Archive | September, 2012

Under Mountains

ALBUM: Under Mountains – Rachel Sermanni

I found Rachel Sermanni during Fin Greenall’s recent Perfect Darkness tour; the Scottish singer songwriter had been supporting Fink across Europe. I didn’t see her perform, it was another dark haired songstress at the Birmingham gig, but after Google searching my curiosity I found a bevy of online broadcasts. Hhmmm, ‘Breathe Easy’… alright, let’s give […]

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PREVIEW: Rachel Sermanni @ The Glee Club, Sept 27th

Hot off the Moseley Folk Festival heels, Rachel Sermanni returns to Birmingham – headlining her own show at The Glee Club on 27th September. Touring her debut album, ‘Under Mountains’, the Scottish singer/songwriter has had a busy summer playing festivals all across Europe; from the Motel Mozaique arts fest in Rotterdam – to the beer, […]

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REVIEW: Espirito Brum Festival @ various venues, 11th to 16th Sept

Words by Helen Calcutt, Holly Pyke & Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista (Ed’s… by Ed King) ______________ Ed’s… Intro Returning for its second year, Espirito Brum is the UK arm of the Espirito Mundo project – Eduardo Louzada’s brainchild of Brazilian culture exchange. Describing itself as ‘a cross cultural celebration’ that would ‘welcome a roster of highly talented […]

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REVIEW: Kendal Calling 2012 @ Lowther Deer Park, July 27th to 29th

Words & pictures by Kevin Nobin (http://www.kevin-nobin.com) I arrived at Kendal Calling having been three times before, yet never staying onsite. And on seeing the preceding weather in Cumbria, this year was going to be no different. Festival campsites tend to scrimp on their concierge service – especially in the mud. Set against the Lake District […]

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PREVIEW: Espirito Brum @ various venues, 11th to 16th Sept

The melting pot that is our fair city bubbles over once again in Espirito Brum (the spirit of Birmingham), from Sept 11th to 16th. Seeping into venues across the city, Espirito Brum is a five day ‘cross cultural celebration bringing together artists from Brazil, Birmingham and the wider UK, in a festival that forms part […]

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