Gig Reviews

Emma and Gareth both love going to gigs. There’s something quite special about seeing a band you love playing the songs you listen to day in day out live. Live music is how music was meant to be played, and without live music the industry loses all purpose. Every artist gigs but some do it better than others. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sounding better on the record than live, it just means you don’t match the standards set by others who are incredible live.

Together our gig collection is growing and, with the exception of Arctic Monkeys at T and as off this writing, there hasn’t been one where we’ve regretted going. Individually we have seen a wide range of artists, from Muse and The Script through to The Killers and Pendulum. From now on, you will get a review of almost every gig we attend (there are a few exceptions) whether we love them or not. Also, we hope to return to old gigs, re-live old memories and provide you with an outline of what we remember.

Why will we do this? Well, music spreads through reviews and you get an idea for which bands are the best live. Also, we like sharing our memories on how the music sounded when we saw it. But mainly because we enjoy sharing our music taste with the world, and enjoy gigging more than anything. It will be ordered in the date we wrote the reviews in.

If you enjoy our reviews, check out Gareth’s Dad’s reviews here: He’s turning fifty and is going to fifty gigs in his fiftieth year. They are almost all bands/acts most wouldn’t have heard of and so definitely worth checking out. 

1. Bombay Bicycle Club, Earl’s Court – 13/12/14

2. Kaiser Chiefs, Capital FM Arena – 7/2/15

3. Duke Special, Nottingham Glee Club – 12/3/15 (kind of, it’s mainly about his album!)

4. Imagine Dragons, Capital FM Arena – 6/11/15

5. Chvrches, O2 Academy – 25/11/15

6. Gabrielle Aplin, Rock City – 5/2/16

7. Public Service Broadcasting, Rock City – 11/2/16

8. Chvrches, Royal Albert Hall – 31/3/16 & Muse, Manchester Arena – 8/4/16

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