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LIVE: The Clashed at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (Tribute band)

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Live: EWAH and the Vision of Paradise, Altar, Hobart 14 March 2019

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Live: Costume

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So the last night of the London Jazz festival and you can imagine what might have been in the unrestricted freedom of pre-COVID times. Tenderlonious and chums playing a selection of earthy, energetic jazz funk from across the 22a catalogue to a jumping crowd rammed into the grand Victoriana of Shoreditch Town Hall. Sadly for …

Even before saxophonist Binker Golding’s streamed show at King’s Place on Saturday night, we knew we were in for something a little bit out – there. The pre-show blurb had cautioned ‘expect the conventional boundaries of jazz to be pushed…’and came with a health warning ‘Please note, the ensemble will not be playing material from …

It’s amazing when you realise that trumpet player and composer Laura Jurd and her Dinosaur buddies, Elliott Galvin (keys), Corrie Dick (drums) and Conor Chaplin (bass) have been making music together for a decade now. Three albums in and one Mercury Prize nomination down, they’ve been through the ‘bright new things’ experience, ruffled attention within …

TWO GIGS in one calendar week in 2020; this is unprecedented. Both live streams, maybe, but that’s just fine by me in a world which looks to have decided its wearing the garb of a bad Hammer or Amicus dystopia for the whole livelong year, and not just for Hallowe’en. Trick rather than treat, indeed.  …

In celebration of the recent government news of a rescue package for the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and importantly music venues we have a look at some of the last gigs before the country went into lockdown. First up photographer Phil Roberts shares images from his last gig at …

The Clash tribute band and quite frankly, the only band that matters – The Clashed, managed to pack out the old Theatre in Stockton just prior to the lockdown that disrupted the venues live music plans. The Clashed have been around almost as long as The Clash themselves. They provide all the angst and riot …

EWAH and the Vision of Paradise were launching their single ‘Play Hard’ (see my review and interview here) in their home town, seemingly on the cusp of the apocalypse, and it was a great performance from a band that is incredibly mature and poised. While undoubtedly the enigmatic EWAH, as the principle songwriter, guitarist and …

The Peacock Theatre in Salamanca – a historic dockside part of inner city Hobart – is quite unique. It is part of a line of old sandstone warehouses facing the docks and the back wall of the stage is the raw rock cliff face that backs the buildings. It is a small and intimate space, …

There was a buzz around this gig and everyone present knew it was going to be a good one. The Likkor men are always raucous, loud and imperfect.  Pure rock n roll. They bring the party. Bajzel hails all the way from Poland and playing his second show in Middlesbrough. Described as a “one man …

Popped down to Basecamp in Middlesbrough on a Tuesday night for after hearing some good things about Jemma Freeman and her band. The night was put on by Art Mouse Promotions who focus on underrepresented and marginalised artists. Support came in the shape of Duck. Sheffield band who have just welcomed a new member in …