Music > Live Reviews

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Monday, February 26th 2024

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.


Tuesday, February 20th 2024

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

999, L.O.A.D. & Hotwired

Friday, February 16th 2024

Good sets from 999 and L.O.A.D. but Hotwired killed it.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Monday, February 12th 2024

You Me At Six - Deaf Havana - Call Me Armour

Monday, February 12th 2024

David Eagle - Norwich Theatre Stage 2

Sunday, February 4th 2024

A superb one-man show from the accordion-wielding member of the magnificent Young'uns


Monday, January 29th 2024

Pavlis goes Dutch and it is good, very, very good.

The Clause

Monday, January 29th 2024

For sheer guts and dedication you had to admire this performance from The Clause

This Is The Kit

Saturday, January 27th 2024

All in all the night was a triumph of great musicianship, laughter, joy and beauty

SlamDunk Winter Jam Tour

Thursday, January 25th 2024

SlamDunk bring four bands to Norwich and it is mostly very good indeedy.


Monday, January 22nd 2024

A brilliant set from an amazing band.


Saturday, January 20th 2024

Another evening of polite, genteel, relaxing death metal and grindcore at the Waterfront Studio.

Alex Kate

Saturday, January 20th 2024

Miloš Karadaglić and Arcangelo Ensemble

Monday, January 15th 2024

A Baroque blinder of a night


Sunday, January 14th 2024

Is it too early to declare set of the year. Yeah, Spanish Love Songs were that good!

Jake Bugg

Friday, December 15th 2023

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, Peat & Diesel and Puzzled Panther

Tuesday, December 12th 2023

Gogol Bordello deliver but are put in the shade by the amazing Peat & Diesel


Sunday, December 10th 2023

John Otway and his Band

Friday, December 8th 2023

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.

The Amazons - Swim School - Fiona-Lee

Thursday, December 7th 2023

Richard Dawson

Thursday, December 7th 2023

A unique talent, and one worth making the effort to discover.

Sundara Karma, Ten Tonnes, Pleasure Inc.

Tuesday, December 5th 2023

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 + Life Aquatic Band + The Molee Shakes

Friday, December 1st 2023

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

Waterparks and Stand Atlantic

Wednesday, November 22nd 2023

UK Foo Fighters

Tuesday, November 21st 2023

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

Monday, November 20th 2023

The Mary Wallopers have it all. You simply could not ask for better craic on a Sunday night in Norwich.

The Pigeon Detectives

Tuesday, November 14th 2023

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 View

Tuesday, November 14th 2023

Matthew And The Atlas - Memorial

Monday, November 13th 2023

Baby Queen

Tuesday, November 7th 2023

The peak of the night came with the cataclysmic “Dover Beach” that had the entire room bouncing to it’s rocketing chorus,

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Monday, November 6th 2023

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.

McFly - Lost Alone

Monday, October 30th 2023

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.

Jesca Hoop

Friday, October 27th 2023

She’s soulful, mystical, mysterious and wacky with a real aura (a quite magical stage presence)

Golden Panda

Thursday, October 26th 2023

Hard Fi

Sunday, October 22nd 2023

This house is on fire and yes Thursday is indeed the new Friday

Kezia Gill

Thursday, October 19th 2023

Kezia Gill's first journey back to Norwich since supporting The Shires at Epic Studios two years ago

Pip Blom

Tuesday, October 17th 2023

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.

The Bluetones

Sunday, October 15th 2023

Funeral For A Friend - Dashboard Confessional

Saturday, October 14th 2023

The Xcerts

Tuesday, October 10th 2023

Long live The Xcerts, here’s to another 14 years and hopefully bigger things to come.