Nicky Crewe - Live Reviews

Tamsin Elliott

Tamsin Elliott - Cafe #9, Sheffield, 11/6/2022

Tamsin Elliott released her debut solo album at the end of June. Nicky Crewe at the Café #9 in Sheffield discovers that her music is a spellbinding blend of her influences and her talents as a musician and composer.

Weeping Willows

Weeping Willows - Cafe #9, Sheffield, 5/7/2022

Nicky Crewe at Cafe #9 in Sheffield watches Melbourne’s The Weeping Willows bring their dark folk songs and close harmonies on tour to promote their third album.

Rhiannon Scutt

Rhiannon Scutt - (With El Heneghan and Lovell). Greystones, Sheffield, 22/4/2022

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Rhiannon Scutt has simultaneously released three new EPs entitled ‘'Facets'. At a launch gig at Greystones in Sheffield, Nicky Crewe finds that they show just how much she is capable of as songwriter and a performer. They are a fantastic introduction to her work and a celebration of her style.


Miscellaneous - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 16/10/2019

Curiosity took Nicky Crewe to the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony, where she discovered an evening full of enthusiasm and celebration, with fantastic musicians and surprising guests.

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts - Regather, Sheffield, 26/10/2019

Nicky Crewe caught a magical evening in Sheffield as Alasdair Roberts performed solo to promote his latest album, 'The Fiery Margin'.

Alex Rex

Alex Rex - Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019

At an intimate and ancient venue in Sheffield Nicky Crewe watches Alex Neilson as he ‘ditches bitterness to take us straight to regret’ with his dark and powerful music. He also gives us the magic formula for the cure for depression, raising spirits in more ways than one.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 26/2/2019

As Joan Baez completes the final dates of her 'Fare Thee Well' world tour, Nicky Crewe at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester is reminded of just how relevant and inspiring her music is, and, with her career spanning six decades and changing times, finds she still has a powerful message to share.

Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue - City Hall, Sheffield, 11/12/2018

NIcky Crewe watches Deacon Blue celebrate thirty years of fantastic music on their recent tour and give an excited Sheffield audience a night to remember.

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita - Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield. 15/5/2018

Nicky Crewe watches harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita play a haunting set in Sheffield to promote their second album ‘Soar’, which takes its inspiration from the flight of the osprey, a bird recently reintroduced to Finch’s native Wales.

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Greystones, Sheffield, 21/9/2017

Nicky Crewe watches Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls play a humorous and acoustic set of Wonder Stuff classics and songs from their new CD, 'We Came Here to Work'.

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson - City Hall, Sheffield, 2/8/2017

Nicky Crewe gets nothing but 'Good Vibrations' from Brian Wilson and his amazing band of musicians on this summer’s 'Pet Sounds' tour.

Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls - Leadmill, Sheffield, 21/7/2017

Nicky Crewe gets to experience the Power of Two with the Indigo Girls and a very special ‘family’ gathering after their long absence from touring the UK.

Live on Mars

Live on Mars - City Hall, Sheffield, 4/6/2017

Nicky Crewe at City Hall in Sheffield revisits the life and work of David Bowie’s early career through the amazing stage show that is Live on Mars

Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes - Greystones, Sheffield, 15/3/2017

Nicky Crewe at the Greystones in Sheffield watches folk legend Rab Noakes play an intimate and distinctive set on what he has named his 70/50 tour, which celebrates him both turning seventy in May and also that it will be fifty years since his first paid gig

Aurelio Martinez

Aurelio Martinez - TalkingGigs, The Hubs, Sheffield, 2/2/2017

Nicky Crewe at a TalkingGigs show at The Hubs in Sheffield discovers what it's like to become part of the Garifuna nation, thanks to the wonderful music of its ambassador Aurelio Martinez.


Grahams - Greystones, Sheffield, 22/2/2017

Nicky Crewe is excited by the Grahams' first date of their UK tour. From New York via Nashville, Route 66, American railroads and the Mississippi River, their music makes connections wherever they play

Lewis and Leigh

Lewis and Leigh - Cafe 9, Sheffield, 11/2/2017

Nicky Crewe watches rising Americana stars Lewis and Leigh play a magical set at a sold out gig in the tiny Cafe 9 in Sheffield

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock - Greystones, Sheffield, 30/10/2016

Nicky Crewe enjoys a fascinating evening with former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock at a TalkingGigs show at the Greystones in Sheffield which combined conversation and performance

Souad Massi

Souad Massi - Merlin Theatre, Sheffield,  11/9/2016

Nicky Crewe reviews Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi at her Talking Gig in Sheffield's Merlin Theatre.

Silver Apples

Silver Apples - Picture House Social, Sheffield, 21/9/2016

Nicky Crewe watches Silver Apples, the project of electronica veteran Simeon Coxe, play a stunning set in front of a transfixed crowd at The Picture House Social in Sheffield