Author Archives: Matt Tarr

About Matt Tarr

With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.

Barrence Whitfield LIVE @ Borderline, London 17.05.14

Being described as ‘a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke’ is something that most musicians would inevitably fail to live up to; that is, unless you are Barrence Whitfield. On a sweltering…

ALBUM REVIEW: Hollie Cook – ‘Twice’  

Following her critically acclaimed 2011 eponymous debut, Hollie Cook returns with the ethereal and toe-tappingly catchy ‘Twice’, which is due for release on Monday 12th May 2014. Album opener ‘Ari Up’ is a bright and bouncy tribute to the late…

Shakka LIVE @ Barfly, Camden 28.4.14

Following a fantastic year that has seen the Notting Hill alternative R&B singer-songwriter feature on huge tracks with both Wretch 32 and Show N Prove, it was time for Shakka to step into the limelight and make a name for…