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Chas and Dave

O2 Indigo, London
Greenwich had more Rabbit than Sainsbury’s when Chas and Dave took to the stage on Friday. Read more...

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New Model Army

The Forum, London
Music News were privileged to be invited down to the Forum Friday night for NMA's annual December-time visit to London. Read more...


The Survival Code

Barfly, London
Following a hiatus from the live scene to concentrate on writing and recording, London Alt-Rock outfit The Survival Code are back Read more...


Chico & the Gypsies

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane stage, bathed in a purple light from the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ set tonight made way Read more...

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Secret Affair

Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London
Cairns on the left sets up Page through the middle and he hits the spot with an icy cool. The crowd goes wild and the Bridge is rocking. Read more...


Elton John

Milan, Mediolanum Forum
Elton John ended the show with the song ‘Circle Of Life’ from the very successful ‘Lion King’ a phrase that perfectly represents the show. Read more...


Rick Astley

The Palais - St Kilda
It's been over two decades since I last saw Rick Astley as a young teenager and I must say, he still has it! Opening with Together Forever at the Palais Theatre... Read more...


The Pretty Reckless

Brixton Academy, London
There really shouldn’t be any doubt after this concert that The Pretty Reckless are a serious bone-fide hard rock band. They are not the most dynamic band you a... Read more...


The Kooks

Cardiff University, Students' Union
It would be 'Naive' of me to say you hadn't heard of the Kooks before, [and] it could be fair to say that, much like me, you had firmly Read more...


The Quireboys

The Glasgow Garage
You know that you are in the company of The Quireboys when frontman Spike jokes that after the gig, folks are required to stay on and drink Read more...


Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus

Edinburgh Blues Club
On Monday eve a fortnight ago, devotees of rootsy blues and Americana were treated to what can only be described as the icing on the cake of a fantastic Read more...


Andrea Bocelli

The O2 Arena, London
Bocelli is a surprisingly understated performer for one so renowned. There remains a subtlety and delicacy that at times gives the O2 arena an intimacy Read more...


Marcus Bonfanti

Upstairs @ The Garage
A cracking night of high intensity Blues and boogie from one of the best around. Read more...


Joanne Shaw Taylor

Shepherds Bush Empire
... the fans were out in force for Joanne Shaw Taylor’s show at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire and they certainly weren’t disappointed as she tore out a brillian... Read more...


La Roux

Limelight, Belfast
An old hippy once said that the last will be first and the first last. It is a maxim that La Roux should have taken to heart by playing Read more...


Darius Rucker

Shepherd's Bush Empire - London
Country-rock star hits the capital on first UK headline tour for years. Read more...


Nightmare Festival

Nightmare Festival, Camden
Set in Camden, scarred by the terrible aftermath of Halloween, this year’s Nightmare Festival had an impressive line-up of artists playing in no less than thirt... Read more...

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S Club 7

Press Conference Video Exclusive
The 'Don't Stop' chart toppers reunited to perform as part of BBC's Children In Need telethon and today announced a full 2015 tour. Read more...


Robert Glasper and Jason Moran

Teatro Manzoni, Milan
It was certainly a novelty for me, that my pre gig drink should be an expresso coffee, but what could be better considering I was to see Robert Glasper Read more...


The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Garage Islington
The Steampunks were out in full regalia and there was a remarkable sense of bonhomie with fake beards and cinched waists all over. Read more...


Damien Rice

London, Palladium
When I was a young girl a fell in love with his voice, the stories he told, they way he would sing about love stories with such pain Read more...


Erlend Oye & The Rainbows

Fabrique, Milano: DNA concerti
I seemed to be one of the few who had decided to check out Erland Oye & The Rainbows, on this warm November night in Milan. Read more...


Legends Showcase - Mark Andrew

The Palms - Crown Casino
I've seen hoards of tribute shows and reviewed a number of them over the past year but l have to say Mark Andrew's Legends Showcase is one of the best. Emulatin... Read more...


The Handsome Family

Islington Assembly Hall, London
The Handsome Family have gone about the business of writing and performing their music for a long time now. Over 20 years or so they’ve done things their way a... Read more...



Camden, London
Nightmarefest, a one-day rock festival spread out in the style of the Camden crawl, certainly was a nightmare for me. Read more...



Press Conference Video Exclusive
With the excitement of 2014’s most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans’ ears nationwide, and almost exactly Read more...


The Color Morale

Underworld, Camden, London
Mondays, Mondays what to do on Mondays? You could do a lot worse than go to a concert? And if you had ventured down to the Underworld the other night Read more...



The Palais - St Kilda
Danish Pop sensation Aqua have returned to Australia with their Greatest Hits Tour. Dominating the airwaves in the late 90's with hits Barbie Girl and Doctor Jo... Read more...


Labrinth, Rixton, Ella Eyre, Gorgon City

Vevo Halloween, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
On the 1st November, we were invited to become one of the ‘infected horde’, instructed to ‘keep moving along’ and informed that there was ‘no escape’. Read more...


The Godfathers

The Lexington, London
There was a celebratory atmosphere at The Lexington on Halloween to herald the return of one of the UKs most underrated bands; The Godfathers. Read more...

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