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Karima Francis & I Am Blackbird – Band on The Wall, Manchester – 24th March 2010

March 31, 2010


written for High Voltage Band on the Wall is one of Manchester’s finest venues and the music on display this evening was more than a match for the splendid setting. Karima Francis was the headline act, though a stunning performance by I Am Blackbird ensured that the audience left with a new name imprinted firmly […]

Andy Murray – BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells – 2010

March 29, 2010


After a disappointing performance last time out in Dubai, Andy Murray was looking to improve greatly here at the first Masters 1000 event of 2010, in the Coachella Valley, California. However, his progress was halted at the quarter-final stage by the big-hitting Swede Robin Soderling and Murray now heads to Miami with some serious thinking […]

Woods – I Was Gone

March 22, 2010


written for High Voltage There must be something in the Brooklyn water as this famous borough of New York is producing some seriously good music at present. What is so refreshing about the Brooklyn ‘scene’ is the bands that comprise it. They are impressive and obviously talented, yet the myriad of distinct sounds each creates […]

Karima Francis and guests – LIVE at Band on the Wall 24.03

March 17, 2010


written for High Voltage Karima Francis has established herself as one of the stand-out singers to have graced the Manchester music scene in recent years. Some breathtaking Manchester performances, including an impressive In The City date, caught the eye of many; and she was eventually signed to Kitchenware Records and performed live on Jools Holland. […]

Yeasayer – O.N.E

March 16, 2010


written for High Voltage Attempting to categorise Yeasayer in terms of musical genre is a thankless task. There can be very few bands who attempt to fuse such an eclectic mix of influences and achieve such a unique sound. However, one thing for certain is that their new album Odd Blood offers a far greater […]

Andy Murray – Dubai Tennis Championships 2010

March 5, 2010


The Dubai Tennis Championships is a tournament held in high-esteem by many of the world’s top players. The palatial setting and extravagant 7-star hotel means that the players are particularly well looked after. This luxurious and pleasurable treatment means that, for many of the games top stars, it is one of the stand-out tournaments on […]

I Am Blackbird – Deaf Institute, Manchester – 26th February 2010

March 1, 2010


Manchester has a renowned reputation for being a hot-bed of musical talent, though occasionally that can feel like an over-played myth. There are seemingly endless amounts of bands with very little talent or direction and many gig nights in Manchester will leave you disappointed. Still, every now and then a band will come along and […]