Archive | June, 2012

the ukulele orchestra of great britain

PREVIEW: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – ‘Waly Waly On The Ukulele’ @ Town Hall, June 28th

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are exactly what they sound like; an 8 piece ensemble of ukulele players from Great Britain. Formed in 1985, the Uke’s (as they are mercifully called for short) perform interpretations of classic and contemporary music, breaking down each composition to be delivered in their own inimitable style. The current […]

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REVIEW: ‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’ @ MAC, 14th & 15th June

Words by Susan Cox & Sophie King ‘Underrated: Birmingham – the Musical’, was the latest offering from Women & Theatre; a company with a history of productions aimed at their participants, as well as their audience. Held at the MAC, in their Foyle Studio, the show ran for two performances over two consecutive nights. The […]

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REVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Hare & Hounds, June 14th

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista / Pictures by Maht For the past few years, 22 year old Lucy Rose has been quietly grafting away; D.I.Y style. Her folk orientated songwriting established her name, with the strong turnout at the Hare & Hounds a testament to this. After the support acts, Matt Sheehan and Nathan Holme (who displayed some impressive if […]

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PREVIEW: Editors @ HMV Institute, June 26th & 27th

Editors are set to play their only 2012 UK dates at the HMV Institute, on June 26th and 27th. Bringing in support from local bands; Peace, Free school, Victories at Sea & Swim Deep – the two dates will showcase the band’s fourth studio album, set for release later this year. Formed in 2002, under […]

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Sons of Kemet

REVIEW: Shabaka Hutchings and Sons of Kemet + David Austin Grey’s Greyish Quartet @ Hare & Hounds, June 6th

Words by Robert Kornreich An enjoyable gig – especially Sons of Kemet. Both good to hear and to watch. BUT let’s get this clear at the start. I don’t do the language of ‘funky’ and ‘streetwise’. Not even the ‘hip’ of my youth. Indeed, these terms make me cringe with their naff over-blown aspiration to… […]

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