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Live Music – Echo & The Bunnymen at the London Palladium

Echo, Bunnymen, Patience and Grace…. The London Palladium, one of the most famous venues in the country, played host to one of Liverpool’s most famous bands in Echo & The Bunnymen. The band, who are celebrating 40 years in the music business, were in the mood to treat the crowd on a packed Thursday night, and they certainly knew how to do it.  “How we all doing!!”, enquires enigmatic front… Keep Reading

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New Music – Greta Van Fleet ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’

Greta Van Fleet bring classic rock back to life with debut album A blend of powerful vocals, bluesy guitar, driving bass and tight drums results in one truly great debut album It’s not been long since modern rockers, Greta Van Fleet began to make a name for themselves, but their following is already huge, and the release of this debut album shows how well they are doing. The album comes… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Manchester Academy

The doors of Columbia are firmly open The Blinders kick off their debut album tour with an incredible night at Manchester Academy. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, and each time you see them, they get better and better. Their songs have something different in them with each and every gig, and they give their performances everything. But this performance was something else. It was a… Keep Reading

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Suede at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

The Per-Suede-ers…. Even before the ‘Britpop explosion’, Suede were miles ahead of anyone else. Great songs, great songwriters, great band. Fast forward to October 12th 2018, and have they mellowed with age? No. Not even close. A curtain adorns the stage as the silhouettes of the band make their way on, with a special loud cheer reserved for lead singer, Brett Anderson. And the shadows of Suede start us off… Keep Reading

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Glenn Hughes – Leeds Stylus 9th October 2018

Glenn Hughes brings 70’s style and classic Deep Purple to Leeds Leeds university have some very special guests in the building on this mild October night. The legend that is Glenn Hughes has brought his tour to this northern city. Best known for being a part of heavyweight band Deep Purple and a brief stint in Black Sabbath, he also took off on his own solo career. But tonight it’s his Classic… Keep Reading

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The Story So Far and Citizen, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Sunday’s are usually a quiet night for some. But not for fans of The Story So Far, who took to Birmingham’s o2 Institute for an evening of fully fledged pop-punk. The highly anticipated line-up consisted of All Get Out and (much to the delight of fans) Citizen, creating an evening that flowed seamlessly with plenty of energy. Citizen After All Get Out opening the show and setting a high bar,… Keep Reading

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Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – Islington Union Chapel Hall

Two men, two albums, one show…. The idyllic setting of the Union Chapel Hall in Islington played host to two remarkable musicians, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood. And these pair of talents treated a packed house to not one, but two albums worth of material. And here is how it all went down. First album – Black Pudding The moment Duke Garwood arrives on the stage to warm cheers and… Keep Reading

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Manchester Arena

A night of astonishing visuals and beautiful music. Last night, Jeff Lynne and his army of unbelievable musicians took the stage in Manchester to deliver some classic of Lynne’s lengthy career.  After a lengthy, cold wait outside of Manchester Arena, me and one other photographer were lead through a maze of corridors, and into the impressive Arena, and shown where we would be shooting from. It wasn’t long then until… Keep Reading

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Federal Charm, The Bad Flowers & Those Damn Crows, O2 Institute, Birmingham

On the penultimate night of the tour all three bands are rocking Birmingham. The co-headline tour featuring Federal Charm and The Bad Flowers has taken in eleven venues around the country. Opening for both bands is a ‘new to me’ band, Those Damn Crows, fronted by Shane Greenhall who is determined to rock Birmingham, their short set, unfortunately, kicked off with Don’t Give A Damn. Their brand of rock is… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: With Confidence, Mama Roux’s

Proving to their fans that they are a force to be reckoned with, With Confidence hit Birmingham’s very own Mama Roux’s for a fun-filled night straight from the get-go. Coming back to the UK with a set list full of new songs from their most recent album ‘Love and Loathing’, the Australian pop-punk band really put their all in to this tour, bringing along London band Anavae and Canadian quintet… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hacienda Classical Returns To The Stage At Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, returned to where it’s incredible journey started out a little over two years ago for a very special celebratory concert at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall. Going back to where it began, since those early concerts the much acclaimed Hacienda / orchestra hybrid has sold out the best venues across the UK as well as taking… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Boston Manor, Mama Roux

