Close up on International Women’s Day 2019

“…these ‘special events’ don’t represent the sum total, or even scratch the surface, of excellent musicianship by women all year round that too often goes unsung (pun intended). Still, should we ignore the interesting IWD events, often curated by women and cut with an ironic twist or explicitly highlighting areas of discrimination, under-representation or violence? No.”

Arkells and Felix Hagan & The Family

“…a relentless, high-energy spectacle of a show. This kind of pure performance can’t be praised highly enough. This is what music is about…”

Jess Thristan & Friends: Remember Monday, Liv Austen & Emily Faye

The Library, London “If you haven’t heard of him – which is a bit crazy – go check him out” Such a strong line up meant there was uncommon talent right from the start. As Emily Faye pointed out, her guitarist Elliott Joseph was a singer in his own right, having recently released his Wild…