Music News

Information on the live music events, music news, DJ nights and band reviews for Birmingham.

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 16 January

This week it’s Danny de Reybekill in the hot-seat as he brings you another 60 minutes of the finest new music from in and arou nd Birmingham. On… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 9 January

It’s back for 2021! Pete Steel welcomes in the New Year with another hour of brand new tunes to cure those lockdown blues… There’s brand new releases from: Ed… Read more »

Outdoors at The Kingsway – Q & A with Eddie OCallaghan

As a Christmas Special, we decided to catch up with local groover and shaker Eddie OCallaghan for a quick interview on his recent hotspot creation down at… Read more »

The Hollies, have announced a huge UK tour for Autumn 2021

Legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, have announced a huge UK tour for Autumn 2021. Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, ‘The… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 4 December

Mr Danny de Reybekill is back to pilot you through another 60 minutes of some of the world’s most brilliant local music and broadcasting. This week’s packed show includes… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 28 November

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List comes to you this week with Pete Steel taking back the reins to deliver an hour of freshly minted bangers from: Tia De Gannes // Michael Personne // Headshrinkers // Ryan Evans // Liquid Cheeks // Broozer // The… Read more »

Jaws – Megatone Sessions – ep3

MEGATONE SESSIONS launches episode 3 in their audio-visual journey. This instalment sees Birmingham band JAWS dream and swoon amidst a sea of shifting spaces, architecture, and patterns…. Read more »

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

Global live music and events professionals to explore working in the Covid-age

A panel of professionals drawn from the global live music and events industries will discuss the challenges of working under current Coronavirus restrictions as part of the… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill 21 November

The one and only Danny de Reybekill is back in the best musical seat in the region to present this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List Danny blasts off brand new… Read more »

Latest industry data on how UK music can recover from Covid and Brexit

A leading music industry academic has welcomed the findings of UK Music’s Music By Numbers report and calls for UK Government and industry to work together to… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 14 November

This week’s Brum Radio A List is compiled by Pete Steel who has assembled new tracks from: Dapz On The Map // Philippa Zawe // The Pagans S.O.H // RISCAS // By Devices // Jim Hudson // Faye Smith // BEAR Plus there’s… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 7 November

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List comes courtesy of Pete Steel who has new music you’ll all want to vote for.  The winning candidates include: Saint Alto // CHRIS TYE // DAME // Diddy Sweg // ROMA COVE // The VCR // Shai… Read more »

The Cure frontman Robert Smith donates piece of original art to Heart Research UK auction

Iconic rock frontman Robert Smith has donated a piece of original artwork to Heart Research UK’s anonymous heART project, raising money for vital medical research. The Cure… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill – 31 October

Danny de Reybekill returns for a Halloween edition of the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with a show packed full of brand new local tunes to give you goosebumps in… Read more »

Shai Brides return with pulsating power track Vitamins, release Friday 6th November

Leading Birmingham’s supercharged pop scene, Shai Brides return with pulsating power track Vitamins, released on Friday 6th November.  Shai Brides write pop music trapped in a disintegrating… Read more »

Zyggurat music project debut EP Release ‘Earth II’

Zyggurat is an electronic music project by Pete Grimshaw with Nathan Jones (drums, percussions) & Liam Halloran (vibraphone, electronics). Forged in the post industrial terrains of the… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head, Tuesday 3rd November

From the early 1900s, musicians from the nearby state of Mississippi made their way to Memphis, Tennessee, attracted by the bright lights of Beale Street. Among the… Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl this Novermber!

The Night Owl’s Halloween ‘Tarantino Brunch’ Sunday 1st November – 12PM – 6PM Sunday 1st November You went wild for our ‘Pulp Killers’ Halloween Tarantino party last… Read more »

MEGATONE SESSIONS – Episode 2 – The Wytches – Halloween Special

Megatone Sessions are very excited to announce the second instalment of their in studio video series, showcasing performances from Birmingham’s underground and beyond. After the success of… Read more »

The Old Crown Live Music Listings this Autumn!

The Old Crown Live Music Listings this Autumn!

Ash Sheehan live at The Old Crown Friday 30th October 18:00 – 22:00  Ash Sheehan returns to our garden on Friday 30th October performing TWO live stripped… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2020

A chaotic few weeks – months even – for the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival suddenly got a lot worse in the last 48 hours before… Read more »

Henry’s Blueshouse returns to the Bulls Head every Tuesday this Winter

Henry’s Blueshouse at the Bulls Head is taking one big step towards normality with the return to Tuesdays is Bluesdays next Tuesday at 7.00 pm. After two… Read more »

Dr Shirley Thompson appointed Interim Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, has announced the appointment of Dr Shirley Thompson as Interim Principal. Dr Thompson has succeeded Professor Julian Lloyd Webber,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 17 October

It’s the triumphant return of Danny de Reybekill to the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List this week with another 60 mins of pure local talent. With tracks from: The Gorstey Lea Street… Read more »

