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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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KT Tunstall @ Town Hall Birmingham, 20 March 2019

Let’s make no mistake, the majority of this evening was a rock concert and not a solo performance by another artist from an endless string of singer/songwriters. Supported by an all-female backing band consisting of drums, guitar, bass and keys, KT ploughed through heavy songs like ‘In This Body’ and ‘Push This Knot Away’, as […]

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London Grammar @ Birmingham Town Hall, 4th April 2017

London Grammar

Tonight is an evening out for those bohemian, arty types, as London Grammar are playing at the fittingly beautiful Town Hall. They have no album release to promote and have simply decided to play three shows, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, which as expected sold-out in next to no time. However there are empty seats in […]

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Graham Nash @ Town Hall, 22nd May 2016

For a self-confessed simple man, Graham Nash has had a long, accomplished and complicated career in the music business.  He has moved and physically relocated when his heart found beauty regardless of whether that would be regarded as a wise decision by his peers.  Releasing himself from The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and […]

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Imagined Isle: Emily Portman & The Coracle Band @ Town Hall, 13th May 2016

With this year seeing the THSH celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, what better way for the jewel of the city to signal its intent for the next quarter of a century, than by orchestrating an exquisite programme of folk music that will see a torrent of talent flood into Birmingham for the wonderfully titled ‘Imagined Isle […]

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Badly Drawn Boy @ Birmingham Town Hall, 25th July 2015

When an artist decides to get back on the treadmill and to reconnect with the audience, and maybe restate why they are important in the first place, it probably makes sense to concentrate on the familiar and to get those people on side. In his usual contrary style Badly Drawn Boy seemed to be risking […]

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Macy Gray + Rothwell @ Birmingham Town Hall, 13th February 2015

It has been a long time since Macy Gray first broke onto the scene with her own brand of pop and soulful funk, and I confess since her debut album my radar has been pointing in the opposite direction.  Still the power and quality of those early songs are more than a pull to bring […]

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John Grant With The Royal Northern Sinfonia @ Birmingham Town Hall, 24th November 2014

Touring with a 29 piece orchestra is no small feat, but this is exactly what John Grant is doing for his latest tour. The venue tonight is Birmingham Town Hall, befitting for this spectacular evening. The show has been sold out for months, but interestingly the front two rows have not been used, maybe because […]

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Kris Kristofferson @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Wednesday 5th December 2012

The Town Hall was sold out, with an almost exclusively older crowd, mostly couples and relatively conservatively dressed. The stage was almost empty (a music stand and two microphones) as the 76 year old Kris Kristofferson walked out to start the show. Singing alone with an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Kristofferson opened with the […]

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Imagined Village @ The Town Hall, Birmingham – 21st May 2012

Often, folk and,world music gigs tend to be more an intimate gathering of a couple,of hundred friends than a formal concert; certainly the mood Imagined Village engendered even with a very creditable Birmingham Monday audience tended more to the cozy than the demonstrative. Seemingly more surefooted with world music and modern folk than with older […]

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The Murder Capital @Castle and Falcon, 12th October 2019

One of the albums of the year has been, in my opinion, ‘When I have fears’, by The Murder Capital. […]

The Divine Comedy + Man and the Echo @ O2 Institute, 11th October 2019

There’s a hint at the kind of show to expect from The Divine Comedy tonight when the stage is decked […]

Alice Cooper @ Resorts World 11th October 2019

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold and damp, approaching Halloween and so it’s apt ‘Ol’ Black eyes’ is […]

Richard Hawley + Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @ o2 Institute, 10th October 2019

It’s been almost two decades since we were first blessed with the crooning voice and electrifying vintage guitar sounds of […]

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 […]

Midge Ure plays the Town Hall on 7th October!

Midge Ure and Band Electronica bring The 1980 Tour to the Town Hall next Monday. This tour celebrates and revisits […]