Tag Archives: Gig Review

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Dan Caplen @ O2 Academy, 24th April 2017

It’s been quite a year for Rory Graham from Brighton who, as  Rag ‘n Bone Man, is one of the best soul voices to come out of Britain for a generation. Tonight, on his UK tour to promote his debut album ‘Human’, he played the O2 Academy in Birmingham, returning in his own right, rather […]

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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). Supporting on these dates is Black Grape, which given they’ve had no recorded output for twenty years raised an eyebrow out of curiosity alone. However, fear not, all was soon revealed as during a 45-minute […]

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Impericon Festival @ Manchester Academy, 17th April, 2017

  Impericon Festival brings hardcore and rock music to six cities in four countries over a three-week period. For music lovers it is a one-day festival filled with some of the greatest acts in the genre at the moment. For bands it is an exhausting whirlwind grind of shows spaced wildly far apart. While the […]

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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 acts each of whom are great bands in one evening is definitely not something that happens often, however tonight was one of those occasions. Kick started by Any Given Day, a metalcore band from Germany, […]

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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 band perform at a plethora of venues, ranging in size — take last summer’s trip to the diminutive Hare and Hounds pub for the fleeting resurrection of their now legendary club night ‘Krankenhaus’, to the […]

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Frances @ 02 Institute 2, 7th April, 2017

With the recent release of her first full-length album entitled Things I’ve Never Said, Frances has embarked on a massive tour. Part of this tour brought her to Birmingham, where the singer enchanted fans with her hauntingly beautiful songs. The artist, who seems to mix Adele like emotions with Beyonce like power, has taken back […]

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Steve Gunn + The Trail of Thomas Love @ Glee Club, 6th April 2017

The ladies and gentlemen occupying the front-row seating of the compact studio room in Birmingham’s Glee Club, rather abruptly cease with their conversations, as the presence of the evening’s headliner makes a sudden appearance before them. Steve Gunn, unassumingly potters away, setting up his equipment — a minimal arrangement, consisting of two acoustic guitars, a […]

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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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Brooke Bentham Interview and Review

Brooke Bentham is a 21 year old singer/songwriter, originally from South Shields, but now living, studying and plying her own brand of alt-rock in London. She offers heartbreaking vocals and stories of love and relationships way beyond her years. She reminds me a little of Lana Del Rey as she sings songs that sound like […]

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Caro Emerald @ Symphony Hall, 2nd April 2017

caro emerald

Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. She is better known to most music fans as Caro Emerald.  As part of an extensive European tour Caro Emerald played Birmingham Symphony Hall on 2nd April. Adriana Vasile was there to capture the event for Birmingham Live. Since the release of her […]

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Echobelly play o2 Institute and release new album

Echobelly play the 02 Institute in May ahead of the release of their new album Anarchy and Alchemy (26th May). […]

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man + Dan Caplen @ O2 Academy, 24th April 2017

It’s been quite a year for Rory Graham from Brighton who, as  Rag ‘n Bone Man, is one of the […]

Marianas Trench for the o2 Institute in May

Canadian Pop-Punk band Marianas Trench are returning to the UK and back to Birmingham in May, stopping of at Birmingham’s O2 on May 2nd.   […]

Julie Byrne at the Hare and Hounds

The enchanting Julie Byrne pays a visit to Birmingham in late May as part of her UK tour. Her second […]

The Kooks + Clean Cut Kid @ o2 Academy, 22nd April, 2017

Formed in Brighton in 2004, The Kooks rose to fame with the release of their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ […]

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). […]