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AAA Music | 31 July 2016

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GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV – With The Colorado Symphony

17 June 2016 |

The gentle and intimate Colorado singer songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov uses guitars and mandolins to merge contemporary American indie with folk. He’s spent much of his life traveling and sings stories about places, distances and landscapes. Amongst his influences are … Read More

MIKKO JOENSUU – Amen 1

17 June 2016 |

The delicate and expressive Finnish singer, once with Helsinki band Joensuu 1685, merges his Scandinavian folk style with Armenian and American country music. There’s a biblical, religious and spiritual context to his intimate song-writing which has been compared with Townes … Read More

JENNY GILLESPIE – Cure For Dreaming

2 June 2016 |

The intense and imaginative American singer songwriter Jenny Gillespie experiments by merging elements of jazz, folk, rock, country, and progressive rock.  Reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan and Kate Bush, she produces and performs her own music and was placed in the … Read More

The Joy Formidable – Live @ OPEN Norwich

25 May 2016 |

Wednesday 18th May, Norwich

Last time I saw Welsh trio The Joy Formidable, I thought they were on the verge of something huge and would soon be doing the stadium rock arena thing. How refreshing it is, then, that they … Read More

Magnum – Live @ Norwich Waterfront

25 May 2016 |

Monday 16th May, Norwich

The queue outside the Waterfront in Norwich consisted of mainly 50s/60s aged guys. Obviously, when I last saw Magnum back in the Mid-Eighties the crowd was thirty years younger. Inside the venue it was as if … Read More

AAA Music Approved: Lovelace

23 May 2016 |

Who are you and where are you from?

Rebecca Whitbread (a.k.a. Lovelace). I grew up in Devon but lived in London for the last 12 years, with a few stints in San Francisco. I recently moved to Berlin, so living … Read More

JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

23 May 2016 |

Distinctive musician John Illsley was highly influential as bass guitarist of the classic blues and rock band Dire Straits which sold in excess of 120 million albums and toured internationally. He’s received multiple Brit, Grammy and Heritage Awards and also … Read More

RYAN ADAMS – Heartbreaker

12 May 2016 |

Ryan Adams, the prolific American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, is well known for his extensive solo career and his former work with alternative country band Whiskeytown.

A deluxe reissue of his critically acclaimed 2000 debut solo album Heartbreaker was released … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ KOKO

9 May 2016 |

Thursday 5th May, London

The only traditional thing about Chris Illingworth (pianist), Nick Blacka (bassist) and Rob Turner (drummer) is their piano-trio composition. Manchester’s Jazz piece skillfully blend several genres to create something entirely unique. An addictive cocktail of … Read More

JUDITH OWEN – Somebody’s Child

4 May 2016 |

Colourful jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Judith Owen is a sensitive and keen observer of human nature, exploring universal themes such as love, loss, compassion, bitterness and optimism.  She has a taste for musical diversity and her fine 2014 album Ebb … Read More