Tag Archives: the staves

First Aid Kit + The Staves @ o2 Academy, 7th November 2018

The massive queue of people from the Pagoda island to the venue should have assured me that much has changed in the world of First Aid Kit from when I last saw them live.    Later on, when I start counting backwards I realise that it is more than eight years ago. Back then they […]

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The Staves + Gabriel Rios @ o2 Institute, 1st November 2015

One could be forgiven for assuming that the person, or persons responsible for the beautifully adorned stage that will accommodate tonight’s performers, had extended their talents to the exterior of Birmingham’s Institute, as the entire outer shell finds itself swathed in a mischievous cloak of fog which has descended upon much of the city ahead […]

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The Staves @ The Institute this Sunday

The Staves return to Birmingham this Sunday (1st November) following their previous sell-out show here and the release of their Top 20 second album If I Was. Just one listen to Blood I Bled EP will tell you The Staves have changed since their debut album was released in 2012. Of course, the sisters haven’t abandoned their beautiful, signature close harmonies, but they […]

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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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Michael Kiwanuka + The Staves @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 14th February 2012

For Mr Michael Kiwanuka (pronounced Key-wa-noo-ka if you’re wondering) the future is looking pretty rosy right now. He’s found himself top of the BBC’s Sound Of 2012 list, opened for a lady you may have heard of named Adele and grabbed the much sought after “new artists” slot on Later With… Jools Holland. He’s been […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]


Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]