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

Ozzy Osbourne gets straight back to work on another 2020 album

Ozzy Osbourne is keeping busy this year, gearing up for another album after the solo release of Ordinary Man in early 2020. The so-called Prince of Darkness… Read more »

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

Saturday Sessions at The Night Owl

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 »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List 1 August 2020

August is here and Pete Steel is back in the chair with another 60 minutes of brilliant Birmingham music broadcasting out to the world, with new entries from: Shai Brides // Gaby… Read more »

Saturday Sessions with Heart & Sol & The Carlings

Saturday 8th August 14:00 – 00:00 Open from 2pm till midnight and the music will be provided by specially curated Night Owl playlists – good music only!… Read more »

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Gramophone Award

Gramophone magazine – one of classical music’s oldest and most prestigious monthly magazines – has announced the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as amongst 10 nominated ensembles… Read more »

Here comes The Night Owl with Midnight City Soul (Stripped Back)

Saturday 1st August: 14:00 – 00:00 Open from 2pm till midnight and the music will be provided by specially curated Night Owl playlists – good music only!… Read more »

Coming Up At Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse

Since we launched Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse at the start of the month, we’ve had such a good time listening to down home blues in the sunshine each… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – 25 July 2020

As ever, an absolutely jam-packed show bursting with brilliant Brummie tunage. Danny de Reybekill has new music from: DEJA //  Second Cities // Hunger Moon // T8PES // Dinky Music // Mayday // ThisIsElektric // 12omo // Tarju Le’Sano The DopeRes K.I.D PLUS there’s the EXCLUSIVE… Read more »

UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & Astro Announce The Unprecedented Tour 2021

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro have announced a run of shows for 2021 – ‘The Unprecedented Tour’ – which will call at some of the biggest… Read more »

Long Live The Night Owl!

We’re delighted to announce we are open to the public this SATURDAY 18TH JULY as a bar with table service from 2pm till midnight and the music… Read more »

Son of soul legend Jackie Wilson records video of soul classic Higher and Higher for NHS charity fundraiser

Son of soul legend Jackie Wilson records video of soul classic Higher and Higher for NHS charity fundraiser

The video was premiered at virtual festival ‘The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig’ on Saturday 11th July raising money for NHS charities On Saturday, July… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – 11 July

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List is brought to you courtesy of Danny de Reybekill who presents brand new tunes from: Flake // Dapz On The Map // Jorja Smith // KIOKO // Foxgluvv // Alex Lleo Our Featured… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List -4th July 2020

This week’s Official Brum Radio A-List>> Pete Steel hosts another 60 minutes of sumptuous sonic sounds as the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List delivers the best in music from Birmingham, UK. This… Read more »

Introducing Henry’s Botanical Blueshouse

Since lockdown began, we haven’t stopped looking forward to the time when we’ll be able to enjoy live blues, in the flesh, up close and personal (at… Read more »

COVID-19: Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help for £4.5bn Sector

• Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dua Lipa, Sir Paul McCartney, Skepta, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Liam Gallagher, Florence… Read more »

Letter to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden

Dear Secretary of State, UK live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. From world-famous festivals to… Read more »

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

Bars and Restaurants Re-Opening in Birmingham on 4th July 2020

It’s been a very long wait for us all, and whilst COVID-19 is still a real threat to life, the UK Government has paved the way for… Read more »

Why Live Music is instrumental to the recovery of the hospitality industry!

Three months in and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the impact that COVID-19 has had on the music industry. Since the UK went into lockdown,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – 27 June 2020

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List is presented by Danny De Reybekill who’s atop the Midlands’ musical mountain to bring you another monster mashup of brand new Birmingham tunes. On today’s… Read more »

Matt Philip Hale “Thematic Roundabout” Music Project

West Midlands underground indie warrior Matt Philip Hale (formerly Miles Perhower of Miss Halliwell) is pioneering a new album format – the “living album” – in which… Read more »

The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig – Streamed from venue

Event Time: 11 Jul at 12:00 – 12 Jul at 00:00 *The Night Owl are proud to announce a joint birthday shindig with the NHS  with ALL… Read more »

Brum Radio A-List: 6 June 2020

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List presented by Pete Steel features another hour of the best original new music from in and around Birmingham, UK.  On this week’s show Pete… Read more »

Live music map launched to track impact of major events such as Brexit and Covid-19

Live music map launched to track impact of major events such as Brexit and Covid-19; researchers call for contributions from industry, musicians and fans Resource will track… Read more »

Mark Harrison’s Story of The Blues, Big John Wrencher and The Wolf

Despite the lockdown, Tuesdays is still Bluesdays in Brum and further afield! Every Tuesday evening, Henry’s Blueshouse host live streamed gigs and talks. Following that on 9th… Read more »

A-List with Danny De Reybekill

This week’s OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List presented by Danny de Reybekill features another hour of the best original new music from in and around Birmingham, UK.  On this week’s show Danny… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

Brumbeat Live Stream Guide June 2020

The Night Owl The Night Owl are holding regular live stream DJ sets and colourful cool Cocktail Classes online, so keep checking their Facebook page each week… Read more »

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

From 49’ers, West End Bar & Notes to The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds & Attic Brew Co. – A Vinyl Journey by Jools Belgium

Jools Belgium, better known to friends and family as Steve, has been milling around on the Brum music scene since the 1970s. We asked Steve to take… Read more »

What’s on at The Night Owl this weekend?

