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Do you have a passion for music? We at SLAP Magazine are committed to bring you the latest music news in Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire from new releases, gig reviews, festival news and previews. If you have any releases or events that you’d like us to review or preview you can use our contact from to get in touch.

We cover music news in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire as well as related national music news.

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Gig Preview: Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

The Watson Memorial Hall, Tewkesbury, Tuesday 12 October 2021 Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. At The Watson Memorial Hall. The pair share the stage throughout the performance – adding […]

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And the beat goes on and on in Redditch!

There’s just a few days to go now until a festival celebrating the life of Redditch born, Led Zeppelin drummer, John Henry Bonham gets under way, and organisers are promising a fabulous day of music and entertainment in the town […]

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University of Worcester Freshers Fair 2021

Live music at University of Worcester Freshers Fair Sunday 12th September 2021 With Worcester Music Festival cancelled for the second year running due to logistics of working around covid restrictions, another opportunity arose for one of the events organisers. The […]

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Black Spiders by Elkapath – Single Review

Cards on the table time: I don’t know much about metal. I understand the energy and appreciate the ability of the musicians, but I’m more of a punk rock person myself.  However, this I do know: metal is the sound […]

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Tone Tanner live at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Tone Tanner – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum ‘Museum After Hours’ events27th August 2021, ‘Museum After Hours’ is an evening event that is held mostly once a month during summer to give visitors the opportunity to view our collection out of […]

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The Schizoid Man by Jonny Melodic – Album Review

When anybody creates music they do so for meaning. Maybe they want to put meaning in to that which they create, or maybe they want to feel a meaning grow through their creation organically. Some people create music where the […]

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Lakefest 2021 – weekend review

Lakefest, Eastnor Park12th-15th August 2021 So they say the big stuff happens in “threes”. Three big moments in life that follow in quick succession. Sandwiched between being made redundant and quickly finding a new job, fell Lakefest 2021. A four […]

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The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music: Number Ten

Featuring Members of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’ (Dramatis) return to the live arena! Tenth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a […]

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From the Jam + Nine Below Zero Live Review

From the Jam + Nine Below Zero live at Gloucester Guild Hall11th August 2021 Coming from a small provincial town, a trip to Gloucester City in late 70’s Britain provoked certain feelings and, yes, fears; we were teenagers in the […]