Year: 2021

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James Harris: Christmas EP – Review

James Harris is based in the Black Country and spends his time writing songs and singing – amongst other creative endeavours. With the time allowed by the pandemic Harris has been creating highly personable songs on a near industrial scale; […]

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From the Jam & The Selecter – Gig Review

From the Jam & The Selecter at Cheltenham Town Hall 10th December 2021 Growing up In the 1970s, a double A-sided single was to be treasured and highly valued. Out of respect to The Selecter, this tour should have been […]

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Synthetic Ecstasy by Elkapath – Single Review

Elkapath are Synthetic Gothic Rock band from Gloucester. Their new single, Synthetic Ecstasy, is heavy goth rock, hugely influenced by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, the Prodigy, Birthday Massacre and Korn (according to their blurb) but you will certainly […]

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Freaky Beaky | Turning recycling into an art form

Every now and again you come across a small independent concern whose philosophy and commitment make a lasting impression. Sarah Leake’s, memorably titled Freaky Beaky is one such creative force. A one family movement who fashion art from redundant artefacts […]

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Peter With Rosie-Christmas Eve – EP Review

The streets are alive with the hustle and bustle of the seasonal fayre, shoppers max out credit cards in a bid to secure that all elusive last minute gift for granny, employees rustle around in the back of wardrobes for […]

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Feature: Power-Up Promotions, Hereford

What is Power-Up Promotions? Power-Up Promotions (Power-Up), established in 2019, is a Herefordshire based music promotions company. Created to address the missing link between young local bands, audience members, and live music supporting venues. Challenges faced by local musicians and […]

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Worcester Mela gets the go ahead

An exciting project has become a reality thanks to a group of volunteers and a successful Arts Council England bid being accepted. The funding of around £15,000 plus a further £8,000 from Worcester City & County Councils and Talk To […]

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Worcester herd complete mammoth relocation

A herd of elephants which welcomed thousands of visitors to Worcester this summer has been rehomed across the county having raised thousands for local hospice care. Thirty large elephants and one baby raised an incredible £368,800 for St Richard’s Hospice […]

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Comedy Review: Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn at Forum Theatre, Malvern – 28th November 2021 Henning Wehn took to the stage in a similar fashion to a former well-known German dictator. From the rear of the theatre through the crowd, to impress upon his audience […]

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Gig Review: Uncover x Surprise Attacks: WMRSASC Fundraiser

Marrs Bar, Worcester 27th November 2021 With Worcester’s much-missed Marrs Bar reopening a couple of months ago after an extended hiatus, the prospect of more gigs was tantalising. When the announcement that local promoters Uncover and Surprise Attacks—each of which […]