Tag Archives: singer-songwriter

Acoustic Rooms Weekly 01/04/19

Abby Clarke/ April 2, 2019

Nearing the end of term, last night was The Mic’s penultimate night at Acoustic Rooms before the Easter break, and as always it delivered a diverse line up of talented musicians, showcasing local artists skills. Opening the night was Louis Croft who has previously performed at Acoustic Rooms and kicked off with a Jake Bugg feel and continued to play

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 25/03/19

Abby Clarke/ March 26, 2019

Last night’s Acoustic Rooms saw a return to the more traditional open mic music, with singer/songwriters accompanied by their acoustic guitars dominating the evening. Opening the night was Tom Pryce who had been to Acoustic Rooms late last year. He opened with his song ‘Falling’ and then went on to play a couple more original songs which set the tone

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Dodie @Rock City 20/03/2019

Kathryn Long/ March 23, 2019

Online sensation Dodie, also known by her YouTube handle ‘Doddleoddle’, breaks the stigma and proves that YouTubers can have a successful career out of YouTube! As a fan since 2014, I was eager to see her as she came to Nottingham’s Rock City on March 20th in support of her new album ‘Human’. As soon as I arrived, the queue

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Emily Burns @The Bodega 14/03/2019

Harriet Kilner/ March 22, 2019

On 14/03/2019 I was lucky enough to go and see Emily Burns play at the Bodega in Nottingham. This was not my first encounter with Emily. In fact, I had been to school with her for several years and vividly remember her singing one of her first songs, “Plasters, Glitter and Glue”, in front of a crowd of adoring high

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Album Review: Hozier- ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Irish singer-songwriter offers a soulful, blues-rock extravaganza emblazoned with rich, gold-tinged poeticism Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s salient poeticism first caused an ethereal storm within the music industry in 2013 following the release of debut EP ‘Take Me To Church’, the title-track of which became a religious-damning sensation. A year later, his self-titled debut record stormed into the charts across the world, establishing

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John Grant @Rock City 05/02/2019

Sadie Agg/ February 8, 2019

As I reflect on my experience finally seeing John Grant at Rock City, I am honestly still lost for words. Grant was dramatic, eccentric and commanding; a true virtuoso. Arriving a little after 8:30, I grabbed myself a Red Stripe and found myself a suitable spot at the front. Although the cluster of over excited 40 year olds that surrounded

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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 10/12/18

Abby Clarke/ December 11, 2018

Last night was The Mic’s last acoustic rooms of the year before the Christmas break, and it did not disappoint. Accompanying the usual great standard of live performance was a back drop of Christmas decorations, a tree and on top of the all-night happy hour, Rescue Rooms are also doing a different drinks deal each day in December. Kicking off

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Katie Melua @Royal Concert Hall 03/12/2018

Olivia Morel/ December 5, 2018

I can only describe my experience as an absolute dream, as I had the opportunity to see Katie Melua grace the stage of the Royal Concert Hall last Monday. With the best seats in the house (a few feet away from the stage right in the centre of the crowd), I was able to feel fully immersed in the warm

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 03/12/18

Patrick Donnelly/ December 4, 2018

Kicking off the night was Elliot Willaims. Undeniably a strong singer – confident and loud, with an indie-rock style – he got the attention of the room straight away. Although strong, he could use some more variety in his singing and guitar playing – some songs were hard to distinguish from others. There were some nice switches between strumming, picking

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