Monthly Archives: March 2019

Idles + Crows @ UEA LCR 28 March 2019

When tickets for this Idles gig went on general sale months ago it sold out within two hours so this was definitely the hottest ticket in town this week. With a strong sense of musical occasion this gig felt Big … Continue reading

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Lisa Redford – The Edge of Love EP

Norwich-based singer-songwriter and music columnist Lisa Redford launches her excellent new EP with a gig upstairs at the Louis Marchesi on 9 May ahead of its official release the following day.   It’s quite a local affair featuring a number … Continue reading

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Bodega + Dry Cleaning @ NAC 26 March 2019

This might have been the gig I was  crying out for and needed without realising.  I’d certainly been wanting something loud, noisy, new and exciting and this ticked those boxes. Knowing nothing whatsoever about support band Dry Cleaning and having … Continue reading

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Pony Up presents Bessie Turner + Our Quiet Friends + Maya Law @ NAC 23 March 2019

This Pony Up event at Norwich Arts Centre was opened with a strong set from Maya Law, fresh from playing St. Pancras Old Church in London the previous night.  I’ve seen Maya many times since she burst on the scene … Continue reading

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Lioness: The Amy Winehouse Experience @ The Waterfront, plus Yve Mary B and the Gypsy Candlesticks @ The Reindeer 22 March 2019

Over many years of gig-going I have seen very few tribute acts but the three I had seen before this gig were all excellent, one being The Ramonas, an original band in their own right as well as doing their … Continue reading

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Shane’s Shenanigans: The Mahatmas + Our Quiet Friends + Soyuz Rats @ The Reindeer, March 2019

Feeling very in need of some noise and volume, Shane O’Linski‘s March edition of Shane’s Musical Shenanigans at The Reindeer looked to be just what the doctor ordered.  The billed Vicars of Stiffkey were unable to play this one but … Continue reading

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Nubiyan Twist + Hannah Tobias @ NAC 16 March 2019

Nubiyan Twist are a band with Norwich connections and a strong following here. This being an incredible ninth appearance in our city it was yet another deserved sellout crowd to welcome them back to the NAC.  Support was from the … Continue reading

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Ida Mae + Ginny Dix @ NAC for PRB, 12 March 2019

Ida Mae’s Chris and Stephanie are very well-known and loved in our city, familiar faces (and voices) through Kill It Kid, Blood Bird, Ida Mae, Jug Jaw’s Beat Club and even as fellow passionate music fans at countless gigs, so … Continue reading

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Katie Spencer @ The Burston Crown 10 March 2019 & International Women’s Day @ Butcher Bhoy 8 March 2019

Thanks to friends Carol and Graham kindly offering me a lift towards Diss I was delighted to be able to join them to see the exceptional Katie Spencer once again playing at the beautiful Burston Crown.  Carol it was who … Continue reading

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