Author: John W. King

Dizraeli @ Make. Liverpool

Dizraeli @ Make.Liverpool Friday 26th January 2018 Dizraeli, aka Bristolian rapper and poet Rowan Sawday, has won both the BBC Radio 4 poetry slam and the Farrago UK poetry slam, as well as having performed at the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude, Summer Sundae Weekender, The Eden Project, Royal Festival Hall and Boomtown. Although very much rooted in Hip Hop Traditions, he draws inspiration from traditional folk music, to create something quite unique. This candlelit acoustic tour aimed to raise money to finish recording Dizraeli’s new album, and took place in people’s living rooms, and unconventional venues. The Liverpool event...

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The Selecter + The Beat ft Ranking Roger @ Liverpool Olympia

I knew this was going to be a special gig the moment I arrived outside the venue half an hour before doors open, and already there was a sizable queue of fully kitted out rude boys and rude girls!

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Propaganda’s “A Secret Wish” to be performed live

Claudia Brucken and Susanne Freytag to perform “A Secret Wish” as xPropaganda Saturday 24th March 2018 @ “The Garage” Islington, London “A Secret Wish” is one of my favourite albums of the 1980s. It sounded futuristic in 1985, and still sounds fresh today, certainly standing the test of time. For a long time I thought it was Trevor Horn’s best production work – so it was a surprise to find that although the band were signed to his ZTT label and had the hallmark Trevor Horn sound, he was busy with Frankie Goes to Hollywood at the time (who...

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