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Articles and galleries

WILDWOOD KIN -SIMPLY STUNNING

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To steal a well known phrase (from a program I admit is a guilty pleasure!) FAB-U-LOUS, Wildwood Kin were simply stunning and after just a single show and one album behind they them have joined my list of most loved artists that also includes Mostly Autumn, Marillion, Kristy Gallacher and Steve Walwyn (with or without Dr. Feelgood) and after my years of following these wonderful artists that must tell you how impressed I was.
After my big exhibition a couple of days ago (will write about my feelings on that night soon) and my proposed semi-retirement from the gig stuff so glad I had already arranged this one and now just itching to see them play again.
As a bonus we also had two other amazing artists on the bill with a local girl who just gets better and better opening up proceedings Taylor-Louise, full of confidence with such amazing vocals at times soulful and delicate at others power packed and with occasionally shades of Tracy Chapman she wowed the crowd with a set of original numbers showcasing her impressive song writing skills such as 'Twenty Three' which just rolled along and a soul soaked ‘Jealous Eyes' and adding a touch of country to an inspired (thought it was an original on the night, thank God for research!) cover of Beyonce's ‘Daddy Lessons'.
Next up Speak, Brother with a set full of emotion and at times rousing anthemic numbers with an occasional nod to The Edge for me in the guitar stakes and a superb mix of folk and rock (even for me a touch of The Pineapple Thief style prog rock at times), fine harmonies with plenty of light and shade moving from slow-burning to pumped, up-lifting rockers and the frontman did a great job and getting the audience involved and splitting the floor into two halves with each half singing different lyrics at the same time was inspired
Standouts for me a stirring ‘Empire' and the unusually titled and beautifully mellow ‘Pond Boy' and loved the banter with the singer about the chance of a mosh pit during the set and some bright spark shouting out "a polite mosh pit", the second great set of the night.
Talking of great sets where to start with the magical headliners Wildwood Kin, well at the start I suppose! and so after walking casually onto stage to a roar of approval Beth, Emillie and Meghann took their places, Meghann in the centre on standup drum kit keeping the rocking beat of ‘Warrior Daughter' charging along with Emillie on guitar and Beth on Keys and bouzouki adding wonderful musical layers on either side.
The harmony and lead vocals throughout from this americana/folk/roots band (lets just call it wonderful music!) were the best I have ever heard live (nod to the sound guys as well) and both this and the overall musicality of the group with at its core that amazing drum work (covering so many styles) left me a little in awe of their talent while the emotion and spirituality in the music also left a big impression.
Lead vocals were swapped around all set so all three had chances to shine on both voice and instrument with gorgeous melodies and passion throughout, occasionally for me I heard echoes of Enya and possibly a drop of Corrs like Celtic magic to their sound and even on the rockier numbers a touch of The Bangles but all of this added to their very own sound gave them a truly distinctive style.
Every number was a stand out and the set included all of the bands unbelievably assured and brilliant 2017 debut album Turning Tides, ‘Run' was uplifting, so catchy and a crisp foot tapping delight, ‘The Author' was slightly more delicate, still upbeat with simply magical angelic vocals.
When the ladies slowed it right down the magic just increased as with the exquisite and tranquil ‘Dove' with its incredible vocal harmonies and atmospheric keyboard layers and ‘Hold On' where that Enya like sound came into its own and its stirring, positive lyrics were a thing of joy along with more heavenly vocals.
When they up the tempo it works just as well with the soul tinged ‘Steady My Heart' the flowing folky magic of album title track ‘Turning Tides' with its fab acoustic guitar work giving it extra groove, the more rocky ‘Taking Hold' which adds strong electric lead guitar including for me cleverly throwing in a few nods to the classic Spirit In The Sky riff and a soaring ‘Circumstance'.
Two covers from their brand new EP Voices of Equilibrium their own takes on some of their favourite numbers made the set and Stevie Wonders ‘Higher Ground' turned into almost a gospel number with such feeling and more rocking lead guitar and an amazing version of Tracy Chapman classic ‘Talkin' Bout a Revolution' were both inspired.
Encore ‘The Valley' was a beautiful low-key end to an amazing set, full of hope and joy which left you with a wonderful feeling in the heart.
You probably get the idea, I loved this set so much and in my 40 years of loving live music I have never seen a better live performance or one that has had more of an impact on me, unbelievable, stirring and heart warming stuff.

