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PREVIEW: Ben E King & Gary U.S. Bonds @ The Jam House

This month Ben E King comes to Birmingham. On March 16th, the man responsible for one of the most revered, recognised and replicated songs in history, the simple and poignant ‘Stand By Me’, will be performing at The Jam House inSt Paul’s Square. In an evening hosted by R’n’B vocalist Gary U.S. Bonds, these two […]

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REVIEW: Band of Horses, O2 Academy (B’ham) – 28.1.11

Review by Ceri Black Band of Horses, from Seattle but now based in South Carolina, describe themselves as ‘Indie Country Rock’. This is apt. With a casual stroll onto the Birmingham O2 Academy stage, checked shirts and trucker hats, BoH looked and sounded like they’d just rolled in from the trailer park. But their music […]

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PREVIEW: Christian Scott @ Hare & Hounds

Another Atlantic import lands at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, this time in the shape of 27 year old Jazz trumpeter Christian Scott. Heralded as ‘the Architect of a new commercially viable fusion’ and ‘Jazz’s young style God’, Scott is the nephew of alto saxophanist Donald Harrison and a prominent face in today’s […]

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