'True musicians do not have a choice', he muses, 'we just have to keep on writing and performing. It is what we do'. Well evidenced at this gig
Sadly at 10pm it was over, when it felt like we were just starting.
From the off, the crowd are putty in Allen’s (Ducking Punches) hands and the band can do no wrong
The Subs are still one of the best - and certainly one of the most reliable - live bands to come out of punk.
When PVMNTS entered the stage, it was with boundless energy
The Studio was packed, and as the lights went down I immediately felt myself perk up.
It all gels incredibly well and it is clear that the duo are enjoying playing together.
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.
So what did I think? Well, it was good but not excellent and I can’t really put my finger on why I did not enjoy it more.
Even before the house lights dimmed the crowd had started up a chant of 'Miles, Miles - Miles Fucking Kane'
Their voices fit together perfectly and are also comfortable taking lead, usually on their own compositions. But when you listen to the lyrics of each song you realise that the inspiration often comes from a very specific source.....
Whether you are a fan of Jessie or not remains a matter of individual taste, but from what I saw and heard tonight the new material deserves a serious listen – her voice is strong and confident, and the songs are a million miles away from the frothy pop of 2011
When a band that originally formed in 1966 changes its name four times......Yet I really should not be worried
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.
The band are currently on a celebratory tour of the UK, and Sunday night at the Theatre Royal was their first visit to Norwich since playing here in 2013.
Curved Air at The Waterfront
I have been waiting for this gig for over thirty years
Gladboy are an exciting prospect, each individual member bringing something unique and valuable to the mix
Acid Mothers of Temple play Norwich once a year and you can always guarantee I will be in the queue to see them
I never got to see The Smiths perform live, and Johnny Marr had packed up his guitar and left The Cribs by the time they played Latitude in 2011, so this gig at the Nick Rayns LCR was to be my first up-close encounter with the legendary guitarist
This was the latest Odd Box Promotions night featuring three dreamily compatible acts: the excellent Lucille and the Seals playing their biggest Norwich gig thus far, London's Wyldest, and launching their new EP, The Wolf Number, a band our city should be mighty proud of.
Norwich with yet another – Wanderlust - which he showcased at the Norwich Arts Centre on the opening night of his latest tour.
It started the previous night, when someone suggested that I really ought to check out The Velveteers at Bermuda Bob's Rum Shack. 'They're a bit like The White Stripes', they explained, before adding cryptically, 'But then, they're not'. I'm intrigued, but could actually do with that night in. I file the suggestion under 'poss, but probs not'.
I am unsure how the name of Eivør Pálsdóttirremained underneath my radar for quite so long