Top 17 Gigs of 2017

A brilliant year for gigs results in quite a end-of-year list featuring some cracking bands and festivals

After a pretty dismal year for concerts in 2016, I hit back with a massive bang and booked gig after gig to get back into the scene. This year was a whirlwind of festivals, press gigs and stadium concerts, witnessing the likes of rock giants Guns n’ Roses, metal titans Iron Maiden and Metallica and some of my favourites of all time including Lower Than Atlantis, Paramore and Don Broco. Alongside existing favourites, I also discovered some amazing new talent through the months and got to witness some great events of the year. It’s time to go through some of the top nights that will stick with me for a long time.

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Muncie Girls – Cheltenham 2Pigs 27.04.17

Checking out indie-rock trio Muncie Girls making their debut appearance in the town of Cheltenham

Live Review

Published for The Colour of Vinyl

Currently on their 2017 UK tour, Exeter trio Muncie Girls makes a visit to Cheltenham’s alternative club venue 2Pigs: their first visit to the town – excluding their appearance at 2000 trees in 2016.

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Real Friends – Bristol Thekla 13.04.17

Live review from Real Friends/Can’t Swim/Microwave at the Thekla in Bristol – 13.04.17

Live Review

First Published with The Colour of Vinyl 

Forced to postpone their UK tour back in December to take time to address their personal lives, Real Friends make their return to Europe, this time with the assistance from Atlanta’s Microwave and New Jersey’s Can’t Swim. Taking place in Bristol’s iconic ship-shaped Thekla venue, it’s the twelfth night into the quintet’s European tour and it was a sell-out show to remember. With such a brilliant, intimate venue, even fans at the far back of the deck will still get the full experience.

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