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Photo of Hipflask Virgins live at Paradiddles

Gig review: Hipflask Virgins & Ruben Seabright

Hipflask Virgins  & Ruben Seabright live at Paradiddles, Worcester – 18th July 2020 Its been almost four months since Worcester’s music venues were forced to close their doors in the midst of the pandemic and for any music lover, those […]


tomorrow-today free online programme of discussions

Join leading figures from the cultural sector, for a FREE online programme of discussions, taking place from 18th-20th August, from Severn Arts and The Arches Festivals for all outdoor festival and event organisers across Worcestershire. It will be for festivals […]

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Welcome To Stourbridge (You’ll Never Leave) – Album Review

To say this is an uncertain time for musicians is, of course, a huge understatement. While many artists are struggling to maintain their identities, the dreaded “new normal” is already looking unworkable for a large number of planned live performances […]

Cover of Dance Til We Die by Sebastian Album

Dance Til We Die by Sebastian – Album Review

Reviewing opens up my musical listening repertoire and broadens my horizons beyond imagination. Funk is not a genre I’ve really listened to, but, I’m not opposed to anything, afterall, variety is the spice of life so they say. So, step […]

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Love and War by Second Cities – Single Review

My admiration for bands that have continued to produce new music throughout a period of uncertainty and downright difficult times , continues to grow. Second Cities are back at it again with new single “Love and War”. Their previous lockdown […]

EP cover of Chemistry by Sean Jeffery

Chemistry by Sean Jeffery – EP Review

Sean Jeffery is a singer/songwriter from Worcester, who has been writing songs for most of his life. Spurred on after borrowing a friends Yamaha synthesiser in the 1980s , Sean began writing music which eventually led to learning to play […]

Darla Jade - Two of You - Single cover

Darla Jade – Two of You – Single Review

Midlands based electro-pop artist Darla Jade is clearly stating she’s an artist to watch as each release goes by. With just under 30,000 streams on Spotify, Darla’s a force to be reckoned with in the electro-pop world. Generating an exceptional […]

Joe Wheldon playing guitar at a gig

Joe Wheldon – Live Review

Joe Wheldon live at The Fox and Hounds, Bredon – 18th July 2020 There was something quintessentially English about this open-air gig, I couldn’t quite put my finger on, in this rural part of Worcestershire, at The Fox and Hounds, […]

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley – 16 hour online event

With the global festival season thrown into disarray, it has been hard to know where to find a semblance of normality in the last few months. During a deeply difficult and challenging time, a traditional source of escapism, festivals, have […]