Gig Reviews

Legendary James Burton Honoured In Star-studded Palladium Benefit Concert

Musical legends joined for a night of tributes with James Burton and a career spanning over 70 years. Relive iconic hits with the stars at London's Palladium. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: Graham Boynton @ronniewood @brianmayforreal @thelondonpalladium

Raw, Gritty and Uncompromising, Kickin’ Valentina hit the Tivoli

Kickin' Valentina, the raw and gritty band taking the UK by storm. Experience their powerhouse rock 'n' roll live at The Tivoli on June 2, 2023. Photo: @jason_samuels_photography71 Words: Sophie James @tivolivenue @kickinvalentina

Ruby The Hatchet take over Lee’s Palace with Intoxicating Stoner Rock Energy

Experience the magic and mysticism of stoner rock's Tina Turner, Jillian Taylor, as she blows the roof off Lee's Palace in Toronto with Ruby The Hatchet hot as hell rock and roll. Photo: @melaniewebsterphotography Words: @mathematicaljester @rubythehatchet @leespalace

Godsmack Rocks Mohegan Sun Arena on Final Stop of Best of Times World Tour

Godsmack at Mohegan Sun Arena do not stand alone. Read about their epic world tour, including a special show close to home for frontman Sully Erna. Words and Photography: @shannonwilk_ @godsmack @austin_meade @mohegansunarenapa

Distant, Extortionist, Dagger Threat and Abbie Falls pound The Asylum

A blockbusting night of Deathcore at The Asylum with bands from Europe and The States with sets from Distant, Extortionist, Dagger Threat and Abbie Falls. Words and Photography; @andyshaw16 @theasylumvenue @abbiefalls @daggerthreat @distantofficial @extortionistnw

Rock Legends Winger Join Steel Panther for a Night of Hard-hitting Hits at Kentish Town Forum

'80s hard rock band Winger joins Steel Panther at Kentish Town Forum on May 20, 2023, for a what should be co-headlining show that leaves fans wanting more. Words: @kahmel_farahani Photography: @robert_sutton_photography @o2forumktown @steelpanther @wingertheband @kipwinger @rebbeachofficial

Mad Haven and Jamie Porter Band storm The Live Rooms

Join the Downfall Tour in Chester with Kira Mac, Mad Haven and the Jamie Porter Band. A night of high-energy boogie and vibrant blues rock. Don't miss out! Words: Sophie James Photography: @jason_samuels_photography71 @theliverooms @madhavenrocks @jamieporterband

A slick unit, FM make it look so effortless in KK’s Steel Mill

Like a fine wine, FM gets better with age. Such a slick unit, they all make it look so effortless. Read about their special gust slot to Tyketto at KK's Steel Mill. Words: Sophie James Photography: @inglisnomad @fmofficialband @kkssteelmill

Tyketto / Wolverhampton Out in Numbers for Majestic, Melodic Magnificence

The ultimate Melodic Rock concert as Tyketto, FM, and Dare tour together as Triple Headliners. Read all about it in this epic review from KK's Steel Mill. Words: Sophie James Photography: @inglisnomad @tykettoofficial @therealdannyvaughn @kkssteelmill

CREATURE – Ill Vision – Brookehorse – Hollow Bones unload at The Asylum

A brilliant night at The Asylum with CREATURE, Ill Vision, Brookehorse, and Hollow Bones. Four bands of slightly differing rock genres, but together it worked. Words and Photography: @andy_shaw16 @hollowbonesuk @brookehorsehc @illvision0121 @creaturenoise @theasylumvenue

Kira Mac / From Busker to Headliner in Chester

Experience the meteoric rise of Kira Mac on their Downfall Tour as Sophie James takes you on a mid-week mini road trip to the ancient Roman City of Chester. Words: Sophie James Photography: @jason_samuels_photography71 @theliverooms @kiramacband

Skam / Relentless Foxes Bludgeon The Wolves

Experience the electrifying performance of power trio Skam as they return to Wolverhampton in KK's Steel Mill. With massive sound, intense solos, and bone fide classic hits, this band knows how to rock a show. Photography: @inglisnomad Words: Sophie James @kkssteelmill @skamuk @wakingtheangels

Joe Bonamassa / The Blues Master Rocks Utilita Arena in Birmingham

Joe Bonamassa's blues mastery at its finest in his UK Arena Tour finale. Witness his slick guitar playing, underrated vocals, and well-oiled band in action. Words and Photography: @andyshaw16 @joebonamassa @utilitaarenabirmingham

The Hot One Two – No Energy Crisis for this Warm Up

The foot-to-the-floor, 111 mph rock 'n' roll show that is The Hot One Two at KK's Steel Mill and their high energy, turbocharged, swaggering rock 'n' roll.Words: Sophie James Photography: @inglisnomad @thehotonetwo @kkssteelmill

Heriot, Inhuman Nature and Ordeal – Spectacular Extreme Metal at Devil’s Dog

An explosive night of Hardcore Metal at Devil's Dog, Birmingham's newest Extreme Metal venue. Heriot, Inhuman Nature, and Ordeal deliver a spectacular evening's entertainment. Words and Photography: @andyshaw16 @devilsdog_digbeth @heriotmetal @inhumannature @ordealukhc

Gin Annie / Triumphant Album Launch Sets Standard For UK Tour

Gin Annie UND/V/DED album launch and UK tour kick-off at KK's Steel Mill was nothing short of epic. Read the review and discover why this quintet is making serious waves in the rock scene. Words: Sophie James Photography: @inglisnomad @ginannieuk @kkssteelmill

Joe Satriani Wows The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The guitar maestro Joe Satriani was in action at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and he mesmerises his fans with his complete virtuosity on the guitar, backed by his talented band. Words and Photography: @andyshaw16 @joesatriani #birminghamsymphonyhall

Arielle bewitches the audience in The Fleece, Bristol

The captivating singer/songwriter Arielle bewitches the audience at The Fleece in Bristol with her impressive guitar skills and engaging patter. A night to remember. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @officialarielle @fleecebristol
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