Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Published in The Student Advertiser. One word springs to mind when I reflect upon Post Modern Jukebox’s performance at the Glasgow Concert Hall on Wednesday: showmanship. From the moment that the band jogged excitedly to their positions on the Main Hall stage, the audience were in the palms of their hands, waiting eagerly for the … Continue reading Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Published by The Student Advertiser When seasoned conductor Richard Kauffman announces that, “you won’t hear John Williams played better by anyone else”, in front of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, we know he isn’t wrong. While some classical loyalists might “hmpf” at the popularity of John Williams, The Music of John Williams, an evening dedicated … Continue reading REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Build yourself a merry little Christmas

(Stationery 'Sundays' aren't just for Sundays.) Who would have thought that when we read about the Wise Men’s questionable gift choices, the only thing we’d take from the Holy celebration would be the ‘gift’ element. Working in an art store, I sell Christmas cards, decorations and gifts to hundreds of customers every shift. The scene … Continue reading Build yourself a merry little Christmas

Years and Years with Tove Styrke at the O2 ABC

Published in the Student Advertiser   At the weekend, I entered the O2 Academy ABC for the first time with my eyes wide and receptive, full of expectation. Great, another Glasgow venue off the list! As I handed over my ticket to the steward at the entrance of the largest hall, the hall where, soon, … Continue reading Years and Years with Tove Styrke at the O2 ABC

REVIEW: The Venga Boys at Strathclyde Union

Published in The University Paper. [Header image: stv.com] The lights were off, the stage now illuminated by four Lycra jumpsuits: this was the moment of our dreams. The Venga Bus was coming. The Venga Boys provided a fitting closure for the 2015 Fresher’s Week at Strathclyde University. Granted, the majority of the room – 17 … Continue reading REVIEW: The Venga Boys at Strathclyde Union