Author: Amber-Ruth Watson

Bristol Sounds 2019: The Cinematic Orchestra Review

➤   8 July, 2019, 20:00

Photos: Phil Watson An arena which had become my home for three nights of Bristol Sounds was coming to a sad ending, worsened by my extreme Sunday hangover, I was keeping my fingers crossed for a magical...

Bristol Sounds 2019: The Cat Empire Review + Photoset

➤   7 July, 2019, 17:24

Photos: Phil Watson I’ve never been to Glastonbury Festival and I tell myself each year I’m not missing out, however I can never quite convince myself enough to keep the inevitable jealous at bay. Luckily I had...

Bristol Sounds 2019: Tom Misch Review + Photoset

➤   3 July, 2019, 21:19

Photos: Lee Ramsey It was immediately clear who Tom Misch audience were; swarms of trendy students and hipsters – who I have now dubbed the Misch Niche – took to the Ampitheatre on the first night of...

Festival Preview: Bristol Sounds – The Cat Empire

➤   15 June, 2019, 16:10

Global legends The Cat Empire, from the Australian city of Melbourne are hitting the Bristol Sounds stage in their 20th year to throw their unique energy our way. Conjuring up a blend of jazz, ska, funk, rock...

Festival Preview: Bristol Sounds – Cinematic Orchestra

➤   15 June, 2019, 16:00

British electronic and nu jazz group The Cinematic Orchestra are visiting the Bristol Sounds stage to give us a breathtakingly atmospheric performance. Combining horns, synths, drums and more, this is a band who can gently joy with...

Festival Preview: Bristol Sounds – Tom Misch

➤   15 June, 2019, 15:52

What more do you need than sweet soul to accompany you next to the gently rocking boats of Bristol Harbour? London’s Tom Misch is reaching the Bristol Sounds stage to keep you cool, calm and chilled with...

Damian Marley Review + Photoset – O2 Academy Bristol

➤   5 June, 2019, 21:54

Photos: Mediaembargo I may have started listening to Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s music ten years ago, but the wait for him to get on stage on Saturday night lingered for what just felt as long. Fidgety attendees...

Love Saves The Day Review

➤   31 May, 2019, 20:30

Photo: Love Saves The Day Excitement bounced through the young student crowd as we trekked the outskirts of the Love Saves The Day (LSTD) site, bottles of cider and wine being passed around in an alcohol topping...

Festival Preview: Love Saves The Day

➤   12 May, 2019, 15:39

2019 brings us the eight year of Love Saves The Day, promising us popping sets enough to keep you bouncing around each of the seven stages on Eastville Park on the 25th and 26th May. Whether it’s...

Patawawa Review – The Louisiana

➤   26 March, 2019, 21:00

I struggled out of my hangover raccoon and dragged myself to the Louisiana, apprehensive about the low ceilinged sweaty room and heavy booming speakers. This was not my usual pre gig hype mode. I arrived with 15...

Ibibio Sound Machine Review – Trinity Centre

➤   16 March, 2019, 13:14

Already excited by the prospect of an invigorating night, I entered into Trinity Centre to find Aadae enriching the hollow church hall with soaring sounds of melancholy afrobeat. A duet of drums and vocals, I was struck...

Jacob Collier Review – Trinity Centre

➤   26 February, 2019, 22:00

As I approached the once church now music venue, Trinity Centre, a long queue swept down the pavement, Jacob Collier’s Tuesday night gig as part of his Djesse World Tour had sold out. The crowd’s excitement awaiting...

Submotion Orchestra Review – SWX

➤   24 February, 2019, 15:41

After a short climb of stairs at the entrance of SWX, I found myself at the opening of an unassuming, cavernous night club. Bordered with cinema carpets, black walls and a silver railed balcony, it could be...