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15 Mar 2016


The first band I saw live were S Club 7. I was about 9 years old, it was their very last show in Wembley Arena and half of the band members cried. I was in the seating area with my Mum and sister and I think we had a great time, but considering the fact that I was about 9 years old, I really doubt I remember that much.

Fast forward a lot of years and the last little gig I went to was in November 2011, to see Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. The last big concert I went to was in June 2012 and that was to see Coldplay, and the last festival I went to was Boardmasters in August 2013 where I managed to spend 90% of my time on Newquay beach and 10% actually listening to bands, so I guess you could say that I haven't really spent a lot of time listening to live performances. I guess it just hasn't been at the top of my list of priorities in the last few years and as time went by I just forgot how much I loved hearing artists play live. The vibe and the atmosphere are things you just can't match elsewhere and after seeing three great artists perform recently, I am definitely going to be booking some more gigs soon.

Oh Wonder

I was introduced to Oh Wonder in October and they rocketed straight up to my favourite bands of all time. I think it's the combination of amazing (and I mean amazing, the harmonies are seriously on point) voices and their upbeat, fantastic melodies that got me. When I saw them at the Union, not only were their voices perfect, but both Josephine and Anthony were amazing performers, to the point where I actually really, really want to be them. Why aren't I as cool as that?

Favourite songs: Drive, Without You, Landslide


Matt Corby

Matt Corby was another great artist I stumbled upon in late 2015 and another that I can't claim credit for finding. My sister directed me to him when she made me a little Spotify playlist of mainly acoustic acts and although I found some of the artists too slow and dull (sorry acoustic lovers!!), I really enjoyed Matt Corby. He was also a great performer and made the audience laugh when he messed up his first intro quite a few times!

Favourite songs: Brother, Resolution

Aquilo

I have to confess, I'd never even heard of Aquilo until I saw them while they were supporting Oh Wonder. They have a really chilled out electro pop sound, so I can't say I'd play their music when I want something uplifting, but they're definitely worth a listen.

Favourite songs: Never Seen You Get So Low, Better Off Without You


Have you seen any of your favourite artists lately?
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