Biianco @ The Waiting Room

I was eagerly anticipating Biianco coming on stage, having discovered her music via her other band Smoke Season. working the keys, Gabby starts building tension with sweeping synths before launching into her debut single ‘Get Up’. The crowd give a…

Vōx Live @ The Waiting Room

Vōx (pronounced “wokes”) entered the stage with mystery and intrigue. Dressed in a blood red wedding dress, I immediately knew we would be in for something interesting. More akin to performing art rather than a traditional gig, Vox seemingly floated…

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…
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…

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…

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…