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REVIEW: Jay Phelps Trio @ Bramall Music Building, Thurs 6th Feb

Words by Althea Patterson / Pics by Lucy Heath With the crowd waiting expectantly, Soweto Kinch kept us entertained playing Coltrane’s Naima on the piano – standing in for an absent Ruben James. Jay Phelps arrived slightly later than planned, berating the London traffic and tube strike. Barely off the motorway and ensconced in a […]

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PREVIEW: Rachel Sermanni @ The Glee Club, Fri 7th Feb

Rachel Sermanni returns to The Glee Club on Friday 7th February, headlining the Birmingham venue’s Main Room. Touring her recent Everything Changes EP, the Scottish singer/songwriter comes back to the city as part of a widespread UK tour – having been on the road since Jan 31st and culminating at the end of March. Sermanni’s […]

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PREVIEW: Jay Phelps Trio @ Bramall Music Building, Thurs 6th Feb

Jazz trumpeter, Jay Phelps, will be performing at the Bramall Music Building on Thursday 6th February. Back in Birmingham as part of THSH’s Jazzlines program, Phelps will be joined by Reuben James on piano and Mark Lewandowski – performing as the Jay Phelps Trio. Jay Phelps has been heralded as part of the UK’s young, contemporary Jazz […]

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REVIEW: Urban Gypsy EP, by Call Me Unique – Launch Party @ The Yardbird, Mon 27th Jan

Words by Ed King / Pics by Jonathan Morgan “Sorry mate… we’ve been full for ages.” I have rarely seen a bouncer look so tired and apologetic. I’m late. I’ve missed the support acts. And had I not been able to get professional help (not that kind) would be watching the show from outside; my face pressed against […]

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REVIEW: The Giggling Girder Club @ The Church (Hockley), Tues 21st Jan

Words by Ed King / Pics by Lucy Heath “Are there any students in tonight..?” I’m honestly not sure if this approach is a parody. After all, the bill is 70% comedy, I don’t know what standard of stand up to expect on Birmingham’s smaller gig circuit, and I’ve paid only £3 to get in. It’s […]

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