There’s music that you want to listen to, and music that you want to listen to. Music that you’ll happily sing along or bob your head to, and music that’ll make you want to sit as quietly as possible and listen to every little word, every single story, and take them home with you. Read More
Yesterday’s line-up at the Big Comfy Bookshop was so beautifully inspiring! I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves music that tells stories and takes you somewhere else entirely… All three artists managed that perfectly, sharing their songs inspired by books and folklore — and, well, life — with refreshing sincerity.
One crowdfunding campaign and two crazy years of hard work later, Speak, Brother have (finally!) released their album Young & Brave and shared it with the world! I’m obviously slightly biased here, what with being married to one of them an’ all, but to me this album is a beautiful collection of songs about innocence and courage, growing up and letting go of fears… Songs that I’ve heard develop and come to life, and that have been part of my own journey since moving to the UK. Read More
It was such a pleasure being back at St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday night for the launch of Adam Barnes’ brand new record, Vacancy at Nasa, with support from Joe Hicks and Christof van der Ven. I first visited the church last November for Joe Dolman’s headline show and couldn’t wait to go back – it’s such a stunning venue!
On Saturday night, a few of us braved the cold and the impending snow to gather at the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa, and enjoy an evening of great music courtesy of the Folly Brothers, Speak, Brother and the Swaps. It was an end-of-year show for all three bands, which always makes it extra special!
It’s always special going to Birmingham for gigs, but last night at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath was simply out of this world! Such an incredible show from John Nicholas and Speak, Brother which left me singing to myself – probably loudly and badly, but luckily away from sensitive ears 😉 – on the drive home.