Gig Review – The Divine Comedy Live In London

22 February 2017 at The London Palladium The last time I saw The Divine Comedy live was around 2001 when they toured as a double headliner with Ben Folds.  I still remember that gig now and often cite it as one of my all time favourite nights of music.  Perhaps that's why I stupidly chose to … Continue reading Gig Review – The Divine Comedy Live In London

Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in Cardiff

27 November 2016 at The Glee Club, Cardiff After seeing Teenage Fanclub back in September in London, I decided that I would definitely go and see them again when they toured their new album Here later in the year. So, I went along to Rock City in Nottingham and stuck to the floor having a lovely time … Continue reading Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in Cardiff

Gig Review – The Trashcan Sinatras Live In London

13 November 2016 at The Garage, London A friend of mine reckons the name The Trashcan Sinatras sounds like they should be a punk band. He was somewhat surprised when I told him that they are in fact a Scottish indie band who deliver some of the most beautiful melodies and lyrics I've ever heard.  I sent … Continue reading Gig Review – The Trashcan Sinatras Live In London

Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in London

5 September 2016 at Islington Assembly Hall, London Okay folks.  Anyone who regularly reads my articles (which is possibly just that one bloke that I know from many years ago) will know that I don't tend to write gig reviews in the usual way. In fact, I don't really write anything in the usual way, but I … Continue reading Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in London

A Day In The Sun At The Splendour Festival 2016

23 July 2016 at Wollaton Park, Nottingham So.  I joined a sold out crowd last weekend and sat outside in the beautiful sunshine to experience the Splendour Festival here in Nottingham.  It's something of a tradition to go along and join in the fun so I was interested to see what all the fuss was … Continue reading A Day In The Sun At The Splendour Festival 2016

Gig Review – Belle And Sebastian Live In London

22 June 2016 at The Royal Albert Hall, London Firstly, I should probably say that this isn't really a gig review in the same way I would usually write about a concert I've been to.  The whole night for me was something of an experience in itself so rather than writing a clinical style review … Continue reading Gig Review – Belle And Sebastian Live In London

Gig Review – Ladyhawke Live in Nottingham

11 June 2016 at The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham On a rainy Saturday night when the rest of Nottingham seemed to be elsewhere watching the football, I happily joined a small but excited audience to watch Ladyhawke at The Rescue Rooms. Support for the evening was Devon singer-songwriter Alice Jemima.  Mixing a sweet and sultry breathy vocal … Continue reading Gig Review – Ladyhawke Live in Nottingham

Gig Review – The Bluetones Live In Nottingham

30 April 2016 at Rock City, Nottingham After interviewing Bluetones guitarist Adam Devlin recently and asking him about the upcoming extended Jukebox Tour, it was time to go and see the lads in action at Rock City and see if what he had told me would come to fruition. I've lived in Nottingham now for … Continue reading Gig Review – The Bluetones Live In Nottingham

Gig Review – Tom Speight Live In London

21 April 2016 at The Islington, London Not that we play favourites here at Sounds Familiar, but we do have a lot of love for Tom Speight.  After discovering him as the support act on the recent Turin Brakes tour, we have made it a bit of a personal quest to publicise him as much … Continue reading Gig Review – Tom Speight Live In London