Live Music Reviews

a1 @ Astoria, London

by Michael Hubbard

They’re a boy band with a search-engine-friendly name, they’re from the same musical stable as Steps.As I write, they’ve just released one of the most…



The Frank And Walters – Beauty Becomes More Than Life

by Michael Hubbard

Try as I might, in typical critic fashion, to pigeonhole The Frank And Walters‘ Beauty Becomes More Than Life and, despite it superficially lending itself...

Liz Horsman @ Players Theatre, London

by Michael Hubbard

She’s signed to the same record label as Blur, she’s gorgeously vampy in her mannerisms and she poses in absolutely the most theatrical fashion imaginable,...

Brian @ Rough Trade Shop, London

by Michael Hubbard

It is a beautiful day. Although we’re into late afternoon the sun still smiles on all and sundry assembled on Portobello Road. Sunglasses, vests, t-shirts...

Huun Huur Tu @ Royal Festival Hall, London

by Michael Hubbard

I first heard Huun Huur Tu way back in 1996 when my flatmate, an ex-gamekeeper, swordmaster, buddhist, eater of seaweed and political activist, parked himself...

Brian @ Complex, London

by Michael Hubbard

Brian. Well, why not? As bands’ names go, there’s been a James. Maybe there’ll be a Dave or a Trevor. This band’s name, as was...