Andrew Lock

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DR. FEELGOOD - BACK IN TOWN AND DELIVERING IN STYLE

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Always a highlight of the Leamington live music scene when Steve Walwyn brings the boys to town for a hometown gig (well for Steve!), a night of the finest uptempo r & b/rock and roll/blues was the prescription and of course they delivered.
Support band local outfit Satsangi were already in action when I arrived and for me they had an experimental edge mixing fairly heavy rocking beats, a touch of an Eastern groove, a little sax magic and at times a punk edge especially on the closing number (my set highlight) with its hints of early Blondie and Transvision Vamp.
Dr. Feelgood casually walked on to their usual retro, un-fussy stage set up with no grand entrance and proceeded to rock the joint like no one else can for the next 90 minutes or so with of course the bonus of the extra energy and support in the room for one of our own musical heroes.
Most of the bands classic crowd pleasers present and correct and lets face it they have quite a number of must plays that the fans almost demand including full throttle rockers such as ‘All Through The City','Going Back Home', ‘Gimme One More Shot', ‘She Does It Right', ‘Down at the Doctors' and of course ‘Milk and Alcohol' keeping the feet tapping and the heads bobbing.
We also had a trio of numbers with our Steve on slide guitar (and what a guitar it was, a metal bodied custom made beauty presented to him on tour) fab covers of blues classics ‘Dust My Broom' and ‘Rollin' and Tumblin'' and the heavy, groove laden Feelgood classic ‘Back in the Night'.
A buddy in the audience whispered to me that he has been going to the bands shows for over 20 years and rarely hears his favourite tune ‘Riot In Cell Block No. 9' only seconds before the unmistakable dramatic intro to that very number started and I loved the smile on his face.
Encore time included Steves spectacular interpretation of the John Lee Hooker tune ‘Mad Man Blues' where he pulls off all the tricks and guitar techniques with panache before being joined one by one by the rest of the band (nice touch with vocalist Robert Kane handing Steve a nice chilled glass of white wine after his amazing showpiece) and a pulsating ‘Route 66' which really had the place rocking.
There you have it no gimmicks and no frills, "It's only rock and roll but I like it" and luckily I am not the only one.

Andrew Lock

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ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE - THE FINAL UPDATE

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Less than 2 weeks to go now so here is my final update on my upcoming charity photo exhibition and sale.

ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE - THE LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANDREW LOCK 2008-2018
Wednesday 17th October 2018
7-10.30pm

The Oak House Sports and Social Club
87 Upper Holly Walk
Leamington Spa
CV32 4JS


Kindly sponsored by Presto Music this is an exhibition of some of my favourite images from my years of gig photography consisting of 40 prints and 40 digital images and includes over 25 unpublished shots.

Bands and artists represented (with still a few to add) include UFO, Thin Lizzy, Dr. Feelgood, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Magnum, Marillion, Fish, Kristy Gallacher, Steve Hackett, Mostly Autumn, Voodoo Vegas, John Otway, Heather Findlay, Cherry Lee Mewis, Europe, Laurence Jones, Touchstone, Larry Miller, Uriah Heep, Hayseed Dixie, Robinson-Stone and several local acts.

There will be short sets by two of my all time favourite performers and good friends Steve Walwyn and Kristy Gallacher during the evening and I have put together a playlist of some of my favourite numbers by artists portrayed in the exhibition.

Every penny raised on the night will be split between my 2 chosen charities.

ZOE'S PLACE - A baby hospice based in Coventry providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years.
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THE CINNAMON TRUST -The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets.

There are several ways you can help donate on the night by contributing to the charities collection boxes (would be a nice thank you to my guest musicians giving their time and skills for free), the purchase of raffle tickets at £2 a strip and if you take a shine to one of the prints (A3 photo mounted) they will be for sale on a first come first reserved (paid for) basis and available to take away after 10pm or to collect later in the week for a special price of £20 each.

Apart from the prizes in the photos the raffle also includes

A mounted and framed print of any of my exhibition images or any image from my web site - donated by Regent Framing

£50 voucher towards the Tapas menu - donated by The Catalan Restaurant in Warwick

A music themed Lego frame - made and donated by Clare Plumbley

A litre of Jack Daniels and a Bt of whiskey - donated by Jeff and Sarah at The Oak House

A Bt of Jameson's - donated by David Galvin

Thanks guys x

There are hopefully more promised prizes to arrive before the day and also a big thank you to the wonderful donations in the photos to -

Magnum, The Cinnamon Trust, Julie Lock, Laurence Jones, The Classic Rock Society, The Tom O' The Wood, Cherry Lee Mewis, Jo Ash/Derecho, Voodoo Vegas, Kristy Gallacher, Matilda Pratt, Audrey Pheasey, John Otway, Hug Life Living and Robinson-Stone. (hope I have not missed anyone out).

