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KISS @ The Arena Birmingham, 9 July 2019

KISS are the champions of the stadium rock show, a title that they refuse to relinquish. Yet the time has come to bring the circus to a close, hence their final End Of The World tour. Prior to the gig, Birmingham is awash with KISS fans, adorned in make-up and merchandise, eagerly awaiting the extravagant […]

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Kasabian @ The NIA, Birmingham – 19th November 2009

There aren’t many superlatives that haven’t been used to describe Kasabian over the past year, especially when it comes to their live performance. In our review of them at their De Montfort Hall gig we described them as “an enormous sound and euphoric uplifting performances combining the pomp of the Stone Roses and Primal Scream […]

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V Festival @ Weston Park Stafford – Sunday 23rd August 2009

Leaning on the barrier at the front row of a Mcfly concert is not somewhere I ever pictured I would be, but there I was and as the trio ventured out to the tones of YMCA it was clear that I was going to enjoy it. For me Mcfly epitomise everything great about festivals. They […]

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V Festival @ Weston Park Stafford – Saturday 22nd August 2009

For me festivals fit into a number of brackets. You’ve got the raucous end of the spectrum with T in the Park – full of inebriated Scots having a ball and puking everywhere, through to the mystical Glastonbury – Hippies, circus acts and all that jazz. Weston Park’s V, sits somewhere in the middle. If […]

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Lenny Kravitz + Anna F @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 27th June 2009

Support for this evening’s show is Anna F, an Austrian singer songwriter who has recently released a single called Time Stands Still. I miss the majority of her set, only catching the last two tracks, one of which is about Jimmy Page, who is her favourite guitarist. A female singer songwriter who loves the Led […]

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Jersey Budd, Wonderlands Album Launch @ Leicester University UK – 11th May 2009

Jersey Budd is fast becoming one of the favourite sons of all at Birmingham Live. Relatively unknown at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before the musical world is, like us, rejoicing in the sound of Leicester’s new found talent. Monday marked the day in which he released his debut album ‘Wonderlands’ and, […]

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A Camp + Leona Naess + Kristopher Astrom @ Birmingham Glee club – 28th April 2009

I like gigs at the Glee Club. It always seems to be an eclectic crowd in there, all of whom are particularly cordial, I’m sure radio 2 would be the preferred stereophonic station if polled and words like ‘twee’ and ‘quaint’ slip seamlessly into conversation. You get the picture. Delightful. And thus it was – […]

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Album Review – Bloodhound “Fragile Skeleton”

Hailing from Hull and raised on Grunge, three-piece Bloodhound cite their influences from a dizzying array of sources: from Alice […]

Album Review – Ida Mae ‘Live in Memphis EP’

Live in Memphis is the follow up to Ida Mae’s debut studio album ‘Chasing Lights’ which has been nominated for […]

INME @ Redrum, Stafford 22nd January, 2020

Following a strong opening set from Between Static & Silence, it fell to Haggard Cat to provide main support ahead […]

New Model Army @ o2 Institute, 10th January 2020

A somewhat delayed gig, due to illness, New Model Army finally played the second city to promote last years ‘From […]

Saving Grace + The Rails @ Town Hall, 22nd December 2019

And so, to the final gig of the year (for me) and come to that matter the final gig of […]

UB40 @ Arena Birmingham, 21st December 2019

All-time favourites and loved worldwide UB40 returned to Birmingham for their Christmas Hometown Show, bringing together people of all ages […]