Category: Live

Latitude 2014 – Live Review + Photos


Latitude is much more than simply a music festival; it’s a feast of the arts in which you can indulge yourself whatever your age. There is a seemingly endless supply of magnificent entertainment on show, no matter what you’re hoping to fill your senses with. For me, it was a combination of music and comedy, [...]

Chance The Rapper – Live @ The Forum

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Tuesday 15th July, London Chance The Rapper, aka Chancelor Bennett, concluded his 2014 European tour at The Forum in Kentish Town. He and his four-piece band had sufficient talent to enchant the 2000 strong, sold-out venue. Only the second time Chance The Rapper has blessed London with a solo show, I can honestly say he was extraordinary. [...]

Glassbullet – Live @ O2 Academy Birmingham

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Saturday 19th July, Birmingham Glassbullet, the hard rock four-piece band from the Midlands, take their inspiration from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Black Label Society, using it to create their own unique sound. Since there first EP release back in 2012, they have come on leaps and bounds to this point, their second EP release [...]

In Hindsight – Live @ O2 Academy Birmingham

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Friday 11th July, Birmingham First up on the stage was Keep the Change, representing the Birmingham pop band scene and doing so very well; the three piece band kicked the night off extremely well. These guys were definite crowd-pleasers with the scream of the girls ringing throughout the crowd for their whole set. The highlight [...]

Black Sabbath – Live @ BST Hyde Park


Friday 4th July, London Hyde Park, as a venue for live music, has suffered a bit of an unfair hammering in the music press these past few years. It’s had to juggle relentless anti-concert campaigning from local residents with complaints from music fans of poor sound, early curfews and, more recently, unimaginative lineups and dwindling [...]

Calling Festival 2014 – Live Review

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Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th June, London One of the many things I had on my bucket list was to see Aerosmith play live. Call me a cynic, but (given their age) I had mostly given up on being able to fulfill that wish. However, when the chance came about for me to review a [...]

The Rolling Stones – Live @ Circus Maximus, Rome


Sunday 22nd June, Italy In the breathtaking beauty of Roma’s Circo Massimo, with a sunset that has no equals for colour and warmth, the kings of rock’n’roll The Rolling Stones play this unique Italian date. 70,000 people are in attendance and it’s uncountable the number of who are packed outside the exclusive event just trying to listen [...]

Emily Dankworth – Live @ Icknield Community College


Saturday 18th June, South Oxfordshire Emily Dankworth is the youngest jazz vocalist in her family of established singers and musicians.  She’s the granddaughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, and daughter of Alec Dankworth. Living between Spain, England and America, she’s worked with many well known artists including American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. [...]

Camden Crawl 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June, London Friday Cymbals are the first band I have the pleasure of viewing live at the Camden Town Brewery, their first show of two for the weekend. Live, the bass is heavier and each layer of their music has such clarity that the synths, keyboards, guitars and drums can [...]

John Illsley – Live @ The Jazz Cafe

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Thursday 19th June, London Musician John Illsley became famous as bass guitarist for the iconic blues and rock band Dire Straits. They sold over 120 million albums and extensively toured the world.  He’s also received many Brit, Grammy and Heritage Awards and acquired a reputation as a painter. Streets Of Heaven, his last album, was [...]