Boston Manor have always been one to wile up a crowd, and their sold-out Birmingham show was no exception. Just two weeks after their second studio album ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ dropped, Boston Manor turned a quiet, Sunday night in to a busy evening with a stacked line-up and a ton of crowd surfers. Alt-Rockers Wallflower kicked off the night perfectly, pulling in the eager crowd with their laid-back personas.… Keep Reading

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ShadowParty Live Birthdays, Stoke Newington

The ShadowParty ain’t over yet… And now it’s part two of our Stoke Newington live reviews, and it’s ShadowParty. A band that Flick Of The Finger has made a firm favourite with our readers. And on Thursday, they were at Birthdays in Stoke Newington, as part of their UK tour. So how was it? Really darn good, as a matter of fact. The core members, consisting of Tom Chapman and… Keep Reading

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Average Sex – Birthdays, Stoke Newington

Average Sex ain’t your average band As part of the ShadowParty show in Stoke Newington (that review will follow this one), London based indie rockers, Average Sex, were picked to get the festivities started. And they most certainly did.  The band, comprising of lead singer, and Gaelic charmer, Laetitia Bocquet, guitarists Sam O’Donovan and Louise Earwaker, bassist Jamie Graeme and drummer Finnigan Kidd, start off their high energy set with Hey… Keep Reading

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“I’ve not had a decent cuppa since I left Tim Peaks at Kendal Calling” UK EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Burgess on The Charlatans Asia/ Australia tour

Flick of the finger we’re lucky enough to catch Tim Burgess and the rest of the band before their Melbourne Show on the 26th of August for a U.K. EXCLUSIVE insight into Aussie tour life, greggs and gravy and most importantly when Tim last had a half decent cup of coffee. How are you feeling being here in Australia apart from jet lagged? Well right now I feel really good… Keep Reading

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The Snug Live: Manchester’s Hidden Gem!!

Unless you have been to Atherton, a small town about 10 miles from Manchester city centre, you may not have heard of The Snug, an independent coffee shop tucked just off the main High Street. After their recent  ‘Snug Live’ event, that soon may be about to change. With a courtyard garden, a mishmash of furniture styles, music-themed pictures (many of which have been painted by customers), an obvious love… Keep Reading

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Reading Festival 2018

There has been a lot of negativity towards this year’s line-up. We really need to stop and ask why? OK. Not so many ‘big’acts as in previous years according to some, maybe? No I think the answer lies in the type of music, its much more varied than it originally was, it was a rock festival back in the day with roots to Londons Marquee Club. Statistics go onto show that… Keep Reading

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Live- Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’

Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’ in Manchester A packed venue combined with Saytr Play was always going to equal fun. Last night, Mancunian 5 piece, Saytr Play took to the stage in the Star and Garter to launch their new single, ‘Fragile’. After support from Gathering Of Strangers and The Covasettes, the fans were warmed up, and ready for what Saytr Play were about to unleash onto them. Aside from ‘Fragile’… Keep Reading

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Iron Maiden, O2 Arena, London

One of the bands that were solely responsible for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy Of The Beast tour to the O2 Arena in London. And good lord, did they rock the joint. The all too familiar speech by Winston Churchill echoed through the arena, before the band got things started with Aces High, with lead singer Bruce Dickinson, underneath a spitfire, running and leaping… Keep Reading

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Saturday At Wickham Festival, Hampshire

The rural village of Wickham, Hampshire made the perfect backdrop for it’s boutique festival of folk and traditional music. It was a scorcher of a day but had the most chill and intimate vibe packed with goers of all ages. You were spoilt for choice in terms of food, from African bunny chow to paella and vegan burgers. It’s tents and gazebos uniquely decorated and stalls offering things from tarot… Keep Reading

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