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The Lovely Eggs, Esquires, Bedford

A few of The Lovely Eggs who headlined Esquires as part of their jaunt around the UK supporting their new album This Is Eggland.

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WordPress vs this theme

Things aren’t right. The latest version of WordPress isn’t playing ball with the theme / skin I’ve been using for a few years on this website and there’s no simple solution. Images aren’t displaying correctly […]

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Slam Dunk Festival, Midlands, Birmingham NEC

Just a few for now from the Slam Dunk Festival at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Billy Lockett, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

This was a fantastic homecoming gig for Billy Lockett, virtually selling out the Royal & Derngate’s Royal stage. Some fantastic lighting during the show which saw Lockett perform, unaccompanied, on the piano. Joining him was […]

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Marmozets, Black Peaks, Roadmender, Northampton

Not a lot to say about this one. Black Peaks who opened were excellent. Headliners Marmozets less so. I’d seen Marmozets open for someone like Funeral For A Friend at some stage and they were […]

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Don Broco, Roadmender, Northampton

Bedford rockers Don Broco headlined the Roadmender this week as part of the second leg of their Technology Tour. Joining them were Yungblud and The LaFontaines. The take home from this gig – keep an eye […]

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Manic Street Preachers, Arena Birmingham

The Manic Street Preachers brought their Resistance Is Futile tour to the Arena Birmingham this week. Joining them were The Coral. Another great set by Wales’ finest, even if the lighting was a bit ropy […]

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Arcade Fire, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Arcade Fire may have split opinions with their latest album Everything Now, but live they are still fantastic. They’re Genting gig saw them playing in a ‘boxing ring’ style stage in the middle of the […]

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Idles, Craufurd Arms, Milton Kenyes

Best band in the UK. No question about it.

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We Are Scientists, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

We Are Scientists, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, 30.03.18 A great intimate show by NYC’s We Are Scientists at the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes. This is another ‘retrospective upload’, so I can’t remember if it […]

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Gary Numan, Nightmare Air, Tim Muddiman and the Strange, Roadmender, Northampton

Gary Numan brought the latest leg of his Savage world tour to the Roadmender last night. Numan was joined by Nightmare Air and Northampton’s Tim Middiman, who as well as opening the show with his […]

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Therapy?, The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

A few from Therapy? who played a one off gig at the Craufurd Arms before heading out on tour with The Stranglers. Bit annoyed to see Andy Cairns lurking in the shadows so much, but still […]

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Liam Gallagher, Rat Boy, Trampoline, Arena Birmingham

Some photos of Liam Gallagher headlining Arena Birmingham as part of the Oasis frontman’s headline tour supporting his debut LP As You Were. Joining Liam were Rat Boy and Trampoline. A fantastic show with a […]

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Royal Blood, At The Drive In, Black Honey, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Having seen and photographed Royal Blood play to a couple of hundred of people at Esquires a few years ago, you can’t help but admire what they’ve achieved. Their headline gig at the Barclaycard Arena […]

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Metallica, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Metal legends – not much more to say really! Not a massive fan but another incredible show at the Genting.

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Amy Macdonald, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Amy Macdonald kicked off her acoustic tour at Royal & Derngate in Northampton last night.  Billed as an ‘intimate’ run of gigs, Macdonald played to a pretty much sold out venue, despite admitting being unwell.  […]

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British Sea Power, Roadmender, Northampton

Here’s a few photos of British Sea Power who headlined The Roadmender on Sunday night. The band are out touring in support of their latest album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party. Support was by […]

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Dream Wife, Esquires, Bedford

Following the somewhat lackluster gig by Cabbage a few days before, Dream Wife headlined Esquires on Friday and were excellent. Below are a few photos from the gig, with support by Corby’s King Purple and […]

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Cabbage, Esquires, Bedford

Cabbage brought their headline UK tour to Esquires in Bedford on Wednesday night. There’s been a sizeable amount of hype around the band since they broke through last year and released Young, Dumb and Full […]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

In 20 years of watching live music, this was without doubt the best gig I’ve ever seen – let alone been lucky enough to photograph. A truly phenomenal night. My colleague Peter Ormerod was reviewing […]

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The Jesus & Mary Chain, Roadmender, Northampton

Having photographed The Jesus & Mary Chain in Birmingham a few days previously, the band headlined The Roadmender in Northampton on Wednesday night. Playing, unbelievably enough, with even more smoke on stage. Support was by […]

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Paul Draper, O2 Institute, Birmingham

Paul Draper brought his UK tour to a close at the Institute in Birmingham on Saturday night. I was joined by Peter Ormerod who reviewed the show for Johnson Press titles across the region. His […]

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Beyond The Tracks, Eastside Park, Birmingham

Below are a few photos from the final day of the inaugural Beyond The Tracks festival in Birmingham. Headlined by Editors, it also featured The Jesus & Mary Chain, Slowdive, Wild Beasts, Peter Hook and […]

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UFO, Roadmender, Northampton

Classic rockers UFO headlined the Roadmender in Northampton last night as part of their UK tour ahead of the release of a covers album called The Salentino Cuts. The LP follows A Conspiracy Of Stars […]

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DMAs, Roadmender, Northampton

DMAs can’t stay away from the UK, or the Midlands and were back at the Roadmender for the second time in two years this month.

