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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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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]