The Blackheart Orchestra @ Crauford Arms

This is the third time I’ve seen The Blackheart Orchestra perform – once at a Stables showcase in Campbell Park, once supporting Hawkwind when they did their Hawkestra at the London Palladium and now supporting Lifesigns. Every time they have…
Cagework at the Craufurd Arms

Cagework @ Craufurd Arms

Cagework performed a high energy, big sounding set. Their lo-fi heavy indie sounds were big and bold, interjected with quieter moments added depth to their sound. The band enjoyed banter with the crowd between songs, joking about the smoke machine…
Junodef at the Craufurd Arms, 2019

Junodef @ The Craufurd Arms

Junodef are a post rock band of Swedish origin. I hadn’t heard of them before, so did check them out on Spotify first, and although not my normal ‘go to’ kind of music, I enjoyed it very much, I did…

MK Songwriter Showcase @ The Craufurd Arms

Showcasing the best of local music talent, the Crauford Arms offer a great platform for aspiring singer songwriters to perform and build their confidence. Here’s my bite sized review of the night. CRISSY ACOUSTIC Crissy Acoustic opened the evening with…

Deep Deep Water Live @ Bluedot

Deep deep water are a London band with amazing group dynamics. The four piece band had fantastic dynamics and obviously enjoyed playing together. Passionate and pitch perfect vocals, trip hop inspired synth and keys that portishead would be proud of,…

Anna Calvi @ Bluedot 2019

Anna Calvi captivated her audience with an intense and primal performance of songs from her most recent album Hunter. A short set at only 45 minutes I felt a pang of sadness that it had finished. Easily the strongest, most…

Grace Lightman @ Bluedot

I was really looking forward to watching Grace Lightman at Bluedot. I’d checked out her couple of songs on Spotify and was impressed by the blend of alt pop with sci-fi themes. And boy, did she not disappoint. An angelic…

Ruthie @ Bluedot 2019

Ruthie – real name Naomi Baguley – put on a sterling performance at Bluedot festival this year. From Leeds, songwriter and musician put on a fantastic performance, with sterling support from her band, who she obviously enjoyed performing with. Performing…

Lucid Dream Live @ Bluedot

The empire might be intent on galactic domination, but on their days off the don’t half enjoy good music. Textured like Mogwai, riffs that would make any Hawkwind fan swoon and an energy on stage that inspired the hungover crowd,…