Thanks as well of course to Jeff and Sarah at The Oak House and the club itself, my sponsors Presto Music, my wife Julie for her help with the prints, Malcolm at the Catalan for a potential offer of a small PA for the evening and everyone else that has helped including the places that kindly displayed my flyers.

Hope to se some of you there and nice and early would be advised in case it fills up (never know!) and you can also have first choice if want to buy a print and I would love time to chat with anyone about what has been a most enjoyable little hobby for the last 11 years.

Regards
Andrew Lock

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DR. FEELGOOD - STEVE WALWYN AND THE BOYS BACK IN TOWN

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An autumn treat is in store for the many local blues and rock fans as our very own Steve Walwyn brings the feel-good factor back to the Leamington Assembly for another pulsating night of R&B on Saturday 6th October.
The bands shows at the venue back in 2011 and 2014 were both my gigs of that year and of course they have also performed locally at venues such as The Royal Spa Centre, The Zephyr Lounge and Cox's Yard in Stratford and they are one of the hardest touring bands around both in the UK and Europe.
A classic four piece line up with Steve on amazing lead guitar now getting close to 30 years with the band, a power house rhythm section of Phil Mitchell (bass) and Kevin Morris (drums) and last but not least one of my favourite frontmen around Robert Kane supplying the red hot vocals along with his wonderful stage presence and showmanship.
They have such a back catalogue of vintage Feelgood numbers, later compositions and their very own takes on classic R & B tunes, always give 100% and a rocking night is absolutely guaranteed.


Below is my web site review of that incredible show at The Assembly back in 2014 to give you a taste of what to expect while the photos are a few of my shots from the same gig.

DR. FEELGOOD / NINE BELOW ZERO
LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY
14/11/14

The last time this two band bill played this venue back in 2011 it was it was my gig of the year and they have gone and done it again.
Both bands are classic 4 piece, all action line-ups with dynamic guitar work, rock solid rhythm sections, the distinctive sound of the harmonica and top R & B numbers and the hall was rocking from the start of the night to the last notes of the Dr Feelgood set.
Nine Below Zero were first up on this night of high energy R & B with crackers like the frantic paced ‘Tore Down', the fun of ‘Homework' the bluesy ‘Ridin' On the L&N' with it's fabulous steam train style harmonica intro and bouncing covers ‘Rockin' Robin', ‘I Can't Help Myself' and ‘Wooly Bully'.
A big show this one for Dr. Feelgood with local boy Steve Walwyn on guitar and they exploded on stage full of energy with ‘All Through the City' and proceeded to turn up the heat to scorching point with classic after classic as they rocked through the likes of ‘I Can Tell', ‘Baby Jane', ‘Milk and Alcohol', ‘Back in the Night', ‘Down at the Doctors' and ‘She Does It Right'.
Vocalist Robert Kane is for me one of the best front men around, a true force of nature who never stops moving, at various points in the set he crawls over the stage floor and leans right over the crowd geeing up the audience and to go along with the showmanship he has a fabulous R & B vocal style.
Mr Walwyn one of the true gentleman of the music scene as always knocked them dead on the six string including a display of top slide guitar.
The only break in pace was for the magnificent slow burning ‘Down By the Jetty Blues' which gave everyone a chance to take a breath but only then to marvel at Steve's amazing solo.
Finishing in pulsating style with ‘Going Back Home' and ‘Gimme One More Shot' this was as close to a perfect night of R & B as you could ask for, not a dull moment in either set, outstanding musicianship, quality sound, ageless tunes, a pumped up crowd and very importantly plenty of fun.
Would love this to become an annual event at The Assembly. - Andrew Lock


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FISH BACK IN TOWN - CLUTCHING AT STRAWS & A FEW NEWBIES

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Thanks to The Classic Rock Society this was the third show I have managed to catch while Fish is saying a live goodbye to his final (a masterpiece in my eyes) album with Marillion but this time the difference was he also showcased a few impressive numbers from his soon to be released Weltschmerz album (so looking forward to that one).
Support as with his last show at the venue was by the magical Doris Brendel and her band, my review will be winging its way to the CRS but here are a few of my images from the night.

