Here’s the ‘support your local venues’ post. Last night, Wolf Alice walked away winners of the Hyundai Mercury Prize. Promoters The Pad Presents brought the band to Esquires in Bedford and the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes in May 2014. Here’s a few photos from the latter. With two albums under their […]

Craig David headlined the County Cricket Ground in Northampton on Saturday night. Joining the award winning, chart topping, singer songwriter was Rita Ora, Samantha Harvey and Bobii Lewis. Below is a few photos from the night. Johnson Press colleague Steph Weaver was on hand to review and you can read her […]

Here’s a few more photos of Paul Weller who headlined the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Friday night. The gig was rescheduled after the ‘best from the east’ caused the original date to be cancelled earlier in the year. Supporting Weller were Stone Foundation. Our resident Weller fan Jeremy Casey […]

Iron Maiden celebrated front man Bruce Dickinson’s 60th birthday in style at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday night. A spectacular show to a sold out audience featured tracks from across the iconic metal band’s career. As usual, I was out after three, but thankfully Krysthla bassist Carl Davis […]

OK, this is one of those posts with loads and loads of photos. Probably too many, but there we go. Folk stalwarts Fairport Convention were back hosting their annual Cropredy Convention festival this month. There were dozens of acts playing across the three days. Here’s photos of everyone playing during […]

I almost didn’t bother leaving the house last night. Too hot, Monday night etc etc. However, I’m glad I did because The Schizophonics were flipping amazing. A definite contender for the hottest gig of the year, but a fantastic performance by the San Diego ‘fuzz rock’ trio and great to see […]

The Bedford River Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary at the weekend with tens of thousands of people descending on the town’s river and surrounding area to enjoy a whole range of entertainment. First time attending and I was kinda blown away by the scale of the event and just how […]

Tom Grennan celebrated the launch of his debut album Lighting Matches with two shows and signing sessions at Bedford Esquires. Hundreds queued to see Grennan play in his hometown, two days after the release of his LP. Grennan was joined by Northampton’s Danny Connors on guitar and Adam Gammage on […]


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 in blog posts and some of the CMS isn’t working correctly. To exacerbate things, development […]