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Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has frequented the stage at The Sunflower Lounge many a time in various bands and solo arrangements, however, tonight it is just him and drummer, Paul May, bringing his shadowy interpretation of the blues to the […]

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Public Service Broadcasting + Smoke Fairies @ The Library, 6th May 2015

On the eve of a general election, and in the current atmosphere of uncertainty and instability it seemed quite apt to be standing waiting to see a band whose stock in trade is the harking back to what, in nostalgic terms, was a more certain time; one full of big events and Boy’s Own adventures. […]

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Smoke Fairies @ The Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath – 1st June 2014

The crowd’s hushed whispers are silenced as the Smoke Fairies take to the dimly lit stage all dressed in white and begin with Shadow Inversions, from their new album. The duo’s ethereal harmonies and subtle guitar lines flow throughout the venue supported by bass guitar, drums and keyboards which add a heaviness that isn’t necessarily […]

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Smoke Fairies @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham – Wednesday 26th September 2012

As you enter the venue at the Hare and Hounds, it is clear that this is going to be a different gig to the ones that I usually go to. Dry ice is being pumped out, the room is dimly lit and the gathering audience are conversing in hushed whispers. The opening band are Bear’s […]

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Smoke Fairies + Sea of Bees @ The Glee Club, 19th January 2011

Sea of Bees, aka Julie Ann Bee ‘Jules’, opened with a gentle, heart and soul on sleeve confessional set of acoustic songs. At times the autobiographical delved towards intense, vulnerable catharsis. Which was exactly her intention. Unsettling for some, embraced by others, as post-gig salutations made evident. Low voltage vignettes for crystal healers maybe, but […]

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Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart @ Hare and Hounds, 14th February 2020

It’s been over 25 years since I last saw Jah Wobble‘s Invaders Of The Heart play live and I approached […]

James Blunt + Ward Thomas, 14 February 2020 @ Arena Birmingham

Birmingham offered 5000 people the chance for a special date this Valentine’s Day: James Blunt. The 45 year old singer-songwriter […]

Album Review – Nathaniel Rateliff ‘And It’s Still Alright’

‘And It’s Still Alright’ presents Nathaniel Rateliff’s return to his solo career following the release of two LPs as Nathaniel […]

Inhaler @ O2 Academy 2, 13th February 2020.

It’s difficult at this stage in their career for Dublin newcomers Inhaler to be judged away from the umbrella of […]

Steel Panther & Wayward Sons @o2 Academy 8th February 2020

Opening up this evening Wayward Sons a band who isn’t shy of touring with many major rock bands. We last […]

Smoke Fairies @ The Sunflower Lounge, 7th February 2020

The venue fills up early on in the evening in preparation for John J Presley ‘s support slot.  He has […]