Tag Archives: Liverpool

Elijah James And The Nightmares, Gig Review. Studio 2, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Time was a new album or E.P. launch would be held in the frosted glaze of cameras and a hundred scribes finding a novel way to describe the happiness and pride in the room, the management pouring out champagne and the band assured a million dollar comeback; it was all colourful, it was cynical and it was never truly real. Under the façade of a thousand camera lenses lays one of the truths of life, that nothing is truly what is seems unless you witness it in all its beauty of the humble and quietly talented leaving a bigger mark on the audience than a extravaganza could ever achieve.

The Mono LPs, Gig Review. Studio 2, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Vicky Mutch at Studio 2. September 2017.

Not everything in life is a stroll, often we take the great moments for granted and always use them as the bench mark of how we must approach a new setback or pitfall. If everything was a stroll then the way we see the way of solving the setback would be just like taking a step around a small puddle in the middle of the pavement, we would just bypass it with a blasé demeanour, it would nothing more to us than even breathing or staring at the world and wondering why it had become so dull and predictable.

Shy Billy, Gig Review. Studio 2, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Shy Billy at Studio 2, Liverpool. September 2017.

The change of name can sometimes reveal a different side to the artist, an altered state of vision and rhetoric down the microphone; the shift can cause the stage to shrug its shoulders and the audience to slowly drift off into the realms of memory and the once proudly proclaimed emblems on T-shirts, such is the trepidation of a name change, the question always asked, does it revolutionise the art or does it detract from it.

The Punter, Theatre Review. Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Graham Geoffrey Hicks, Denise Kennedy.

It is one of the greatest of institutions and something that arguably the rest of the world wished it had, it has suffered terribly by lack of faith, investment and the vultures of capitalism who decry its very existence as socialist and meaningless unless it makes someone a pile of money, it’s aim is to teach, to aid the afflicted and ease the pressure on modern life; theatre is like the N.H.S. that other great British invention, it works so well because those who use it, care.

IT, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogart, Stuart Hughes, Geoffrey Pounsett, Pip Dwyer, Molly Atkinson, Steven Williams, Elizabeth Saunders, Megan Charpentier, Joe Bostick, Ari Cohen, Anthony Ulc, Javier Botet, Katie Lunman, Carter Musselman, Tatum Lee, Edie Inksetter, Neil Crone, Sonia Gascón, Janet Porter.

 

Wind River, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones, Teo Briones, Apesanahkwat, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal, Eric Lange, Gil Birmingham, Althea Sam, Tokala Clifford, Martin Sensmeier, Tyler Laracca, Austin R. Grant, Ian Bohen, Hugh Dillon, Matthew Del Negro, James Jordan, Jon Bernthal, Blake Robbins, Norman Lenhart.

 

The Limehouse Golem, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Booth, Sam Reid, Maria Valverde, Daniel Mays, Henry Goodman, Adam Brown, Morgan Watkins, Damien Thomas, Peter Sullivan, Amelia Crouch, Simon Meacock, Siobhán Cullen, Keeley Forsyth, Mark Tandy, Michael Jenn, David Macey, Craig Thomas Lambert, Levi Heaton, Clive Russell, David Bamber.

 

Girls With No Faces, Gig Review. Studio 2, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Girls With No Faces at Studio2, Liverpool. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.

Obstacles are no permanent barrier, they only require the smile of the determined to shine before too long, like walls of made of clay and governments fashioned in panic, before they fall to the inevitable bull dozer being driven at full speed and aiming right for the weakest spot.

The Change, Gig Review. Studio 2, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

The Change at Studio 2, Liverpool. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.

The Change is coming, it just requires belief to see it through and whilst at times it feels as though you have to wade and poke at the sandy dregs of ignominy to find it, once it is there in your face, there is no hiding from the feeling and the option is to embrace it with everything you have.

Interactive Family Friendly Show, The Looking Glass, Comes To Liverpool Once Again This October.

Curiouser and curiouser…

Written by J.F. Cornes and Tomas Mason, The Looking Glass is the new, interactive, family-friendly show by Carnival of Eternal Light, inspired by the well-known and well-loved works of Lewis Carroll. After a successful opening run at the King’s Arms Theatre in May followed by well received performances at the Liverpool Fringe and Slade Hall Retrospective Festivals The Looking Glass is now heading out this October to Liverpool and Salford and a return run at Frederik’s Bar in Liverpool.