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.
This was a precious evening of magnificent songwriting, professionalism and performance, all served up by one of Sheffield's finest.
if you are looking for a friendly and extremely well-organised weekend that offers an eclectic mix of music that makes you want to dance, makes you want to cry, and sometimes just makes you go want to go 'wow!', then Deepdale is it
Visit most of the various musical venues in Norwich, and I’ll warrant you will do so with a preconception of the kind of act you’re going to see. The exception is surely Epic Studios, frequently playing host to the eccentric and undefinable that doesn’t easily fit in anywhere else
This was indeed an evening of wide-ranging musical delights, when the sun really did come out and shine
During the course of the evening we get a chance to hear each and every one of the album's ten track
It’s funny y’know, as the film industry looks to highlight the careers of Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Elton John in ‘Rocketman’, I measure that no-one will ever be making a film about Kelly Jones. With 6 number one albums (only one fewer than Queen), a legacy of searingly honest songs in his catalogue, an accomplished guitar and piano player, I feel like we’ve witnessed one of the bastions of British music tonight. But Hollywood need not call – there’s 9000 of us in a forest in Suffolk that already know it.
The very iconic music legend that is Paul Weller, ‘the mod father’ is back in Thetford Forest
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
I saw a bubble of escapism as the night was danced away. The Power of Music, long may it continue
… the evening was always going to end too soon
it would be easy to play it safe and predictable but it's a festival strength that they keep looking for something new and different with the occasional surprise to keep us on our toes …. somehow each year topping the achievements of the last.
There was such a great atmosphere in the hall, with many completely lost in their own world
This is my first Sunday Sessions appearance at Earlham Park and I have to say I was suitably impressed with the set-up, sound quality and location for an outdoor daytime festival, the slope in the park really allowed the crowd to get a great vantage point of the stage from wherever they were positioned and this really seemed to add to the overall atmospherics of the occasion.
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.
.. this has been a cracking evening showcasing three great local performers and some interesting, amusing and unusual film making
The end came too soon, in an evening that had flown by
The words are, of course, powerful and thought-provoking but this is more about having fun than preaching Will also definitely make a point of seeing local acts Piers-Harrion Reid
With a 25 song main set and five song encore, picking highlights is next to impossible
..one of the greatest acts i’ve ever seen in my journalistic career, do not miss a chance to see this consummate entertainer, Gonzales, C.
The Unthanks take folk music, even in its apparently most traditional of forms, and take it to places new and exciting to deliver a captivating show
A Night at the Musicals, with its extravagant costumes is a fun, intimate start to the festival.
Must be amongst one of the best gigs this year
Kyle was still most certainly on fire, he is most certainly still the Don
Stunning soloists, extraordinary harmonies, and flawless execution were evident throughout a performance
What proved consistent throughout the evening was Gillam’s infectious enthusiasm and commitment to her instrument and the eclectic pieces she had chosen to play, something that shone through her brief chats with the audience