What’s on at The Night Owl this weekend?

Finish off May with a bit of soul, ska, mod, psych and more retro tunes courtesy of The Night Owl! Friday 29th May Event Name: Dig? With… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List – an hour of the best original new music

Another OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List presented by Danny de Reybekill features an hour of the best original new music from in and around Birmingham, UK.  On this edition Danny plays brand… Read more »

Live From The Night Owl this May!

Live From The Night Owl this May!

Thursday 21st May Event Name: Liamosino (Kaleidoscope/Brain Food) Event Location: Night Owl Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thenightowlbham/ Event Time:  18:00 – 19:00 Description Liam McKeown from Brain Food and… Read more »

The Gig in ur Lounge series is raiseing funds for NHS with Bethan-Wyn Davies this weekend

The ‘Gig in ur Lounge’ series is endeavouring to raise well-deserved funds for our incredible national health service. Additionally, music venues such at The Sunflower Lounge, like… Read more »

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Over the course of 8th, 9th and 10th May Birmingham venue Suki10c has pulled together more than 80 performing artists to livestream a total of 11 rooms in… Read more »

Willie’s Cult to Jimmy Powell – A Brumbeat Short Story

After a brief email exchange with local musician Alan Shepherd regarding our article ‘Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On‘ (Hollick & Taylor), Alan has kindly reminisced in… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Stream and New Release Guide May 2020

Brumbeat Live Stream and New Release Guide May 2020

The Lock Down continues, and so does Birmingham’s music scene albeit on a much smaller scale without the live venues sadly. We provide another little round up… Read more »

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Altern 8 Remix and Release Hit Single For NHS Charity

Midland’s most iconic label Network Records has long been hailed as a launchpad for many now legendary songs and artists from both Techno and House scenes. Thankfully… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse no. 6

There’s been a lot of worrying news coming out of Italy over the last couple of months, but tonight we’ve got something a bit more cheerful to… Read more »

Jeff Beck UK Tour Dates Rescheduled for 2021

It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regards to coronavirus in the UK the upcoming Jeff Beck UK tour due to take place this… Read more »

Soul Central to release new stone cold Funk jam!

Spearheading a solid run of releases ahead, here we’ve got a solid mix of Deep Underground numbers, interplayed between a few classic Disco, House and Funk led… Read more »

Local musician SAD MAN releases new album Indigenous Mix 3

SAD MAN is Birmingham based electronic music producer Andrew Spackman. In the past 3 years SAD MAN has release 15 albums and over 150 tracks. This latest… Read more »

Brum compilation album showcases new electronically influenced artists in aid of charity!

During the pandemic lock down, music has been one of the key things that has helped a lot of us from going completely insane. Having all this… Read more »

HOOPLA BLUE new single SWOON out now! Taken from their debut album PLANTED out next week

HOOPLA BLUE have today released  their new single ‘Swoon’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Pl(^)nted’ out next Friday 17th April via FOMA. *Stream now* https://tinyurl.com/HBSwoon ‘Pl(^)nted’ fuses traditional and… Read more »

Home Deliveries, Food, Drink, Merchandise, Music Streams & Virtual Quizes – Brum is Bubblin’ Hot!

Come back Brexit all is forgiven (nearly)! With the Coronavirus lock down in full effect, businesses in Brum, the rest of the UK, and most of the… Read more »

The Night Owl Launches a Crowd funder for support during COVID-19

The Night Owl Launches a Crowd funder for support during COVID-19

The current COVID19 pandemic has led to a necessary Lock Down which has resulted in some very difficult times for the nightlife industry and all of the… Read more »

7 Minutes Of Funk vinyl release by local West Loop on Vong 45

Local Birmingham/Walsall creators West Loop have reworked one of their super cool vinyl funk releases for a fresh push. Originally recorded in a time when most were… Read more »

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Lycio Birmingham Visual for track ‘Nightfall’

Birmingham alt-pop trio Lycio have announced the release of their next single, ‘Nightfall’ on 3rd April via Lycio Records. The band have previously performed as the headlining… Read more »

Riscas Release Indie Jazz Anthem Cool To Chill With

“I love them, what a sound!” – Greg James, Radio 1 “It’s easy to see why Riscas have amassed such adulation – their songs are fast and… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide April 2020

Thought Brum’s music scene was knocked out cold by the Coronavirus? You couldn’t be more wrong! It takes a lot to keep this city down, there’s a… Read more »

Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse Tuesday 31st March 2020

If the lockdown has you crawlin’ up the walls, well brother we’ve got the cure! Tonight, we’re premiering two brand new videos over on our Youtube channel…. Read more »

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Birmingham’s Friendly Fire Band release LUV SONG RIDDIM

Luv Song Riddim is the latest riddim by Friendly Fire Band, after Myki Tuff’s lead cut, appropriately aiming to spread and epidemic of love, which has been… Read more »

Genuine Panama release new single

Following on from the release of their debut EP ‘Itchy Teeth’ in the summer of 2019, Birmingham indie-funk outfit Genuine Panama now return with another heavy dose… Read more »

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