Entries in Bristol (3)

Monday
Nov182013

Disclosure @ O2 Academy, Bristol (16th November 2013)

On November 16th after 2 months away, predominantly spent touring the US, Disclosure played their first headline gig back in the UK to a sold out crowd at the O2 Academy, Bristol. Support for the sibling duo came in the form of Liverpudlian House producer Friend Within and the enigmatic Australian breakout star of 2012 Flume. 

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Wednesday
May162012

Spector @ The Fleece, Bristol (May 16th 2012)

"How much did you pay for this gig? Nine pounds... No wonder I'm so rich"

East London indie rock and roll five piece Spector dropped in at The Fleece last night to play a set alongside support acts Violet & Gabriel Bruce as part of the Bristol leg of their current and originally named UK headline tour 'Spectour III'. Despite the venue not quite managing to sell out the band came at the show with all the passion and vigour we've come to expect from the young indie set up, with front man Fred Macpherson making the crowd his own with his trademark killer combination of impressive vocals, witty banter and commanding stage presence. With added input from a few die hard Bristolian Spectorites at the front of the crowd the band played a selection of tracks across the hour, most notably hit singles 'Celestine', 'Chevy Thunder' and show closer 'Never Fade Away'. Every track performed flawlessly, I have to commend the band on their rare ability to sound as good live as they do on record and MacPherson's articulate or otherwise interactions with the crowd throughout the night gifted an extra element of comedy to a potentially stoic audience.  

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Friday
Mar092012

Maverick Sabre - Anson Rooms, Bristol (March 9th 2012)

Maverick Sabre stopped off in Bristol last night to perform at the University Student Union as part of his current UK tour. The singer songwriter from Ireland performed a stripped back set with little more than his 4 man band and one backing vocalist joining him on stage. It made a refreshing change too, to see, not just an artist I have harboured such an affection for over the last few years live again, but also to see him perform without so many of the gimmicks that clutter many artists' tour stages today.

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