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The Big Birmingham Live review of 2017

We have had another great year at Birmingham Live.  We have been able to cover a wide range of gigs from the intimate to the spectacular.  Our team give a quick run down of their personal highlights for 2017. Alan Neilson – Reviewer  Best gig you’ve covered for Birmingham Live? Well, if it hadn’t have […]

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LANY @ o2 Insitute, 9th December 2017

The Ancient Greek aphorism “knows thyself” has been the seat of conceptual knowledge that has driven humans to contemplative realms for years upon years.  Know thyself, both a command and a goal. By knowing ones true core one can reach into the other dimension of knowledge and euphoria. Knowing thyself brings total nirvana, bliss, a […]

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JP Cooper @ o2 Institute, 8 December, 2017

JP Cooper has had a smashing year; hit singles “September Song” and “Perfect Strangers” were the standout songs of the summer, finding Cooper bouncing between summer festival stages all while mingling through dates on his own tour. With debut album Raised Under Grey Skies JP Cooper solidified his spot as the hottest pop singer songwriter […]

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JAWS + Marsicans @ 02 Institute, 2nd December, 2017

  Our team went to see JAWS hometown gig with Marsicans supporting. The first time I heard Marsicans I was sitting in the back tent at the festival Barn on the Farm. After long days a rest was needed, but I was propelled out of my comfortable seat to listen to this funky high-energy force […]

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Benjamin Clementine @ Town Hall, 1st December, 2017

  Friday night at the Town Hall and Birmingham Live had the opportunity to see Benjamin Clementine.  Benjamin Clementine is a performer that packs a mighty punch.  As an entertainer he demands as much of his audience as he gives; there is a surge of energy and human interaction that cannot be questioned. Benjamin Clementine is […]

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Tom Walker @ Castle and Falcon, 25 November, 2017

In the wood clad backroom of The Castle and Falcon a certain nonchalant yet excited energy stirred. Small and intimate, the room held a crowd of a couple of hundred that were waiting patiently for star on the rise Tom Walker. The artist, marked by his recent addition to BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 list […]

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PVRIS @ o2 Academy, 23rd November, 2017

Alternative electronic American band PVRIS, pronounced ‘Paris,’ took to the O2 Academy playing for their largest crowd to date. Mixing part alternative rock and part atmospheric electronic, PVRIS has crafted a genre splicing sound that is steadily attracting a strong following. With a solid UK tour well underway, the band took to the O2 Academy […]

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Aldous Harding + H Hawkline @ 02 Institute, 22nd November 2017

The beguiling Aldous Harding arrives in Birmingham, greeted with a sell out room, perched at the top of the 02 Institute. As 2017 draws towards its conclusion, thoughts turn towards recognising those artists that have pushed themselves into the consciousness of music lovers the world over. Harding must be in jubilant mood ahead of tonight’s […]

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Rhiannon Giddens + Kaia Kater @ Town Hall, 19th November 2017

Whilst the bustling Frankfurt Christmas Market is in full swing outside, nestled in the sanctity of Birmingham’s prestigious Town Hall are an expectant bunch, ready to revel in some truly world class musicianship and storytelling. Giddens has garnered a multitude of awards and critical recognition for her staunch endeavours in the tradition of folk and […]

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Royal Blood @ Arena Birmingham, 18th November, 2017

With the queues to get in wrapping around the building by 6pm, the popularity of Royal Blood was clear as they were about to headline their biggest gig to date. The show was opened by four piece Black Honey, bringing their indie vibe to the stage with a stomp of the FX pedals and awesome […]

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Seaway @ o2 Institute, 15 January 2018

Following the release of their third studio record ‘Vacation’ last year, pop punkers Seaway brought some sunshine to Birmingham on […]

Paramore + mewithoutYou @ Genting Arena, 14 January, 2018

The notion that just two weeks into the new year will see the optimism that greeted 2018 dissipate as the […]

The Big Birmingham Live review of 2017

We have had another great year at Birmingham Live.  We have been able to cover a wide range of gigs […]

The Prodigy @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton 19th December 2017

So to the final gig (for me) of 2017 and there couldn’t be a better way to sign off than […]

HIM @ Rock City, Nottingham 15 December, 2017

Arriving at Rock City tonight I noticed an already growing crowd present for the opener Biters. Formed in 2009 , […]

UB40 @ Genting Arena, 15 December, 2017

UB40 have been playing their smooth yet rootsy blend of music together for over 30 years to critical global success, […]