Tag Archives: Birmingham

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 […]

Birmingham Music Archive release celebratory album for the Birmingham 2022 Festival: ‘On Record’

A celebration of Birmingham’s culture and creativity. An exploration into the sounds of the city. ‘On Record’ compiles the best of Birmingham’s talent from global stars to local treasures.     Whilst being honoured to host the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham is running a six-month long programme, ‘Birmingham 2022 Festival’, that will work to illuminate West Midlands’ […]

Music for You in 2022

Brum Radio’s Head of Music and A List host Pete Steel takes you through some of 2022’s big new local releases.  2021 was a stonker of a year for new music as documented in the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Best of 2021 End of Year Special – listen back here. We had full length Albums […]

Brum Radio’s 2021 – A Few of Our Best!

2021 was something of a mixed bag overall, but one thing that didn’t disappoint was the wide variety of music on offer, played here on Brum Radio and in the wider world. Some of our presenters share their favourites below. You can also listen to the Brum Radio A List Best of 2021 here. Sam […]

Presenter Profile – Monday Night Indie Club’s Sam Oliver

If you like guitar music, Brum Radio’s Monday Night Indie Club is your kind of show. Presenter Sam Oliver shares more about the show and his views on the current scene.  Tell us something about yourself, your musical influences and interests. I’m Sam, I’m 26 and I’m originally from Wigan but Birmingham has been home […]

Presenter Profile – Load of Bull’s Karen & Luke

Luke Crawford and Karen Bayley are Brum Radio’s dynamic duo who take a sideways and irreverent look at Birmingham life in their weekly show ‘Load of Bull’ which goes out every Tuesday between 5-6pm (UK time) and there’s also a podcast. Have a read below about them, their show and their other thoughts… How did […]

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 […]

A quick guide to supporting venues through the next few weeks and beyond

Words by Ellie-Mae Fenn.   With the government’s latest announcement delaying the ease of restrictions, venues up and down the country have been forced to reschedule and postpone events once again, much to their horror, but how can you help? With the industry starting to come back to life, Birmingham was preparing to welcome our […]

All About the A List

Brum Radio’s Official A List is the weekly showcase for the best new music from Birmingham and the West Midlands. Whilst it’s fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for the industry our local bands and artists have released plenty of exciting new music that shows Birmingham’s creativity at its best. And […]

Mrs Barbara Nice and Friends Podcast in Lockdown: You have a lot of catching up to do

Since the Beginning of Lockdown, the Mrs Barbara Nice and Friends Podcast has been releasing episodes almost DAILY to help her fans fight off isolation gloom. Each episode of the podcast features not only Barbara but an entertaining and oft-times hilarious chat with a wide range of guests. From comedians such as Jenny Eclair, Mark […]