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Gary Numan

Gary Numan

I’ve only seen him live once before and again, I was struck by what an energetic performer he is, not at all the aloof persona I expected.

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Sugarhill Gang With Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio's Furious 5

The show that these guys put on is from a different era. They are entertainers. The show is slick, they are pros and they work incredibly hard to get the maximum out of the crowd

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Wooden Shjips

There was such a great atmosphere in the hall, with many completely lost in their own world

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Lets Rock Norwich

In what has fast become an annual fixture on the Norwich musical calendar, it was back to Earlham park for another day of shameless nostalgia.

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Fat White Family

Must be amongst one of the best gigs this year

Reggae Legends

Norwich still has a big appetite for Reggae ......


I have to keep reminding myself that Dave is still just 20 years old, yet the confidence he has on stage is remarkable


I had a lot of fun attending the GZA show. I hung out with some friends, I listened to some loud classic tunes and I got to see an actual member of the Wu-Tang Clan in Norwich.

Stefflon Don, Big Tobz and Russ

Stefflon Don brought the kind of show that I would normally never see, and it was very easy to see why she is so popular. …… I left buzzing after a brilliant night of musical exhilaration, feeling joyous, and having seen something that will live long in my memory.

Sleaford Mods

...the fact that the whole night ended on current single Discourse shows how well received their new material has been.

AJ Tracey

AJ.. was great, his rapping skills are second to none, spitting out bars with machine gun precision.  


It may have been a Sunday night, but the Waterfront was completely sold out with an expectant crowd ready to show the band how much they have meant to us over the years

Stiff Little Fingers

This was my 6th consecutive year seeing the band and I go because I know what I’m going to get – a cracking live band, a great crowd and the chance to bellow along to some much-loved punk classics.

Fredo – LCR

2019 is going to be a big year for Fredo.

Blue Oyster Cult

Beginning with Dr. Music and Before The Kiss, a Redcap it was a strong start, but there were also some pretty major sound issues affecting thing

808 State

Sadly at 10pm it was over, when it felt like we were just starting.

Molly Hatchet

Operation : Mindcrime

The Studio was packed, and as the lights went down I immediately felt myself perk up.

Stick in The Wheel

I have been fortunate enough to have visited the Cambridge Folk Festival on two occasions on behalf of Outline and they were brilliant days of sublime music. Pick of my trip in 2016 were Stick In The Wheel, and I’ve been impatiently waiting for them to visit Norwich ever since.

The Damned

Two things gave this year’s tour an extra edge of anticipation – firstly they are promoting their first new album in 10 years Evil Spirits, and secondly bassist Paul Gray has re-joined the band, having initially spent three successful years with them starting in 1980.

Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers of Temple play Norwich once a year and you can always guarantee I will be in the queue to see them

Bugzy Malone + SL

The Melvins + Jon Spencer

Toots & the Maytals


Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

Ghostface Killah

Public Image Ltd

Let's Rock Festival


Rejjie Snow

Baxter Dury




The Bellrays

The Stranglers

Cannibal Corpse

Henry Rollins' Travel Slideshow

Richard Dawson


Happy Mondays

Wonk Unit

Status Quo


Macka B

Sleaford Mods

Krept & Konan

Declan McKenna

Jane Weaver

Acid Mothers Temple

Loyle Carner

Dizzee Rascal

Living Colour

Chas & Dave

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 - Sunday

DJ Yella and Lil Eazy E

Let's Rock Norwich 2017


Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio's Furious Five


Kansas Smitty's House Band

Brad Mehldau Trio

Big Daddy Kane






The Wytches

New Model Army

Stiff Little Fingers

L.A Guns



Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

The Damned

Teenage Fanclub

The Specials




Norwich Sound & Vision 2016

Gary Numan

Ronnie Scott's All-Stars

Ronnie Scott's All-Stars @ Norwich Playhouse

Exciting, beautiful, ambitious, emotional and ultimately 57 years old.

MDC @ Owl Sanctuary

A well drilled machine

Love Revisited @ Norwich Arts Centre

I wasn’t ever able to get over the fact that Arthur wasn’t there.

Saul Williams @ Norwich Arts Centre

Captivating, educational and entertaining.

St Paul & The Broken Bones @ Waterfront Studio

Truly good for the soul.

Mbongwana Star @ NAC

Didn’t quite match my extremely high expectations

Branford Marsalis @ Norwich Cathedral

A night of sophisticated, tasteful music

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Open

One of those once in a lifetime opportunities

Bad Breeding - Bad Breeding

This self-titled album is everything that has gone before, but better.

