Music News

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

Birmingham Music Awards review

Birmingham Music Awards review

The Birmingham Music Awards VIP Reception at Millennium Point was an event that had an impact on me in a way I hadn’t expected it to. Being… Read more »

Jubilee Weekend at The Old Crown

The Old Crown is living up to its name with a fantastic Jubilee weekend party this June bank holiday with a cracking lineup of live acts and… Read more »

Marc Almond Reschedules UK Tour for October 2022 including Birmingham date

Marc Almond is delighted to announce his rescheduled tour dates for October 2022 adding extra dates in Liverpool, Buxton, York and Cambridge.   Marc added “the fans have… Read more »

A concert for the whole family – National Open Youth Orchestra on 5 June 2022

Ground-breaking national youth orchestra where talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians play together A range of instruments you’ve never heard before: accessible and electronic instruments such as… Read more »

Key to the City – Opening Weekend Experience

For 6 weeks from 28 May anyone will be able to award the Key to the City to whomever they want, for whatever reason they want. Key… Read more »

Blood Red Shoes heading to Birmingham June 2022

The tour comes in celebration of the band’s sixth album ‘Ghosts on Tape’, released earlier this year via Velveteen Records, and will see stops in Bristol, Leeds,… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 21 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is delivering great new music this week from: Joe Peacock Certain Naomi… Read more »

JIM WHITE – Americana maverick heads to BIRMINGHAM – 19 June

Americana maverick – JIM WHITE – returns to the UK this Summer to tour his acclaimed current album: ‘Misfit’s Jubilee’. His most upbeat, hallucinogenic record to date,… Read more »

Sam Redmore & The Tropical Soundclash Allstars – Live! This Saturday at Hare & Hounds

Tropical Soundclash presents: SAM REDMORE & THE TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH ALLSTARS (LIVE) With support from: HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND Plus DJ sets by: ECHO JULIET, JAPES, DEE’CLEO &… Read more »

Hocus Pocus In Concert – Film With Live Orchestra – Iconic Film to Tour UK, October 2022

The iconic Disney film “Hocus Pocus” will be presented live in concert for the first time in the UK in October 2022 with a nationwide tour. The… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 14 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is bursting to share with you new music from: Metz Jnr  Miles… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Páirc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath in Birmingham this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining. Páirc Festival is all… Read more »

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

SPINN at Deadwax review by Wallis Brown

It was another trip to Dead Wax Digbeth for a good night of live music and discovering talent that I feel sad to have not known sooner…. Read more »

Kendrick Lamar coming to Birmingham this November

General on-sale starts this Friday, May 20th at 10am. Tickets available via The Ticket Factory Kendrick Lamar takes the global stage once again for The Big Steppers… Read more »

The Girl from the North Country casting announcement at The Alex 7 to 11 Feb 23

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CONOR MCPHERSON MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BOB DYLAN Full casting is today announced for the award-winning smash-hit production of Girl From The North… Read more »

Full details for ‘sonic love letter to Birmingham’ album announced

On Record, a new ‘sonic love letter to Birmingham’, is specially produced and commissioned by Birmingham Music Archive for the Birmingham 2022 Festival  ·        Featuring UB40, Dapz… Read more »

A SUMMER CONCERT from B’ham Bach Choir (25 June B’ham + 2 July Malvern)

Birmingham Bach Choir return for their 2022 summer concert with a programme that combines music from the British Isles with that of their namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach. With concerts… Read more »

Kings Of Leon Tour comes to Birmingham!

Kings of Leon have today released a new wave of tickets for its UK arena tour, including their performance in Birmingham at Resorts World Arena on Monday… Read more »

Jeff Beck UK Tour + Sharon Corr of The Corrs!

