Tag Archives: Live Music Review

James Blunt + Ward Thomas, 14 February 2020 @ Arena Birmingham

Birmingham offered 5000 people the chance for a special date this Valentine’s Day: James Blunt. The 45 year old singer-songwriter would probably be one of the first artists that comes to mind when you think of the perfect concert on the day of love. He brought his self-deprecating charm to kick off the Once Upon […]

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Easy Life @ O2 Institute , 4th April 2019

As part of their sold-out UK tour, Easy Life found themselves playing a packed O2 Institute 2 on Thursday evening.  Opening the show was ex BBC Introducing host Jacky P who DJ’d, both as the crowd filed in as well as acting as DJ for support act Che Lingo.  Hailing from South West London, rapper/MC […]

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Lenny Kravitz @ Arena Birmingham 20 June, 2018

The venue has been made into a more intimate affair for tonight’s performance by moving the stage far forward which allows Lenny Kravitz to maximise arena sound and stage size whilst maintaining the closeness to the audience; it is this combination that pays off particularly at the end of the show. Needless to say, Lenny’s […]

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Clean Bandit @ o2 Academy, 3 November, 2017

Electronic pop group Clean Bandit has made waves over the past few summers; their engaging up-tempo party songs have filled radio stations and playlists, allowing the dance tunes to become household favourites. Their presence on the festival circuit was well noted, appearing at festivals all over the UK. The question heading in to their Academy […]

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Julie Byrne + Jim Ghedi @ Hare & Hounds, 24th May 2017

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne will be a familiar to those that have a vested interest in the world of folk. For the last couple of years she has made a spattering of appearances at festivals and small shows in the UK, but it is with her latest album release that she appears to have caught the ear […]

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Just Jack + Ed Sheeran @ Academy 2, Birmingham – 11th November 2009

Isn’t it strange how the nights you’re not overly excited about are always the ones that knock you sideways and imprint strong memories that you know will stay with you forever. Well that is exactly what happened at this gig and god I love it when that happens. It was a cold….no wait….absolutely chuffing freezing….night […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]