Gig Review: In Flames / Vexed / Defects – Scala, London (27th March 2022)

The stars really seemed to align for this night as if it was a week sooner I would've had to cancel due to having covid but thankfully fortune was on my side! In Flames have been on my list of bands I've wanted to see live for quite a few years now and what with … Continue reading Gig Review: In Flames / Vexed / Defects – Scala, London (27th March 2022)

Gig Review: Fury / Rites to Ruin – Level III, Swindon (25th March 2022)

Waking up the morning after this gig to the news that one of the rock world’s higher profile and talented members had passed through the shadow of mortality over the previous night of joy and excitement. A reminder that we are all here for but a moment, and each second counts. An RIP then to … Continue reading Gig Review: Fury / Rites to Ruin – Level III, Swindon (25th March 2022)

Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / Florence Black / Tom Killner – The Leadmill, Sheffield (22nd March 2022)

Having seen Kris Barras Band supporting Black Stone Cherry in September 2021, I have to admit I was excited for tonight’s show. With the number of Black Stone Cherry t-shirts in the crowd, I don’t think I was the only one who was introduced and found a liking for Kris Barras Band at one of … Continue reading Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / Florence Black / Tom Killner – The Leadmill, Sheffield (22nd March 2022)

Gig Review: Simon McBride – Bannermans, Edinburgh (17th March 2022)

Is it lucky that I am off to see an Irishman on St Patrick's Day? Here's hoping as we head to Bannermans in Edinburgh for my first catch up with Simon McBride live... and it's only Simon tonight as the support a have a touch of the COVID. The band open with "Don't Dare" and … Continue reading Gig Review: Simon McBride – Bannermans, Edinburgh (17th March 2022)

Gig Review: Sewer Trench / Gutlocker – The Dev, London (26th February 2022)

My first gig of 2022 found me heading down to Camden to The Dev.  It was great to see the venue so packed for the first time since the pandemic. First, to grace the stage was the mighty Gutlocker, a “Grumpy four-piece band from a quaint Surrey town full of alien tripods. Well-armed with gnarly … Continue reading Gig Review: Sewer Trench / Gutlocker – The Dev, London (26th February 2022)

Gig Review: Ricky Warwick and the Fighting Hearts / The Virginmarys / Anchor Lane – G2, Glasgow (18th March 2022)

If ever there was proof that live music was back after a miserable couple of years, it’s the sight of Ricky Warwick standing front and centre, enrapturing a crowd. As tour packages go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one this year and as value for money tickets go, it’s one of the best … Continue reading Gig Review: Ricky Warwick and the Fighting Hearts / The Virginmarys / Anchor Lane – G2, Glasgow (18th March 2022)