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Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Support Competition Winners Revealed

Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to reveal the final eight local bands who have been chosen to play their respective home town dates on the first ever Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour. The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX who will appear at the o2 Academy on 5th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio […]

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Graham Nash – Interview – This Path Tonight Album and Tour

Before Graham Nash visits Birmingham on 22 May for his 2016 ‘This Path Tonight’ album tour, I am granted a fifteen minute interview to talk about the path that led him back to the Midlands.  As another ambassador for Salford eloquently put it: “Fifteen minutes with you. Well, I wouldn’t say no.” Brumlive: You’re only […]

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Eliza Shaddad – Interview – 22nd March 2016

Having only just finished a UK tour playing for Tom Speight supporting Turin Brakes, and jumping straight into a tour of her own work, Eliza Shaddad is simultaneously rehearsing with David Austin Grey’s forthcoming performance of ‘Wolves Are People Too’ at the Hippodrome and releasing her second ep ‘Run’.  Alongside this she is preparing new […]

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Interview – Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic are certainly a band on the rise, they completed their first ever headline arena tour in May off the back of their latest release the Great Divide and it seems the only way is up for those wonderful Scottish gentlemen. They were in Birmingham recently courtesy of the Budweiser Live Project which aims […]

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Interview – Brian Travers

In August we previewed the latest in a line of excellent exhibitions at Havill and Travis in Harborne: #POP!; an exhibition of work by the artist and prolific songwriter, composer & lyricist Brian Travers – founder member, brass & string arranger and saxophonist with UB40. John Kennedy describes the opening and his interview with Brian: In […]

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Interview – Dustin Kensrue

Singer/ Songwriter Dustin Kensrue is well known to most people as the lead singer of the beloved Orange County Post-Hardcore stalwarts Thrice. He returned to UK shores earlier this year in support of his third LP, Carry The Fire. Supporting our gig coverage and album review Brumlive’s Francis Sebastjanowicz had a brief chat to him before his gig at […]

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Q&A – American Fangs

American Fangs played the Download Festival on Friday 12th, ahead of the release of their new album Dirty Legs.  Brumlive’s Dave Musson managed a quick Q&A with Gabriel from the band during their hectic schedule. Your set at Download this weekend was incredible – how did you enjoy playing it? It was dope and short lived! We […]

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Interview – Simon Fowler

Merrymouth are currently out on the road touring their albums Simon Fowler’s Merrymouth and Wenlock Hill. We managed to grab a few minutes with front man Simon Fowler to ask about how things are going. BL: Hi, thank you for taking some time out to speak to us. SF: No problem. BL: So, you have […]

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Local Spotlight – Lexis

Local singer/songwriter Lexis came to our attention supporting Lotte Mullan recently at the Hare and Hounds. In advance of her forthcoming gig at the Glee Club on 9th May Brumlive’s Ian Dunn met with Lexis for a chat about her background, her career and what comes next:   Please introduce yourself to our readers I’m Lexis and […]

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Interview – Andy Spillane from Arkks

Local band Arkks play The Flapper on 30th April. Brumlive’s Ian Dunn caught up with Andy Spillane for a quick Q&A. What’s the story of the band? How did you form and what do you count as your biggest achievements so far? Arkks started as a one man project. Just a hand full of guitar […]

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Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th April, 2017

Promoting the 2016 ‘These People’ album Richard Ashcroft called into Birmingham and the cavernous Barclaycard Arena (NIA to the locals). […]

Live at Yorks – Monday Nights at Yorks Bakery Cafe

At Brumlive.com we like to concentrate on local music and local venues. Live at Yorks is a weekly event at […]

Willie J Healey @ o2 Institute, 18th April, 2017

Willie J Healey is a self proclaimed ‘rock n stroll’ artiste from Oxford whose quirky extended rock tunes are both […]

Palace @ o2 Institute, 18th April, 2017

Alternative blues/rock band Palace combines relaxed vibes with deep vocals, the perfect mixture for long drives and summer nights. While […]

Bury Tomorrow + Crossfaith + Black Peaks + Any Given Day @ o2 Institute, 14th April, 2017

We sent Arianna and Chris to find out what the opening night of the Bury Tomorrow tour would offer.   Having four […]

British Sea Power + July Skies @ O2 Academy 2, 13th April 2017

British Sea Power have been very good to Birmingham in recent years. Previous visits to the city have seen the […]