Archive | May, 2012


REVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Words & supporting pic by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Asking what the general consensus was regarding the Mercury prize-winning act, Keane, I met with opinions ranging from indifference to utter disdain. The latter from those who commonly referred to them as “posh twats”, or some other uncomplimentary reference to their background (Keane hail from Battle, East […]

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REVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Arriving at the Birmingham Ballroom, I expect a long queue. Surely people will be lining up as far as Scruffy’s; awaiting the performance of the reggae veteran, Jimmy Cliff. Yet to my surprise this was not the case. Although seeing the price of the on-the-door tickets (£32), I wondered if […]

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Elvis Costello @ Symphony Hall, May 15th

Words by Victoria Perks aka ViX I can’t remember when I was last so excited about a gig; we could be talking decades (I know, I need to get out more). As a massive fan of both Elvis’s; with one of them no longer with us, Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) […]

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PREVIEW: Keane @ O2 Academy, May 25th

Just shy of four years since their last studio album, Keane are back on tour; coming to the O2 Academy on May 25th. Promoting their latest release – ‘Strangeland’, a 12 track album and “3D return” to the piano led rock of their earlier material, Keane play 10 dates across the UK; before embarking on […]

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PREVIEW: Jimmy Cliff @ Birmingham Ballroom, May 20th

Jimmy Cliff, born James Chambers, is one of the most internationally recognised faces of Reggae. Growing up in St James, Jamaica – Jimmy Cliff moved to Kingston in 1962; to attend the city’s technical college and attempt a career in music. Whilst still studying, Cliff touted his songs to the various producers and labels in […]

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