Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Live Review: Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool

Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool Guild of Students, 23 March 2019 Words by Gary Lambert It is the ethos of Popped Music to write about music that we love and would recommend to people. As our editor put it to me one day “you wouldn’t write a cook book including food you didn’t like”. It was with … Continue reading

Live Review: INmusic Festival Slot Final

INmusic Festival, The Cavern, Liverpool 24 March 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “How can someone win when winning means that someone loses” Scatman’s World by Scatman John 1995. It was an honour for Popped Music to be invited along to judge the six finalists to win a slot on the main stage at … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

Live Review: Scarlet, Manchester

Scarlet with Oranje and Dollie Demi, YES Basement, 15 March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert We all love new experiences. Well new experiences within reason, and Scarlet’s gig at Manchester’s YES Basement was absolutely filled with them. Firstly, it was the first time I had ever gone to see Scarlet performing outside of Liverpool; … Continue reading

Live Review: Sea Girls – Manchester

Sea Girls Gorilla, Manchester, 5th March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert If any of Popped Music’s North West based writers should not be sent to watch the clean cut indie pop of Sea Girls and APRE, then 100% it is me who should be left at home. As a direct result of musical tastes, … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender Gorilla, Manchester, 25th February 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Hectorn Gannet is tonight’s warm up . He (yes he, not a band), hails from the motherland of Mr Fender.  Musically it’s solid and melodic but there feels like there’s a bit of a disconnect between him and the early doors crowd at Gorilla. The … Continue reading

Live Review: Kendal Calling NYE

Kendal Calling NYE Party 31st December 2018, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert With a line up as strong as Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, The Blinders and Felix Hagan and The Family, Kendal Calling’s party was the only one I wanted to be at on New Year’s Eve, and I don’t really … Continue reading

Live Review: George Ezra

George Ezra Mountfall Hall, Liverpool University, 9th November 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert On a miserable wet cold Friday night, we went to see George Ezra play the Liverpool Guild of Students. With this having sold out soon after the release of his second record, ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, it was one of the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Manchester

Dream Wife Gorilla, Manchester 26th October 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert It is right to start this review with some honesty…. Dream Wife and Queen Zee are amongst my favourite bands around – and I know from experience that both of them off an incendiary live experience. To say I was excited for this … Continue reading

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