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Dereham Blues Festival 2021 cancelled

The Dereham Blues Festival 2021 cancelled Since the 2020 Dereham Blues Festival was regrettably cancelled last year, the FestivalOrganising Committee run exclusively by volunteers, have been very busy with a view to organising the Festival for July this year (2021). … Continue reading

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Bark Prelude – Light of Winter

Bark Prelude (aka Philip Lewis-Jones) has returned with a highly impressive new album – Light of Winter – which although dealing with melancholy thoughts, feelings and situations is, due to the playing, humour and melodies, not a depressing listen. It’s … Continue reading

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Das Fenster & the Alibis – Lucky Charms & Firearms, new album

Norwich favourites Das Fenster and the Alibis release their second album this week – Lucky Charms & Firearms – on Halloween (when else?) available on CD, download, to stream on Spotify, and best of all, on glorious vinyl. Order here. … Continue reading

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The Birdcage to close

Very sad to learn this week that The Birdcage pub and venue in the heart of the Norwich Lanes has announced that it will not be renewing its lease and will be closing. The news came from a post on … Continue reading

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‘This Fine City’ – Lisa Redford & friends

Since the lockdown restrictions began in March there has been a gaping hole in the fine city which live music used to fill. Walking the streets during the day and especially in the evening the sound of music could be … Continue reading

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Johnny Steinberg – Shadowland

Norfolk-based Yorkshireman and singer-songwriter Johnny Steinberg has created a very fine, independently released album. Immediately upon first listening one is struck by the impressive, professional level of performance and production but especially the level of songwriting which draws in and … Continue reading

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Red Rooster Festival – Virtual Festival, 4-6 September 2020

  Cajun, Soul, Rock n Roll, Blues, Roots & Country…. 3-5 June 2021 * Euston Hall, Suffolk Virtual second edition 4-6 September 2020   Red Rooster Festival is delighted to announce another virtual version of the festival after the socially … Continue reading

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Red Rooster 2020 cancelled, now taking place June 2021

  An important announcement from Red Rooster:   Dearest Roosters,   It is with a very heavy heart that we must unfortunately announce that Red Rooster will not be proceeding on 4th-6th September. From the 11th July, the UK government gave the … Continue reading

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Red Rooster festival to go ahead this September..!!

Red Rooster Festival will happen this September! Best in Cajun, Rock n Roll, Blues & Country…. Social Distancing to be put in place Following the government’s statement last Thursday allowing outdoor events, we are delighted to confirm that Red Rooster … Continue reading

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Bootleg Blondie @ NAC 6 March 2020

My final gig before self-isolating ahead of the inevitable ‘lockdown’ was Bootleg Blondie at Norwich Arts Centre.  They were very good and the atmosphere was great, they obviously have the Blondie drummer Clem Burke’s seal of approval too. (c) shashamane … Continue reading

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