Frances Butler

Music

Curved Air: live at Waterfront Studio

My father first discovered Curved Air’s unique blend of electronic, folk-influenced rock through a school friend as a teenager – a chance discovery that lead to his disbelief and excitement at us witnessing their live show together more than 40 years later. Singer Sonja Kristina has been the only constant member since the band’s formation…

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Skindred: reggae-rock at UEA

Canadian hard-rockers and openers Danko Jones (named after the lead singer and guitarist) begin as gig goers are still filing in, but manage to hold their attention with an animated performance. Danko draws on his 22 years in the band to create an easy relationship with the crowd. Completed by bassist John Calabrese and drummer…

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Pale Waves: gig review

Openers King Nun make themselves known to the audience when they jump into action, with raw-edged and suitably loud Tulip. Lead singer and guitarist Theo uses the small stage to his full advantage, jumping about whilst narrowly avoiding his bandmates – lead guitarist James, bassist Nathan, and drummer Caius. All still teenagers, this might be…

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Bush at Waterfront: Review

Three-piece act RavenEye explode onto the stage with their lively blues-influenced rock ‘Come With Me’ blares out of the amps as singer and guitarist Oli Brown claims it’s “good to be back home.” Drummer Adam Breeze encourages the crowd into chanting at the start of ‘Hey Hey Yeah’, and Brown’s energetic leaps from the drum…

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