Gig Reviews

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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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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 […]

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Dead Dad’s at The Old Con Club, Malvern – 4th December 2021

Live and partying at the Old Con Club!  Arriving just as the support act Liberty Artillery concluded (apologies!) the atmosphere at the Old Con Club was charged, the thrill of seeing the band in hometown Malvern, brought an enthusiastic crowd. […]

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Squeeze, Leon Tilbrook & Elvis McGonagall – Gig Review

Squeeze, Leon Tilbrook & Elvis McGonagall in concert at The Sub Rooms, Stroud – 29 November 2021 It was a quintessentially British walk along the Bowbridge canal, in the early evening chill, in the lurking presence of the viaduct that […]

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Gig Review: Red Hot Riot, The Strays & The Font

Red Hot Riot, The Strays & The Font at Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham, 20th November 2021 The night had started on a bum note. Clearly, Regency Cheltenham has become a Godless and lawless town.  Earlier, we had fled the overpriced […]

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Gig review: Declan O’Rourke with Boat to Row

Declan O’Rourke, Glee Club, Birmingham – 4th December 2021 If Declan O’Rourke was a Travelling Circus, then I’m running away and may never return.  I’ve done my best to retain my usual composure and as this is the first A […]

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Live Review

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis live at Symphony Hall, Birmingham Saturday 2nd October 2021 Having never experienced Nick Cave live and attending as a complete neutral in this most beautiful of settings gave me a blank canvas to write this […]

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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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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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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 […]