Album Review: Juanita Stein – America

“…it explores America’s landscapes, soundscapes and mindscapes with the vast scope of a great American novel…”

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Juanita Stein

“…her electric stage presence made every song compelling to the enraptured crowd…”

The Shires & Catherine McGrath

May 2, 2017 London Palladium The Shires’ “secret” set at this year’s Country To Country festival was one of the worst kept secrets of recent times. Many of those who queued the length of The O2 for that treat now filled the legendary Palladium for the epic final night of The Shires’ UK My Universe tour….

White Trash

April 27, 2017 Melomania, London “The complete opposite of Sofar Sounds” Never truer words spoken! With Sofar Sounds, audience members are guests who bring cushions to sit on while they listen politely to the performers. In contrast, the crowd at Cambridge Audio’s bespoke performance space, Melomania, was invaded by White Trash’s lead singer who clambered…

Album review: Worry Dolls: Go Get Gone

“The harmonies are sweet and controlled, the instrumentation is subtle. Lyrically, there’s space for nostalgia, regret, even wishful thinking – but not for settling”

ICMP Songwriters’ Circle: Americana Special with Ben Earle

April 3, 2017 Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush “I think we saved the best to last!”  London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is known for music education delivered by industry professionals, supported by liberal access to studios and and practice rooms. More than that, it offers students the opportunity to perform with and learn from…

Dave Hause, Sam Russo & Robyn G Shiels

“It’s not clear if Dave Hause realises just how good his lyrics are, but he must know he has something truly special as a performer. These are the nights we live for. “

Roddy Woomble & Andrew Wasylck

“Woomble paced the stage seeking the shadows and dark spaces. It was interesting to watch an a frontman who doesn’t crave the limelight”

Country to Country Festival 2017 – Friday

Country to Country Festival 2017 Friday, March 10, 2017 All Bar One, O2 London It must be exhilarating for an up-and-coming country artist to get a coveted slot at Country to Country Festival (C2C).  There was just one catch for the three bands who stepped up to the All Bar One stage on the opening night:…