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Snow Patrol + Kodaline @ Arena Birmingham, 25 January, 2019

It’s been a while since Snow Patrol toured and a sold out Arena beckons them back to Birmingham.  There are two supports tonight, unfortunately I miss the first due to the combination of traffic and Friday, these are the bands that could be the next Snow Patrol and it frustrates me to miss them.  I’m […]

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Kodaline @ 02 Academy 2, 2nd December 2015

On the 2nd December 2015 the wonderful Kodaline headlined a sold out show at the O2 Academy. This is a long way away from home from the 4 boys who are from Ireland. The band had a simple set which is no surprise for the simplistic band. I’m glad it was simplistic because it set […]

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V Festival 22nd and 23rd August 2015

Celebrating 20 years since they first opened their doors V Festival have finalised line-ups and attractions  for Western Park and Hylands Park on the weekend of 22nd and 23d August. Iconic rockers Kasabian  and global platinum-selling artist Calvin Harris and will be the headliners for V Festival’s Virgin Media stage. The local lads from Leicester and […]

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Kodaline @ The Institute, 14th March 2015

The Institute was in full craic effect last night as Kodaline were in town. What one could only describe as the unofficial launch party for the St Patrick’s day parade which was taking place on Sunday; perched on the edge of Digbeth in the Irish Quarter of Birmingham, the Irish quartet with strong affinities to […]

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Kodaline @ The Institute, Birmingham – Friday 8th November 2013

The queue stretched far around the corner from the doors of the HMV Institute half an hour before they opened. A sign of the great anticipation of what was to come, as Dublin’s band of 2013 came into town. This was a crowd of people out to love every minute of what was about to […]

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Interview – Kodaline

After dancing along the periphery of the music industry for some time, Kodaline have finally taken the plunge to growing acclaim, drawing comparisons to Dry The River, Bon Iver and even Coldplay. As they launch into 6 months of touring, I popped along to have a chat with a softly spoken Stephen Garrigan and a […]

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Kodaline @ The Institute, Birmingham – Tuesday 2nd April 2013

When just one person approaches a stage with a guitar, it’s often tricky to avoid the feeling that you have unwittingly stumbled into an open mic night where you will be forced to stand up. The quality of the subsequent performance tends to be the deciding element for the verdict as to whether that is […]

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Hippo Campus @ o2 Institute,18 February 2019

Since I last saw Hippo Campus play in Birmingham (supporting Modest Mouse in 2015), they have not returned to Birmingham, […]

Holy Holy – Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey @ Town Hall, 13 February 2019

When I last reviewed the Holy Holy show in 2015 link here I stated it was the best gig of the […]

Hanson @ Symphony Hall 11 February 2019

As someone who spent the 90’s making create-your-own Beatles scarves out of old curtains whilst my peers were crying over […]

Hoobastank + Buckcherry + Adelitas Way @ o2 Institute 10th February 2019

Tonight is bitterly cold again, no ice needed in our drinks, I’m not really sure what to be expecting from […]

Blue October play o2 Institute 22nd February

It has been a while but Blue October are returning to Birmingham later this month.  The Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are […]

The Murder Capital + The Cosmics + Bad Girlfriend @ Sunflower Lounge, 5th February 2019

The late pick-up on this gig combined with a very busy weekend meant that I was unprepared and unresearched for […]