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Allusondrugs, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

A few photos of Allusondrugs who headlined the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes last night.

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Flashpoint Festival, Rockingham Castle, Corby

The Flashpoint Festival returned to Rockingham Castle in Corby in July for two days of live music. Here’s a selection of photos from the opening day. Former Saturday Una Healy opened proceedings and was followed […]

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Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson, Northants County Cricket Club

Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson headlined Northants County Cricket Club in July. Below are a few images from the show, with the review by Kate Owens. More photos are available over at www.northamptonchron.co.uk Little boys […]

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Bat Sabbath, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

Cancer Bats kicked off their Bat Sabbath tour at the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes. Here’s a few photos from the gig, as well as a review I wrote for www.northamptonchron.co.uk At some point, you’re going […]

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Women’s Tour 2017, Stage One – Daventry to Kettering

Here’s some photos from the first stage of the 2017 Women’s Tour. The race started in Daventry and finished in Kettering.

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The King Blues, Picturedrome, Northampton

The King Blues headlined the Picturedrome in Northampton on Saturday. Led by singer Itch, the band is out on the touring in support of their new album, The Gospel Truth – their first LP in […]

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Honeyblood, Esquires, Bedford

The hugely hyped Honeyblood headlined Esquires in Bedford as part of the band’s jaunt across the UK. Support was by Doe. Honeyblood released their second album, Babes Never Die last year. The record followed their […]

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PINS, Esquires, Bedford

Manchester’s PINS brought their Bad Thing tour to Esquires on Thursday night. Wrote a few about it which you can read here.

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My Baby, Esquires, Bedford

Dutch trio My Baby headlined Esquires as part of their Prehistoric Rhythm tour. An amazing night of psych infused blues. This was a bit of a last minute dash over to the venue, but absolutely worth it. […]

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My Vitriol, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

So, I desperately hoped this would be a good night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. When on form, My Vitriol are amazing, but this was far from it. I hate writing negative reviews, but it had to […]

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Paul Weller, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Paul Weller headlined a sold out Royal & Derngate on Sunday night. Joined by former Northampton men Andy Crofts on bass and Ben Gordelier on percussion, Weller went down a storm. Below is Jeremy Casey’s review […]

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, KOKO, London

Just a couple from last night’s Frank Cater & The Rattlesnakes gigs at the KOKO. Nightmare nightmare lighting and the busiest photo pit I’ve been in at the KOKO – other than that business as […]

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Black Honey, Esquires, Bedford

Black Honey headlined Esquires in Bedford last night. Great gig and absolutely packed. The Brighton four piece are currently playing across the UK, touring in support of their latest single Somebody Better. These guys have […]

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Idles, Esquires, Bedford

Idles kicked off their UK tour at Esquires last night. Easily the best gig I’ve seen this year so far and I’m pretty certain come December, this’ll be in the running for one of the […]

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Legends of GLC, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, #IVW17

Another Independent Venue Week gig, this time Goldie Lookin Chain. Three legends from the Welsh rap collective are out on tour and played to a pretty much sold out Craufurd Arms on Saturday. Pictured is […]

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Amber Arcades, Esquires, Bedford #IVW17

Amber Arcades headlined Esquires as part of Independent Venue Week. Pictured front woman Annelotte de Graaf.  

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Estrons / Indian Queens, Esquires, Bedford

Not strictly Independent Venue Week this one, but two great bands at a great Independent venue, just before #IVW17. Estrons, pictured above and Indian Queens below. Both were ace, with probably Indian Queens edging it […]

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Avenged Sevenfold, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Here’s a few photos from Avenged Sevenfold who headlined the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Friday. There’s more photos of all the band on the bill and a review running across Johnson Press sites in […]

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Devil You Know, Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

First gig of 2017. Devil You Know kicked off their UK tour at the Cruafurd Arms on Tuesday. The band is fronted by former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones and also features former Bleeding Through bassist, […]

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The Shires, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Here’s a few photos of country music duo The Shires who headlined a sold out gig at Royal & Derngate tonight. The Shires are currently on tour across the country following the release of their second […]

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Skindred, Roadmender, Northampton

Here’s a few pics of Skindred who headlined the Roadmender in Northampton tonight. Great gig and some nice lighting at the venue. There will be a full review online at the Northampton Chron tomorrow and […]

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We Are Scientists, Esquires, Bedford

Here’s a few of We Are Scientists who played a sold out show at Esquires in Bedford on Thursday night. A fantastic night of ace songs and great onstage banter. Will be writing a proper […]

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The Lovely Eggs, The Lab, Northampton

The Lovely Eggs returned to Northampton after a four-ish year absence on Sunday night. They played to a sold out Labour Club and were ace. The duo’s latest single Drug Braggin’ is out now on […]

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Jazzy Jeff, Roadmender, Northampton

DJ Jazzy Jeff headlined The Roadmender in Northampton on Saturday night. Main support was by Symphonica who are also pictured below.

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Fox Chapel, Ginger Snaps and Honey Lung, Roadmender, Northampton

Fox Chapel headlined the Underground stage of the Roadmender on Friday night to mark the release of their new single Ice Cream. Support was by Ginger Snaps and Honey Lung. A few pics from the […]

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