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PREVIEW: Toy + The Proper Ornaments, The Grafham Water Sailing Club @ The Rainbow, Fri 21st Feb

Toy come back to Birmingham on Friday 21st Feb, headlining The Rainbow in Digbeth with support from The Proper Ornaments and The Grafham Water Sailing Club – brought to you by Birmingham Promoters (new trees have been planted to combat the environmental impact of this event’s bill posters). Out on the road with a new […]

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PREVIEW: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain @ Symphony Hall, Weds 19th Feb

On Weds 19th Feb, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain return to Birmingham, bringing their ‘Fistful of Ukuleles’ tour to the Symphony Hall. The show will feature The Ukes reworking ‘music from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Reading’, with the ensemble also performing Spaghetti Western film scores. The tour’s title is taken from The Ukes’ 3rd album of the same […]

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

Words by Ed King / Pics by Mike Guest – Music reviews are a great marriage for me. But sometimes the shows I don’t see are the ones I remember more. I should have been reviewing the last gig Rachel Sermanni played at The Glee Club, in September 2012, but I was an irritating […]

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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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