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Gang of Youths@ o2 Institute, 9 May 2018

Almost 12 months ago I witnessed the best gig of 2017 when Gang of Youths played the Sunflower Lounge .  That small tour paved the way for the release of their album ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ in August, when some of its songs were played live for the first time by a nervous David Le’aupepe […]

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Bruno Major @ o2 Institute, 4 May 2018

To say Bruno Major has had a stellar year would be a gross understatement. In the past year the mind blowing talented artist has released his debut album, A Song for Every Moon, to great praise and quickly followed the release with an opening slot for crooner Sam Smith. Taking a respite from stadium shows, […]

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Interview – We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists return! The infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass) are back on the road with Megaplex, their hot off the press sixth album of colourful and utterly addictive fun-bomb pop. Set to dazzle the world with ten melodious molten nuggets – a welcome distraction to these bleak times in which we […]

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Skindred + CKY + Danko Jones @ o2 Institute, 29 April 2018

Opening the set was the incredible Danko Jones, the crowd roared with amazement and excitement as he and the band entered. The atmosphere inside was electric, the strobe lighting accompanied by the blood, sweat and passion of the ever-growing crowd. Danko, his guitarist and the drummer were constantly engaging with the energetic crowd, mosh pits […]

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Of Mice & Men + Sylar + Wage War @ O2 Institute, 25 April 2018

Middle of the week, this Wednesday gig has given me something to look forward to, making this long week at work go faster. Always the best gigs are local, and having a quick listen to tonights bands on the way to Birmingham I knew I was in for a night of incredible songs and explosive […]

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Bruno Major plays o2 Institute 4th May

Bruno Major returns to Birmingham to headline the Institute 3 on 4 May. Following a sell-out tour in the US and some huge European arena shows in support of Sam Smith, expect a confident performance from the classically trained guitarist as he delves into his acclaimed ’A Song For Every Moon’ collection, an evolving songbook over a year in the […]

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Walk the Moon @ o2 Institute 7th April, 2018

America based electronic dance pop creators Walk the Moon are known for creating bombastic, energetic music with live shows to match. With a hint of 80s flair, their music is best described as a nonstop party, something noted over their three albums. The liveliness in their sonic power set up big expectations for their live […]

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Tom Walker @ o2 Institute 23 March, 2018

It’s been thirteen and a-bit months since I last watched Tom Walker live, then he was playing at the lovely but very intimate Sunflower Lounge. A lot can happen in thirteen months and this is definitely the case for Tom, the most noteworthy of things being his latest single Leave a Light on, racking up […]

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The Wombats @ o2 Institute, 23 March 2018

The Wombats have come a long way since their 2003 inception. Birthed in Liverpool, the boys joined forces releasing a handful of EPs until the 2006 debut album, which was only released in Japan. Their beginning may have been slow, but the last ten years have proven to be fruitful. Becoming a household name, The […]

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Tom Grennan @ 02 Institute, 17 March 2018

  There is something magical when you see Tom Grennan. We can say this because it is not Birmingham Live’s first experience of Tom. Over the year we have been able to witness this magical quality that bubbles forth from his shows, transported with each show. Maybe this magical moment spurs from his humble personality, […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands – Bands we can’t wait to see

With less than a week to go, ‘Slam Dunkers’ will be prepped to travel to at least one of the […]

The Waterboys @ Warwick Arts Centre, 13th May 2018

Last time I saw The Waterboys at Warwick Arts Centre it was a standing gig, whereas tonight is seated and […]

Scott Hutchison

Deep sadness today at Birmingham Live at the news regarding Scott Hutchison.  As long time fans of his work with […]

Don McLean + Jarrod Dickinson @ Symphony Hall, 10 May 2018

This evening’s performance at the Symphony Hall started with country/blues support act Jarrod Dickinson, with his wife Claire on backing […]

Nickelback @ Genting Arena, 10 May 2018

Canadian rock band Nickelback has had a long tenure creating well-loved music. With more than twenty years in the game, […]

Gang of Youths@ o2 Institute, 9 May 2018

Almost 12 months ago I witnessed the best gig of 2017 when Gang of Youths played the Sunflower Lounge .  […]