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Matt Ortiz returned to Albury to launch his EP ‘South’ at Brady’s Railway Hotel on Sunday the 27th of November. Held on the balcony, with views of the sun setting over Albury, a sold out crowd climbed the stairs to be treated to local musician Renn Piccard open the evening, and then welcome on Matt who would perform two sets. 365 more words

Albury Wodonga Music

Guest review: Passenger at the Eventim Apollo

On a cold Friday night, English singer-songwriter Passenger warms our hearts with a night of story-telling, amazing covers and extraordinary support by Gregory Alan Isakov.  73 more words

Rock Songs

Holly Golightly - The Lexington, London, 1 December 2016

We’ve opened the first window on the Christmas musical advent calendar and we are back in one of our favourite venues, the Lexington near Angel in London. 564 more words


A Poem About A Woman

A cold breeze swaggered into the kitchen,

Janet crawled out of a cupboard,

She was covered in treacle,

The treacle sighed.

“Janet Janet fucking Janet” the treacle cried. 150 more words


Into The Light After The Dark - An Appreciation of Clare Maguire


A young English singer/songwriter is on the fast track, a much vaunted talent with a distinctive, emotive, voice, a coveted Polydor record deal secured leading to a No7 UK charting debut album, BBC’s Zane Low pushing the cause relentlessly on Radio One, high profile music placements in major TV adverts including a memorable one for Renault, lots of breakfast TV exposure, tour support slots with Plan B and The Script already done and dusted, and playing solo concerts in large capacity halls; in 2011 it was hard to avoid the stunning voice of Clare Maguire even if you didn’t know it was hers. 2,211 more words


Review: Ben Howard (Manchester Apollo, 2012)

Review: Ben Howard

Venue: Manchester Apollo, Manchester
Date: 12th November 2012
Rating: 7/10

Originally featured in The Mancunion:

Fresh from his recent appearance at the Mercury Music Prize ceremony, a sold out Manchester Apollo opened its doors and welcomed Mr. 470 more words


Far to The Madding Crowd

It’s cold.

It’s the second gig in a week, a bit of a rarity for me.

It’s Saturday night. There’s three choices, The Speed of Sound album launch in Levenshulme, The Things EP launch in Manchester centre, or The Madding Crowd EP launch in Moston. 733 more words

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