Blink-182 deliver an explosive, nostalgic pop-punk show at The O2

On Wednesday night, pop-punk veterans Blink-182 took The O2 on a trip down memory lane with twenty years of rocking tunes. California-based Blink-182 are one of those bands that my generation will always see as part of their teenage years. We rocked out to All The Small Things and our love songs were the likes of Missing You. So when the trio took to the road again with their … Continue reading Blink-182 deliver an explosive, nostalgic pop-punk show at The O2

Lisa McHugh at C2C – up close and personal

Ireland-based country singer Lisa McHugh played an intimate show at this weekend’s Country To Country Festival.  Country To Country was a family affair for me this year – taking my parents to see all the fun at The O2 was something special. As we go through the schedule of the day and who we could go see next I read out Lisa McHugh’s name and … Continue reading Lisa McHugh at C2C – up close and personal

All the cartwheels feels – Ward Thomas at C2C

Ain’t no harmony like a Ward Thomas harmony. In the last two years the UK’s home-bred country scene has been exploding with new and emerging artists with incredible talents. One of those bands is Ward Thomas. Two sisters, Catherine and Lizzy from Hampshire, have taken the island by storm and if you’ve ever seen them live you know exactly why. As the second band to … Continue reading All the cartwheels feels – Ward Thomas at C2C

Charlie Worsham kicks off Country to Country Festival at BBC Radio 2 Country stage

It’s that time of the year again: the UK’s biggest country festival takes over London’s O2 arena and Charlie Worsham kicks it all off.  Country to Country has got to be one my favorite festivals. Because no matter how much you like or dislike the headliners, you can still head down to the tent and check out SO MANY other bands that you may or … Continue reading Charlie Worsham kicks off Country to Country Festival at BBC Radio 2 Country stage

Mumford & Sons @The O2, 10/12/2015

Looks like I missed two of my best gigs of 2015 off the list, well here it is now. Note to self: set reminder to upload blog pieces. Many were doubtful how Mumford & Sons would sustain their status as acoustic geniuses with the new, more indie, album Wilder Mind. I myself had to give it a few listening sessions before being convinced, but once … Continue reading Mumford & Sons @The O2, 10/12/2015

An extraordinary homecoming for The Libertines at The O2, 30/01/2016

Earlier this month London’s own Libertines returned to finish off their huge arena tour in support of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth. And what a phenomenal return to the music stage it was. One thing can be said for sure: the band as well as the fans were equally excited for this last and final stop of the boys’ UK arena tour. Social … Continue reading An extraordinary homecoming for The Libertines at The O2, 30/01/2016

Five reasons why Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop

Madonna’s Rebel Heart world tour saw her take to the stage of London’s The O2 for two show-stopping nights on 1 and 2 December. Temptation was strong and I indulged in a little Material Girl action ourselves. After a mind-blowing 2-hour performance with what felt like 20-plus costume changes, I rounded up five reasons Madonna is still the most outstanding woman in pop music. 1. A one-of-a-kind performance Even … Continue reading Five reasons why Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop