The appeal of John Otway remains largely inexplicable. He performs the same songs, interspersed with the same patter, and does so with a self-deprecating acknowledgement epitomised by one of the last songs of the night - I Don't Know What I'm Doing, but I Shouldn't Be Doing This. Yet there's something so unremittingly joyous in the chaos and cacophony of an Otway gig, that once you join the cult, it's nigh on impossible to let go. He may not be the Messiah, but he is a very silly boy.Read full Article
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Sundara Karma are truly one of those must-see bands who simply will not fail to set alight everyone’s indie rock flames.
Skinny Lister had an absolute ball delivering a set that is high on energy and audience participation. They are greeted like returning heroes. Almost all of the audience mouth along word perfectly to all of the songs, even those from one month old, new album Shanty Punk
Tribute bands are often hit or miss but it’s safe to say that when the UK Foo Fighters played Norwich’s LCR on Saturday night, it really did feel as though Dave Grohl himself and the Foos were right before our eyes.
The Mary Wallopers have it all. You simply could not ask for better craic on a Sunday night in Norwich.
The levels of energy and enthusiasm (both on and off stage) prove that The Pigeon Detectives are still up for a grand night out. Whatever night it is.
The peak of the night came with the cataclysmic “Dover Beach” that had the entire room bouncing to it’s rocketing chorus,
The enormity and significance of this concert suddenly sank home, and I felt guilty for simply being free to come along and listen to this great classical music.
Tom's crisp vocals and skillful guitar playing, Danny's charismatic performance, Dougie's bass grooves, and Harry's drumming expertise were a testament to their musical prowess.
She’s soulful, mystical, mysterious and wacky with a real aura (a quite magical stage presence)
This house is on fire and yes Thursday is indeed the new Friday
Kezia Gill's first journey back to Norwich since supporting The Shires at Epic Studios two years ago
The band seem very happy and confident on stage, relaxed in knowing they are producing the goods. I hope they return to their home from home soon.
Long live The Xcerts, here’s to another 14 years and hopefully bigger things to come.
This was an evening to let the music do the talking
Sheer, whole-hearted, fun is the best way to sum up Lovejoy. They’ve harboured a beautiful sense of community and long may it continue.
A magnificent tribute to one of England's finest modern contemporary rock composers.
Thank you Deepdale – you did it again. This is still my favourite festival of the year, and judging by the number of returning acts and audience members, everybody else's, too.
All in all, another great evening at the Arts Centre.
This was a mesmerising performance by a completely singular artist
An evening of clean, wholesome, melodic pop this most certainly wasn’t. It was however good deathly fun.
The Let's Rock festival is unashamedly a retro festival - often a curate's egg of one hit wonders, war horses and hardy-perennials, but the roll call for Norwich was unusually eclectic. Whether that was by design, or just who they could get, is hard to say, but the inclusion of bands like The Farm and Happy Mondays suggest the festival is starting to take itself more seriously – becoming more about music and less about mullet wigs – which has to be a good thing.
N-Dubz's performance was a seamless blend of their greatest hits and newer tracks...The evening was a whirlwind of energy, talent, and good vibes. Whether you're a long-time fan or someone looking to experience the essence of British urban music, an N-Dubz concert is an event you won't want to miss.
...as the evening comes to a close there’s smiles all around, from those on the stage to those who stood, danced and sang along. Thank you, Hamish and your wonderful band. Haste ye back!
Fierce, heavy, intense but Pavlis left feeling slightly disappointed.