Category: Live

Brecon Jazz 2014 – Live Review: Highlights

Brecon Jazz 2014 - Highlights

Thursday 7th August – Sunday 10th August, Wales Friday Michael Wollny Trio Gifted pianist and composer Michael Wollny, from Frankfurt in Germany, is a highly regarded and critically acclaimed artist. He’s influenced by musician Björk, film-maker David Lynch, and painter Charlotte McGowan-Griffin. With an unrestricted and unorthodox approach to jazz, he was named Most Promising [...]

Laura Mvula – Live @ Brecon Jazz 2014

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Saturday 9th August, Wales British soul singer songwriter Laura Mvula, classically trained  at the Birmingham Conservatoire, blends jazz and gospel in a creative and contemporary way. Her debut album Singing To The Moon was released in 2013, the year she won awards for Best Female Act and Best R&B or Soul Artist at the MOBO [...]

Zara McFarlane – Live @ Brecon Jazz 2014

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Friday 8th August, Wales British jazz and soul singer songwriter Zara McFarlane has been inspired by the “many amazing, charismatic black women” in her life. She studied musical theatre at the Brit School and popular music performance at the London College of Music before moving to a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the Guildhall [...]

Camp Bestival 2014 – Live Review + Photos

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Thursday 31st July – Sunday 3rd August, Dorset All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go and I’m speeding down to Camp Bestival! Well, not just me but all the other lovely festival types are too. But this year, we get there super early in the a.m., just to ensure we get a good pitch – [...]

Beacons Festival 2014 – Live Review + Photos

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Friday 8th – Sunday 10th August, Skipton Only in its second year, Beacons Festival - which ran from the 8th to the 10th of August and on a farm in the town of Skipton – has a different vibe compared to other festivals, or the usual idea people have of a festival. With a variety of things [...]

Standon Calling 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August, Hertfordshire Standon Calling is a small-scale family, boutique festival based only a short ride from London, in the beautiful Hertfordshire town of Standon.  It originally started as a private birthday barbeque in 2002 at the 16th century manor house, Standon Lordship. The festival was as eclectic as it comes, with [...]

WOMAD 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, Charlton Park After driving around the dark, deserted country lanes of Wiltshire and eventually finding the right gate, I arrived to the quiet, magical buzz of WOMAD and was hit by the wonderful smell of dew-coated grass and tents making their first appearances of 2014. Colourful flags, extravagant new tents [...]

Sarah Jarosz – Live @ SJE Arts

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Thursday 31st July, Oxford Texan musician and singer songwriter Sarah Jarosz (guitar, banjo and mandolin) is a progressive bluegrass artist who crosses from traditional roots and folk to alternative country. She’s a New England Conservatory Of Music graduate and her third album Build Me Up From Bones was nominated for Best Folk Album at the [...]

Secret Garden Party 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, Cambridgeshire Secret Garden Party has morphed into an odd beast of an independently run boutique festival – no matter what way you look at it, these days it’s a mainstream festival. Since its inception in the early noughties as an alternative to mainstream music festivals – allegedly amounting to [...]

Lindsey Stirling – Live @ One Mayfair

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Wednesday 23rd July, London ‘Dancing violinist’ Lindsey Stirling, composer and musician, plays and performs energetic choreographed dances. She fuses hip-hop, classical and electronic dance music and on YouTube she’s achieved a huge 675 million views. Her second album Shatter Me was released in the UK in June, 2014. At this personal and intimate showcase evening [...]