Jorja Smith It was a bitterly cold winter's night in Coventry, for the presentation of two of the brightest and authentic emerging acts in UK music. Jorja Smith being supported by Mahalia at the Coventry Central Library, a very intimate yet beguiling venue, at some points throughout the night you were certain people wanted to let loose but then quickly realised they were in a library.


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UB40

Last night two of the heavy weights of Birmingham’s rich music heritage took to the stage for a special gig. It would have been heavily promoted not that it needed it, these are two bands that have travelled the length and breathe of the planet playing sell out world tours in the process they have captured hearts, minds and souls with their musical conquests.

Steele Pulse and UB40 were gracing the main room of O2 Academy in Birmingham. It was a sell-out gig pack from front to back with Brummies’ of all descriptions, demographic and ages.



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Kwabs As we arrived at Anson Rooms on at briskly cold Autumn evening, my guest and I, already sold on Kwabs’ music mellow voice soul phenomenon, that has been slowly building a tidal wave of followers via social media (mainly Youtube) with his incredibly melodic sound. With Kwabs’ channel having 240k viewers and each video averaging more than that in views, it was easy to see why this intimate venue had easily met its capacity.


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