Pennyblackmusic Presents: Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) - With Hector Gannet and Andy Thompson @The Water Rats, London, Saturday 25, May, 2024

Headlining are Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) With support from Hector Gannet And Andy Thompson
Hosted at the Water Rats London , Saturday 25th May, 2024. Doors open 7:30pm. First band on at 8:00pm; Admission £15 on the door or £12 in advance from We got Tickets
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Zena Grieg


Zena Greig reflects on the career of Sinead O: Connor, who died aged 56 in July.

Aruba Red
Kate Daisy Grant

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Zena Grieg previews vocalist/composer Kate Daisy Grant's new album which explores world lullabies.
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Zena Grieg profiles this year’s Boomtown Festival which will include sets from Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, the Streets, UB40 and Gogol Bordello.

Favourite Albums


Zena Greig reflects upon Irish pop/rock outfit The Cranberries third album ‘To the Faithful Departed’, which has just been re-released in a deluxe edition.
Zena Greig enjoys Oasis' new double live CD which captures the two infamous sell-out concerts they played at Knebwoth in 1996.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Zena Greig reflects on Garbage's 2001 third album 'Beautiful Garbage', which is being released in a remastered, expanded version.


Jennifer Lopez
Brittany Howard
Last Dinner Party
Roberta Flack

First album in a decade from Jennifer Lopez released to accompany a new autobiographical film
Experimental and gripping second solo album from ex-Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard
Fantastical and theatrical debut album from much acclaimed London indie rock quintet The Last Dinner Party
Enthralling collection from Roberta Flack which brings together the 1968 demos which made up her debut album ‘First Take’

Posey Hill
Nick Cave And Warren Ellis
Laura Cantrell
Katie Melua

Eclectic Americana and bluegrass on latest album from Arkansas family band Posey Hill
Exhilarating latest album from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis recorded over three nights ar the Sydney Opera House
Enjoyable mix of recent songwriting and covers of favourite songs on seventh album from Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell
Fine twentieth anniversary reissue of Katie Melua’s 2003 acclaimed debut album which includes extra tracks and demos

Kate Rusby
Emily Ann Roberts
Amanda Stewart

Eclectic combination of traditional carols and original compositions on seventh Christmas album from folk artist Kate Rusby
Vibrant mix of traditional and modern country on debut album from promising newcomer Emily Ann Roberts
Enigmatic but appealing mix of angst alt-pop rock, with new songs sung in English, on updated version of 2023 album from Italian group Maneskin
Eclectic, reflective and passionate second album from Montana singer-songwriter Amanda Stewart which stands up to repeated listening

Duff McKagan
Holly Humberstone

Infectious and panoramic combination of samba, jazz and bossa nova, sung in both English and Portuguese, from Baiana, the project of Liverpool musician Laura Doyle
Vibrant combination of rock and pop on fourth album rom glam-influenced Derby band The Struts
Versatile and reflective third solo album from Guns N’Roses founder member and bass player Duff McKagan
Atmospheric and reflective solo debut album from classically trained violinist and singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone

Olivia Rodrigo
Rebecca Poole
Paul Rodgers

Refreshing and acerbically witty second album and coming-of-age record from rising star, Olivia Rodrigo
Intimate and sophisticated. jazz-influenced third album from singer-songwriter. musician and actor and Jools Holland collaborator Rebecca Poole
Impressive first album of original material in almost 25 years from ex-Free, Bad Company and Queen vocalist Paul Rodgers
Stylish blend of blend of contemporary jazz and pop on second album from classically-trained Icelandic-Chinese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Laufey

Tenille Townes
Bebel Gilberto
Idina Menzel
Anne Marie

Stripped back EP comprising of songs written and recorded during a charity trip across Canada from country music singer Tenille Townes
Sensitive and engrossing tribute to her late father and bossa nova innovator Joao from acclaimed singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto
Entertaining and uplifting combination of electropop and funk New York singer-songwriter and actor and LGBTQ+ activist Idina Menzel
Upbeat but cathartic third album from Brit Award- nominated singer-songwriter Anne-Marie

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