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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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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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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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BPREVIEW: Balkan Beat Box @ Swingamajig 2016 – Rainbow Venues 01.05.16

Words by Ed King / Pic from Balkan Beat Box 7 days to go… Amongst the headline acts at Swingamajig 2016 are Balkan Beat Box – the self described ‘intoxicating and intense sonic assault’ of Balkan brass, klezmer, gyspy folk, hip hop, dub, reggae… all the best bits from the world wide web of music […]

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Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16 / By Michelle Martin - Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Hans Zimmer @ Barclaycard Arena 12.04.16

Words by Olly MacNamee / Pics by Michelle Martin  If anyone was still wondering how we can break boundaries and encourage people from all walks of life to embrace classical music, then Hans Zimmer’s concert  at The Barclaycard Arena provided the answer. Hoodies and Hooray Henries, and all stratum of society in-between, were in attendance. […]

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