Gig Reviews (Touring)

TYLA’S DOGS D’AMOUR/ THE DIRTY STRANGERS- Route 44, Birmingham, August 2 2019

NED DOHENY- Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, August 1 2019

ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM BAND/ ROZ BRUCE INFUSION/ YOU DIRTY BLUE- Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton, July 31 2019

TREVOR HORN- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, July 30 2019

BETTY WRIGHT- Town Hall, Birmingham, July 20 2019

NEUROSIS/ GODFLESH- Supersonic Festival, Town Hall, Birmingham, July 19 2019

DR FEELGOOD- Jam House, Birmingham, July 18 2019

THE SPECIALS- Cathedral Ruins, Coventry, July 12 2019

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS/ KNIGHT$- Robin 2, Bilston, July 11 2019

SHAKATAK- Jam House, Birmingham, July 4 2019

THE LOVE BAND featuring JOHNNY ECHOLS- Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, July 2 2019

LYNYRD SKYNYRD/ STATUS QUO/ MASSIVE WAGONS- Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, June 30 2019

THE EAGLES- Arena Birmingham, June 28 2019

LUNASA- Artrix, Bromsgrove, June 25 2019

GLADYS KNIGHT- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, June 24 2019

STRAY CATS/ THE LIVING END – 02 Academy, Birmingham, June 23 2019

NIKKI ILES’ PRINTMAKERS FEATURING NORMA WINSTONE- Eastside Jazz Club, Conservatoire, Birmingham, June 20 2019

THE ADOLESCENTS/ INCISIONS- Redrum, Stafford, June 22 2019

CANDLEBOX- 02 Academy 3, Birmingham, June 12 2019

ROD STEWART- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, June 8 2019

TIGER LILLIES- Old Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, May 30 2019

MARTY WILDE/ CHARLIE GRACIE/ MIKE BERRY- Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, May 28 2019

PETER PERRETT- Actress & Bishop, Birmingham, May 25 2019

HOWARD JONES/ CHINA CRISIS- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 23 2019

SWERVEDRIVER/ REV MAGNETIC/ BAD GIRLFRIEND- 02 Institute2, Birmingham, May 17 2019

MARC ALMOND- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 15 2019

THE BIZARRE WORLD OF FRANK ZAPPA- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 13 2019

MOTHERS 2 REUNION: STEVE GIBBONS, QUARTZ, CHICKEN SHACK, SOFT MACHINE, KEN PUSTELNIK’S GROUNDHOGS, EDGAR BROUGHTON, SHAKEY VICK a.o. – Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, May 10 2019

EDDIE HENDERSON- Pizza Express, Birmingham, May 8 2019

THE UNDERTONES/ NEVILLE STAPLE- The Empire, Coventry, May 3 2019

TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO/ GYPSY FINGERS- Town Hall, Birmingham, May 2 2019

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS/ SPECTRES- Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, April 30 2019

BANANARAMA- Glee Club, Birmingham, April 28 2019

TOM PAXTON & THE DON JUANS- Town Hall, Birmingham, April 25 2019

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES/ KT TUNSTALL- Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, April 24 2019

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT/ RACHEL ECKROTH- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 22 2019

MOTT THE HOOPLE/ TAX THE HEAT- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 21 2019

MANOWAR- 02 Academy, Birmingham, April 20 2019

ART GARFUNKEL- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 17 2019

SAVOY BROWN/ MELVIN HANCOX- Robin 2, Bilston, April 15 2019

THAT JOE PAYNE/ DORIS BRENDEL- Robin 2, Bilston, April 14 2019

THE LONG RYDERS/ THE HANGING STARS- Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, April 11 2019

ABC- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 9 2019

GIORGIO MORODER- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 1 2019

TERENCE BLANCHARD & THE E-COLLECTIVE- CBSO Centre, Birmingham, March 29 2019

JULIE FELIX/ BERNARD HOSKIN – Red Lion, Kings Heath, Birmingham, March 27 2019

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF/ ORK- 02 Institute2, Birmingham, March 23 2019

JAMES- 02 Academy, Birmingham, March 21 2019

KT TUNSTALL- Town Hall, Birmingham, March 20 2019

IAN BALLAMY QUARTET- Symphony Hall (band and audience on stage) , Birmingham, March 19 2019

THE STRANGLERS/ DR FEELGOOD- 02 Academy, Birmingham, March 16 2019

MIKE & THE MECHANICS- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, March 15 2019

UFO- Town Hall, Birmingham, March 14 2019

ROY HARPER- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, March 12 2019

CATS IN SPACE/ ROCK GODDESS- 02 Institute 3, Birmingham, March 9 2019

CLIMAX BLUES BAND- Robin 2, Bilston, March 8 2019

GEORGIE FAME (& SONS) – Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, March 3 2019

BLUE OYSTER CULT/ THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT- 02 Institute, Birmingham, February 27 2019

