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Lisa Hannigan with Stargaze – Live In Dublin

Lisa Hannigan with Stargaze – Live In Dublin

Hannigan's typically sparse and ethereal folk compositions into a sonic panorama that is nothing short of alchemic.

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Alexander Carson Album Launch

Tracks like Ghosts and Lovers ably demonstrate what a beautiful album Ellipsism has turned out to be

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Jesse Mac Cormack - Now

Jesse Mac Cormack's album debut arrives as a work of scorching atmosphere, panoramic tumbling melodies and vast lyrical spaces

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Pepperland

The resultant 60 minute show is a kaleidoscopic and psychedelic delight from start to end.

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Shashamané Recommends... Lisa Redford and Galli

The Good, The Bad, and The Queen

Whichever route (musical choices, age, or whatever) brought us here, we were all to experience to one of the most moving and stirring musical evenings that I have attended at the UEA.

Ioanna Gika - Thalassa

Roseate, is undoubtedly the strongest track of the entire album, a powerful mission statement that begins with harp and ethereal vocals and builds to a surging conclusion, complete with pounding drum machine, synth and strings.

Idles

this music contains brilliantly crafted slices of wit and irony set out to debunk male toxicity, xenophobia and anti-matriarchy

Skinny Lister – The Story Is...

All in all, another noteworthy collection

Molly Tuttle – When You're Ready

When You're Ready emerges as one of the most impressive and accessible of debut albums

Nic Norton and The County Band – Last Orders

Norwich's Nic Norton returns with another engaging and original collection

Richard Alston Dance Company

its relentless pace grips and holds right until the very final spin.

Liveline Feb/March 2019

Hajk - Drama

tale of two lovers on the precipice of break-up

Fun Loving' Criminals

Tonight, Huey Morgan is definitely 'the man', and Fun Lovin' Criminals do what they do best – leave their audience hungry for more

Rambert 2

Top marks to the Norwich Playhouse for hosting this debut visit from Rambert 2. The scale of the venue, and the fantastic sound, made this a perfect evening

Romeo and Juliet

Erica Whyman had decided on a contemporary transfer for this 400 year old tale of family feuding, love at first sight, and crossed star destiny, but it is a darker, starker version of the classic.....

Susanna & The Brotherhood of Our Lady Album - Garden of Earthly Delights

A musical interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch's fifteenth century triptych panels sounds like the kind of recorded oddity that emerges from a crate digging session at the local vinyl fair, rather than a contemporary electronic folk-jazz release.

Bayonne - Drastic Measures

Drastic Measures emerges from the new wave of composer-musician-producers...

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

'True musicians do not have a choice', he muses, 'we just have to keep on writing and performing. It is what we do'. Well evidenced at this gig

A Christmas Carol

An imaginative sixty minute show created around Dickens' iconic 1843 work,

Miles Kane

Even before the house lights dimmed the crowd had started up a chant of 'Miles, Miles - Miles Fucking Kane'

Gilmore & Roberts

Their voices fit together perfectly  and are also comfortable taking lead, usually on their own compositions. But when you listen to the lyrics of each song you realise that the inspiration often comes from a very specific source.....

Jessie J

Whether you are a fan of Jessie or not remains a matter of individual taste, but from what I saw and heard tonight the new material deserves a serious listen – her voice is strong and confident, and the songs are a million miles away from the frothy pop of 2011

Soft Machine

When a band that originally formed in 1966 changes its name four times......Yet I really should not be worried

Deacon Blue

The band are currently on a celebratory tour of the UK, and Sunday night at the Theatre Royal was their first visit to Norwich since playing here in 2013.

Curved Air

Curved Air at The Waterfront

Glyndebourne Cinderella comes to Norwich

Pancrazi is wonderful as Prince Charming, and her parallel appearance as a maid and confidante to Cinderella in Pandolfe's household suggests a dimension of gender fluidity, adding yet another layer of duality, metamorphosis and contrast to the production

Tilting Sky

Johnny Marr

I never got to see The Smiths perform live, and Johnny Marr had packed up his guitar and left The Cribs by the time they played Latitude in 2011, so this gig at the Nick Rayns LCR was to be my first up-close encounter with the legendary guitarist

The Velveteers

It started the previous night, when someone suggested that I really ought to check out The Velveteers at Bermuda Bob's Rum Shack. 'They're a bit like The White Stripes', they explained, before adding cryptically, 'But then, they're not'. I'm intrigued, but could actually do with that night in. I file the suggestion under 'poss, but probs not'.

