• Show Of Hands Hertford Corn Exchange Sat 3 Oct 2009

    9 okt 2009, 09:18

    As always a stunning stiring performance in a very intimate venue. Excellent support from a French lady called Flossie Malavialle. Great to see Phil back from his salty adventures on the high seas. He looked very well for it. Opening number was "Tall Ships" in his honour. Lots of stuff from the new album as well as old favourites like "Cousin Jack". You don't need other folk bands when you have SOH!!
  • Cara Dillon

    7 jul 2009, 11:12

    Cara is always good to watch and has a beautiful voice. Good to see her Husband Sam Lakeman as well who plays a mean guitar and piano. Battery on his pick up went phut and very funny interlude with him having to change it. Lost his pick inside his guitar to add insult to injury for him. All was well in the end though.
  • Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

    7 jul 2009, 11:07

    As usual a great show by the orchestra. Have only seen them at festivals before so it was different to see them in comparativly more intimate surroundings. Very funny covers of Pin Ball Wizard, Teenage Dirtbag and of course Anarchy in The UK.
  • Eddi Reader QEH Tuesday 26th.May 2009

    27 maj 2009, 14:20

    [event=980579]Tue 26 May – Eddi Reader plus Heidi Talbot
    I had of course been aware of Eddi Reader for some time as a result of her days in London with Fairground Attraction. She really came to my notice however about 3 years ago when on holiday on the Isle of Harris. My Wife and I had been watching some Golden Eagles in the hills and dropped into a small arty Cafe for a Coffee. They sold pictures and some folk CD's. My Wife picked up her Robert Burns album which had just been released and thereafter it was no looking back. I became and still am a devoted fan. I had never seen her live until last night and I was not disappointed. She was GLORIOUS in every way. The set was a well balanced mixture of old and new stuff with a good smattering of Burn's music included. My only beef, if you can call it that, was that the gig was far too short. In truth I could have listened to her all night. Her stage presence was magical and her voice truly magnificent. If you think i am going on a bit just try and catch her on the current tour. I think you will agree. Excellent support from Heidi Talbot ( a wonderful voice in her own right ) and some gifted music from Boo Hewerdine as well. John McCusker as always a more than competent musician. Can't wait till I get to see her again.
  • Fairport Convention

    26 maj 2009, 13:18

    I always enjoy a Fairport acoustic gig! First time at this venue for me and the band apparently. Very intimate but a bit annoying that it was a stand up concert and most of the audience were over 50 and suffered a bit I think! Also the band played their first set sitting down which apart from making the aforesaid audience envious made it quite difficult for said audience at the back to see them! Good set list including some stuff I hadn't heard before such as the music from Excalibur and the brilliant ukelele bit. A good warm up for this years Cropredy. Can't wait!
  • Stacey Kent - Broxbourne Civic hall

    21 maj 2009, 07:43

    An excellent evening of Jazz vocals and piano.
  • Steeleye Span-Alban Arena

    20 maj 2009, 13:11

    All in all a competent performance although you could tell it was the first gig of the tour! The sound balance was bad and the band had difficulty in remembering some of the words. Also although I used to love Maddy dancing she now makes me feel like I am watching my Mum at a disco!! Cringe making or what? Keep it up Steeleye but Maddy please don't dance.
  • Kate Rusby Broxbourne 30th.April 2008

    1 maj 2008, 09:47

    To be honest if this gig had been held anywhere else than near to my home town I would not have bothered to go. My wife and I saw Kate several times last year and we know all of the songs on "Awkward Annie" off by heart. This however was a nice surprise for two reasons.
    First the replacement for John McCusker, a girl called Anna Massey, who like John, comes from Scotland is a very promising musician. Playing fiddle, guitar and mandoline. I think we shall see a lot more of her.
    Second, Kate included lots of material from earlier albums which I hadn't heard live before.
    The venue and audience were a little subdued but as always I love watching Kate and her band perform. Good receipe for Asparagus too!
  • Jethro Tull

    11 apr 2008, 08:51

    On the whole a good concert although as can be expected the band is getting on in years! Ian's voice lacked it's former range and his on stage antics looked clumsy at times. Great to see Mick Abrahams and Clive Bunker from the original band turn up. Abrahams still gave a great account of himself on lead guitar playing some gritty blues and an overlong but enjoyable rendition of "Cat Squirrel."
    The most memorable Tull song was of course "Aqualung" which was as fresh as when I first heard it. Other songs Included "Living in The Past", "Bouree", "Locomotive Breath" and "A new day Yesterday".
    It's good to know Jethro Tull are still playing good music.
  • Off The Wall-The Spirit Of Pink Floyd

    3 apr 2008, 13:55

    Have seen The Australian Pink Floyd who I think are nearly as good as the real thing. Would place this band as "a good attempt, but not quite there". Most are very good musicians and the female guitarist/vocalist is very talented. The keyboard player and apparent frontman is well out of place though. Belongs more in a pub band I think. Good sax player as well.

    Did a fun version of "Arnold Lane" and a reasonable attempt at "Astronomy Domine".

    Would I go and see them again? I think not. Can't wait for Roger Waters at the O2.