Category Archives: live music and dance

Marty O’Reilly + Hot Raisin @ Grapevine at The Guildhall 12 January 2019

Having been putting on Grapevine nights for over 10 years this incredible gig was the final one in this particular chapter for Steve and Jan – and of course soundman Dickie – at the historic Guildhall which Grapevine has called … Continue reading

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Shane’s Shenanigans @ The Reindeer: VEEG + Bag of Cans + The Wash + Joe Quinn 10 January 2019

In 2018 I attended 213 gigs/festivals, seeing 276 different bands/artists and 438 sets in all but I had only been to one gig since Midwinter Moonshine, which also happened to be a Shane night at the Reindeer. So 2019’s tally … Continue reading

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Midwinter Moonshine @ NAC 21 & 22 December 2018. The Vagaband + The Hanging Stars + Hot Raisin + Lucy Grubb + Big Steve Arlene + Earl Harlem

As is traditional for the winter Solstice the Norwich Arts Centre once again hosted The Vagaband’s Midwinter Moonshine. As with last year it was held over two consecutive nights with live sets from special guests The Hanging Stars, Lucy Grubb, … Continue reading

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Lera Lynn + Worry Dolls @ Omeara, London 10 December 2018

Exactly a week after that beautiful Union Chapel gig where Courtney Marie Andrews healed our souls and we in turned tried to heal her cold I was back in the capital again for a gig by Lera Lynn, Omeara at … Continue reading

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The Blockheads + Ben C Winn @ NAC 8 December 2018

Yet another sellout gig at the Arts Centre for the return of the Blockheads.  Apparently they have played NAC in each of the past eight years and yet somehow this was my first time seeing them since a couple of … Continue reading

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Mark Sultan + Ravenous Hounds + DJ Tom Eagle @ Louis Marchesi Crypt 4 December 2018

This was a gig originally scheduled to be held at The Crunch but was cancelled due to a peculiar council decision. Luckily Gluttonous Mutt stepped in to save the gig which was moved to the city’s Crypt beneath the Louis … Continue reading

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Courtney Marie Andrews @ Union Chapel, Islington, London 3 December 2018

This year has been another vintage one for gigs and also one in which I’ve been lucky enough to see Courtney Marie Andrews performing live three times, twice in London and also that wonderful NAC gig. This was to be … Continue reading

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