CLUTCH @ O2 ACADEMY, BIRMINGHAM 14/12/2022

In the end, it all comes down to this. At the conclusion of the gig tonight Clutch play “The Face” as the last song in...

THE CHAMELEONS / THE MEMBRANES @ O2 INSTITUTE 2, BIRMINGHAM, TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2022

I`m not sure if I’d ever seen The Membranes before tonight, I know I saw journalist, author, and musician John Robb`s other band Goldblade...

ALTER BRIDGE, HALESTORM, MAMMOTH WVH @ RESORTS WORLD ARENA, BIRMINGHAM 11/12/2022

“Mammoth WVH” is the sound of someone finding their own voice and with it, their place in the world.” I wrote those words back...

MAGNUM, THEIA, BILLY WATMAN @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 10/12/2022

Billy Watman, according to his website, is influenced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel & Mike Oldfield. The first two, clearly are finger-picking classical...

The Dregs/Bite Back/The Gakk – The Swinging Arm, Birkenhead 27th November 2022

This is a gem of a place dedicated to live music and the staff were great. It made we wish I had visited sooner,...

PAUL HEATON, BILLY BRAGG @ RESORTS WORLD ARENA, BIRMINGHAM 08/12/2022

Watching the crowd go all kinds of crazy when Paul Heaton played “Happy Hour,” "Perfect Ten" and “You Keep It All In” at the...

THE DEAD DAISIES, THE GRAHAM BONNET BAND, FM @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 07/12/2022

I am firmly convinced there is a parallel universe, one where FM are the arena, mainstream stars they should be. Until we gain access...

DANNY VAUGHN @ ROBIN 2, BILSTON 06/12/2022

The Oxford English Dictionary, defines the word “Troubadour” thus: a poet who writes verse to music. Danny Vaughn has just played “Seven Bells” towards the...

RAGING SPEEDHORN, INME @ ASYLUM, BIRMINGHAM 03/12/2022

Time flies, and its easy to forget just how long InMe have been doing this: “I’m 40 now!” smiles a sweaty Dave McPherson, “this...

RUTS DC, T.V SMITH @ INSTITUTE 2, BIRMINGHAM 02/12/2022

After he’s played “No Time To Be 21” T.V Smith stops and says. “When I wrote that song, you know, we had rising unemployment,...

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR @ TOWN HALL, BIRMINGHAM 30/11/2022

About two-thirds into her set, Joanne Shaw Taylor plays “Watch ‘Em Burn”. She and her stunning band (really, this is the best she’s ever...

FROST*, QUANTUM PIG @ KK’S STEEL MILL, WOLVERHAMPTON 27/11/22

You know you’re at a prog gig when the singer in the support band is wearing a t-shirt with Carl Sagan on. Work into...

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