballycastle, 1pm Sunday October 21 Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Marc Almond – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Woes, Hello Casanova, Sleeping Outside – Voodoo, Belfast Saint Sister – The Glassworks, Derry Monday October 22 First Aid Kit, The Staves – Telegraph Building, Belfast Mutual Benefit – The Empire, Belfast Wednesday October 24 Corrosion of Conformity – The Limelight, Belfast Sea Girls, Strange New Places – The Limelight 2, Belfast Thursday October 25 Stick In The Wheel – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Nerina Pallot – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Friday October 26 Jeff Lynne's ELO, Billy Lockett – SSE Arena, Belfast The Dreads – The Menagerie, Belfast Eric Martin – The Empire, Belfast Electric Octopus, Anto & The Echoes, Willoware Jackson etc – The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast Saint Sapphire, Don Maple, Lonely Astronauts etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Unbelievable Lake, The Barbiturates (acoustic) – Bennigans, Derry Sheerbuzz, Charity Shop Vinyl, Happy Out etc – The Nerve Centre, Derry The Bonnevilles – The Atlantic, Portrush Saturday October 27 U2 – SSE Arena, Belfast Hannah Peel – God's Waiting Room, Dockers Club, Belfast Kris Drever – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Harlem Gospel Choir – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Sunday October 28 U2 – SSE Arena, Belfast The Slackers, The Skallions – The Empire, Belfast Tom Grennan – The Limelight 2, Belfast Lisa Hannigan, Kitt Philippa – Guildhall, Derry Kris Drever, John Blek – Portico of Ards, Portaferry Monday October 29 Mac DeMarco, Jackie Cohen – The Limelight, Belfast Joan Armatrading – The Ulster Hall, Belfast .

Saint Sister: The last thing we want is for our music to feel contrived

Lorraine Wylie
EVER since Morgan McIntyre and Gemma Doherty, collectively known as Saint Sister, piqued the interest of the southern press with their EP Madrid, they’ve been working flat out, travelling to gigs all over Ireland and introducing audiences to their unique sound.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today The Slow Readers Club – The Limelight 2, Belfast Alexis Kings, Johnny James – Musicians Against Homelessness, The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast Tony Villiers – EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast Gentry Morris – The Sunflower, Belfast Marc O’Reilly, Orchid Collective – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Malojian – Riverside Theatre, Coleraine Connla – Bangor Castle Saturday October 13 Tom Odell – Telegraph Building, Belfast Tom Robinson and band – Elmwood Hall, Belfast Tiny Moving Parts, Happy Accidents, The Winter Passing – Oh Yeah, Belfast The Fake Flirtations, Great White Lies, Romeo Indigo Romeo etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Neil Foster, Róisín Whyte – Framewerk, Belfast Newt, Fox Colony, Heidi Heist etc – The Glassworks, Derry Connla – Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon Deleyaman, Jules Maxwell – Portico of Ards, Portaferry Sunday October 14 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – The Limelight 2, Belfast John Smith – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Coolio – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Monday October 15 Editors, Talos – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Tuesday October 16 Warwick Johnson – The Limelight 2, Belfast Wednesday October 17 VerseChorusVerse – Chapter & Verse (ChorusVerse) book launch, The MAC, Belfast Superorganism, Chai – The Limelight, Belfast Okilly Dokilly, Molarbear, Crisis – The Empire, Belfast The Sherlocks, Martin Rafferty & The Northern City Lights, The Fugues – McHugh's, Belfast Thursday October 18 Eilidh Patterson – The Black Box, Belfast Friday October 19 Subhumans, Takers & Users, Belwood etc – Voodoo, Belfast An Orchestral Interpretation of Dr Dre's 2001 – The Limelight, Belfast Emily Barker, Lukas Drinkwater – The Sunflower, Belfast Glass Wings, Molly Sterling, Owen Lamont – The Black Box, Belfast Anthony Toner – American Bar, Belfast Connla – Old Courthouse, Antrim Saturday October 20 Saint Sister, Tandem Felix – The Black Box, Belfast Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Emily Barker, Rory Nellis – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Connla – Alley Theatre, Strabane Eilidh Patterson – Ranfurly House, Dungannon Sunday October 21 Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Marc Almond – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Woes, Hello Casanova, Sleeping Outside – Voodoo, Belfast Saint Sister – The Glassworks, Derry .

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