Andrew Lock

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From the back catalog

DR. FEELGOOD - STEVE WALWYN AND THE BOYS BACK IN TOWN

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An autumn treat is in store for the many local blues and rock fans as our very own Steve Walwyn brings the feel-good factor back to the Leamington ...

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FISH BACK IN TOWN - CLUTCHING AT STRAWS & A FEW NEWBIES

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Thanks to The Classic Rock Society this was the third show I have managed to catch while Fish is saying a live goodbye to his final (a masterpiece in ...

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LEAMINGTON BEER + MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 - THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON LIVE MUSIC

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Had not originally planned a visit this year as a little snowed under but to answer a request (was chuffed to be asked of course!) I made my way to ...

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HENLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 - MY BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS IT VISIT

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Afraid to say the weather for my proposed Sunday visit to this years event in the beautiful town of Henley-In-Arden put me off but I did get over to ...

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CROPREDY 2018 - MY TWO DAYS IN THE COUNTRY, COME RAIN AND SHINE

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After my first ever visit to Fairport's Cropredy Convention last year on the Saturday I was pleased to be invited back with my camera again this ...

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ART IN THE PARK 2018, 4TH/5TH AUGUST 2018 - THE MUSIC

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This summer the outdoor live music scene in Leamington and Warwick has been pretty much non-stop with it seems events most weekends and last weekend ...

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ROCK AND ROLL DREAMS COME TRUE - PHOTO EXHIBITION/SALE UPDATE

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Hi all latest news on my charity photo/exhibition taking place in Leamington Spa this Autumn.

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WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL 2018 - 3 VISITS, PLENTY OF RAIN AND GREAT MUSIC

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This years festival was a little weather affected (after all these weeks of constant sunshine as well!) but the folkies are a hardy bunch and the ...

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CANNED HEAT - RAISING THE TEMPERATURE AT THE ASSEMBLY

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One of the shorter sets I have seen but what it lacked in length it more than made up for it in quality and of course it was a chance to see one of ...

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CROPREDY FESTIVAL 2018 - A BRIEF PREVIEW

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As I have mentioned before I had a wonderful experience at my first Cropredy Festival last year when I managed to get a pass for the Saturday (mainly ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2018 - ROCKING IN THE SUN

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Hottest ever Napton Festival weather wise (in my years covering the festival anyway) and the music was just as hot this year with possibly the best ...

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THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE BRING THE NEW JERSEY SOUND TO LEAMINGTON

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An extremely hot and packed Zephyr and a tribute band up there with the very best I have ever seen playing a blinder.

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A LOOK AHEAD TO THIS YEARS WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL 26th - 29th July

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The beautiful town of Warwick always comes to life for its annual Folk Festival which as well as at the main Warwick School site spreads its wings ...

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MY BRIEF VISIT TO THE LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL 2018

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For this years festival it was the early shift for me from just after 11am (for the first band) until around 2.

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2018 (6th & 7th July ) - A PREVIEW

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Getting close to that time of the year again when the beautiful village of Napton puts on its wonderful annual music festival in the grounds of the ...

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WARWICK FOOD FESTIVAL 2018, THE MUSIC, A FAREWELL & A DOWNPOUR

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As usual for this festival I made my way to Warwick Market place to see what was going on music wise and yet again Leamington's 14 Records did a ...

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LAURENCE JONES - TELLING THE TRUTH AT THE ZEPHYR

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No support just two hours of the finest modern blues around curtesy of our local boy Laurence and his red hot, explosive band and talking of his band ...

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PLANET ROCK BRINGS LAURENCE JONES BACK TO THE ZEPHYR

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One of our very best local blues men Laurence Jones is back on home turf this May when he performs at The Zephyr Lounge on Friday 4th in conjunction ...

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MAGNUM / REBECCA DOWNES - TWO FAB SETS

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I was reviewing this show for The Classic Rock Society Magazine and wanted to share with you a few of my photos and say a few words about this fab ...

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BON JOVI EXPERIENCE - RESCEDULED ZEPHYR LOUNGE GIG

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Due to the bad weather tonights (2nd March) gig by the Bon Jovi Experience at The Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa has been cancelled but the good ...

