Live Reviews

Review: SWEET – Manchester Academy 2

Sweet

On a cold December evening, I’m hoping that my favourite band from when I was a kid can warm me up. Unfortunately, due to illness, Limehouse Lizzy have had to pull out but Welsh Blues guitarist Troy Redfern keeps us entertained. He’s an excellent exponent of slide guitar and his …

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Massive Wagons – Baz at The Barras

Massive Wagons

As the second-longest year known to man draws to a close, thoughts often turn to some sort of a review of the previous twelve months. But since 2021 was just pipped to the post by 2020 as the winner of “The Shittest Year in Recent Memory” award, and live music …

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Review: Kris Barras Band – “Kris-Mas”

Kris Barras

It was an odd feeling arriving at The Foundry for Kris Barras’ hometown Christmas show. That “C” word was back in the headlines and the “fuck it” attitude I had found last time out at The Darkness in Cardiff had been replaced by a palpable caution. More masks, more distancing, …

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Review: Sweet – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Sweet

With the threat of more restrictions hanging over the live entertainment industry, now is surely the perfect time to catch Sweet in concert? As flashing a vaccine passport at a bouncer gets to be the norm, it’s understandable to ask if things will ever get back to normal again; but …

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Review: Myles Kennedy – O2 Academy, Glasgow

Myles Kennedy

Tonight’s show, and the entire tour for that matter, is all about the triumph of two quiet and unassuming artists. Two artists blessed with such insane amounts of talent that they would be forgiven if they decided to go against their nature and let the adulation get the better of …

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Review: Jack J Hutchinson – Bannermans, Edinburgh

Bad luck meant that live gigs in support of his late-2019 album ‘Who Feeds The Wolf?’ were postponed, but blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Jack J Hutchinson kept busy during the lockdown by working on new material and keeping himself in the public eye through the release of the live album …

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Review: King King – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

After the stop-start-stop-again merry-go-round of the last 18 months or so, it’s a relief that live music is making a welcome return, and musicians can get back out there and perform again. For some time now Glasgow’s King King have been sitting on latest album ‘Maverick’, and the band (recently …

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