Author: John W. King

2017: The artists who caught my attention

2017 has been an amazing year for new music.  People of a certain age often think that the golden age of music is in the past (coincidentally in their era!) but if you’re prepared to look for it, there’s plenty vibrant music waiting to be discovered and enjoyed if you’ve got an open mind and ear. These are artists whom have either particularly impressed me live or released a stand-out album.  Some of them have been around for a while and only recently come to my attention. I loved Chic and Gary Numan too amongst others, but I don’t really see the point in putting them on the list as everyone knows them. So without further ado, in no particular order… Anteros New to me, but been around for a while – accessible catchy tunes and a great live performance make Anteros well worth checking out.  Blondie is a good point of reference. Jane Weaver Jane Weaver consistently releases great music, and her latest album Modern Kosmology is no exception. Baxter Dury Possibly my favourite single of the year, and “Price of Tears”, Baxter’s first album for Heavenly Recordings is a fab album to boot.  Be sure to have a listen, particularly if you’re a fan of his dad (Ian Dury in case you hadn’t guessed!).  Check him out in 2018 at Liverpool Sound City and Gorilla in Manchester....

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Alison Moyet + Hannah Peel @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Alison Moyet + Hannah Peel Monday 11th November 2017 @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Tonight Alison Moyet’s 22 date “Other” tour arrived in Liverpool at the Philharmonic. Often due to the relatively close proximity of Liverpool and Manchester, touring acts skip Liverpool for the larger catchment area of Manchester, knowing that people will travel through, so it’s always nice to see an artist play both cities.  Like Liverpool, Manchester is already sold out, but if you’ve got a ticket for Manchester, or indeed Bristol, Warwick, Nottingham, Aylesbury or Southampton, then on tonight’s evidence you are in for a real treat!...

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Liverpool Music Week – Closing Party

This year’s Liverpool Music Week truly has been a thing of beauty, with a perfectly curated mix of musical styles, if it must come to an end, what better way than with a party!

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Liverpool Music Week – Dawn Penn

Dawn Penn is so much more than the one hit wonder many think she is, this was an incredible show.

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Liverpool Music Week – Jungle + Stealing Sheep + Makeness

Jungle were one of the hotly anticipated acts of Liverpool Music Week, did they live up to expectations?

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