‘They Just Put a Reit Smile On Your Face’. Red Rum Club took Sheffield by storm with a sold-out show at The Leadmill, delivering as expected a high-octane performance. The Liverpool-based band captivated the audience from the first note of the opening song, “Black Cat.” As the infectious energy of the opening song reverberated through …

Friday night and The Leadmill came alive as The Twang, accompanied by stellar support band Chappaqua Wrestling, took to the stage for a night of unforgettable music. The atmosphere was charged with anticipation and the bands did not disappoint. Formed in 2018 by principal members and songwriters Jake Mac and Charlie Woods, Chappaqua Wrestling kicked …

The Holmfirth Picturedrome played host to a Saturday night of classic rock excellence, courtesy of legendary bands FM and Dare. The venue provided an intimate and unique setting that perfectly complemented tonight’s classic rock vibes. The pretty much sold out crowd, a diverse mix of long-time fans and newcomers alike. Dare opened the evening with …

Monday evening and a trip into town for Beverley Knight’s 50th Birthday tour at Sheffield City Hall. Celebrating not only the iconic singer’s milestone birthday but also her incredible career in the music industry. An evening filled with soulful melodies, powerful vocals, and a sense of joy that radiated throughout the venue. Up first supporting …

A crisp October Saturday night with Paul Carrack at Sheffield City Hall and the audience was provided with a musical treat as Carrack and his band performed a show that resonated with fans both old and new. An early performance of “Silent Running,” a quintessential Mike + the Mechanics classic, Carrack’s vocal prowess was apparent …

On Saturday I attended the Rock and Roll Circus Festival in Sheffield. This unique music festival brought together superb live bands blended with circus style performances creating an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages. The Main stage lineup featured much anticipated headliner Self Esteem (AKA Rebecca Lucy Taylor) and her fantastic supporting band. A …

A Brilliant Weekend of Music and Memories   Leeds Festival 2023 proved to be an electrifying and unforgettable weekend with attendees enjoying music, camaraderie, and some epic performances.  The festival, held against the picturesque backdrop of Bramham Park, once again showcased why it remains a staple on the summer circuit. From the stellar lineup to …

Tramlines 2023 is the biggest festival event in Sheffield and the highlight of the local music calendar. I covered the festival last year for Backseat Mafia and it was incredible. So this year I’m back for more! Here are my tips for the weekend- Friday Headlining the Library stage is Sheffield’s own Harri Larkin winner …

This weekend’s Download Festival 20th anniversary welcomed a record breaking 100,000 attendees to Donington Park becoming its most successful year ever. The fastest selling Download in its 20-year history, 2023’s edition showcased world-class rock and metal across four days and six stages.   With an unbelievable line-up, featuring the likes of Halestorm, Skindred, Evanescence, Pendulum, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)’s new project Empire …

A trip to Sheffield City Hall for the sold out ‘James Lasted’ Orchestral Tour. A totally different twist on the music tonight, the band were joined on stage by conductor Joe Duddell with the ORCA22 Orchestra and featuring the Manchester Inspirational Voices choir. Having tried to do a headcount I would estimate there were around …