The weekend of 22nd to 24th of July and the return of the highlight in Sheffield’s music calendar that is Tramlines at Hillsborough Park. The event promised to be spectacular and it did not disappoint, 35,000 people a day attended this year’s sold-out event which saw Sam Fender make his first ever headline appearance at …

Tramlines 2022 the biggest festival event in Sheffield and the highlight of the local music calendar. A local lad myself I was born and raised in Hillsborough and spent a lot of my youth in Hillsborough Park so it holds a special place in my heart. The closest we ever got to this size event …

My first festival press coverage and definitely not my last (hopefully) Download did not disappoint! An absolutely amazing spectacle of some of the best live acts in rock today.  To be honest, to cover the entire festival over three days is pretty much impossible, thankfully other colleagues from the magazine also attended, and I’m sure …

A trip to Sheffield O2 Academy last Friday, I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t seen Kenny perform for a long time, suffice to say that I was not disappointed. Up first was Acantha Lang, hailing from London but originally from stateside New Orleans, Acantha performed a semi-acoustic set of soulful originals. With …

Tuesday night and a trip to the iconic Leadmill for what promised to be a fantastic evening. First up was El Ray hailing from Manchester but very obviously originally from Ireland (can’t fake that accent!), performing a solo acoustic set of his latest tracks. El Ray has a distinctive voice and judging by the crowd …

A trip to the Corporation in Sheffield on Friday to see Twister for the second date of their much anticipated UK tour. I first discovered Twister last year when I attended Winter Rocks Festival, they hugely impressed me, so much so that I sought out their music and have followed the band’s progress over the …

Twister are a four-piece high energy rock band hailing from the North-East of the UK, consisting of: Stevie Stoker- Singer / Guitarist Jake Grimes- Guitar / Vocals Jack Corbett- Drums / Backing Vocals Ryan Lee- Bass Backing Vocals Making huge waves on the rock circuit right now, the band are about to embark on a …

A trip to Sheffield City Hall this week to see 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur. James seems to have done what few former singing competition winners have managed and that is to last the test of time and more importantly remain credible. Based on tonight’s performance I can understand why as he has an …

A Saturday night trip to Sheffield City Hall this week and something a bit different for me. Having tuned in to Sophie’s Instagram Friday ‘Kitchen Disco’ episodes during the pandemic I had become a fan. Her online presence made me smile and in an otherwise bleak period during lockdown, she was a weekly ray of …

Friday night and a trip to a sold out 02 Academy to see Funeral for a Friend. This gig had been rearranged twice due to the pandemic and judging by the huge crowd buzz as I entered the venue, highly anticipated. Sometimes you just have a gut feeling that it’s going to be a night …