Tag Archives: Gig reviews

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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Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared that we had annoyingly missed the first support for the evening Yonaka. The fact that tonight’s show had sold out and the queue was in reality half a mile long, is a testament to where […]

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Alien Ant Farm + SOiL @ O2 Institute Birmingham, 12 February 2018

The first thing I’m going to say about this gig is that Soil should most certainly have been joint headliners, and as such I’m going to give them half the column inches of this review. I always turn up for the support band because I’ve come across some fantastic musicians that way (Glen Hansard supporting […]

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Erasure @ 02 Academy, 11th February 2018

On a biting cold night, with a few flurries of snowflakes, the queue to get into the Academy snakes for some distance up the frost covered footpath. Erasure have a long musical history dating back to the mid-eighties and they have built up and kept a loyal fan-base, and with a recent support slot for […]

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Rag N Bone Man @ Town Hall 7 February, 2018

It’s not every day just 600 people get to watch one of the UK’s latest and greatest stars in a special venue, let alone for free. But that’s what happened tonight, step forward Rag N Bone Man, Birmingham Town Hall and the very generous Absolute Radio who hosted the evening to us lucky people. With […]

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While She Sleeps @ o2 Institute 6 February, 2018

Hailing from Harrogate, melodic hardcore band Blood Youth opened proceedings to a growing crowd at the O2 Institute on Tuesday, playing tracks from both of the bands EP’s as well as debut album ‘Beyond Repair’ released last year on Rude Records. Songs such as ‘Failure’, ‘Closure’ and ‘24/7’ see the crowd getting involved early on […]

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The Faceless @ Mama Roux’s 4 February, 2018

Tonight  I visited my very first gig of the year. A cold night in Digbeth, I ventured to Mama Roux’s, a small venue and in typical Digbeth fashion it’s dark and has an ‘underground’ vibe to it. The Faceless formed in 2004 and released their debut ‘Akeldama’ (2006) to solid praise from death metal enthusiasts. […]

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The Damned @ o2 Academy, 1st February 2018

Tonight, I approach The Damned with wary anticipation. I’m not adverse to legacy acts as readers of some of my previous reviews will be aware. Positively some of the best gig nights for me have been had when watching reformed bands from my youth.  The last time I saw them was possibly 15 years ago […]

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Hollywood Undead @ o2 Academy 26 January 2018

Tonight we are at the 02 Academy Birmingham for something rather different, Hollywood Undead. The group from California formed in 2005. Their unique blend of rapping and aggressively shouted lyrics, as well as themes of betrayal and disregarding the views of others have gained them a sizeable following, in addition their ‘party metal’ vibe has […]

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Steel Panther @ 02 Apollo, Manchester 24 January, 2018

It’s a fairly cold night but fortunately dry, so all the fluffed puffy hair with skin tight lycra and makeup can stay intact for the Panthers to see them in all their glory. The queues go  all around the venue, its sold out show tonight and everyone seems pumped to go. First up was Wayward […]

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Marsicans play The Sunflower Lounge 1st March, 2018

Indie pop band Marsicans create vividly coloured tunes that are mirrored by their electricly charged gigs. Typifying their sound with […]

Morrissey plays the Genting Arena 27th February

  Morrissey will play the Genting Arena on 27th February, a day to note in the Birmingham Live diary! He […]

The Blinders @ The Sunflower Lounge,16 February 2018

When you are a lion on stage and things go wrong, it is impossible to turn into a mouse.  By […]

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 […]

Don Broco @ O2 Academy Birmingham 15 February, 2018

  After finally entering the venue with a queue that was almost back into the centre of Birmingham, it appeared […]

Iron & Wine + Half Waif @ Symphony Hall Birmingham, 13 February 2018

On a freezing Tuesday night with a near evacuation due an explosion next door at the Rep Theatre, we waited […]