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My pick of the 2018 Leamington Assembly/Zephyr Lounge gigs announced so far.

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Happy New Year AllOf course very early days so plenty more to be added to the venues 2018 schedule but here are a few of the shows announced so far ...

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FISH - A stunning Assembly performance on a cold winters night

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Thrilled to have the opportunity to review this amazing show for The Classic Rock Society Magazine which for a while looked like a ‘will it go ...

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THE LIZARD KING HITS TOWN

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Despite a couple of line-up changes since The Doors Alive amazed me at The Leamington Assembly back in 2012 the magic was definitely still there for ...

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FISH CLUTCHING AT STRAWS (AND MORE) AT THE ASSEMBLY - SUN 10TH DEC

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A must see this one as Fish returns to town to celebrate both the 30th anniversary of his final (and absolute masterpiece) album with Marillion ...

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The Doors Alive bringing the Morrison spirit to The Zephyr Lounge (Fri 1st Dec)

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One of the finest tribute bands I have ever seen in action, this band amazed me upstairs at The Assembly back in 2012 by capturing both that ...

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JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO - 12 BAR BOOGIE TIME AT THE ZEPHYR

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For me one of my most memorable nights at the venue for several reasons, it brought back memories of my regular visits to see Quo in action at the N.

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THE IRON MAIDENS - RUNNING FREE IN LEAMINGTON SPA

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Ever since spotting this show on the Assembly listings earlier this year I have been looking forward to this gig by the Californian all female ...

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LIVE/WIRE ROCK THE LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY AGAIN

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The mighty sounds of AC/DC once again rang out from the Assembly stage as Live/Wire one of the top rock tribute acts in the country returned to what ...

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LAURENCE JONES BACK IN TOWN SUPPORTING KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD - LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY MONDAY 30TH OCT

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Another welcome return to town for one of our very own (Shipston-on-Stour, close enough!) and after his fabulous show at the smaller Zephyr Lounge ...

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LIVE/WIRE - TIME TO ROCK OUT ONCE AGAIN AC/DC STYLE AT THE ASSEMBLY (SAT 21ST OCT)

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Live/Wire are one of a number of top draw bands that return to the Leamington Assembly on an annual or at least every other year basis and I have ...

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MOSTLY AUTUMN - 2 WONDERFUL SETS AT THE LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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Mostly Autumn live always give value for money but this show (along with two others on the tour) gave even more as they performed two full sets, the ...

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BELINDA CARLISLE - COMING TO TOWN AND SOLD OUT AT THE ASSEMBLY

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Really pleased that Belinda one of my favourite female singers has included Leamington as one of the dates on her tour celebrating the 30th ...

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MOSTLY AUTUMN KEEP UP THEIR REGULAR VISITS TO LEAMINGTON WITH A SHOW AT THE ASSEMBLY ON SAT 16TH SEP

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One of my favourite bands Mostly Autumn return to the Leamington Assembly on Saturday September 16th for what seems to be coming a regular venue for ...

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A SUNNY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT THE HENLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL & THE TOM O' THE WOOD

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Over the hottest August bank holiday for a long time I took in a couple of local (for me in the sticks!) music events, on the Saturday I went along ...

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MY FIRST VISIT TO THE FAMOUS FAIRPORT'S CROPREDY CONVENTION

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This was my first ever visit to this iconic festival (nice and close to us in this neck of the woods as well!) and I was blown away by the whole ...

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THE DIRT ROAD BLUES BAND - DEBUT GIG

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As soon as I heard about this new upcoming band from Steve Walwyn himself I was to say the least interested, for one it involved Steve one of my all ...

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MY VISIT TO THE WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

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I like to when possible get along to the main festival site to soak up the atmosphere, listen to some great music and take a few photos (and possibly ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2017 - PART 2 (SATURDAY)

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2017 - PART 2 (SATURDAY)For a sad reason this year my Saturday at Napton was cut short so I missed the headliners and the last 4 or 5 ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2017 - PART 1 (FRIDAY)

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The Friday of this years festival started with one of my highlights of 2016 and another rock/blues set with plenty of Doors references by the ...

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HAYSEED DIXIE/ THIRTEEN STARS LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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**FOR PERSONAL REASONS THIS MAY BE MY LAST PIECE FOR A WHILE, THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE GIVEN ME POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND HOPE TO BE BACK ...

