Live Music

Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo

Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo - Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27/3/2022

Amanda J. Window watches and photographs Peter Doherty and and French musician and producer Frédéric Lo play an intimate gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool to promote their new album ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime’.

Eric Gales

Eric Gales - Academy 3. Manchester, 31/3/2022

With photos by Andrew Twambley, Paul Kimber finds watching blues musician Eric Gales, who has been described by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the best, if not the best, guitar player in the world”, a totally encapsulating experience.

Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay

Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 1/4/2022

Shirley Procter enjoys a candlelight tribute to Coldplay at Manchester Cathedral.


Garnetts - (With Peak Low), Jacaranda, Liverpool, 23/3/2022

Richard Lewis reviews Liverpool alt. rock quartet The Garnetts live on home turf at the legendary Jacaranda in Liverpool, supported by indie rockers Peak Low.

Low Red Moon

Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021

With photos by Robert Hadley, Taylor Smyth watches eight-piece band Low Red Moon play a visual but versatile set at Dead Wax in their native Birmingham to launch their debut single, 'Fluid'.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller - Olympia, Liverpool, 19/11/2021

On the road to promote new LP 'Fat Pop (Volume One)' and celebrate the anniversary of 1990s classic 'Stanley Road', Paul Weller shows no signs of slowing down on record or on stage at a capacity Liverpool Olympia. Richard Lewis reviews

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Albert Hall, Manchester, 19/11/2021

At a concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester featuring classics from their brooding 1987 second album, ‘Darklands',’ Denzil Watson finds The Jesus and Mary Chain rendering a refreshingly subtle and dynamic range.

Lanterns on the Lake

Lanterns on the Lake - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 19/11/2021

Nige Nudds at the Waterfront Studio in Norwich enjoys a compelling set from Mercury Prize nominated post-rock outfit Lanterns on the Lake in which they play their latest album 'Spook the Herd' in full.

Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily - Portland Arms, Cambridge, 22/11/2021

Nige Nudds watches and photographs up-and-coming Fenne Lily’s captivating set at a packed Portland Arms in Cambridge.

Beth Hart

Beth Hart - Parr Hall, Warrington, 27/10/2021

Andrew Twambley at Parr Hall in Warrington watches an electrifying set from rock/blues artist Beth Hart

Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield

Denzil Watson watches indie guitar act Little Man Tate make a triumphant return after a twelve year absence across two nights at the Sheffield O2 Arena.

Fontaines DC

Fontaines DC - Academy, Manchester, 6/10/2021

Amanda J Window watches and photographs chart scaling Dublin quintet Fontaines DC plug their wares in a much delayed, highly raucous, sold-out show at Manchester Academy

Jarv Is

Jarv Is - Roundhouse, London, 9/11/2021

Steev Burgess watches an impressive set of old and new songs from former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker at the Roundhouse in London.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021

Lisa Torem enjoys Billy Joel's return to his Madison Square Gardens monthly residency after a twenty month absence because of Covid.


Humanist - Foundry, Sheffield, 22/10/2021

Dave Goodwin finds that the debut album by storied producer former Exit Calm leader Rob Marshall is realised live on stage with superb effect.

Cal Ruddy

Cal Ruddy - With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough

Steve Kinrade at the Thornton Hough Social Club enjoys a charismatic, unforgettable performance from grassroots singer-songwriter Cal Ruddy with excellent support from Visions of Albion and Evie Moran.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical - Lyric Theatre, :London

Despite soft pedalling over his biographical details and infidelities, Nick Dent-Robinson finds much to enjoy in a new stage show about Bob Marley.

Spear Of Destiny

Spear Of Destiny - Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021

Denzil Watson at Yardbirds in Grimsby watches an emotive performance from Spear of Destiny to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their third album, 'World Service'.


Genesis - Arena, Liverpool, 3/10/2021

Despite Phil Collins' ailing health problems, Neil Swift finds Genesis on their 'Last Domino' farewell tour continuing to be an excellent stage presence.

London Grammar

London Grammar - O2 Academy, Oxford, 29/9/2021

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a rare, intimate show from stadium-filling act London Grammar at the O2 Academy in Oxford.