Live Review: Barn on the Farm Festival 2015

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Eager for my first summer festival experience I decided to start small. To be honest I don’t think I could’ve picked a better place to start. This welcoming little gathering has an astonishing record for discovering new talent and it’s hardly surprising that it has won awards for best independent festival. With a line-up that for me was beaten only by Glastonbury, I set out under the glorious summer sun to see some old favourites and discover some new incredible music. Continue reading

Playlist: Jan/Feb 2015

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This is the first of what I hope to be another regular feature. A playlist every couple of months or so to summarise the highlights of music that has been reviewed, both live and album reviews. (note: I’ll try and get it formatted a bit nicer for my next playlist post) Continue reading

Live Review: Foy Vance, Bush Hall, London, 1st Nov 2014

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Image source: Dee Christensen Photography

If you’d have asked me who I most wanted to see live, after much deliberation I would probably have said Foy Vance. He is a Northern Irish song-smith with a golden voice and a heart to match. He sings with the grit of Bruce Springsteen, the soul of Otis Redding and the passion of Van Morrison. So imagine my excitement at getting a ticket to a gig billed as an ‘intimate evening’ with the man himself. Continue reading