Category Archives: Live music

Gig review: The Jetty’s Ft. Façade and The LivinTones at the Victoria.

A chaotic night in the best way possible. See all of these acts if you can. Gig review by Henry Fox With a last minute drop-out, the show was already off to a chaotic start. As people filed into the iconic Victoria in Birmingham, a mysterious opener armed with only an acoustic guitar and harmonica […]

Gig Review: Respire plus Callous Hands and Johanna Rey at Dead Wax

By Henry Fox What’s Going on Around Here? Last night was a blood-pumping rollercoaster at Dead Wax Digbeth, the small black box of their gig space being filled with the sound of screams and drumming – The culprits? Hardcore and metal bands Johanna Rey, Callous Hands and Respire. Promoting the event was Surprise You’re Dead Music, a […]

Not So Rock Show’s Mental Health event raising money for CALM.

Brum Radio’s very own Not So Rock Show is working alongside I’ve Seen Better Promotions to put on a charity event in aid of CALM- also known as Campaign Against Living Miserably.     The event is set to take place on Sunday the 22nd of May at Muthers Studio in Digbeth, Birmingham, UK. Treating […]

Gabriella Jones: Bringing you feel-good Thursday Afternoons

Gabriella Jones is bringing you the best feel-good soundtrack to ease you into the end of the working week. The show takes you on a journey each week with sounds varying from pop/rock to soul, but either way is guaranteed to uplift you. Let’s find out more about Gabriella Jones herself.  New to Brum Radio, […]

Road Trip USA’s Kris Kosach

You may have already joined Kris Kosach on her Road Trip USA, transporting you every week from coast to coast with music from the hidden depths of America. Kris delves into the true sounds of the States, revealing some of the more obscure artists that you might not catch in the charts. In this limited […]

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival (3-5/9/2021)

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival is firmly established as a major presence on the city’s musical landscape, which is why it and its sister festival, Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul, were so sorely missed last year (for understandable reasons of course). There was always a risk that a well-attended but compact event would be vulnerable again, but […]

Karkosa wave goodbye with their final single and a headline show

Words by Ross Carley After an incredible run from local band Karkosa including big headline shows, a UK tour, reputable support slots and even sold-out shows in South Korea, it’s sadly time to say goodbye to the indie-rock group we’ve all come to know and love since 2013 when they first emerged. This month, the band […]

Katherine Priddy – ‘The Eternal Rocks Beneath’ Album Launch (25/06/2021)

Katherine Priddy’s star is rising fast; whilst we at Brum Radio have known for ages how good she is, now the national stations are waking up to this fact. After a string of singles her debut album is entering the world, and she chose her hometown of Birmingham to launch it. St Paul’s Church was […]

Ed Geater w Faye Smith review – Hare & Hounds (21/05/2021)

On the 17th May 2021, live music returned to the UK. Taking stock of this, Brum Radio’s Danny de Reybekill attended his first gig in over a year, courtesy of the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath.  For the most part, live music really has been on hold. Save for a short period where outdoor […]

Live Music Returns to Birmingham – Normality is on the Horizon

Words by Ellie-Mae Fenn, interview by Ross Carley. It’s no secret that the industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with many of our favourite venues shutting their doors to regular gig-goers for close to 14-months. So, with the Government announcing the go-ahead for venues to reopen on May 17th, a surge of hope […]