Udo Dirkschneider @ Waterfront

Heavy fucking metal made me do it.

Purson - Desire's Magic Theatre


Ulrich Schnauss @ NAC

Clean and crisp with plenty of bass.

Machine Head @ Open

A colossal set in a room full of craziness

Anthrax - For All Kings


Baaba Maal @ the Waterfront

A very special night of live music indeed.

Cancer Bats @ the Waterfront

A good gig, but not a great one

The Charlatans @ UEA

My love for the band has been completely reinvigorated

The Zombies @ Open

The very definition of seasoned pros.

Gentlemans Pistols @ the Waterfront

Left me wanting more

Talib Kweli @ Epic

Hip hop royalty was in the house

Hawklords @ Waterfront Studio

The kind of live show I probably thought I’d never see again.

This Is England '90 Soundtrack


Clutch - Psychic Warfare


Glenn Hughes @ the Waterfront

He has the purest falsetto I have ever heard

Acid Mothers Temple @ The Owl Sanctuary

A mind-blowing trip

Norwich Sound & Vision - full round up

Thank you Norwich Sound & Vision for everything you have done for us


"My clothes were literally being blown by the bass wind"

Winterfylleth @ the Waterfront

My first black metal gig, but unlikely to be my last.

Blackalicious - Imani Vol 1


Barrence Whitfield - Under The Savage Sky


MDC @ The Owl Sanctuary

It’s always a special gig that turns a Sunday night into the best night of the week.

D.R.I @ The Owl Sanctuary

Killer Hurts, Back Down Or Die, Shrapnel and D.R.I go hardcore.

Roy Ayers @ Epic, Norwich

Roy just didn’t play his vibes enough

Wolfgang Flür @ Epic, Norwich

Techno and visuals from ex-Kraftwerk legend

Heaven 17 @ Waterfront, Norwich

Classic 80's songsmiths at the Waterfront

Abdullah Ibrahim

A captivating evening at the Theatre Royal

Django Django @ Waterfront, Norwich

A confident Django Django impress at the Waterfront

Songhoy Blues

Punk from Mali at the Spiegeltent

The Fall

The always controversial Mark E Smith at NAC


UFO play the Waterfront

Pony Up! feat Menace Beach

Mega bands at NAC

Stiff Little Fingers

Classic punks at the Waterfront


Jungle busy earnin' at UEA!

Mungo's Hi Fi

Roots reggae, dub and dancehall at Open

Caravan @ NAC

I had my expectations hugely exceeded

Michael Schenker

A long set mostly filled with songs that I have known since my youngest teenage years

Turbowolf at the Waterfront

Macka B at The Owl Sanctuary

You can’t really argue with someone that only refers to himself in the third person, something I’m hoping to do myself one day.

Ebo Taylor

Yet another brilliant night at the Norwich Arts Centre.

Agnostic Front // Owl Sanctuary

A great band playing in a great new venue.

Machine Head // Waterfront

Hell, yes!

Vain // Waterfront, 06.07.14

Shameless rock 'n' roll the old fashioned way.

Brian Jonestown Massacre & The Vacant Lots // Waterfront, 02.07.14

Brilliant band, excellent show, we were lucky to have them.

Melt Banana & MFOTWU // Norwich Arts Centre // 29.05.14

Two memorable performances at NAC...

Polyphonic Spree // Waterfront // 09.06.14

They had us eating out of their hands from R.I.P. Rik Mayall.

Hugh Masekela & Andy Sheppard // Theatre Royal // 21.5.14

Hugh rocks the Theatre Royal

Clutch // The Waterfront - 02.05.14

Often lazily tagged as a stoner rock band, it’s fair to say in 2014 they are simply a great rock ‘n’ roll band.

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages // Norwich Arts Centre, 01.05.14

'I’m Sad About It' and 'Hangman’s Token' were sensational – ass kicking, hell raising, down ‘n’ dirty stuff.

Horace Andy // Norwich Arts Centre, 18.04.14

Like many of the older reggae artists Horace’s voice sounded absolutely perfect – sweet, delicate and soulful.

Stiff Little Fingers // The Waterfront - 26.03.14

Jake explained featured lyrics written in 1983 after a night on the town with Phil Lynott! Oh to have been a fly on the wall that night…

Michael Schenker // The Waterfront - 21.04.2013

It was a true privilege to witness a living legend in the flesh, especially one who was clearly having such a blast onstage.

UFO // The Waterfront - 28.03.2012

"His playing was tasteful, without ever being flashy, and he has been the main reason for the bands upturn in fortunes over recent years..."