Tag Archives: Birmingham Symphony Hall

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 some guy called ‘Robbie’ leaving a band called Take That, I started this evening having previously heard just two Hanson singles. One was ‘Penny and Me’, the other I’m sure is easy to guess. The […]

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Newton Faulkner @ The Symphony Hall, 30th March 2017

So, Newton Faulkner is supporting Amy MacDonald at The Symphony Hall. This is indeed a sedate place. The last time I was here I was basking in the aura of the legend that is Jack De Johnette. It’s the kind of place that serves up gigs with luxury printed programmes – from Classical to Jazz […]

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Kenny G @ The Symphony Hall, 28th June 2016

Firstly let’s give the venue a big thumbs up, this place looks amazing, every little bit down to the fine detail, the layout, the décor and even the seating. The layout acoustics were amazing – you would not think this place has trains running underneath Starting the evening we have Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett who was […]

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Brian Wilson @ Symphony Hall, 17th May 2016

Tonight’s sell out show at Symphony Hall is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beach Boys seminal album, Pet Sounds. Even though the album is attributed to the band, it is widely recognised as a solo piece of work by Brian Wilson, demonstrating his auteurship both as a producer and […]

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Will Young + Lemar @ Symphony Hall, 4th November 2015

Tonight’s Venue is the Symphony Hall, probably one my favourite and more intimate of the larger venues. The overall theme? Well, the more cynical of you may think it’s just a night of reality TV singers. Not the case here, the similarities in acts ends there apart from the obvious leaning towards a more soulful […]

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Joe Satriani @ Symphony Hall, 2nd November 2015

It is with considerable shame that I realise, in the pantheon of modern widdle-wizards, that I am not particularly au fait with one of their great elder statesmen: Joe Satriani. For ‘Satch’ has inspired, or taught directly, many modern guitar heroes who have gone on to great commercial and artistic heights, among them Alex Skolnik, fearsome slinger […]

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Diana Krall @ Symphony Hall, 28th September 2015

Tonight sees the much acclaimed and Grammy award winning Diana Krall bring her Wallflower Tour to Birmingham. I must admit that I wouldn’t call myself a big fan but her current album, Wallflower, sees some wonderful interpretations of songs, some would say ‘classics’, and so it was with some anticipation I arrived at the Symphony […]

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King Crimson @ Symphony Hall, 14th September 2015

The last time King Crimson were in Birmingham was at the Town Hall on 28 September 1973.  Since then there have been numerous different line ups and this is their eighth version. This time, King Crimson has three drummers on stage Pat Mastelotto (left, using a DW kit), Bill Rieflin (middle, on a Gretsch kit, […]

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Belle & Sebastian @ Symphony Hall, 10th May 2015

Belle & Sebastian are gentlemen, I mean gentle people; not as in gentle, but as in well mannered.  They give fair warning when they will be on stage, and as such the support, who we know will be on stage at 8pm, do not get a full house.  This is a shame because a lot […]

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Charley Pride For The Symphony Hall in May

Legendary country music artist, Charley Pride returns to the UK in May 2015 for his first UK tour in three years.  He will perform concerts at Manchester Bridgewater Hall (April 29), London indigO2 (May 2), Southend Cliffs Pavilion (May 3), Birmingham Symphony Hall (May 4) and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (May 6). Charley Frank Pride […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]


Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]