KARNATAKA – Chester Live Rooms, 9 June 2024

The infectious and rousing Sacrifice is performed brilliantly, while the poignant Don't Forget My Name only needs a stadium full of waving lighters to realise its full potential as an anthem for elegant regret. PHOTOS: Chris Walkden I have to admit, the omens didn't bode well for this show - the rain and slate-grey skies..

Big Wolf Band – Bromley Blues Club (14 April 2024)

Photos by Lorelei Stroud Birmingham’s Big Wolf Band are currently on tour supporting their third studio album, Rebel’s Journey, and stopped off at the recently-founded Bromley Blues Club for a two-set show. First though, I have to tip my hat to the club itself, hosted at the Bromley Little Theatre, in the upper room of..

Feature photo: Ian Jenkinson

Phantom Elite – Manchester Academy 3, 26 November, 2023

“This side for the Ukranians!” barks the security who seems to be having a bit of an off moment in controlling the queues heading into Manchester University’s Student Union. As another person asks if it is the right place and security stamps his feet but it is impossible to know whether it is in frustration..