Tag Archives: singer-songwriter

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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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 26.11.18

Abby Clarke/ November 28, 2018

After Alexandr Misko gave an amazing performance last week at Acoustic Rooms as a special guest, it was exciting to see what this week would hold. The beauty of an open mic night being you never know exactly what you’re going to see. The night started with Ryan Dunn from the band Gazelle, who performed a strong triad of songs,

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 19/11/18

Patrick Donnelly/ November 20, 2018

This week Rescue Rooms held another packed night of Acoustic Rooms, with the exciting addition of special guest Alexandr Misko – an amazing guitarist that impressed the whole room. Kicking off the night were the returning duo Stella and Chris with their jazzy rendition of ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motörhead. It’s clear that the duo has a lot of fun

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 12/11/18

Abby Clarke/ November 13, 2018

This week at Acoustic Rooms was a lot busier than last week, back to normal after a quieter bonfire night the week before. There were a lot more artists signed up to play so they kept to three or four songs each this time. First to perform were Stella and Chris- with Chris on guitar and Stella providing the vocals.

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Album Review: Beans on Toast- A Bird in the Hand

Cameron Chadwick/ November 12, 2018

While the classic Beans on Toast formula is alive and well on ‘A Bird in the Hand,’ indie folk stalwart Jay McAllister’s latest record is at its best when it trades his trademark political jibes for honest confessionals. A stalwart of the British indie folk scene, Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ made his name from delivering brutally direct political statements (see:

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 05/11/18

Abby Clarke/ November 6, 2018

Acoustic Rooms Weekly Rescue Rooms hosts an open mic night every Monday from 8pm until late, and The Mic magazine will be going down every week to keep you updated on who’s performing, including weekly interviews with a performer from the night. To set the scene, Rescue Rooms has been an iconic music venue in Nottingham since it opened 15

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Abby speaks with George Gadd before his UK tour kicks off

Abby Clarke/ October 23, 2018

I sat down with musician George Gadd on an unusually sunny October lunch time to chat about his ten-year anniversary of performing, his upcoming UK tour and some the highlights of his time in music. Going back to the start with George’s first ever performance, he told me that he used to have “floppy emo hair” and even put on

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Freya Ridings@ Rescue Rooms 19/10/2018

Ben Standring/ October 20, 2018

Rising London-based singer-songwriter Freya Ridings continues momentum in Nottingham with another sold-out show laced with haunting beauty Since graduating from the legendary BRIT school, the journey of London based, English singer-songwriter Freya Ridings has been a lengthy one to say the least. Over the past few years, Ridings has refrained from the limelight, opting to quietly hone away at her

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