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Two Trips to the Royal Albert Hall

Standing like a huge domed coliseum at the edge of Hyde Park lies the Royal Albert Hall, home to hallowed classical concerts and full of culture vultures taking in various big name gigs. Last time I went  was to see god of jazz Pat Metheny about ten years ago, and was sat so high up in the gods that I spent most of the gig with my hands over my eyes trying to control an onset of unwelcome vertigo. So that was a good live experience. Last week I had the wonderful pleasure of nestling into  ...

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Coffee and Cafes, Friday Feeling, Lists, London, Theatre

Friday Feeling!

Party people HEY it’s Friday Night! Well, almost. HI GUYS hope you’ve had an an absolutely SMASHING couplea weeks. Mine’s been aaaabsolutely crazy with a gazillion lovely things going on, lots of which will get their own post if I hurry the FUCK up and get my arse into gear and stop listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks all the time (srsly though, they are great. STEPHEN FRY FOR KING!) but in the meantime, here’s ten things that have made this fortnight a lovely place to live. The  ...

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Culture, London, Music, Music, North

Chic feat. Nile Rodgers at The Roundhouse

On Saturday I fulfilled a massive TICK off my wish-list- to see Chic live. Ever since I saw the footage of their Glastonbury set in 2013 (I have actually never been to a music festival because I have a deep set fear of camping and portaloos. AREN’T YOU JUST WET ALL THE TIME?!) I have harboured a burning desire to see them play live. AND IT WAS EVERYTHING I DREAMED OF AND MORE! Turning up at Camden’s Roundhouse, I met my friend Hannah, who gleefully informed me that she was  ...

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Culture, Events, London, Music, Music, North

Snarky Puppy at The Roundhouse

All other bands can quit now, because Snarky Puppy definitely win the all time prize for best band name ever. SNARKY PUPPY! If you haven’t heard of these dudes, you need to stop what you’re doing immediately and check them out. Here’s a starter: GOOD RIGHT?! So, they’re  collective of tip-top musicians, the majority of whom graduated form the University of North Texas and they travel the world delivering their brand of jazz fusion all under the leadership of bassist  ...

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