Music / Kelly Oliver takes off on Bedlam tour

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Kelly Oliver, a familiar sight on our pages, is one of the new breed of bright young folk inspired musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’ and feisty lyrics. We have been reporting on her progress with interest  over the last two years. We remarked that she was ‘getting on everyone’s… Read more »

Music / Americana Music Association UK Produces First Awards Show

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The UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a night celebrating the vibrant Americana scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry, and the public were treated to performances from Billy Bragg, Danny &… Read more »

Music / The Young ‘Uns offer a ‘Free For All’ tour bonus

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When popular Teesside trio The Young ‘uns embark on their biggest tour of the UK in April they aim to involve communities up and down the country in a series of free pre-gig grass roots events. In their only UK tour of 2016, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, will set out to play 18 celebrated… Read more »

Music / Look Out – Early Cartographers

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Early Cartographers

Based in Sheffield, Early Cartographers are less a band than an umbrella for a group of musicians performing soupy, unplugged, jazz roots. Worthily they don’t just stick to a single modus operandi, you’ll find them busking the streets, playing on trams, at various festivals and in many a Yorkshire haunt. Look Out has been a… Read more »

Music / Never Stop Moving – John Jones

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John Jones

Recorded over three eventful years in the life of all round decent chap and front person for the Oyster Band, the background here is  love for life, country, people, long-distance walking and a turn of serious illness. John Jones is a restless creative, his rambles over mountain, hill, valley and dale have grown beyond simple… Read more »

Music / A feast of sound and vision for Bowie fans

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Some people have questioned whether the BBC spent too much time covering the sad and unexpected death of David Bowie, these people, however, are fools. It is only when one views the breadth and scale of Bowie’s life that the true scale of his creative force is realised, and the number of programmes that have… Read more »

Music / Daylight Music returns to Union Chapel

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Daylight Music

The most magical concerts in London are back, easing you into the new year with live music, bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea. Daylight Music returns to the Union Chapel. “This season brings you shows bound with even more ideas, surprises and themes, like our time travel special and a celebration of all things… Read more »

Music / Eleanor McEvoy’s collaboration with artist Chris Gollon

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Eleanor McEvoy releases her new album ‘Naked Music‘ on Friday, 5th February 2016, and features album artwork by the artist Chris Gollon. The pairs collaboration is much more than just cover art however, Eleanor was, at the time they first met, finishing some recording where she was “studio-performing”, playing hers and others’ songs as she… Read more »

Music / New live video from Bella Hardy & Spring tour

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Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy has released a live video, ‘Time Wanders On’, from last year’s With The Dawn album, recorded with her band at Gloworm Studio by film maker Daniel Warren. In Spring 2016, Bella heads out for a selection of very special, final, With The Dawn shows, starting in March with a run of scaled back performances as a… Read more »

Music / David Bowie 1947 – 2016

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David Bowie has left us, and you can feel the shockwaves going around the world. So many people have been touched by his music, so many influenced by it and so many have just discovered it with his latest releases. His musical career and influence was on a stratospheric level, a fearless and eclectic artist… Read more »