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Gregory Porter – One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, album review

One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is the latest release from Gregory Porter, on Decca Records. Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year, it is his first live release and it confirms why he is one of the best vocalists of his generation. His vocals are effortless and the […]

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Gregory Porter @ Symphony Hall, 5th April 2018

To promote his recent “Nat King Cole & Me” album, and continue his world domination, Gregory Porter is touring again, and as usual he plays the majestic Symphony Hall, this time for two sold-out nights. The Nat album was on my list for the top albums of 2017, and his voice suits the songs so […]

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Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole and Me, Album Review

Following a very successful career to date, some may ask why Gregory Porter has chosen to release a covers album, but not of various artists, just of the great Nat “King” Cole. These are certainly large shoes to fill, however, from the first listen it is cleary evident that the shoes are not only filled, […]

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V Festival Day 1 @ Weston Park, 22nd August 2015

Another V Festival has come and gone and what an exciting and liberating time it has been for all festival-goers all around the UK.  V Festival has always been about a wide range of music and people having a good time. Brumlive’s Samantha Harrison and Andy Watson did their level best to give us a […]

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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2015, 10th – 12th July: Public Enemy + Gregory Porter Headlining

Public Enemy, one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time, will be heading to Moseley park on 10th July as the Friday night headliner of this years Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival as replacement for Sugarhill Gang & Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Scorpio who are no longer able to […]

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Gregory Porter @ The Symphony Hall, 11th November 2014

Tonight we are in the presence of greatness, for not only is Gregory Porter a Grammy winner, but one of the smoothest gentlemen in the music industry. Tonight’s show is about music, nothing more. There are no large backdrops, no fancy light displays, just subtle lighting, and the band closely arranged, on the vast stage. […]

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Nick Cave @ Symphony Hall, 17th June 2019

As a man of a certain vintage, I still go to gigs feeling like a youngster. Rarely am I out […]

Foals @ Digbeth Arena, 16 June 2019

For two nights in a row Digbeth Arena was packed with fans ready to witness one of the finest live […]

Taking Back Sunday @ Birmingham O2 Institute, 13 June 2019

With an extensive tour to celebrate twenty years as a band, New York emo-pop band Taking Back Sunday are feeling […]

10 Unmissable Acts at Barn on the Farm 2019

With the ten year anniversary approaching, Barn on the Farm celebrates the momentous occasion with an epic line-up that intertwines […]

Wallows @ O2 Institute, 10 June 2019

American indie post-punk rock band Wallows haven’t been around for long, but their lack of years has not stopped them […]

Villagers & Pat Dam Smyth @ Hare and Hounds, 9 June 2019

Every once in a while you see a performance by a band that makes you re-evaluate their entire back catalogue. […]