PETE ATKIN- Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, February 24 2019

STEELY DAN/ STEVE WINWOOD- Resorts World Arena (NEC) Birmingham, February 23 2019

MELISSA ETHERIDGE/ LUCY SPRAGGAN- Town Hall, Birmingham, February 21 2019

RIOT ENSEMBLE featuring EVAN PARKER & KIT DOWNES’ ENEMY- Hexagon Theatre, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, February 19 2019

ENUFF Z’NUFF/ LAST GREAT DREAMERS- Queens Hall, Nuneaton, February 15 2019

HOLY HOLY featuring WOODY WOODMANSEY and TONY VISCONTI- Town Hall, Birmingham, February 13 2019

BJARTE EIKE & BARROKSOLISTENE: THE ALEHOUSE SESSIONS- Town Hall, Birmingham, February 8 2019

…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD- Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, February 2 2019

KING KING/ SARI SCHORR- Town Hall, Birmingham, February 1 2019

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS- The Mill, Birmingham, January 31 2019

JUDY COLLINS- Glee Club, Birmingham, January 29 2019

DIZZY REECE: ROUTES IN JAZZ- CBSO Centre, Birmingham, January 26 2019

PAUL CARRACK- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, January 25 2019

CHARLIE DORE featuring GARETH HUW DAVIES- Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham, January 24 2019

MARTIN BARRE- Robin 2, Bilston, January 23 2019

NIK TURNER’S NEW SPACE RITUAL- Robin 2, Bilston, January 6 2019

KINGDOM OF MADNESS- Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, December 21 2018

SWEET featuring ANDY SCOTT- Robin 2, Bilston, December 17 2018

MADNESS/ THE FRATELLIS- Arena Birmingham (fka NIA, Barclaycard Arena) Birmingham, December 15 2018

SHOWADDYWADDY- Robin 2, Bilston, December 14 2018

REEF/ BROKEN WITT REBELS- Robin 2, Bilston, December 13 2018

JANE SIBERRY with NICOLA HARDMAN- Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham, December 10 2018

MOLLY HATCHET- Robin 2, Bilston, December 5 2018

THE WILDHEARTS/FEROCIOUS DOG- The Mill, Birmingham, December 3 2018

THE ALARM/ RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS- 02 Academy 2, Birmingham, December 2 2018

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS- Resorts World Arena (fka Genting Arena, fka NEC) Birmingham, December 1 2018

SIXTIES GOLD: THE SEARCHERS, THE MERSEYBEATS, PJ PROBY, STEVE ELLIS, VANITY FARE, THE FORTUNES- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, November 28 2018

HAWKWIND/ THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, November 25 2018

RALPH MCTELL- Town Hall, Birmingham, November 23 2018

BLANCMANGE- Robin 2, Bilston, November 22 2018

THE MANFREDS featuring GEORGIE FAME- Town Hall, Birmingham, November 21 2018

HAWKLORDS/ JOANovARC- Robin 2, Bilston, November 18 2018

HEAVEN 17/ PROPAGANDA- 02 Institute, Birmingham, November 17 2018

STRAWBS (ELECTRIC) – Robin 2, Bilston, November 15 2018

GRETA VAN FLEET/ GOODBYE JUNE- 02 Academy, Birmingham, November 14 2018

HOTHOUSE FLOWERS/ DAVID KEENAN- Town Hall, Birmingham, November 12 2018

FOCUS/ THE ROOM- Robin 2, Bilston, November 11 2018

SLEEPER/ THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO- 02 Institute, Birmingham, November 10 2018

KILLING JOKE- 02 Institute, Birmingham, November 9 2018

WOMAN TO WOMAN: JUDIE TZUKE, JULIA FORDHAM, BEVERLEY CRAVEN- Town Hall, Birmingham, November 8 2018

KING CRIMSON- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, November 6 2018

DR FEELGOOD/ THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF MERCIA- Robin 2, Bilston, November 2 2018

FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM/ THE CHURCH- 02 Institute, Birmingham, November 1 2018

TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO – Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, October 31 2018

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT/ MAGNA CARTA- Robin 2, Bilston, October 30 2018

KOKOMO- Robin 2, Bilston, October 28 2018

STEVE IGNORANT’S SLICE OF LIFE/ THE MANNEQUIN FACTORY- Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, October 27 2018

RICHARD THOMPSON- Town Hall, Birmingham, October 26 2018

RODDY FRAME- Town Hall, Birmingham, October 25 2018

THE FEELING- Town Hall, Birmingham, October 22 2018

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND) – Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, October 18 2018

LEVEL 42/ THE BLOW MONKEYS- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, October 17 2018

CORKY LAING’S MOUNTAIN- Robin 2, Bilston, October 15 2018

ANGEL/ HEAVY PETTIN’ – Robin 2, Bilston, October 14 2018

TOM ROBINSON- Glee Club, Birmingham, October 10 2018

STEVE HACKETT- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, October 5 2018

