Tag Archives: Live Music Photography

Editors + British Sea Power @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Saturday 16th November 2013

En route to tonight’s near to sell out show, it suddenly dawned on me that this is as close to a homecoming show as Editors get. Rather selfishly, my feeble brain starts to calculate, with some dread, the length of the inevitable congregation of parasites -me included- scrambling for guest list tickets. Sure enough, it […]

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Listener @ The Flapper, Birmingham – Wednesday 7th August 2013

Something a little bit special happened in The Flapper on Wednesday evening and I imagine the 100 or so lucky people who were there will agree; it’s not often you get to witness such an honest and inspiring performance from a trio of musicians – but Listener provided just that. Unfortunately I only caught the last […]

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Amanda Palmer @ The Institute, Birmingham – Sunday 16th June 2013

It’s nice to find that using Facebook can occasionally leave you feeling a bit smarter, rather than the endless wedding pictures/ Candy Crush invites causing you to feel like your brain is rotting into a mound of pig-slop. Amanda Palmer (or Amanda F***ing Palmer as she is sometimes known) has been a name on the […]

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Rodrigo & Gabriela – HMV Institute, Birmingham – 25th November 2012

If there’s one thing needed on a cold, wet winter’s evening in Birmingham, it’s some duelling acoustic guitars by some incredibly talented Mexican musicians. Luckily, Rodrigo & Gabriela are in town. I first saw Rod & Gab almost a decade ago when they opened for Damien Rice in London and I was blown away by […]

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The Wedding Present – Seamonsters, with Toquiwa @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa – 20th November 2012

What is the secret of making a success out of touring an album that the writer and composer himself admits is not exactly an enjoyable one? Seamonsters by The Wedding Present is one such album. As intense now as they were twenty years ago the ten songs that make up Seamonsters are exacting examinations of […]

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The Bronx @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent – Tuesday 13th November 2012

If straight-up, no-nonsense, immensely enjoyable punk rock sounds like a good way to spend a few hours on a Tuesday evening, then you can’t go far wrong with the boys from The Bronx. Who, by the way, are from California! The band are on UK shores for an all-too-brief tour which misses most of the […]

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Gojira @ Manchester Academy 2 – 7th November 2012

Let’s start this review with a bold statement… In my honest opinion, Gojira are currently the best metal band on the planet. Big words, I know, but each time they release an album, and especially every time I witness their live performances, my belief in that statement only grows stronger. Tonight, in Manchester, the French […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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Kate Nash + Brigette Aphrodite @ The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 17th April 2010

As angry clouds of volcanic ash sweep across the country from our dear friends in Iceland (presumably in part-payment for the £400 gazillion they owe us?), an (at times) equally angry Kate Nash is doing likewise, bringing her all new Riot Grrrrllllllllll act to the Hairy Hounds. I can’t believe it’s been three years since […]

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John Mayer @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 19th January 2010

Being a big John Mayer fan for a long time it was a great pleasure to be able to finally get to one of his gigs. The anticipation had set in earlier in the day and I was “up for it”. Awesome seats, 3rd row middle balcony gave a great view of the stage. I’ve […]

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Moseley Folk Festival Close To Selling Out

The Moseley Folk Festival will be returning to the beautiful setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham on 29th – 31st August […]

The Crimson Star @ The Roadhouse, Birmingham – 20th August 2014

Birmingham has been getting plenty of attention from certain areas of the music press recently. The B-Town movement has seen […]

Reel Big Fish @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 13th August 2014

So the last time I saw ska-pop-punk band Reel Big Fish (affectionately known as RBF), I was about 17. Unfortunately, […]

’68 + In Archives + Tortuga @ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – 8th August 2014

When someone as iconic as Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean, brings a new project to […]

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers + I Am Ampersand @ The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry 23rd July 2014

Somewhere there should be a study of how the members of successful musical partnerships get together. Some may meet at […]

Tame Impala + D.D Dumbo @ The Institute, Birmingham 14th July 2014

Every so often some pundit or other starts a mild controversy in the blogosphere by commenting that a band gets […]