Category Archives: Live

Ladies, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

The festival, when ran with respect for those willing to come through the gates, who will part with their money in return for a place to sit or stand safely and to whom the point of the exercise is to join in the idea of being part of something bigger, and accessible to all, is one of the great experiences of life; it doesn’t matter how grand, how small, if it makes a crowd happy, if it encourages them to get out more and see the world then it is of significance and important.

Phil Daltrey, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

It can feel like you’re walking into the unknown, that the words created by the superb Phil Daltrey are so meaningful, so dipped in cool repose and measured by the weight of the city and its outlook towards the rest of the country, one in wishes that it would follow its lead in certain regards more than the village controlled by masked tradition on the Thames, that musicians such as Mr. Daltrey understand tradition, of community so much more than those in the House of Cards; community is all at the end of the day, it what binds us and the unknown can suddenly become a walk along a meadow, full, lush and plentiful.

Regina Spektor, Gig Review. Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

A night of music, the sweaty gig in the enthusiastic pit, the concert in the grandest of halls, the lofty ideal and the well worked grunge, they are always more memorable for the occasional slip or cause of ripple in the audience and on stage with the band than for the polished, almost diluted down of humanity’s lack of humour, affair in which far too many serious types offer; just that small moment that makes it different, gives it personality and makes the conversation flow , of that moment when…

Interrobang, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The Big Bang was witnessed by no soul, no creature of type was able to set it down and record it for posterity, all we are left with is the echoes, the background radiation as it seeps further into the distance, into the cold and unexplained black darkness that surrounds us and keeps us in our place as creatures with imagination but lacking in the power to explore beyond our grasp.

Hegarty, Gig Review. The Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

It has been a productive time for Hegarty, a much loved band that quite rightly Liverpool has taken to its mighty Mersey heart, a new single which has had the group’s loyal fans and new comers aglow with anticipation in what is too come next and the return of their sublime drumming machine Waka Staffo after time out nursing himself back to full fitness.

David Neville King, Gig Review. The Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

It feels at times that the artist can be confined in a bubble, that society does not expect them to be go beyond what they deem to be a fair place, an almost cell like and society driven conflict, “we wish to love you”, you can almost hear them cry, “but we don’t want to share you.” The artist is not a caged bird, to keep them in one place is to ignore their spirit, their heart and their ambition, and in David Neville King, there are few who can match his impressive heart and spirit.

Dark Polaris, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

People often forget that sometimes a sound does not come together by accident, that sometimes it requires more than the heads down and study routine we regretfully install into our children, that the happy medium of play hard and work hard is just something to say when we wish to sound fully rounded human beings; what sometimes brings a sound together is the touch of personality, the moment when an audience watches you and they experience magnetism, a quality of character so life grabbing you cannot but be helped to be drawn to it.

Ste Neildsy, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

In another time Ste Neildsy would have been arguably suited to the role bestowed upon him of a Liverpool Johnny Cash spliced ingeniously with the musical gene of Jeff Lynne, such his stance, his gaze, his whole rock solid demeanour of spirit and perceptive and often more lyrical praise. Whilst there may be no gruffness, no dedicated man in black naturally pounding at the establishment door and gaining access to a world he cares little for; instead what you find with Neildsy is the creative back hander which thrills both the senses and puts a smile readily on the face.

Alan Triggs, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

The very model of the unruffled and serenely played, summer days in the sunshine, gently wafting at a short sighted errant bee that might mistake your patterned shirt for a previously untapped exotic flower, your family beside you on the grass and the smells of the frying burger rampaging across the once regimented grass of the local bowling green. For days like this in Bootle, where for too long the stress of being ignored by Government has played on the mind of the local community, it could only be the appearance of the superb Alan Triggs that would weave such a spell of undisturbed composure in the air.

Billy Kelly, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

It always remains a constant surprise to see just how much a person can fit into their lives that they take the day on with such a broad grin and with a fist clenched ready to fight back just in case Time should get other ideas, such people, such souls can only be admired.