REVIEW: Ed Sheeran @ Moles, Bath – 15th June 2011

by Darren Thompson 20. June 2011 22:35
         I wasn’t intending to review this gig as occasionally it’s nice to soak up an evening’s entertainment without jotting notes on an iPhone, conscious of the article you’re yet to write. However, when you wake up with the previous night&rsquo... [More]

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Fiddlers Club, Bristol – 18th May 2011

by Darren Thompson 19. May 2011 21:08
       A few miles from the beating heart of Bristol, the off-the-beaten-track venue ‘Fiddlers Club’ lay amidst an industrial estate and the shops of a local suburb. Thoroughly underwhelming from the outside, only a small sign above the door alluded to anythin... [More]

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Fiddlers Club, Bristol – 18th May 2011

by Darren Thompson 19. May 2011 19:55
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REVIEW: Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley @ Wembley Arena, London – 31st March 2011

by Darren Thompson 6. April 2011 12:20
        Now the third time I’ve seen this duo thrill a live audience, this somehow managed to top the previous occasions – especially impressive given I caught their energetic headlining slot at Germany’s brilliant Summerjam Festival last year.   &... [More]

REVIEW: Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley @ Wembley Arena, London – 31st March 2011

by Darren Thompson 5. April 2011 22:39
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REVIEW: Yasmin (Supporting Chase and Status) @ 02 Academy Bristol, 15th March 2011

by Darren Thompson 20. March 2011 21:45
                    Gorgeous enough to distract any attention from her near-farcically huge, furry hat, Yasmin took to the stage of Bristol’s 02 Academy, packed to capacity for the evening’s lin... [More]

Review: Sound of Rum (Residency) @ The Old Queen’s Head, Islington – 22nd Feb 2011

by Darren Thompson 7. March 2011 23:59
            After weaving my way through the busy London borough of Islington, I arrived to find The Old Queen’s Head to be a fairly large looking venue at first glance, though not quite as unique as I’d expected given the evening&rsqu... [More]

REVIEW: Jamie Woon @ Start The Bus, Bristol – 20th February 2011

by Darren Thompson 27. February 2011 21:29
  During the writing of my recent article about Ed Sheeran, of whom I first became aware after I saw an online video showcasing his loop-pedal creativity, my research had repeatedly drawn me to Jamie Woon’s alternative results from similar equipment. Rich vocals and an increasingly tex... [More]

Review: The Story So Far... Ed Sheeran inc. The Croft, Bristol (2010)

by Darren Thompson 31. January 2011 23:22
I first saw Ed Sheeran some months back in his now famous ‘SB.TV’ video, which captured me instantly with his air of musical individuality, creative loop-pedal layering and raw, acoustic delivery. In fact, I was so captured that I bought out the entire online back-catalogue of his LP&r... [More]

REVIEW: ‘The X Factor’ 2010 + Cher Lloyd @ The Syndicate, Bristol – 16.12.2010

by Darren Thompson 2. January 2011 16:56
                    Bitterly cold winds whipped across Bristol’s city centre as we walked towards ‘The Syndicate’, eager to see Cher Lloyd perform only a few days after reaching the last f... [More]

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