Monthly Archives: November 2016

Book review – Try not to breathe by Holly Seddon

Book Review Try not to breathe by Holly Seddon Corvus Books – 97817823967 Three narrators. A terrible crime. A central character with a close relationship to Alcohol. So far, so The Girl on The Train. There is however a lot … Continue reading

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Book review – The Retribution by Val McDermid

Book Review The Retribution by Val McDermid 7 out of 10 Little Brown.co.uk Throughout her career, Val McDermid has gained a reputation as a writer of the highest quality, her writing having a razor like sharpness, forensic exactness, and as … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – The Zappatistas – Lichfield Guildhall – 26th April 2003

The Zappatistas – 26th April 2003 A sold-out Lichfield Audience was witness to a concert of breathtaking originality and vigour when The Zappatistas played at the Guildhall. Frank Zappa’s music was its changing tempos, key and time signatures and non … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra –Birmingham Symphony Hall; 28th July 2004

Music by Jazz heavyweights Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman was on the menu was Trumpet Maestro Wynton Marsalis bought his talented jazz big band to Birmingham Symphony Hall. The fifteen piece band, which comprised a pianist, drummer, bassist, … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – Tord Gustavsen Trio – Lichfield Garrick Theatre – 16th July 2005

Tord Gustavsen Trio – Lichfield Garrick Theatre – 16th July 2005 The final performance of the 2005 Lichfield Festival at the Garrick was a fitting way to close the 10 days of performances. The Norwegian Chamber Jazz trio, led by … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – Tony Kofi Quartet – Lichfield Guildhall – 6th October 2006

Tony Kofi Quintet– Lichfield Guildhall – 6th October  2006 The Lichfield Arts 2006 Jazz season was started in good style when Tony Kofi, one of the country’s foremost Jazz Alto Saxophonist bought his trio to play in the City’s Guildhall. … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – Theo Travis Quartet – December 20th 2002

The ghosts of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davies were invoked when Theo Travis returned with his talented quartet to Lichfield’s guildhall.The audience made up with enthusiasm what they lacked in size when the band began the concert with … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – South African Gospel Singers – Lichfield Garrick Theatre – 29th November 2003

The South African Gospel Choir gave a rousing show of South African music when they bought their ‘Rainbow People’ tour to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre on November 29th. The multi-national fifteen piece band (10 singers and 5 … Continue reading

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Old Concert Review – Martin Taylor – Lichfield Guildhall – November 7th 2010

One of the world’s best known solo jazz guitarists, Martin Taylor played to a large Lichfield audience when he played the Guildhall. He is famed for his solo work, but he is also known for the time he spent with … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Blackbird Singularity by Matt Wilven

Book review The Blackbird Singularity by Matt Wilven Legend Press – 9781785079689 7 out of 10 The Blackbird Singularity is one of those novels that packs magic realism, issues about mental health, success, writing, grief, pregnancy, new hope and life … Continue reading

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