20150509 Jacqui Newland gig 1

Jacqui Newland live on 9 May 2015

Pop music is a broad church. And someone’s got to lead the choir. On 9 May Jacqui Newland stepped up to the podium and counted us in… Sweeping across expansive territory, Jacqui’s particular speciality was songs infused with R&B and rock. From heartfelt ballads to high energy dance numbers. From confessions to singalongs. From an…

20150502 Jarek gig 1

Jarek live on 2 May 2015

They didn’t have to say a single word. On 2 May Jarek launched their third album without moving their mouths. This is a mature band at work. Jarek have been at this game for years, and it shows. On stage they delivered a full run through of their album with confidence, poise and precision. Furthermore,…

20150408 Lake Minnetonka 1

Lake Minnetonka live on 8 April 2015

This ain’t your parents’ funk. Or maybe it is, and they didn’t tell you. On 8 April six-piece funk monster Lake Minnetonka busted out some face-melting grooves. How can music from three decades ago sound so fresh? More to the point – how can it slam so hard in 2015? Well, there’s probably two answers…

20150331 Damien Tangram gig 1

Damian Tangram live on 31 March 2015

Our trousers cannot repel synths of that magnitude. On 31 March Damian Tangram showed us the size of that thing. Damian Tangram is a one-man music machine. Outnumbered by keyboards and synthesisers four-to-one, he deftly switched from one to another throughout the performance. He used each of the four machines to their fullest, exploring an…