Friday Night’s Alright this November at The Old Crown Birmingham

Friday 6th November 18:00 – 22:00  The Old Crown presents Friday Night’s Alright! 🎉  A brand new experience coming to The Old Crown on Friday 6th November… Read more »

Live music in Birmingham to receive just 2 Percent of Cultural Recovery Fund first round

Just three out of a potential 197 live music venues in Birmingham secured funding in CRF round one from UK Government following pandemic City music promoter says… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Pete Steel – 10 October

Once again it’s time for your weekly 60 minute smorgasbord of the best new releases from the centre of the UK. It’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Pete Steel who… Read more »

Weekends with The Night Owl in October

Sunday Sessions featuring Heart and Sol (live music) Heart & Sol return to The Night Owl for an afternoon of live music! Sunday 25th October Heart &… Read more »

Wednesday night live at The Actress & Bishop Winter 2020

Wednesday night live at The Actress & Bishop Winter 2020

Date & Time of event: Every Wednesday from 14th October, 18:30 onwards! Tickets: Free entry – booking essential. Book your table via The Actress & Bishop APP… Read more »

Birmingham Producer Set To Drop The Bomb On New Release

Birmingham music producer James Mountstephens has released the stunning track Drop The Bomb under the performance name of Synyx. Fans of EDM, and progressive melodic techno pop,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 3 October

Brumophile Pete Steel is back with another 60 minutes of brilliant, new Birmingham music as he delivers to you the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List With great new music… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List with Danny de Reybekill

Danny de Reybekill is back in his favourite chair to bring you this week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-Listwith brand new bangers from… Molly // Cage Park // Katy Rose Bennett // Jay Tennant // George… Read more »

Sunday Sessions and Kaleidoscope live music September and October

Sunday Sessions and Kaleidoscope live music September and October

Sunday Sessions featuring Heart and Sol (live music) Sunday 27th September 14:00 – 20:00  After a long break we are very excited to welcome some live music… Read more »

Local band Melotone offer weekly series immersing fans in sound and vision

Melotone @ Home is the world we have brewed for ourselves amidst the music industry shutdown. Without gigs, musicians are struggling to express themselves. Our remedy is… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List with Danny de Reybekill

Swerving back into the hot seat with another swathe of local music to wrap your ears around is Danny de Reybekill who presents the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List On this… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… Read more »

Rule of six could sound death knell for many in live music sector – academic and industry experts

Further restrictions around social gatherings alongside new requirements for night-time economy businesses could sound the death knell for an already under threat live music venues, clubs and… Read more »

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

Reggae Cookout and PRINCE Brunch this September

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with Joe Turner & Hayden Taylor Sunday 20th September 14:00 – 20:00  Bringing it back by popular demand… The Night Owl’s Reggae… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse September 2020

The latest installment of Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse saw The Frenzies living up to their name as we all got hopping to some high octane rockabilly.   Watch The… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 5 September

Another lush swathe of local music to wrap your ears around presented by Danny de Reybekill on the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. On this week’s show, brand new music from: Dorcha // NeOne… Read more »

What’s On at The Night Owl this September!

The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch Saturday 19th September 13:00 – 19:00  The Night Owl’s Britpop Brunch is back by popular demand! Saturday 19th September with DJs playing… Read more »

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020

Dead Wax Digbeth Record Fair Sunday 6th September 2020 28 Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4ED Doors open at 12pm, ends at 5pm Outdoors in rear of… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 29 August

It’s time for you to listen to another 60mins of beautiful, Birmingham music with the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. This week Pete Steel is in charge of all the latest… Read more »

The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout with DJ Dekker

Saturday 6th September 14:00 – 20:00  Sunday 6th September The Night Owl’s Reggae Cookout With DJ Dekker playing the best in 60s & 70s Roots Reggae, Ska… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 22 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List!  Whilst it seems Danny might be sleeping in the studio, he is simply as dedicated as ever to bring you… Read more »

Prestigious university status awarded to Professor Julian Lloyd Webber in recognition of his successful tenure at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Julian Lloyd Webber will step down from his role as Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire next month, following a five-year period during which time he has… Read more »

September Botanicals Bands Announced

Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse has been such a runaway success that we’ve sorted it with The Botanical Gardens to keep on presenting live music every Sunday at 2pm… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 15 August

Join Danny de Reybekill once again for the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List! Danny’s on the case with new music from:  Call Me Unique // Ed Geater & ENIGMA DUBZ // Tragic Sasha // Megan Lara Mae // C R Y M S… Read more »

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

Bank Holiday at The Night Owl

The Night Owl’s Soul and Funk Brunch 29th August 12:00 – 18:00 Saturday 29th August Expect DJs playing the best in 60s and 70s soul and funk!… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl August 2020

Saturday 8th August: 14:00 – 00:00 Saturday 8th August Unfortunately due to recent government advice there will be no live music. But we will be open from… Read more »