CHINA CRISIS- Pizza Express, Birmingham,October 4 2018

PAUL YOUNG- Town Hall, Birmingham, October 3 2018

LARRY CARLTON-Town Hall, Birmingham, October 2 2018

THE BLUETONES- Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, September 26 2018

NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, September 25 2018

FISH- Assembly Hall, Leamington Spa, September 24 2018

BIG COUNTRY- Robin 2, Bilston, September 21 2018

DIONNE WARWICK- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, September 20 2018

CAMEL- Town Hall, Birmingham, September 14 2018

MAN (50th Anniversary Show) – Robin 2, Bilston, September 13 2018

ROSE TATTOO/ GIRLSCHOOL- 02 Academy 2, Birmingham, September 11 2018

GARBAGE/MAXIMO PARK- Digbeth Arena, Birmingham, September 8 2018

THE THE/FIELD MUSIC- Digbeth Arena, Birmingham, September 7 2018

BRIAN WILSON- Digbeth Arena, Birmingham, August 24 2018

THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA- Robin 2, Bilston, August 22 2018

GRAHAM BONNET/ DOOMSDAY OUTLAW/ GIN ANNIE- Robin 2, Bilston, August 21 2018

BLUMENFELD-AGUILAR PROJECT featuring BARRY MELTON- Robin 2, Bilston, August 8 2018

THE DICKIES- Robin 2, Bilston, August 6 2018

JOHN PRINE- Town Hall, Birmingham, August 3 2018

LEO SAYER- Robin 2, Bilston, July 27 2018

GRAHAM NASH: SONGS AND STORIES- Town Hall, Birmingham, July 26 2018

DEL AMITRI/ TRASHCAN SINATRAS- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, July 23 2018

HARDLINE- Robin 2, Bilston, July 13 2018

GO-KART MOZART- Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, July 5 2018

SKIDS/PRIMITIVES- Robin 2, Bilston, June 28 2018

SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL (SHIRLEY COLLINS, GNOD, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, MODERN RITUAL a.o.) – Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham, June 24 2018

THE WAVE PICTURES- Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, June 21 2018

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD- Copper Rooms, Coventry, June 4 2018

NICK HEYWARD/ PUGWASH- 02 Academy 3, Birmingham, June 1 2018

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 26 2018

THE DRIFTERS- Town Hall, Dudley, May 25 2018

THE RUTLES- Robin 2, Bilston, May 21 2018

IAN MCNABB- Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, May 17 2018

FOREIGNER/ JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR/ JOHN PARR- Symphony Hall, Birmingham, May 15 2018

FAIRPORT CONVENTION- Forest Arts Centre, Walsall, May 12 2018

PINKSHINYULTRABLAST/ TV AM- Castle & Falcon, Moseley, Birmingham, May 5 2018

FISCHER-Z/BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA- 02 Academy 3, Birmingham, May 3 2018

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD/SIGNATURES’ NORTHERN SOUL- Town Hall, Dudley, April 28 2018

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN- Town Hall, Birmingham, April 27 2018

HAZEL O’CONNOR/CORMAC DE BARRA- Robin 2, Bilston, April 24 2018

GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION/THE TREAT- Robin 2, Bilston, April 23 2018

FM/ REBECCA DOWNES- River Rooms, Stourbridge, April 22 2018

LUSTS- Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, April 16 2018

DEAN FRIEDMAN- Robin 2, Bilston, April 18 2018

JCM (Jon, Clem & Mark) – Robin 2, Bilston, April 10 2018

LAST GREAT DREAMERS- Birmingham Asylum 2, April 7 2018

THEE HYPNOTICS/BLACK BOMBERS- Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, April 6 2018

LINDISFARNE- Robin 2, Bilston, Mar 25 2018

STICK MEN/THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD- Robin 2, Bilston, March 15 2018

DEAD BOYS- Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, February 7 2018

LIVE DEAD ’69 FEATURING TOM CONSTANTEN- Robin 2, Bilston, February 6 2018

THE DAMNED/SLIM JIM PHANTOM- 02 Academy, Birmingham, February 1 2018

NIK TURNER’S NEW SPACE RITUAL- Robin 2, Bilston, January 7 2018

SWEET- Robin 2, Bilston, December 18 2017

SLADE- Robin 2, Bilston, December 15 2017

ROY WOOD ROCK’N’ROLL BAND- Robin 2, Bilston, December 12 2017

LES MCKOWN’S BAY CITY ROLLERS- Robin 2, Bilston, November 24 2017

BLAST OFF! FESTIVAL featuring KALEIDOSCOPE (UK), THE FUZILLIS and THEE EVILTONES- Irish Centre, Nottingham, November 10 2017

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