Eivør

I am unsure how the name of Eivør Pálsdóttirremained underneath my radar for quite so long

Glenn Tillbrook

Julia Holter - Aviary

Kagoule - Strange Entertainment

Kramies - Of All the Places Been & Everything the End

Kirsty Merryn + Hanna Haas

Jorja Smith

The Vagaband Orchestra in aid of Sistema

Molotov Jukebox + Huw Eddy & The Carnival

Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics

Exploded View - Obey

Justice - Woman Worldwide

Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim

Ray Davies - Our Country

Anna Calvi - Hunter

Dysney Disfunction

Finn Doherty - The Choice That You Made

David Ford & Beth Rowley

Matt Maltese - Bad Contestant

Falling From Trees - Sleepless Nights EP

Nic Norton and the County Band - Brief Lives

Kerry Devine

1549 - The Story Of Kett's Rebellion

Talvin Singh

Grapevine at the Guildhall

Nerina Pallot

Kele Okereke

Aphra EP Launch

Nerina Pallot

The Audit

Carry On Jaywick

Sarah Darling

Luke Daniels, Phil King and Lucy Grubb

U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited

Grapevine Triple Bill

Open House 4

Grapevine Triple Bill

The Xcerts - Hold On To Your Heart

Late Nights / Early Mornings. An Outline

An Outline of Late Nights / Early Mornings

Meadowlark

Sweet Baboo

Mammal Hands

Edgelarks

PINS

Oh Wonder

Millie Manders and the Shut-Up

Rambert

Sonic Youths Autumn Showcase @ NAC

Four young local acts impress.

Class of 2016 @ NAC

Good luck to you all.

Abigail Blake - Birdcage EP

9/10

Sea + Air @ The Bicycle Shop

Delightful.

The Ramona Flowers - Part Time Spies

6/10

The Tilting Sky Takeover @ the Waterfront

Every one of these bands I could go and enjoy live again

Bat For Lashes - The Bride

9/10

Ketts Rebellion 1549 @ Heigham Park

An enthralling and illuminating spectacle.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ the Waterfront

One Slambovian hell of an evening

Olympians - Reasons To Be Tearful

7/10

Nahko and Medicine For The People - Hoka

7/10

Coasts @ Open

A calculated crescendo

Jess Morgan @ the Maddermarket

One of the country's finest young folk singers.

Selah Sue - Reason

5/10

Frances @ Norwich Arts Centre

A big star in the making.

Kathryn Williams @ the Bicycle Shop

The audience is totally enraptured with each song

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Theatre Royal

An evening of absolute professionalism.

onDeadWaves - onDeadWaves

8/10

C Duncan @ Norwich Arts Centre

The vocal harmonies are gorgeous

The Cut III @ Open

A musical Venn diagram,

Lisa Redford - Another Place and Time EP

8/10

Catnip & Claws @ The Murderers

The weekend has most certainly landed.

The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend

9/10

Eliza and the Bear - Eliza and the Bear

5/10

Joe Gideon @ Jug Jaws @ Bedford's

An underground vibe in ancient vaults.

Emmy the Great @ NAC

I am definitely on board.

Simon Callow @ Norwich Playhouse

An engaging and informative evening

Joe Gideon - Versa Vice

7/10

She Drew The Gun - Memories Of The Future

9/10

The Ramonas @ The Owl Sanctuary

A quasi-religious experience

Dog's Dinner - Stalker Thoughts

8/10

The Birthday Party @ Norwich Playhouse

A perfectly-pitched production

The Magic E's @ the Waterfront Studio

Get to know your local music scene

Matt Corby - Telluric

8/10

Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night

8/10

The Crookes @ the Waterfront

Big up support Misty Miller.