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MUSIC FOR MYTON, LILLINGTON CLUB - SATURDAY REVIEW

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I only made it to the Saturday of Peter Drews latest ‘Music For Myton' event which took place at The Lillington Club over the weekend of ...

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MUSIC FOR MYTON, LILLINGTON CLUB - PREVIEW

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Peter Drew is back raising money for Myton Hospice with a two day music event at the Lillington Club taking place on Friday 30th June/Saturday 1st ...

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LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL 2017 - SUNDAY

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More of a flying visit for me on the Sunday of this years festival but the music I caught was certainly top draw.

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LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL 2017 - SATURDAY

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This year must have been the hottest weather I can remember at the festival in all of my years attending but as I had my first ever attempt at live ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2017 PREVIEW

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The Napton Festival always one of my highlights of the local live music calendar returns to its now long standing home on the grounds of the Village ...

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HAYSEED DIXIE - IN TOWN FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

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American bluegrass rockers Hayseed Dixie will be celebrating their countries independence day this year by playing the Leamington Assembly on (of ...

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WARWICK FOOD FESTIVAL 2017 - A FEAST OF GREAT MUSIC

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Last Sunday (28th May) the Warwick Food Festival returned to the towns Market Place and once again the musical part of the proceedings was supplied ...

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TRINITY 2 LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY - A WONDERFUL DAY

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The prog rock community joined together once again at the Assembly for the return of the Trinity charity event, another great success which this time ...

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RIVERSIDE - PROG MAGIC AT THE ASSEMBLY

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I had another trip to the Leamington Assembly on Sunday 21st of May to review and photograph an amazing show by Polish prog rockers Riverside for The ...

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KING KING & BAD TOUCH ROCKING THE BLUES AWAY AT THE ASSEMBLY

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Last Thursday (18th May) I was really pleased to have been sent by The Classic Rock Society Magazine to review the show by the fabulous classic ...

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THE OAK HOUSE DEMENTIA UK FUNDRAISER

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There was a diverse selection of (for the most part original) live music on offer at this fundraising event for Dementia UK put together by local ...

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WALTER TROUT ROCKS THE ASSEMBLY AGAIN

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Two of the best shows I have seen over my 8 years covering gigs at The Assembly have come curtesy of this great man and masterful purveyor of the ...

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TRINITY 2 - PROG ROCK CHARITY EVENT AT THE LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY ON SATURDAY 27TH MAY

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Back in 2014 the inaugural Trinity event took place at The Leamington Assembly with the aim to both put on a day of top quality progressive rock ...

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WALTER TROUT ROARS BACK TO THE LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY ON WED 10TH MAY

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Blues legend and ex Canned Heat/John Mayall's Bluesbreakers member Walter Trout returns to the Assembly on Wednesday 10th May.

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LAURENCE JONES - HOME TURF GIG, NEW BAND LINE UP, LIVE ALBUM RECORDING AND ROCKING UP A STORM

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Yet another spectacular performance by this amazing blues artist and another on home turf (he regularly looks after what he calls his family of local ...

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LAURENCE JONES - LOCAL BLUESMAN IS BACK IN TOWN AT THE ZEPHYR LOUNGE, LEAMINGTON SPA ON WED 19TH APR

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Be it jamming on stage with Steve Walwyn and Joanne Shaw Taylor, supporting King King, headlining his own shows at the Zephyr Lounge and Leamington ...

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MY EARLY LOCAL LIVE MUSIC MEMORIES

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I was born in Leamington Spa at the (long closed now) Warneford Hospital in September 1963 and for a little music trivia The Beatles topped the UK ...

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LIMEHOUSE LIZZY TO ROCK THE ZEPHYR ON SATURDAY 25TH MARCH

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Hot on the tails of one of the countries top classic rock tribute bands at the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa (Whole Lotta Led) comes another as ...

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WHOLE LOTTA LED - ZEPHYR LOUNGE

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Just over a year after the bands debut Zephyr Lounge show Whole Lotta Led bought their Zep magic back to the venue, unfortunately vocalist Lee was ...

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WHOLE LOTTA LED RETURN TO THE ZEPHYR LOUNGE ON SATURDAY 11th MARCH

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Making a welcome return to the Zephyr Lounge here in Leamington Spa on Saturday 11th March are top Led Zeppelin tribute band Whole Lotta Led who last ...

