Single Review: Purple Thread – I’m All About You

Leeds quartet Purple Thread are Halfway 2 Nowhere favourites because of their assured, sassy rocky style, and either live or on record, this band are always a tonic (or ear drops), for bored ears. This time around lead vocalist Liz Mann and her band of merry men (believe me, that sounded better in my head) have dropped much of the “punky”, and new track I’m … Continue reading Single Review: Purple Thread – I’m All About You

EP Review: Gauranga – Miles Apart

Having recently caught and enjoyed local Bradford-Way guys Gauranga playing at the Huddersfield Parish, I was delighted to wheedle an advance sampler of the band’s new EP Miles Apart (released on 14 June 2019). This 6 track EP really shows a considerable jump in complexity and style for Gauranga and it truly is a recording for the guys to be proud of; whatever the future … Continue reading EP Review: Gauranga – Miles Apart

Theatre Review: Driving Miss Daisy – York Theatre Royal

Driving Miss Daisy, York Theatre Royal, until June 29. Tickets available at at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk This year’s early summer run at the Theatre Royal in York is Driving Miss Daisy, on until Saturday June 29th and I cannot recommend anything more right now, than you go and buy your tickets now! Immortalised in the 1989 film featuring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd, Alfred Uhry’s … Continue reading Theatre Review: Driving Miss Daisy – York Theatre Royal

White Denim return with two huge Oxford and Sheffield shows showcasing new record

Less than a year after their last album Performance, the ever-prolific White Denim returned in March with their eighth record Side Effects and have recently announced two huge shows in Sheffield on 31st July and Oxford August 2nd. More in line with the experimental, freewheeling spirit of their fan-favourite  record Last Day of Summer than anything else they’ve done since, Side Effects is a record that captures the essence of the band’s full-throttle live … Continue reading White Denim return with two huge Oxford and Sheffield shows showcasing new record

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019

It was an inauspicious start to my now annual trip to Camden Rocks Festival.  Liverpool Lime Street Station looked like a refugee staging post for badly dressed, stumbling Liverpool supporters.  Apparently, they won a football match the previous evening. The journey to London was uneventful and my train pulled into Euston only 15 minutes late.  A triumph for Virgin West Coast on a Sunday.  Two … Continue reading Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019

Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

We over 18’s can all remember the angst of discovering the gig you have been waiting an age for is at a venue with a lower age limit, meaning you can’t join the party. I can only imagine the greater frustration caused when you are part of a talented young band and find it hard to get venues to host you because you are too … Continue reading Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

Live Review: The Rah’s – Liverpool

If you come out of Liverpool Central Station and fight your way through the hordes of stag and hen do’s (literally on some occasions), make a couple of turns, and you’ll find yourself at Zanzibar.  If you are unprepared enough to not check stage times with the venue, you’ll also find yourself turning up three hours early for the band you’ve come to see.  Seriously, … Continue reading Live Review: The Rah’s – Liverpool

Festival Review: This Is Tomorrow 2019

For several years now, the North-East has been crying out for a major festival that takes the region by storm and brings some of the world’s finest to the area. This year’s This Is Tomorrow promised to do exactly that, with a stellar lineup including FOALS, Stereophonics and God himself, Noel Gallagher. We were lucky enough to be able to attend both the Saturday and … Continue reading Festival Review: This Is Tomorrow 2019

Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Photo Credit: glamgigpics My mate’s missus messaged me in bed – “it’s past midnight, trying 2 get 2 sleep and I still can’t stop grinning”. If you had ever met my mate you would perhaps guess it was not his nocturnal prowess that was likely to be creating the mirth (nor, if it was would I receive an update); no, it was because I had … Continue reading Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Little Miss Sunshine review – York Grand Opera House

Bringing film to the live stage is never an easy feat. Few have succeeded in recent times, but when they work, they’re pure gold. The first that comes to mind is the brilliant Shrek which translated wonderfully to the stage, so there was genuine intrigue when it came to viewing Little Miss Sunshine live at York Grand Opera House. The film, a comedy drama that … Continue reading Little Miss Sunshine review – York Grand Opera House