Music Scene in Norfolk

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 Tree sessions are intimate performances recorded live in the studio of Whispering Bob Harris, which just happens to be situated under an apple tree.  It is always special catching up with Bob Harris and his son Miles Hyerscough-Harris - who beautifully records and films the sessions - and it was also a treat to be reunited with brilliant
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 ...
10 August 2015
One of my vocal students, the incredibly talented 12 year old Breeze Redwine from Starston, had recently made it to the grand final of TeenStar 2015, the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen ...
09 July 2015
Festival season is now in full swing and thankfully we’ve mostly had some beautiful summer weather to accompany it. Last Saturday I played at Dubs in the Hall Festival. Aimed predominately at ...
29 May 2015
Local singer songwriter Paul Thompson probably deserves an award for Enterprising and Ambitious project of the year! The Sheringham based musician is releasing his third self penned and produced ...
07 April 2015
Hey there! hope you’ve all been enjoying the Easter weekend. March was a really busy month. I had another lovely show at The Bicycle Shop when I supported Oxford friends  The Dreaming Spires whose ...
08 March 2015
She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker and digital polymath Laura Kidd. Ahead of She Makes War gig at Open in Norwich on Saturday 21st March ...
02 March 2015
Rules? Pah! Who needs them? Certainly not Baconsthorpe-based singer Paul Thompson. Paul wanted to do something memorable to mark the release of his forthcoming album ‘Lost in the Land of Midnight ...
02 February 2015
Hey everyone! Already it’s looking to be a busy year. Huge thanks to Mustard TV for broadcasting my interview and featuring my December headline show recently on The Music Mash and to Country music ...
29 November 2014
Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes! The song is a bittersweet acoustic ballad about how hard it is saying ...
19 October 2014
I don’t think it would be too large an embellishment of the facts to state that almost everyone reading this article will either recognise Steve Cropper, be well-acquainted with his prodigious ...
06 October 2014
Make no mistake, Sweden’s Sabaton are a big deal throughout Europe. As well as a collection of gold and platinum albums, they are a hugely popular live act playing some of the biggest gigs on the ...
06 October 2014
Hey everyone, hope you all had a lovely summer and have even managed to enjoy the little indian summer we’ve just had in Norfolk. I had a great time playing festivals and there are some live videos ...
28 September 2014
Since their formation in 1988, The Levellers have pumped out a constant stream of albums, singles and live performances. They have their own festival, Beautiful Days, which they boast has no ...
23 August 2014
Barbara and Brian Randall, who launched Wymondham Music Festival with a series of concerts in 1996 and have nurtured the festival into its position as a much loved and respected element of the ...
07 May 2014
I’m really delighted to be writing features and about my music for All Things Norfolk who have been really supportive. I’ll be sharing what I’m up to musically and other musical adventures in the ...
07 March 2012
The Tygers of Pan Tang are a band with an impressive CV.  Formed in 1978, they were part of the New Wave of British Heavy metal, a movement which spawned bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon, Girlschool ...
15 April 2012
During the 1990s there was only one year in which I didn't go to a festival. In 1991 I went to Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington and in 1999 I went to V at Chelmsford. Between the two, my visits ...
16 August 2012
Vintage Trouble formed in Los Angeles, went into a studio for three days to record some demos which were so good they became first album 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions'. Aided by an incendiary appearance ...
13 September 2012
Last night, Irish songstress Odi (Clare Odlum) treated her Norwich fans to selection of her self-penned tunes together with covers of songs by Pearl Jam and John Martin. After a promising support set ...
18 April 2013
Lisa Redford is widely proclaimed as one of the nation's finest singer/songwriters. Her three albums to date, 'Slipstream', 'Lost Again' and 'Clouds With Silver', as well as her live album recorded ...
06 February 2013
Mila Falls started writing songs at the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since! Mila used to be a pupil of the Hewett School in Norwich, has a degree in music production, ran a music venue for 2 ...
07 March 2013
Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society (SCCS) are delighted to announce that the Society has been awarded a Grants for the arts funding award of £31,110 by Arts Council England towards the costs of ...
13 February 2014
The Selecter formed in 1979 and soon after, started recording their seminal debut 'Too Much Pressure'. In the years since, they have put out a number of critically-acclaimed albums and have continued ...
19 May 2013
Author Sam Byers from Norfolk is a man very much on the up at the moment. In the wake of a plethora of national press reviews of his new novel  'Idiopathy', Allthingsnorfolk quizzed him on the ...
27 September 2013
Invidia Voices are a Rock, Pop and Soul Choir based in Norwich and across Norfolk. Allthingsnorfolk caught up with Laura Harrison from Invidia Voices to find out more:           Tell ...
04 February 2016
Leading Norfolk law firm Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers is continuing its sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year, of Norwich Philharmonic Society, which is marking its 175th season.  ...
03 March 2013
There are exciting times ahead for two of Norwich's finest acoustic acts. Heart of a Dog and Milly Hirst, both signed to Bare Feet Records, have built up their reputations in their home city, but are ...

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