Reviews

Peven Everett LIVE @ Oval Space 13.7.13

During a scorching summer’s eve amidst a London heat wave, the Need2Soul July event at Oval Space felt a bit limp and wilted, if only for the sole reason that it was much too hot to be inside a club….

UB40 ‘Getting Over The Storm’ – Album Review

I’m not a UB40 connoisseur by any means, but I think they’re underrated in terms of being a national institution. Or maybe they’re not, you tell me. However if you’ve never heard ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’ and the beautiful b…

Richard Hawley LIVE @ Somerset House. July 14, 2013

Slinging on the first of many guitars, Richard Hawley looked genuinely taken aback by the grandeur of London’s Somerset House and the huge crowd ahead of him. “I can’t believe there’s so many of you. When we started out we…

THE WHIGS ‘Enjoy The Company’ – Album Review

Unlike the political party, American Garage-rock band –The Whigs – do not seem all that revolutionary, but certainly appear to have a rather laissez faire, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and seem to be enjoying a similar wave of success to…

T IN THE PARK – Sunday Review

Earth Wind & Fire open up the main stage today, not a massive crowd for a band of such legendary standing, but to be fair the vast majority were still in their tents nursing hangovers at this hour.  Lead singer Maurice…

The Strypes LIVE @ The Sugarmill

The Sugarmill took feeling like you’re in a sauna to a new level on Wednesday night; there was actually steam coming out of the doors! While the venue was boiling, The Strypes were impeccably cool leading up to their sell out Midlands gig. Telling local bands on Twitter,…

The Charlatans LIVE @ Delemere Forest

Having never been to a gig at Delamere Forest, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I’ve been to the forest before, it being quite close to my hometown of Sandbach, but after an incident with a parking ticket (touchy subject) I hadn’t been back. On a…

T IN THE PARK – Saturday Review

Today I have two members of my own band with me Steve (Drums) & Stewart (Guitar).  These guys have a claim to fame, they are good pals with James Arthur, they played on tours alongside his last band before that…