Steamchicken – Interview Ahead of seeing one of my favourite live bands in recent years for a second time at Derby Guildhall on 23 February and the band performing twice in Sheffield over the next few weeks and to promote their new album Look Both Ways, which was released on 10 February, I was delighted […]

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview One of my favourite acts I saw perform live (twice) last year and twice winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards are Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, so I was delighted when they agreed to be interviewed ahead of the release of their new album Personae […]

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – 9 December 2017, FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield It’s becoming a bit of a tradition for me to spend one of the first Saturday’s in December at an amazing music gig at FlyDSA Arena and this year was no exception with Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, whose back catalogue between them includes […]

Regina Spektor – 10 November 2016, Albert Hall Manchester I was late coming to Regina Spektor’s music, first discovering her through her song “Us” on the film soundtrack of “500 Days of Summer” and then through my boyfriend who is a fan (apparently we have all her albums in our house somewhere), but my love […]

All Saints “Red Flag Tour” – 15 October 2016, O2 Academy Sheffield As a teenager in the 90s, “Never Ever” was the song of the decade and All Saints were the girl band I wanted to be part of, and their debut self-titled album was my most played cassette. Two decades later their new album […]