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Ian Siegal Band

Jazz Cafe London
With most artists reviewing a live show is pretty simple. You know pretty well exactly what they will play and all you have to concern yourself with is a running order. Ian Siegal is most definitely NOT ‘most artists’. Read more...

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Joey De Francesco Trio

Barezzi Night-Teatro Verdi, Busseto PR
Barezzi Night (BN) a cultural amalgamation of music of high quality, to be played in wonderful settings, theatres of immense symbolic and Read more...


Hat Fitz & Cara

Talking Heads Southampton
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson were back at Southampton’s Talking Heads again on Tuesday and laid down a wonderful set of original Blues and folk to a crowd who start... Read more...


Spandau Ballet

Mediolanum Forum, Milan
Spandau Ballet’s return to the public eye in 2009 after a 20 year hiatus with bitter legal and personal battles, may have brought Read more...

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Country to Country 2015

O2, London
I’m looking straight at a chap who’s chewing tobacco and spitting into his beer cup. Oh, and he’s dressed in camo-covered dungarees and a baseball cap. Read more...


The Janoskians 'Janofest - One Night Only!'

Wembley Arena, London
The Janoskians are made up of the Brooks brothers Beau, Luke, Jai and childhood friends Daniel and James. Read more...



Roundhouse, London
‘Be careful down there’ warns Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones to an enthusiastic pit during the concert, ‘none of us are getting any younger.’ or words to that eff... Read more...


We Are The City

St Pancras Old Church, London
Canadians We Are the City chose to play their debut UK concert in the rarefied surroundings of the St Pancras Old Church in North London. Read more...



Roundhouse, Camden, London
This writer remembers seeing Halestorm ripped apart by Heaven’s Basement some years back. Read more...


Joe Bonamassa

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Joe Bonamassa at Hammersmith last night was simply brilliant. Read more...


Papa Roach

Manchester Academy
Love it or hate it, nu-metal is back. With KoRn almost upstaging Slipknot on their UK tour earlier this year and Limp Bizkit ready to rock Reading & Leeds Festi... Read more...


Ethan Ash

The Water Rats
Promoting his new EP Face To Face, released today, Ethan Ash hit The Water Rats last Saturday. Truth must be told, for those who didn’t know him it was quite a ... Read more...


Let It Be Musical

Garrick Theatre, London
Let In Be returns to London’s Garrick Theatre for a new run after being seen by over 1 million people worldwide. Read more...


The Unthanks

Roundhouse, Camden, London
It’s only the second song into The Unthanks’s set and one wonders how they are going to follow or let alone top it? Read more...


King King, Laurence Jones

The Talking Heads, Southampton
Southampton’s Talking Heads was rammed on Wednesday night for the visit of King King supported by young Laurence Jones and the crowd left buzzing and smiling in... Read more...


Lipstick Jumpsuit

Exeter Cavern
Just by reading the name ‘Lipstick Jumpsuit’, I could tell that the sound of this band was going to be totally fun and full of life. Read more...


Transmission: Kaluki presents Knee Deep in Sound (Hot Since 82, Booka Shade, Deetron, Krysko)

The Albert Hall
The half way point has been passed on the notoriously sold out stretch of Transmission, the first date I’ve attended this season. Read more...

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Royal Blood

Newport Centre
After Royal Blood’s début album hit number 1 in the UK charts they were destined for success and last week they came out fresh from winning the best British gro... Read more...


The Levellers

Union Chapel, Islington, London
Many years after first seeing The Levellers at Glastonbury, I am looking forward to tonight’s screening of ‘A Curious Life’ Read more...


The Subways

La Salumeria Della Musica, Milan
‘Showtime’ as the Americans are wont to say to describe a ‘happening’, is the word that comes to mind to describe tonight’s gig with Read more...



Bristol Thekla
The Blackpool based, grunge-rock band Darlia headed to Bristol last week to perform one of their many sold out gig venues at the Bristol Read more...


Giovanni Allevi

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
Running onto the stage in typically exuberant manner Giovanni Allevi was greeted with rapturous applause from his adoring (generally Italian) public. Read more...


Alabama Shakes

Islington Town Hall Assembly Rooms
On a cold Febrauary Thursday night, Islington shook to the wild sounds of Alabama Shakes “We’re keeping it real” drawls Britney Howard Read more...


All We Are

Aloft, Liverpool
Tonight’s venue is the newly converted Aloft Liverpool hotel recently transformed from its long-standing 19th Century Royal Insurance beginnings. Read more...



The Forum, London
Although it's a rather windy thursday night of this cold February, nothing can warm me up more than a pint of Guiness and one of the most relevant bands of toda... Read more...


Boxed In

Electrowerkz, Islington, London
It was a packed out Electrowerkz that saw Boxed In take to the Islington stage to showcase their self-titled album for the first time to a London crowd. Read more...



Koko, Camden
Friday the 13th can bring either luck or misfortune. When it comes to last Friday, and to the people who gathered at the Koko in Camden Read more...


The Shires

Shepherds Bush Empire, London
The venue is full, the audience is principally here to see Little Big Town so who could blame The Shires for some nerves. Read more...


Miles Graham

Backed by the bit of exposure received from the session he did on BBC Radio 2 with Terry Wogan back in January, last Thursday Miles Graham comfortably sat down ... Read more...


Lionel Richie

Mediolanum Forum, Milan
What better place to be on the eve of Valentine’s day than in a packed Mediolanum Forum in Milan with the ‘Doctor of Love’ himself, Read more...

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