Events


Gigs, festivals, tours and all that jazz

The clue’s in the title: live event news and reviews go here. And don’t forget… if you’ve got a gig of your own to promote, you can always stick a flyer or a web link on our Facebook page! To view an archive of all earlier events articles visit our Events Archive.

Joan Armatrading, Cambridge Folk Festival

18/08/2015

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…
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ACM & Metropolis Studios

14/08/2015

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…
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Patti Smith

13/07/2015

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…
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Bristol Pride Day

04/07/2015

One week to go till Bristol Pride

With Bristol Pride Day only seven days away, we give you a run down on just what can be expected…
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Sunset Songwriting Festival

15/06/2015

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…
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V Festival

13/06/2015

Win a set at V Festival 2015

A forthcoming battle of the bands competition will put one lucky act on the line-up of the major UK festival…
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12/06/2015

Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides……
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Aidan Reid - Young Songwriter 2015

11/06/2015

Young Songwriters of 2015 are revealed

Winners of Song Academy’s annual songwriting competition for 7-18 year olds are announced and will perform live at Westfield, London…
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Jonathan Jackson

25/05/2015

Live review: Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Nashville (22 May ’15)

An adoring Nashville crowd provided the perfect opportunity for the actor and his band to show what they’re made of…
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Sandie Shaw

19/05/2015

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London (30 April ’15)

Our showcase at London’s Water Rats welcomed 60s legend Sandie Shaw, with performances from Paulaa, McGoozer and Little Brother Eli…
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Pride

19/05/2015

Songwriting & Bristol Pride present… is less than 48 hours away

This Wednesday sees Songwriting Magazine and Bristol Pride unite to offer songwriters the chance to play at Bristol Pride Festival…
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Songwriting Live at The Water Rats, London

18/04/2015

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London (2 April ’15)

Our second live showcase at London’s Water Rats saw killer sets from Jesse Gamage, Sadie Jemmett and The Doppler Shift…
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The Doppler Shift

27/03/2015

Success Express returns with FAC drop-in session and showcase

On Thursday, London’s The Water Rats hosts another live show and artist session by the FAC, Success Express and Songwriting…
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The Handsome Family

18/03/2015

Live review: The Handsome Family, Bristol (13 March ’15)

A regal hall provided an oddly fitting setting for macabre masters The Handsome Family to wow their delighted Bristol crowd…
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Dave Stewart at the MPG Awards 2015

13/02/2015

Music Producers Guild announces 2015 award winners

Paul Epworth is Producer Of The Year again and Dave Stewart is honoured for his Outstanding Contribution To UK Music…
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09/02/2015

FAC, Success Express and Songwriting live at The Water Rats (29 January ’15)

Ed O’Brien, Mark Kelly and a host of new talent were on hand to help reopen this legendary London venue…
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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien to host the inaugural ‘Artist Drop-In Session’

21/01/2015

Ed O’Brien and Songwriting Magazine is a recipe for Success

Radiohead guitarist’s due to host inaugural London ‘Artist Drop-In Session’ for the FAC, in association with Success Express and Songwriting…
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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

17/01/2015

John Lennon Education Tour Bus gets funky at NAMM

Lennon Bus kicks off its 18th year with funk legend George Clinton and songwriting contest winners at US music conference…
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Morrissey

12/01/2015

Morrissey announces UK tour

Everyone’s favourite LA-based Mancunian miserablist will be playing seven arena dates in March, fans will doubtless be delighted to hear…
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Martin Callingham live at the Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

15/12/2014

Live review: Martin Callingham

Ahead of the release of his debut solo record, Martin Callingham treats Bristol’s Alma Tavern Theatre to an intimate performance…
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