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Gary Numan @ O2 Institute, 19th October 2019

You’d be hard pressed to find an artist with the kind of career Gary Numan has had since his emergence as a pop icon at the turn of the 1980s. Pioneering electronic-based music before weathering a decline in fortunes and reinventing himself and heading in a more gothic industrial rock direction, Numan returned to the top […]

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Midge Ure @ Birmingham Town Hall, 7 October 2019

1980 turned out to be a pivotal year for pop music in the UK, as the punk scene faded and the focus started to shift more towards synth-led pop. For Midge Ure, it would mark the year that he would find success initially as a member of Visage before becoming the new frontman of Ultravox, […]

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The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, Day 1, 14 September 2019

Birmingham went back in time as the old streets in Digbeth turned into a two-day immersive experience celebrating Steven Knight’s outstanding creation Peaky Blinders. For the uninitiated, the drama tells of gangsters who used to rule these Birmingham streets in the 1920s.   The whole festival recreated the Peaky world perfectly. It was not just the young and old wearing […]

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Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. Currently enjoying their first UK and Europe tour Lime Cordiale is treating fans to an experience with their blend of 70’s style soul, funk, rock and indie. The band comprised of Aussie brothers, Oli and Louis, took over […]

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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Sunday- Kawala

Sunday is always the day of struggle at music festivals. Not only are you tired and smelly, but you have to battle the immense crowds and queues. Luckily exuberant indie pop band Kawala was playing, a bright spot on our Barn on the Farm Sunday setlist. Kawala lit up the afternoon, infusing the warm Sunday […]

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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Saturday- Indoor Pets

Saturday at Barn on the Farm was a nice, cool afternoon full of music. About midway through the day band Indoor Pets took to the Outdoor Stage and delivered a staggeringly brilliant set, a clear favourite of ours for the Barn on the Farm weekend. It was so good that we couldn’t help but make […]

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KISS @ The Arena Birmingham, 9 July 2019

KISS are the champions of the stadium rock show, a title that they refuse to relinquish. Yet the time has come to bring the circus to a close, hence their final End Of The World tour. Prior to the gig, Birmingham is awash with KISS fans, adorned in make-up and merchandise, eagerly awaiting the extravagant […]

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Barn on the Farm Sunday, 7th July, 2019

The final day of the festival awakens with the warm sun, drying out the rain soaked ground. As tired zombie bodies queue up for coffee we saunter around the stages, excited by the big day ahead. Saturday was a monumental day, but we know the Farm has secrets for us today.  Celebrating its 10th year, […]

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Barn on the Farm Saturday, 6th July, 2019

The Barn on the Farm fun continues, heading into the weekend with high expectations and tired by the heat fans wade through the clearing to get to the early stage sets. Around the weary bodies are fresh faces, coming to the farm for the weekend their enthusiasm is contagious. The summer heat of Friday dissipated […]

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Barn on the Farm, Best Set Friday- Plested

An overflowing well of creativity, Plested is an artist with something to say, no matter what or who is saying it. You have no doubt heard of Plested’s work; writing for artists like Little Mox and Kygo his lyrical brilliance is loved by many. But Plested isn’t all man behind the curtain, he is also […]

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Elvana @ o2 Institute, 6th December 2019

For those not aware, Elvana are a Nirvana tribute band, fronted by Elvis, hence Elvana. Tonight, they brought their love […]

MUNA @ O2 Institute 3,4th December 2019

Having found and fallen in love with the band through social media, I have never met anyone in my life […]

Emeli Sandé + Ben Monteith @ Symphony Hall, 2 December 2019

British singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé took over the Symphony Hall on Monday as part of her “Real Life” UK […]

Billy Bragg @ O2 Institute 2, 1 December 2019

There are not many artists I have seen more than four times, Frank Black is one and Billy Bragg is […]

The Darkness @ o2 Academy, 1st December 2019

It’s icy and the roads are full of traffic; Christmas is coming and just to add more sparkle The Darkness […]

Glenn Hughes @ O2 Institute, 29th November 2019

It’s no coincidence that after two and a half years on the road playing the classic-era tracks from his former […]