Dave Goodwin - Live Reviews


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.

I Am Lono

I Am Lono - Bodega, Nottingham, 27/2/2020

Dave Goodwin at the Bodega in Nottingham enjoys a night of dark post-punk/synth rock from promising new band I Am Lono.

Deerstock Festival

Deerstock Festival - Newton, Nottinghamshire, 26/7/2019...27/7/2018

After attending the three day 2019 Deerstock extravaganza in the Nottinghamshire countryside, Dave Goodwin says that it has become the best festival that he has ever been to.

Secret Affair

Secret Affair - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 11/5/2019

Dave Goodwin's been waiting forty years to see Secret Affair live. Here's how it all went down on the night.


Decemberists - Rock City, Nottingham, 11/11/2018

David Goodwin watches American folk/indie rock band the Decemberists play a spellbinding set at Rock City in Nottingham

Deerstock Festival

Deerstock Festival - Newton, Nottinghamshire, 20/7/2018...22/7/2018

Dave Goodwin reviews Nottinghamshire-based fundraising festival Deerstock which returned across three days in July.

Slow Readers Club

Slow Readers Club - Rock City, Nottingham, 12/5/2018

Dave Goodwin watches acclaimed rock band the Slow Readers Club live up to the hype and play an anthemic set at the legendary Rock City in Nottingham.


Deslondes - Maze, Nottingham, 21/1/2018

On a cold and wet night in Nottingham, Dave Goodwin is transported to the American south courtesy of The Deslondes.

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode - NIA, Birmingham, 19/11/2017

DAve Goodwin watches 80's legends Depeche Mode play to a packed NIA Birmingham as they tour their new album 'Spirit', 37 years and 14 albums after their debut, 'Speak and Spell'.

Slow Readers Club

Slow Readers Club - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 23/11/2017

Dave Goodwin finds Mancunians Slow Readers Club on the road again and lighting up The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham with their debut album 'Cavalcade'

Deerstock Festival

Deerstock Festival - Newton, Nottinghamshire, 21/7/2017...23/7/2017

Dave Goodwin takes us on a whirlwind tour of Nottinghamshire's small but perfectly formed Deerstock Festival

Future Islands

Future Islands - Rock City, Nottingham, 23/6/2017

Dave Goodwin watches Future Islands make it at last to Nottingham's Rock City where despite excessive heat they play an extraordinary set

Fun Lovin' Criminals

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Rock City, Nottingham, 3/3/2017

Dave Goodwin enjoys a nostalgic but not rose-tinted Fun Lovin' Criminals set in Nottingham

Slow Readers Club

Slow Readers Club - Bodega, Nottingham, 30/3/2017

Riding on the back of their tour with fellow Manchurians James, The Slow Readers Club set off on a tour of their own to massive acclaim especially in Nottingham where they sell out the Bodega


James - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 6/12/2016

Dave Goodwin enjoys a mesmerising performance at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall from James as they tour their latest album, 'Girl at the End of the World'


Spitfires - Bodega, Nottingham, 10/9/2016

Dave Goodwin watches Watford indie rock quartet the Spitfires make a brilliant showing on the live circuit as they take their new album 'A Thousand Times' to The Bodega in Nottingham

English Beat

English Beat - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5/10/2016

Dave Wakelings 80's ska outfit The English Beat return to Nottingham in good style, lighting up the Rescue Rooms with their own brand of two-tone excellence

Natalie McCool

Natalie McCool - Bodega, Nottingham, 15/9/20!6

Dave Goodwin watches Natalie McCool play a first-rate set at Nottingham's Bodega on the back of releasing her new album 'The Great Unknown'.

Deerstock Festival

Deerstock Festival - Newton, Nottinghamshire,  22/7/2016...24/7/2016

Dave Goodwin spends three days out in the Nottinghamshire countryside with Eddie and the Hot Rods, Funke and the two tone baby and Doggen at this years boutique festival Deerstock

Orphan Boy

Orphan Boy - Spiders Web, Grimsby, 23/7/2016

Dave Goodwin catches up with Orphan Boy in their own backyard at The Spiders Web in Grimsby for a warm and energetic night of anthemic proportions