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Ben Leftwich / By Pip for Dirty Hit Records

INTERVIEW: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

*Benjamin Francis Leftwich plays at The Rainbow Courtyard on Thursday 5th May – as presented by Birmingham Promoters & Kilimanjaro Live. For direct info & tickets, click here. Words by Ed King I over play things. It’s a habit. And for one glorious summer Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s debut album – Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, was the […]

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Broken Witt Rebels @ Sunflower 15.04.16 - Eric Duvet #2

BREVIEW: Broken Witt Rebels @ The Sunflower Lounge 15.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Eric Duvet  Currently on a whistle-stop tour of this scepter’d isle of ours, Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels are back on home turf tonight. And with a sell-out crowd of family, friends and new fans awaiting, they need to bring their ‘A’ game. Playing a taught, thirty minute set […]

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The Rin Tins

BPREVIEW: The Rin Tins @ Swingamajig 2016 – Rainbow Venues 01.05.16

Words by Ed King 2 days to go… One of my introductions to this thing they call swing, in an electro sense of course, were The Rin Tins. I first saw them at the Hot Club De Swing – Swingamajig Warm Up last year, at the Hare & Hounds, when I had been drafted in […]

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Swingamajig 2016 line up

BPREVIEW: Burlesque & Cabaret @ Swingamajig 2016 – Rainbow Venues 01.05.16

Words by Ed King 5 days to go… Because there is only so much swinging and jigging a normal human can do in a day, the best-dressed-fest is providing a sumptuous array of side shows to keep you occupied. And stationary. Kind of. From the absurd to the sexy, with some quite staggering feats of […]

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The Tootsie Rollers - High Tea at Richmond Park

BPREVIEW: The Tootsie Rollers @ Swingamajig 2016 – Rainbow Venues 01.05.16

Words by Ed King / Pics from The Tootsie Rollers  6 days to go… In BIG BOLD TYPE on the Swingamajig 2016 bill are The Tootsie Rollers – bringing their all girl line up of mischievous glitz and femme fatale glamour to the best dressed festival in Birmingham. Comprised of six styled and sassy lasses from darn […]

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