Jake Bugg It’s not often that you go to a sold out gig to see two bands, without an amp or a drum kit in sight, unless of course you’re attending a Folk Festival. This however was exactly what we were confronted with when seeing Jake Bugg doing his acoustic thing at De Montfort Hall on Monday night. Throw into the equation multiple members from the Bugg clan (one of whom performed as support) his lovely Nan and some glorious singalongs and it made for the perfect evening.


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Jake Bugg Spoiler Alert!  This review is full of superlatives about the uber talented young man from Clifton Nottingham. Please don’t read any further if this offends you. Gigs Junkies favourite son, Mr Jake Bugg, who we’ve basically been touting forever (see - we reviewed him here yonks ago) was back, just down the road from his homeland on the West side of the Midlands at the splendid Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.


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Jake Bugg Setting a shed alight... a night at Doncaster Dome with Jake Bugg. Don’t worry, this is not about physically setting fire to the garden shed. It’s about music – and great music at that. As is often the case with venues today, Doncaster Dome is a bit of a shed... a nice shed with bars and toilets, but a shed never the less! Tonight however that shed was set alight and set alight in great style by not just one, but three class acts.


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Valerie June Hailing from Nashville Tennessee, in America’s Deep South, aside her extremely unique and distinctive voice which we’ll come to later, the first thing that strikes you about Miss June is her appearance. Petit, stunningly beautiful with uber-cool dreads she looks every bit the rock star. Then she starts to sing and BOOM! You know she’s a rock star… It’s just a matter of time...


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Jake Bugg I’m one of those people who half-watches Later with Jools Holland. I mostly have it on in the background and show a vague passing interest in bands I like when they perform. The only real time I stood up and took notice was when a then relatively little known Jake Bugg was introduced on it. Hearing his voice and how different he was I knew then I wanted to see him live one day. When the opportunity arose to see him in Manchester, I was the first to put my hand up to attend. The Academy is probably the largest small venue in Manchester where you can see an artist before they get really big. It makes many gigs there a special occasion.


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Jake Bugg There’s a lot of fervour about a certain Mr Jake Bugg at the moment. Having supported the likes of the Stone Roses as well as gigging with (and receiving plaudits from) the singer/song writing legend that is Mr Noel Gallagher you can see why. Now, I’m not one to gloat but the Gig Junkies team have been supporting the wee fella for an age and beyond and quite frankly think that he is rather splendid indeed!


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Jake Bugg Jake Bugg, the fast-rising hitmaker from Nottingham has announced a new set of dates, his first for 2013. This will be his biggest UK headline tour so far, and will follow his forthcoming sell-out autumn tour, as well as dates in Europe and the US with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol.


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Jake Bugg Jake Bugg, the fast-rising hitmaker from Nottingham has announced a new set of dates, his first for 2013. This will be his biggest UK headline tour so far, and will follow his forthcoming sell-out autumn tour, as well as dates in Europe and the US with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol.


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Michael Kiwanuka Every now and then you go to a gig that you’re not overly excited about and then, a couple of hours later, you walk out of the venue spellbound by what you've just seen and heard. It’s as if you’ve witnessed history, something magical that futuristically will be written in annuls of time. Monday night at the Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, was – in my humble opinion – one such occasion.


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