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Julia Stone

Review Date November 4, 2012 Review By Keith Clark Location Thekla, Bristol The last time that Julia Stone played in Bristol it was as one half of a duo with her younger brother Angus but this year the Australians have put the family business on hold for a while to concentrate on their own individual projects. For Julia …

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The Low Anthem

Review Date November 16, 2011 Review By Jela Webb Location The Roundhouse, London You know you’re at a Low Anthem show when the stage is set with an array of instruments (including amongst others, guitars, drums, clarinet, pump organ, double bass, glockenspiel, bowed saw, trumpets) and when the four-piece appear it remains in semi-darkness and continues so throughout …

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Madison Violet

Review Date January 28, 2012 Review By Alan Harrison Location Cluny II, Newcastle I shouldn’t have been too surprised to find a queue stretching down three flights of stairs to the basement of Cluny II following Madison Violet’s fantastic performance last year at the tiny Central Bar. All of the seats were full and people were still filing …

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'Country Superstars Experience' at The Leicester Square Theatre

Review Date September 15, 2015 Review By Johnny Tiat Location Leicester Square Theatre I have never been a fan of country music, although there are the odd one or two tunes that appeal to me, so when I was invited to ‘The Country Superstars Experience’ At The Leicester Square Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, I …

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Wes McGhee

Review Date May 6, 2015 Review By Nick Dalton Location What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone The sad, reflective lyrics of (They Used To Say) Train Time hark back through the years and this show reflects the glory days of roots and county in the capital when, 30-odd years ago you could pop out to the pub and see the likes …

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The Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz

Review Date May 5, 2015 Review By Nick Dalton Location Union Chapel, Islington “It’s irony,” says Parker, greyer but no less wiry or pithy than he was 35 years ago. He’s talking about the billing. His label, Universal, apparently said it sounded like a working men’s club act with a performing dog. He points to Schwarz, wearing a …

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