There may be bigger, seated, venues on this string of UK dates, but for the intimate, close-up feel of Joanne Shaw Taylor's brand of the blues, Norwich's Waterfront is going to take some beating.
Got a big jumper? Hairdo that hangs over your eyes? Groove like you’re being made to dance with your grandma at a wedding? Well then you probably enjoy Slowdive
Good sets from 999 and L.O.A.D. but Hotwired killed it.
A superb one-man show from the accordion-wielding member of the magnificent Young'uns
Pavlis goes Dutch and it is good, very, very good.
For sheer guts and dedication you had to admire this performance from The Clause
All in all the night was a triumph of great musicianship, laughter, joy and beauty
SlamDunk bring four bands to Norwich and it is mostly very good indeedy.
A brilliant set from an amazing band.
Another evening of polite, genteel, relaxing death metal and grindcore at the Waterfront Studio.
A Baroque blinder of a night
Is it too early to declare set of the year. Yeah, Spanish Love Songs were that good!
The LCR was now pretty much full to capacity and there was a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the crowd for the accomplished singer and song writer.
Gogol Bordello deliver but are put in the shade by the amazing Peat & Diesel
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.
A unique talent, and one worth making the effort to discover.
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.