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PROGNOSIS FESTIVAL, O2 Indigo, London, 22/23 April 2023

WORDS AND PHOTOS: Paul Whimpenny (Day One), Graeme Stroud (Day Two) Taking place at the Indigo venue, nestled inside the O2 Arena complex in London, the weekend-long Prognosis festival's bill certainly had the looks of an eclectic affair, with bands ranging from household names right down to the 'most people will be curious' level. Velvet..

Beth Hart – London Palladium (18 March 2023)

The first time I went to a Beth Hart gig, she was wearing a floor-length dress and performing, hippy-like, in bare feet – the second time she was wearing a shimmering gold leopard-print number and throwing shapes; a very different presentation, but the same great voice, of course. Her incredible ability to communicate with an..

Fairport Convention – Union Chapel, London (2 March 2023)

Photos: Paul Whimpenny & Catia Spalletta The word ‘legendary’ gets thrown around casually in the music business these days but there’s absolutely no doubt that Fairport Convention are true legends of the British folk-rock scene. Its band members are almost a who’s who of British folk-rock music – Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Dave Swarbrick, Simon..

Avatar, Rock City, Nottingham (19 February, 2023)

The queue pointing towards Nottingham’s iconic Rock City venue is snaking around the block and for anyone wandering past not in the know may think that the circus had come to town. Of course, they would not be far wrong although the main event this evening is definitely what would be considered the freakshow. With..