Tom Walker At OMEARA, London As Part Of BRITs Week With War Child

I considered myself very lucky to be watching an incredible artist play an intimate set at an outstanding music venue in London on Valentine’s Day in aid of a charity which carries out important work. It really felt like the stars had aligned themselves!

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Soda Blonde Held Us In The Palms Of Their Not At All Terrible Hands At Whelan’s Dublin 16 December

It was a concert that wasn’t meant to happen but due to popular demand and a sold out Sunday night show, I was privileged to see Soda Blonde in action at Whelan’s in Dublin on Monday night, supported by The Junior Show, with their “last show of the decade”.

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A Little More milk: Dublin Four Piece Kept Away The Cold At Dublin’s Workman’s Club 14 December

milk. have only been around for a minute but listening to them last night at Dublin’s Workman’s Club it feel as though it’s been at least two.

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North Shields Indie-Rocker Sam Fender Tears Apart Brighton Dome Amid His Hypersonic Missiles Tour

Zac Sherratt reviews Sam Fender’s show at the Brighton Dome.

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Rebecca Ferguson Wows Full House At Boisdale After Minor Hiccup

Rebecca Ferguson, ably supported by her 3 piece band and wonderful backing singer Wendi Harriott, wowed the audience on Tuesday night during her performance at Boisdale, Cabot Square, Canary Wharf.

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Stay With Me: Delena Proves Perfect Support For Brilliant Shakespears Sister Show At Brighton Dome

November 20 saw the final performance for the month long ‘Ride Again’ tour, headlined by Shakespears Sister. The group returned to its most recognisable membership of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, when the pair reunited last year after a 25 year break. Since then they have released the compilation album ‘Singles Party’ in July this year, followed by the ‘Ride Again’ EP in October, their first original material since the split.

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Jake Bugg Nottingham Rock City 16 November - photo credit Jane Sweeney

Jake Bugg Wows Hometown Crowd With Tour Opener At Nottingham Rock City

Jake Bugg returned to a sold out Rock City in his home town of Nottingham, for the first of a 5 date UK tour in November.

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An Evening With A-ha, Hunting High And Low, Royal Albert Hall, 5th November 2019

Steve Holley was lucky enough to be present as a-ha, Norway’s legendary band, presented their seminal near thirty five year old debut album ‘Hunting High & Low’ live and in album running order to a sell out adoring crowd at the Royal Albert Hall.

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James Arthur Gets Up Close And Personal With Packed Eventim Apollo London Audience

Last night James Arthur wowed the audience at London’s Eventim Apollo, the lower level packed solid with fans of the artist whose third album, ‘You’ was released last Friday.

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Live Review: Kate Lomas, The Grace, London, 02/10/19

Closing off 2019 in style, indie inspired electro-pop artist Kate Lomas put on a dazzling performance at The Grace in London, off the back of releasing her dreamy summer bop ‘Happy Like This’ alongside accompanying party-popping visual.

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Live Review: Jonatha Brooke, The Islington, London, 28/09/19

Merging expressive folk, melodic pop and edgy rock, singer, songwriter and musician Jonatha Brooke took to London’s prestigious The Islington for a headlining gig that showcased a selection of songs that spanned the course of Brooke’s two decade long back catalogue.

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Dance With Me Tonight: Olly Murs Wins Hearts With Nottingham Performance

Olly Murs is currently touring the UK and Ireland, promoting his ‘You Know | I Know’ album. Malvika Padin caught his show on May 6, at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.

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The Rolling Stones Satisfy Deeply On Opening Show Of #NoFilter Tour At Dublin’s Croke Park

Many in attendance at Croke Park, Dublin, on Thursday May 17 could well have gone with the lyrics ringing in their ears of The Rolling Stones 1965 classic, ‘The Last Time’. Thankfully however the veteran rockers proved they have more than enough stamina, as they played the first show in their mammoth #NoFilter European tour.

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British Soul Vocalist Seal Brings 90s Nostalgia To Nottingham

Most popular soul vocalist of the 90s, Seal took to the stage on 20th February 2018, the day after his 55th birthday, at Royal Concert Hall, in Nottingham.

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Talia Raz At The Islington 1st June 2017

Steve Holley caught Talia Riz’s show at The Islington on Thursday night.

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Marianas Trench – KOKO London 12 May 2017

For a band who, in the words of charismatic Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay, “haven’t released any records in this country” the turnout was very impressive last night at iconic London venue KOKO.

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Charlie Worsham at The Borderline, Soho, London 16th March 2017

Steve Holley has seen Charlie Worsham three times now and has been blown away every time by his incredible guitar playing, clever lyrics and stage presence.

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Pete Gardiner House Gig Live At Branden Farm – March 11th 2017

In an Essentially Pop exclusive, Pete Gardiner recently performed at a houseparty hosted at the home of one of our writers, Steve Holley.

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Beth Rowley At The Jazz Cafe, Camden – 2nd February 2017

It’s been over 8 years since Beth Rowley released an album, but if you are lucky enough to see her play live and see and feel the love and support in the room you would never guess it.

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Train At Islington Assembly Hall – 31st January 2017

Steve Holley was lucky enough to catch Train at their gig on 31st January at Islington Assembly Hall.

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