Lucy Rose @ Open

We are, once again, helplessly won over.

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

9/10

Steve Mason – Meet The Humans

8/10

Miss Nightingale @ Norwich Playhouse

Get a bit of sausage when you can

Eliza and the Bear @ the Waterfront Studio

We all by now know that there is neither an Eliza nor a Bear in Eliza And The Bear.

Lindi Ortega @ NAC

This is never going to quite float my boat

Addison's Uncle fundraising night

A triumph.

Field Music - Commontime

8/10

Gaz Coombes @ Open

Gaz Coombes is no stranger to Norfolk

Rope Store @ B2

I really love this band to bits

Stephanie Kirkham - Tiny Spark

3/10

Eska @ NAC

Not bad at all, Eska

Megson @ NAC

Contemporary folk in all its domestic glory

Tuff Love - Resort

8/10

Rob Bravery - Esque

7/10

Ellie Goulding -Delirium

9/10

Martin Courtney - Many Moons

6/10

Eliza Carthy @ Open

The performance is definitely on a grand scale, with so many individual talents on display

Palma Violets @ The Owl Sanctuary

You see? Norwich does know how to have a good time.

Lesley Garrett @ the Maddermarket

A thoroughly entertaining, impressive and thought-provoking evening

NS&V @ Millennium Library

A truly inspirational idea from NS&V and the library management

BN Deluxe - This Machine

5/10

U.S Girls - Half Free

8/10

Oh Wonder - Oh Wonder

9/10

#360kickflip @ Eaton Park Skate Park

BK & Dad, Midnight Zoo & Claws play live

Stacey Kent @The Playhouse

A warm and superbly talented performance

Sean Hughes @ Norwich Playhouse

Let me laugh with you, Sean, not at you or at others.

Deaf School @ the Waterfront Studio

Forty years later, again they leave us wanting more.

Stereophonics - Keep The Village Alive

7/10

Ryley Walker @ Norwich Arts Centre

Compelling to watch, and to hear.

Dave McCabe and the Ramifications - Church of Miami

5/10

DRINKS - Hermits On Holiday

9/10

The Bohicas - The Making Of

7/10

Annie

A banging good family musical with a great cast and unforgettable songs

Kim Churchill - Silence/Win

7/10

Nicholas Godin - Contrepoint

6/10

Augustines @ The Waterfront

"An arena performance but with the intimacy of a private audience"

Wildflowers - On The Inside

5/10

The Wedding Present @ The Waterfront

The Boy Gedge's two bands play Norwich

Dreadzone - Sound

6/10

Jacqui Dankworth @ Maddermarket, Norwich

The second half appears to kick off with a new-found synergy

Gigspanner @ Norwich Arts Centre

Tonight Gigspanner spun the world thrice over.

Danny and the Champions of the World - What Kind Of Love

8/10

Kathryn Wiliams - Hypoxia

A tour-de force

Sundowners - Sundowners

As sure as night follows day we need bands like The Sundowners.

Nadine Shah - Fast Food

A veritable smorgasbord of reflection and projection

Julian Cope

Saint Julian takes to the Waterfront

Barbarossa - Imager

A beautiful and sensitive album that is a lot more uplifting than you might first expect

I Am Kloot - Hold Back The Night

Banging job.

Amber Run - 5 AM

An ambitious album of pretty average songs.

Addison's Uncle

Addison's Uncle play on Norwich Market

This is the Kit

This is the Kit delight NAC once again

Stornoway - Bonxie

This is indie-folk for the Waitrose generation.

Yila and Friends @ NAC

Totally engaging, beautiful and thought-provoking.

Champs - Vamala

Pick yourselves up, Champs, and try again.

Peace @ Epic

A triumph for Peace

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space

Like eating jam roly-poly without the custard.

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis III

A crowning glory.

Gaz Coombes - Matador

Gorgeous, masterful, confessional, and uplifting.

Submotion Orchestra

Spotlights carve across the stage like a lighthouse on a misty night.

Daisy Victoria - Nobody Dies EP

A truly complex talent whose fame is already set to spread beyond our Norfolk borders.