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Years and Years @ Arena Birmingham, 30th November 2018

The cold, dark night was broken up by glitter and sequins, the queue outside of Birmingham Arena morphing into a rainbow of colours and shine. A mirror of what was to come at the Years and Years show. The British synth-pop rock band has become a mainstay on the radio and charts, wooing fans with […]

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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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Hollywood Vampires @ Genting Arena 16th June, 2018

The Hollywood Vampires, are a ‘supergroup’ formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, with the added celebrity of Johnny Depp, playing “songs about our dead friends”. They’ve released one self-titled album and it’s understood a new release in in the pipeline but they are currently on a world tour and tonight sees their […]

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Fall Out Boy @ Arena Birmingham, 27th March 2018

Due to the early start time of 7 pm, we unfortunately missed the first support act of the evening Max. After appearing in movies such as The Last Keepers and Love & Mercy, Max is currently signed to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s record label DCD2. We were however in our seats by the […]

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The Script + Ella Eyre @ Genting Arena, 15 February 2018

The Script have had a career that many dream about. Five albums, a handful of awards, and four major tours the Irish rock pop band has gifted the world with their music for more than a decade. While some bands may think of slowing down after such illustrious accolades, The Script seems to show no […]

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UB40 @ Genting Arena, 15 December, 2017

UB40 have been playing their smooth yet rootsy blend of music together for over 30 years to critical global success, and it shows. Heralded by the band’s signature pulsating drums and lazy sax, the show opened with ‘Food for Thought’. Although Duncan Campbell is not an exact replica of his brother, the vibrant tones of […]

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A Day to Remember + New Found Glory + Neck Deep + Mooseblood @ Barclaycard Arena, 25th January, 2017

Currently touring the world in support of self released sixth record Bad Vibrations, A Day To Remember bought their Bad Vibes pop punk extravaganza to the Barclaycard Arena. Opening the magnificent bill were emos finest Moose Blood, who stunned the crowd with their alt rock anthems whilst basking them in their signature pink hue. Filling […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Genting Arena, 11th December, 2016

When bands have been together for a long amount of time, there’s often a habit to slip into a safety net of releasing mediocre records and relying on the hits to headline the world’s biggest festivals. Red Hot Chili Peppers however have always arguably strived to release relevant records and never rest on their laurels […]

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Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the […]

Hanson @ Symphony Hall 11 February 2019

As someone who spent the 90’s making create-your-own Beatles scarves out of old curtains whilst my peers were crying over […]

Hoobastank + Buckcherry + Adelitas Way @ o2 Institute 10th February 2019

Tonight is bitterly cold again, no ice needed in our drinks, I’m not really sure what to be expecting from […]

The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for […]

Rival Sons @ o2 Academy, 5th February 2019

Mixing a little California cool with a little Nashville edge, hard rock band Rival Sons is an amalgamation of style […]

Enter Shikari @ o2 Academy, 1 February 2019

What’s the best thing for a band to do between albums and tours? While this may be influenced by their […]