Music Scene in Norfolk

24 October 2018
I am really excited to have launched my first ever PledgeMusic crowdfunding project for a brand new release. I have already started recording material with local band The Vagaband - recent recipients of The Music Award at the 2018 Norfolk Arts Awards - who I also recorded my last EP with. There are some very special rewards and exclusives on offer including two beloved guitars and some rare signed memorabilia from my back catalogue. You will also be helping Dogs Trust as I spend a lot of time walking rescue dogs in the area and
29 May 2018
I’m really excited to share my new original song “I Just Can’t Forget” the first track from my second Whispering Bob TV Under The Apple Tree session. Curated by Bob Harris himself, Under the Apple ...
25 April 2018
Over the last couple of months I’ve played some lovely gigs and radio sessions.  I had a wonderful night performing at Norwich Waterfront Studio opening for country singer songwriter Sarah Darling. ...
20 February 2018
It’s already been a busy and creative year.  In my music writer role I had an amazing and inspiring time at the AmericanaFestUK in London which I was covering for iSing Magazine, a digital ...
17 November 2017
I had a great time playing two successive Americana nights in Norwich last week. I performed at the historic Guildhall in the city centre for Grapevine for Music, who host regular gigs showcasing ...
19 October 2017
I had a lovely time performing at the inaugural Deepdale Festival last month.  In a beautiful North Norfolk setting, and with glorious weather, the weekend showcased all the wonderful local talent ...
21 September 2017
I have had a busy time recently playing some great local gigs and enjoyed a fun evening of live music last month at The Garage, Norwich celebrating the release of my student Breeze Redwine’s ...
22 August 2017
I had a lovely time performing two acoustic sets at Reepham Festival this month. It was my first time playing the festival and there was such a warm, friendly, laid back atmosphere.   Celebrating ...
11 June 2017
Three wonderful singer songwriters, Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen, played a sold out concert last month at Norwich Arts Centre. I was fortunate enough to be asked to support them on ...
06 May 2017
Gresham’s School’s Senior and Prep School children, together with its quartet-in-residence, the Albion Quartet, delighted the first audience to attend a concert at the Britten Building, ...
01 May 2017
It’s been a little while since I wrote my previous All Things Norfolk column but it’s been a very creative period of writing and rehearsing with some talented local musicians with a view ...
08 December 2016
I’ve been working hard on my new Christmas single ‘When Christmas Comes Around’ which I’ve recorded and mixed myself like my previous acoustic festive song ‘St ...
02 November 2016
I enjoyed another great Sound and Vision festival last month and found the conference on Friday as usual really informative and full of the latest advice for musicians releasing their own music and ...
05 October 2016
I spent September enjoying some great live music in the city.  Last week I saw singer/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich perform solo to a packed Norwich Arts Centre as part of his UK autumn tour.  ...
04 September 2016
August was a busy fun month of music as I enjoyed both playing and attending festivals in the area. Also I recently had a lovely evening at BBC Introducing at the Forum in Norwich as my vocal student ...
24 July 2016
It’s been a very exciting summer so far, my talented student Breeze Redwine has just returned from LA where she won many awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts, an international ...
19 July 2016
The 21st Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight drew to a close on Saturday, July 16. Richard Elliott, Music Festival Chairman reflects on two weeks of music making in the town.   “We have had a ...
10 May 2016
Since its release on April 8th I’ve been busy continuing to promote my new EP ‘Another Place and Time and have been so happy with the response to it.  Amongst all the lovely reviews, Outline Magazine ...
05 April 2016
April is release month as I’m promoting not one, but two brand new releases.  On April 1st my talented vocal and guitar student Breeze Redwine released digital single ‘Courage’.  It’s a song I’ve ...
05 March 2016
This week I played at one of my favourite venues, The Bicycle Shop, as special guest for the incredibly talented rising folk star Kelly Oliver. Kelly is currently on tour promoting her second album ...
15 February 2016
Two stunning female singer songwriters favoured and played by Whispering Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, Kelly Oliver and Norwich based Lisa Redford are on the same bill on Monday 29th February, in an ...
03 February 2016
It’s only February but already there has been lots going on in 2016 which I am delighted to share with my All Things Norfolk followers. Music has been my passion for as long as I can remember and ...
21 October 2015
Marina Florance, much lauded singer songwriter who lives in Norwich and is a regular on BBC Norfolk, has been involved with Helen Meissner's Folkstock musicians community since inception. Marina was ...
05 December 2015
It’s been a really productive time this past month as I’ve been in the studio recording some songs which I can’t wait to share with you. I really love the creative process of recording and have ...
22 November 2015
In August I spent 4 days in a Bed and Breakfast in Staffordshire, which I was using as a base while attending a nearby festival. Over breakfast one morning, one of the other residents mentioned that ...
06 November 2015
Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, are to embark on a 16-date UK tour throughout November and December, in support of their recently released new studio album, 'Subculture' starting at OPEN in ...
21 October 2015
Had a great gig supporting Eliza Carthy at OPEN Norwich last week. It was lovely to be joined for the first time on stage by amazing local musician Noel Dashwood on dobro and harmonies. The lovely ...
20 September 2015
In February 2013 I met Mila Falls at The Forum in Norwich and the resulting interview is the silliest thing I’ve so far deposited on the hallowed e-pages of Allthingsnorfolk. Mila talked at the time ...
04 September 2015
As mentioned last time, I’d just finished filming my new video on the Norfolk coast. The evocative landscape here provides so many great locations and I’m excited that the video, for one of my ...
26 August 2015
Dub/electronic dance/whatever-they-damn-well-feel-like pioneers Dreadzone have been gracing us with their brain-stimulating, backside-shaking brand of funkiness for over 20 years. Somewhere twixt the ...