John Mayall What can be said about the great John Mayall? At 80 years old, the legendary blues singer, songwriter, harpist, organist and guitarist is still going strong, and I find him in the middle of his aptly named "80th Anniversary Tour" at Birmingham’s beautiful Symphony Hall. Receiving an OBE in 2005 for services to music, Mayall has continued to make music for over 50 years, and, as BB King once said of his friend, "John Mayall, he was the master of it all.”


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Bill Callahan I had never heard of Bill Callahan until shortly before Christmas. That’s when the January issue of Mojo magazine dropped through the letter box and hailed Callahan’s Dream River as album of the year. Well if it surpassed the 2013 offerings of Bowie, Daft Punk and Nick Cave then surely this was a singer worthy of further investigation.


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Joanne Shaw Taylor It was the salubrious surround of Birmingham’s Town Hall that greeted us, surrounded by wood clad stands full of German goods and yummy Bavarian food on the cold Autumnal Friday in Brum for Joanne Shaw Taylor's home coming gig.


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Slash We're bloody lucky at Gig Junkies. Our very own superstar Gobinder got to photograph the legendary guitarist Slash on his tour, in Birmingham at the O2 Academy. We hope you enjoy the photos and would love to hear what you thought of the shows. Click here to get in touch and we'll post the best ones, right here alongside the photos....


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