Acoustic Rooms Weekly 18/02/19

Abby Clarke/ February 19, 2019

Last nights acoustic rooms featured special guest Tash Bird at the start of her ‘Reminded’ release tour. It also featured some great artists, a couple of which have never performed at Acoustic Rooms before, so it was great to see some new talent. First up was Ben Smith, who performed some great acoustic numbers including his own song ‘I think

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In conversation with The Half Eight

Abby Clarke/ February 16, 2019

Shortly before I sat down with The Half Eight, I got the opportunity to listen to a short preview of their new EP ‘Rose Tinted Soul’ which will be released on 1st March.  I immediately thought of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” as “End it Right” kicked off, but it quickly progressed bringing high energy and catchy lyrics. “Timezones”, second on

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Shadows Like Strangers sell out The Angel in Nottingham for album launch

Abby Clarke/ February 9, 2019

Last night saw the album launch show for Shadows Like Strangers’ debut album Cali. They managed to sell out The Angel in Nottingham with support from Cut the Heroics and Jetlines, whilst also raising money for GRL PWR- a charity in aid of ovarian cancer. I had never attended a gig in The Angel before and the venue itself was

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Busted perform an intimate show at Nottingham’s Rough Trade

Abby Clarke/ February 7, 2019

This afternoon, Busted went down to Rough Trade in Nottingham to perform an intimate set ahead of the album charts tomorrow in which they are in close competition with The Special’s greatest hits for the number one position. Having only announced the show on Monday, and then announcing a second Rough Trade show yesterday, as well as a third in

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 04/02/2019

Abby Clarke/ February 5, 2019

Last week was an incredible night with guest artist Chrisèe performing a great guest set, and this week was looking to be just as good with another guest slot from Emzae who recently performed at Beat the Streets. The night started as usual with a few open mic slots and two guitarists kicked things off with Shaman joining them with

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Beat The Streets 2019

Abby Clarke/ January 29, 2019

Beat the Streets is a fantastic one-day music festival spread out around some of Nottingham’s historic music venues, with great acts on the line up and extra bits and pieces going on throughout the day all to help raise money to fight homelessness. This year was set to be another fun-filled day with some talented musicians playing from one in

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CALI Review- Debut album from Shadows Like Strangers released February 1st

Abby Clarke/ January 25, 2019

The Mic got an exclusive listen to Shadows Like Stranger’s debut album ‘CALI’ which is due to be released on February 1st, after nearly four years in the making. Shadows Like Strangers themselves are still less than a year old but the four-piece pop-punk group from Nottingham have had a successful time, ending last year supporting Lacey at Nottingham’s Rock

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 21/01/19

Abby Clarke/ January 22, 2019

Last night was a special night at Acoustic rooms because it was jazz night, with Major Ruse, a Nottingham jazz trio, performing as the main event. Going into the night I didn’t know what to expect but organiser Laurie Illingworth was really excited and promised that if it was anything like the last time Major Ruse came to play back

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 14/01/19

Abby Clarke/ January 15, 2019

Last night saw The Mic return to Acoustic Rooms at Rescue Rooms and oh wow, it was great one to start our year off with! An abundance of performers turned up to play a variety of styles of music and kept the night going until well past midnight. Starting the night off was Scott Makepeace coming all the way from

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Beat the Streets 2019 Preview

Abby Clarke/ January 14, 2019

Beat the streets returns on Sunday 27th January at multiple venues around Nottingham’s city centre. The event will host more than 80 artists and all proceeds raised will be donated to local homeless charities including Framework who provide help and support to people who spend their days on the streets. Now, with less than two weeks until the event and

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