Skin: Skunk Anansie singer

Live review: Skunk Anansie at O2 Academy Bristol (25 May ’17)

July 23, 2017 in Events

We took in an evening with the veteran alt-rockers, as they performed a brilliant and triumphant set at our local… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Luke Sital-Singh. Photo: Steve Gullick

Interview: Luke Sital-Singh

June 20, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The British singer-songwriter traces his path from nu metal to nu folk, alongside an interest in acting and Slow Movement… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Circe's Diner 'Who Dare's' single cover

‘Who Dare’s’ by Circe’s Diner (Single)

June 9, 2017 in Music Reviews

With their unique timing and exquisite harmonies, this Bristol-based duo have used their voices to create an enchanting alt-folk moment… Tags: , , , ,

The Blue Aeroplanes ‘Welcome, Stranger!’ album cover

‘Welcome, Stranger!’ by The Blue Aeroplanes (Album)

January 22, 2017 in Music Reviews

The poet-rock legends return with a familiar sound that will warm the soul like hot soup on a winter’s night… Tags: , , , , ,

Jim Evans 'Milk Teeth' album cover

‘Milk Teeth’ by Jim Evans (Album)

June 2, 2016 in Music Reviews

Though seemingly at odds with the modern world, these striking folk songs still manage to get their own message across… Tags: , , , , ,

Tonight, We All Swim Free by Martin Callingham

Tonight, We All Swim Free by Martin Callingham (Album)

February 16, 2015 in Music Reviews

The debut solo record from Martin Callingham is a wonderfully intriguing and elegant opening statement – hopefully, a lengthy career… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Martin Callingham live at the Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Live review: Martin Callingham

December 15, 2014 in Events

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

Songwriting Live

Live review: Songwriting Live (30 Sept ’14)

October 24, 2014 in Events

On 30 September, Songwriting Live once again saw six of the southwest’s finest singer-songwriters performing at the Fringe Bar in… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Songwriting Live, Bristol (August'14)

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (26 August ’14)

September 18, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Six of the southwest’s finest singer-songwriters gathered in Clifton’s Fringe Bar to play Songwriting Live – our monthly acoustic showcase… Tags: , , , , , , ,

David Gray live at Colston Hall, Bristol

Live review: David Gray

July 28, 2014 in Events

Tuesday 8 July 2014: Head-swaying singer-songwriter and six-part harmonies enchant Bristol’s Colston Hall, and successfully brush off a Babylon-demanding heckler… Tags: , ,

Songwriting Live, Bristol – June '14

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (24 June ’14)

July 1, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of showcase events featuring the cream of southwest UK songwriting talent continues… isn’t it time you came along?… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Songwriting Live, Bristol banner – 24 Jun

Songwriting Live, Bristol (24 June ’14)

May 30, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of regular songwriter showcases and Q&A sessions continues in the intimate surroundings of Clifton’s Fringe Bar in Bristol… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Songwriting Live 4 montage

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (29 April ’14)

May 5, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of showcase gigs featuring songwriting talent from across the southwest (and beyond, if you wanna come play?) continues… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Songwriting Live, Bristol – February 2014

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (25 February ’14)

March 6, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Local songwriters returned for the second incarnation of our monthly Live event, with another six stirring performances illuminating the evening… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Songwriting Live, Bristol

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (28 January ’14)

February 1, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Six of the southwest’s finest songwriters recently gathered in Bristol to play at Songwriting Live – our new monthly talent… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Live review: Josh Ritter & Tift Merritt

November 2, 2013 in Events

Wednesday 30 October 2013: The pristine St George’s concert hall in Bristol hosts ‘An Acoustic Evening’ of fine American songwriting… Tags: , , , , ,

Three Kings High Tell 'Em Lies

Tell ‘Em Lies by Three Kings High (EP)

June 29, 2013 in Music Reviews

This six-piece Bristol outfit impress with an EP that mixes up influences from rock, soul, funk, hip-hop and more besides…… Tags: , , , ,

Songwriting & composition workshop

Songwriting workshops

January 3, 2013 in Features

Courses and circles for aspiring songwriters are becoming popular, but do they help? We check out a workshop in Bristol… Tags: , , , , ,

Nina Nesbitt at Thekla, Bristol

Live review: Nina Nesbitt

October 13, 2012 in Events

The angelic Scandi-Scot embarks on her first headline tour after supporting Sheeran. We join Nina and her ‘Nesbians’ in Bristol… Tags: , ,