Spotlight on Grace Bland

A young lady who is a keen actor and dancer, with a particular passion for ballet having had lessons since she was three, and likes nothing more than long walks with her three year old labrador, meeting up with friends, or having a cosy evening inside watching a film with her family. On the face of it, that could the description of any normal 18 year old, but Grace Bland is not your normal young adult.

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Spotlight on Mauvey

Whilst it can become encompassing to divulge into debate about the sound of Mauvey’s music or dissecting the approach he has to the release of it, energy would be better spent listening to the message cascaded through each and every single or extended play, both lyrically and in mood.

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Preview: Gengahr at The Joiners, Southampton

Gengahr have announced that they shall be heading back out on the road again later this year to visit towns and cities they weren’t able to reach in February.

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Review: Michael Kiwanuka at O2 Academy, Bournemouth

The show in Bournemouth at the O2 Academy was the third night, following shows in Birmingham and Southampton, but unfortunately could be the last for a little while, as the 32-year old left the stage just after halfway through his set to retire after starting to lose his voice.

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Preview: Paul Weller at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Having already sold out his May headline tour, Paul Weller will be heading back on the road in the autumn to play 19 further dates in October and November.

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Review: Lauran Hibberd at The Joiners, Southampton

The set of a dozen tracks once again confirmed to me that Lauran Hibberd is only at the start of her journey within the industry. She has bags of personality, an incredible ear for riffs and melody, and an all too rare ability to write catchy, relatable lyrics that can resonate with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

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Review: Lauran Hibberd at Concorde 2, Brighton

Having already played up and down the country in the likes of Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, the eighth date of the tour brought Lauran and her band to south coast in order to grace the stage at the Concorde 2 on Brighton’s seafront.

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