Songwriting Live

Songwriting Live, Bristol (29 July ’14)

July 2, 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…

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?…

Songwriting Live – 27 May

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (27 May ’14)

June 3, 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…

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…

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…

Songwriting Live, Bristol – March 2014

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

April 17, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of regular songwriter showcases and Q&A sessions continues in the intimate surroundings of The Fringe Bar in Bristol…

Lily & Madeleine

Live review: Lily & Madeleine at The Birdcage, Bristol

March 10, 2014 in Events

On the year’s most romantic day, Lily & Madeleine gave listeners a love of their music that’s sure to endure…

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…

Speedy Ortiz

Live review: Joanna Gruesome & Speedy Ortiz

March 4, 2014 in Events

Thursday 13 February 2014: Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds plays host to a Cardiff C86-grunge act and an Massachusetts indie-rock foursome…

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…

Cheatahs - Start The Bus, Bristol

Live review: The Wytches, Cheetahs & Metz

December 3, 2013 in Events

Tuesday 26 November 2013: Start The Bus in Bristol plays host to a night of raw grunge, shoegaze and post-hardcore…

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…

Live review: Beautiful Days 11

September 9, 2013 in Events, Features

Now in its 11th year, Beautiful Days is a refreshingly uncommercial fixture on the UK festival scene. Clare Blakely reports……

Camp Bestival 2013

Live review: Camp Bestival 2013

August 26, 2013 in Events, Features

The unashamed garden-party-kid-fest rolls into Lulworth Castle’s grounds again. Aaron Slater investigates and speaks with Levellers’ songwriter Mark Chadwick too…

Green Man Festival

Festival preview: Green Man (15-18 August)

July 15, 2013 in Events, Festivals

A mystical mash-up of music, poetry, art and more in the Welsh mountains. Ten years old and hasn’t he grown!…

Cambridge Folk Festival

Festival preview: Cambridge Folk (25-28 July)

June 25, 2013 in Events, Festivals

Bellowhead, The Mavericks, KT Tunstall and Levellers headline an eclectic Friday and Saturday line-up at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival…

Latitude Festival

Festival preview: Latitude (18-21 July)

June 18, 2013 in Events, Festivals

Kraftwerk, Bloc Party and Foals will headline this winner of the ‘Best Family Festival’ award, but Latitude offers much more…

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

Festival preview: Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul (5-7 July)

June 5, 2013 in Events, Festivals

Does exactly what it says on the tin! This 3-day event in Birmingham celebrates the best in jazzy, funky soulfulness…

Hop Farm

Festival preview: Hop Farm (5-6 July)

June 5, 2013 in Events, Festivals

In 400 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, this back-to-basics weekender will have no VIP area, no sponsorship and no branding…

INmusic Festival

Festival preview: INmusic (24-26 June)

April 24, 2013 in Events, Festivals

Croatia’s largest open-air festival with an eclectic line-up including Arctic Monkeys, Iggy And The Stooges, NOFX and numerous European acts…

Isle Of Wight Festival

Festival preview: Isle Of Wight (13-16 June)

April 15, 2013 in Events, Festivals

No Jimi Hendrix this year but another star-studded line-up nonetheless – this legendary 55 year-old event is still going strong…

Wychwood Festival

Festival preview: Wychwood (31 May – 2 Jun)

March 31, 2013 in Events, Festivals

Blasts from past, Soul II Soul, The Human League and Toploader, headline this very family-friendly fest at the Cheltenham Racecourse…