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LIVE REVIEW: The Cheap Thrills, Arts Club, Liverpool, 9/10/2021.

Some people might tell you that the gig to be at in Liverpool on Saturday was Inhaler at The Guild of Students. Those people may well have been correct. But it will have needed to have been one hell of a gig to better The Cheap Thrills self promoted gig at the Arts Club. The […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Sound City Liverpool, 2021.

For most people attending Sound City 2021 their experience would have had a distinct flavour of Scouse. Red Rum Club played a buoyant Saturday headline slot at the Grand Central Hall. Local artists like Courting, SPINN, STONE, and Pixey, were playing highly anticipated festival slots. For me, my taste buds were left with the lingering […]

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PREVIEW: Sound City – Boss Bands! Liverpool Sound City 2021.

If you’re heading to Liverpool for the Sound City Festival you’ve probably already made your ‘Big Picks’ for the weekend, possibly The Snuts at The Arts Club on Friday, or Red Rum Club at Grand Central Hall on Saturday, but if you need a little help with some of your other choices, here are the […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Wendy James Band – Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 17/09/2021.

The basement of Jimmy’s, Liverpool is usually the place where you go to watch exciting new bands on their way up. It’s intimate space is a rather incongruous setting in which to see a true, music icon. I’m here to watch Wendy James and her band perform pieces from her latest album – Queen High […]

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REVIEW: Mugabe, My Dad & Me – York Theatre Royal

Tonderai Munyevu’s one man performance of Mugabe, My Dad & Me premiered at York Theatre Royal this week. Adam Graver was there to experience the show. Robert Mugabe is a figure I have heard much about, but I have never explored the history of the former President of Zimbabwe enough to know anything other than […]

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Arts/Theatre

REVIEW: Educating Rita – York Theatre Royal

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson star in a new, critically-acclaimed production of Willy Russell’s award-winning play Educating Rita at York Theatre Royal from 31 August to 4 September. Celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, Willy Russell’s play Educating Rita was a victim to the lockdown, but finally made its way to York Theatre Royal this week, with […]

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REVIEW: Leeds Festival 2021

It’s been some time since Halfway 2 Nowhere hit the mainstream but this weekend, we were fully immersed in the spectacle that was Leeds Festival. Friday and Sunday were an absolute triumph and whilst we couldn’t attend on Saturday, the early reviews and comments suggest the entire weekend was a resounding success for all in […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The K’s – Jimmy’s, Liverpool – 10/8/2021.

Things are back to some sort of normality. It feels like the world has turned full circle. The last band I should have seen prior to ‘Lockdown One’ was The K’s at Liverpool Arts Club in April, 2020. The gig happened, but I decided against it. So I couldn’t have been happier to have got […]

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Live Review – FestEVOL at Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31/7/2021.

I am sure it was just coincidence that in the same week a major finance company crowned Birkenhead as the ‘Trendiest Town in the UK’, FestEVOL start the first of their triumvirate of local festivals in the town. When you’re hot, you’re hot I guess. And it’s not just the town that has garnered plaudits. […]

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Live Review : The Sway – The Angus Tap and Grind, Liverpool – 30/6/2021.

I hadn’t intended to review The Sway at The Angus Tap and Grind (henceforth called The Angus), but sometimes you have such a great time that you want to share the experience with others. This is one of those occasions. The Angus is a relatively new venue in Liverpool. Situated on Dale Street, on the […]