Tag Archives: James

James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since the early 80s after signing to the legendary Factory Records label; and their early 90s iconic tracks are still sing-a-long anthems and floor fillers to this day. Over the course of the last 4 decades, […]

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James + Jack Savoretti @ Barclaycard Arena, 20th May 2016

“I get the feeling that the room is divided”. So Tim Booth informed his adoring public after a few tunes and at least one bout of risky crowd-surfing; risky because our shiny-headed protagonist had arrived on stage wearing a kilt. He meant divided between the faithful who were here to listen to the new tunes […]

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James + Echo & The Bunnymen – Thursday 25th April, 2013

When I first heard of this line-up I thought it was a tad odd. Bands from two different eras and two different generations of fans – the mighty Echo and the Bunnymen – once princes of the indie alternative scene of the early and mid 80s. And then, James, the kings of 90s indie dance […]

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James @ Birmingham Academy, 12th December 2010

So tonight it’s time for a bit of boogying with the stalwarts of 90’s indie dance anthems – James. The Academy is packed out with an eager and enthusiastic audience, even though it is incredibly warm. But for the first time, the sound is actually much improved and James, thoroughly enjoying their return, intend to […]

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James Morrison + Vagabond + Karima Francis @ Birmingham Academy UK – 4th April 2009

The evenings proceedings kicked off with Karima Francis – a petite 21 year old from the North West of England with big Bob Dylan like curly hair – very distinguishable. Her sound was an acoustic rock/soul fusion. Karima won over the audience with a great cut back cover of the King of Leon classic ‘Use […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]

Marsicans

Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]