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

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 »

The Human League Dare 40 UK Tour

Celebrating forty years since the release of DARE, The Human League will be performing this classic album in it’s entirety, as well as other hits from their… Read more »

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 »