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Live Review: Alex G – Sheffield O2 13.11.15

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London offers the world. After summer shenanigans at South Asian events, Polish and Uzbek festivals I find myself in Shepherd’s Bush waiting for an Armenian band to take to the stage. Ladaniva – led by the disarmingly charming vocalist Jaklin Baghdasaryan. Eurovision 2024 was ignited by this mischievous minx bounding around the Malmo set with …

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Teddy Swims is the moniker for Jaten Dimsdale an American artist based in Atlanta. Swims stands for – “someone who isn’t me sometimes”, which refers to him trying to integrate different aspects of himself. Over the years, he has experimented with many different styles…..theatre, musical theatre, hip hop, soul, heavy metal, country, and funk, but …

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In only her second ever headline show, Tamzene graced the stage at The Lower Third in London. Taken back by the crowd’s rapturous welcome, Tamzene opened her intimate set with What Sundays Are For before moving on to crowd favourite Old Love. It was a soothing experience hearing so many people singing so beautifully in …

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By Phil Wright Tuesday April 19th brought the pocket-size powerhouse, that is Paloma Faith, to the iconic Sheffield City Hall. The 2800 sell-out crowd was in for an amazing masterclass in entertaining and owning the stage. This was a show of two halves with no supporting act for Paloma. She emerged onto the stage performing …

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‘Amelia Coburn’ was an interesting choice to support Saint Saviour on this mini tour, both artists are North East born and bred and have both recently released albums helped by Bill Ryder Jones. Taking the stage to little aplomb a ukulele was all she needed to enrapture those who had turned up early enough to …

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By Henry Groves Heading to the end of her UK tour, Laura Misch had come to Brighton to play a sold-out Komedia Studio. Originally down to play Concorde 2, the new choice of venue was a lot more intimate, and seeing her in such a small venue was something that is unlikely to happen any …

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Thursday 24th November saw me taking a trip up the M1 to the O2 Academy in Leeds for a night of Scouting for Girls. I know that sounds wrong, but not as wrong as the first act to perform! Anni Pohto felt very wrong for the night. She definitely had the audiences’ opinion split, with …

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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 …

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Pop music is a fickle force. For every Amy Winehouse or Adele that has soaked up acclaim and amassed millions of record sales, there’s also a Candie Payne or Gemma Ray – respected and talented artists who probably still worry about the mortgage rate. Welcome, then Bianca James. The Canadian songstress – with English and …

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Words and photos by Francis Fitzgerald For starters, I should say that superstar pop divas are a little outside my comfort zone, but I was invited to review the Ellie Goulding show and was more than pleasantly surprised. If anyone says they don’t know any of her catalogue, they are probably wrong. Nearly every song …

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