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MY PERSONAL PICK OF THIS YEARS (so far) ASSEMBLY/ZEPHYR LOUNGE GIGS

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Looking through the listings for the year so far at the Leamington Assembly and it's smaller sister venue the Zephyr Lounge there are plenty ...

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LIVE/WIRE & FEDERAL CHARM - LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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Back once again at the Assembly, the Live/Wire boys and their AC/DC show looked to me an even bigger production than ever with larger speaker ...

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LIVE/WIRE TO ROCK LEAMINGTON

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On Friday 11th November the sounds of the mighty AC/DC will thunder inside the Assembly as one of the finest tribute acts around make another welcome ...

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MOSTLY AUTUMN LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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An epic Assembly show by one of my two favourite bands (luckily for me the other Marillion playing the same venue 3 days later) and Mostly Autumn ...

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MARILLION ‘NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WARM UP SHOW' AT LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY (12th October 2016)

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I am being spoiled next week at The Assembly with my two favourite bands both performing.

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UK GUNS N' ROSES - LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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I last enjoyed a night of Guns N' Roses style magic performed by these guys back at the Assembly in 2010 and the lads sure still have it.

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MOSTLY AUTUMN - LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY 9TH OCTOBER PREVIEW AND LOOK BACK AT THIER LOCAL (LEAMINGTON SPA

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Not many artists mean as much to me as York based rock band Mostly Autumn who make a very welcome return to Leamington for their biggest show of the ...

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PLOUGH BEER FESTIVAL 2016 MUSIC

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Saturday at this years beer festival at the Plough and Harrow in Whitnash had on offer along with the usual well chosen selection of real ales and ...

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GRISTFEST 2 The Grist Mill, Leamington Spa (19th-21st August)

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For the second time this year The Grist Mill in Leamington Spa played host to a weekend-long live music charity event and despite the weather meaning ...

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LAURENCE JONES, 4TH ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW -THE TOWNSEND HALL, SHIPSTON ON STOUR

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Laurence was on fire for this homecoming show in his beloved Shipston On Stour which was also the official launch gig for his 4th album Take Me High, ...

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MY VISIT TO THE WARWICK FOLK FESTIVAL 2016

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The Warwick Folk Festival has come around again and I paid a couple of visits this year to take in some of the folk sounds.

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WARWICK BEER FESTIVAL 2016 MUSIC

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Along with a few halfs of great cider and ale enjoyed some of the music on offer at this years festival which was once again organised by the ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2016 - AN OVERVIEW

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My favourite local festival came around again this year with as usual it's set of top draw performers both local and from further afield and ...

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NAPTON FESTIVAL 2016 PREVIEW

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Not long to wait now for one of my favourite local musical events The Napton Festival, this year the two day festival takes place on Friday 8th and ...

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LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL 2016

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As this event was the start of my attempt at live music photography back in 2008 I made my usual (if short) visit to the Pump Room Gardens in ...

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A CRACKING NIGHT AT STEVE WALWYN'S 60TH BIRTHDAY GIG

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A fabulous night for our wonderful local musician and all round great guy Steve Walwyn with a packed room of friends, family and fellow ex and ...

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WARWICK FOOD FESTIVAL 2016

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As I did last year made a visit to this years Warwick Food Festival for a look around and of course to check out some of the music on offer.

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WHITSTOCK 2016

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Here are a selection of my images from some of the bands performing on the Saturday of the Whitstock event which took place at the Plough and Harrow ...

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GRISTFEST 2016

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I made visits to this years Gristfest at The Grist Mill on Sydenham on all 3 days of this years event spread over the bank holiday weekend 30th April ...

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OPEN MIC - DRAPERS BAR AND GRILL - 24th APRIL 2016, HOSTED BY KRISTY GALLACHER

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My first impressions on entering the venue ‘Drapers Bar and Grill' in Coventry city centre were promising, a very high ceiling, two floors for ...

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LAURENCE JONES, THE BLACK CIRCLES, LEVI WASHINGTON LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY

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Another very welcome show on home ground by our very own blues sensation Laurence Jones an artist who still unbelievably seems get better and more ...

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WHOLE LOTTA LED, ZEPHYR LOUNGE, LEAMINGTON SPA

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A few more of my images from this fantastic show by Whole Lotta Led.

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WHOLE LOTTA LED, ZEPHYR LOUNGE, LEAMINGTON SPA

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A late in the day change from the spacious Assembly to it's smaller sister the Zephyr Lounge did nothing to hinder this full blooded tribute to ...

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