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BREVIEW: Tom Harrison & Cleveland Watkiss present the ‘Ellington Project’ @ The Red Lion UAB 03.03.17

BREVIEW: Tom Harrison & Cleveland Watkiss present ‘Ellington’ @ The Red Lion UAB 03.03.17

    Words by Anna Whittaker / Pics courtesy of Tom Harrison & Cleveland Watkiss Jazzlines at The Red Lion in the Jewellery Quarter; it becomes clear this is a place for the jazz regulars of Birmingham. I arrive bang on time to find nearly every seat taken, and myself to fit somewhere in between the […]

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BREVIEW: Elbow @ O2 Academy 01.03.17 / Michelle Martin - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Elbow @ O2 Academy 01.03.17

          Words by Damien Russell / Pics by Michelle Martin Wednesday night after a long day at work; I’m in the mood to be entertained and on their Little Fictions album tour, Elbow are the ones to do it. Little Fictions is already gracing the top spot of the charts and […]

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BPREVIEW: Leviathan @ mac 17-18.03.17 / Steve Tanner

BREVIEW: Leviathan @ mac 24.02.17

    Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production shots by Steve Tanner If you haven’t read Moby Dick, don’t be afraid. James Wilton‘s re-imagining of Hermann Melville’s 720 page epic novel needs no prior knowledge of the story – Captain Ahab’s long and tortuous journey to capture the eponymous great white whale. Contemporary dance has often struggled to master […]

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BREVIEW: Band of Horses @ O2 Institute 20.02.18 / Reuben Penny - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Band of Horses @ O2 Institute 20.02.18

          Words by Damien Russell / Pics by Reuben Penny I’d largely forgotten what it was like to be so focused on a band that you let your pint get warm. Especially at what is rapidly approaching six quid a time. I walked into the Band of Horses gig with an […]

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Worry Dolls @ Kitchen Garden Café 22.02.17 / Denise Wilson - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Worry Dolls @ Kitchen Garden Café 22.02.17

          Words by Ed King / Pics by Denise Wilson “We are a live act, that’s very important.” God love the Kitchen Garden Café, but its ‘intimate setting’ can make crossing the room a fearsome journey. Mic stands, wires, pedals and feet. The world’s most tiny ukulele. There’s danger at every […]

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