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck will embark upon a UK tour in May & June 2022, which includes two… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 7 May

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins unleashes brand new music from: Lions of Dissent Ewan Whyte Georgia Bray… Read more »

Jack Valero / Will Varley: Brum gig this FRI

JACK VALERO is back with a new solo single: “Heaven Help Me”.  The track arrives as he prepares for a run of UK dates with Will Varley… Read more »

Infinite Opera, curates show designed for planetariums, next week at Thinktank Science Museum

Infinite Opera, Birmingham’s little operatic gem, renowned for being the creators of the first ever opera about beer, is thrilled to present their latest work, an opera… Read more »

Blue Violet at The Sunflower Lounge review

Blue Violet played at the Sunflower Lounge and it was definitely a performance to remember. The band are a very charismatic and talented couple (Sam and Sarah… Read more »

Classic Rock on Vinyl nights at Fletchers Bar

Nigel Busby is running a Classic Rock on Vinyl night at Fletchers Bar in Kings Heath with monthly slots. Details of the upcoming events: 18 June 16… Read more »

Fatherson to play Birmingham show this month – 20 May

The track is the fifth song to be shared from their first album in over three years, “Normal Fears”, which sees the band return, but not as… Read more »

SOUNDMUSE – art, science & sound combine for new exhibition – 7-24 Jun

The worlds of sound, art and science merge for SoundMuse, a new exhibition at Birmingham’s The Hive Gallery (7-24 June 2022). SoundMuse: The Sound Of Nature And… Read more »

Curbdawgz at Deadwax review

A lot of us love going to see live music, whether it is what you enjoy as a night out or because of how it gives you… Read more »

Visceral rock ‘n’ roll band, The Bobby Lees tour!

Un-tempered, no frills rock ‘n’ roll comes from The Bobby Lees as they release the video for the riotous new track “Dig Your Hips“, taken from the… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide May 2022

Welcome to our live music gig guide and DJ events listings in Birmingham for May 2022! If you are looking for a live music guide, this is… Read more »

Rising UK duo Boyoca drop new track ft. Janel Antoneshia at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend – May 27

Eclectic UK outfit Boyoca share the percussive tribal tendencies of ‘Change’, releasing via EMK; the electronic music platform launched by Kartel Music Group, heralding the start of… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 confirm Imelda May as headline act of Saturday

Organisers are pleased to reveal the full lineup of Páirc Festival 2022 and confirm Imelda May as headline act of Saturday at Páirc Festival, taking place this… Read more »

£1.5m apres ski themed bar to open in Birmingham

Birmingham has been chosen as the first city in England to welcome Scandinavia’s popular après ski themed Heidi’s Bier Bar. Not only will it be the biggest… Read more »

Birmingham arenas set to host 18 live shows in May

Birmingham’s two arenas, Utilita Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena, are set to host 18 live shows in May, offering plenty of choice for live music and… Read more »

SPINN live in Birmingham!

Following the release of their second album ‘Outside of the Blue’, Liverpool-based four-piece SPINN will be embarking on a UK tour this Spring. Kicking off on 28th April in… Read more »

Live Music/Events @ The Rainbow May/June 2022


Toldyaa – Call My Name Radio Edit

After months of anticipation Wolverhampton’s ‘Toldyaa’ is back with his follow on single from his previous releases Company and last years big hit 1601. This new single… Read more »

Louis Dunford review at The Sunflower Lounge

Louis Dunford review at The Sunflower Lounge

Louis Dunford is a North London singer songwriter that has the talent to bring you to tears with tortured but enlightening words. I cried in the crowd,… Read more »

Morcheeba headline O2 Academy 2 on Wednesday 4th May 2022

After having to postpone their live tour dates, Morcheeba will finally be able to celebrate the release of their latest studio album‘Blackest Blue’ – Stream // Stream… Read more »

Power Folk returns! Brum’s CFE are back for 25th Anniversary

It’s no exaggeration to call the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble the UK’s biggest folk band. With a stage-challenging 50 members in its touring line-up, and nearly twice that… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 23 April

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is your patron saint of new music from in and around Birmingham, UK… Read more »

Tuesdays Is Bluesdays At Henry’s Blueshouse

Henry’s Blueshouse at Velvet Music Rooms on Broad Street continues into May with its weekly free admission programme of live rocking and rolling Blues every Tuesday. Tuesday… Read more »

Charm Of Finches – Release Joni Mitchell’s River (cover) ahead of KING’S HEATH Date (4 May 22)

Nodding to one of the natural world’s most beautiful and life-nurturing features, the release of “River” coincided with this year’s Earth Day (22 April). Adorned with the… Read more »

BARBARA (w/ The Divine Comedy) in Birmingham 25 Apr 2022

A masterclass in nuanced, nostalgic pop beamed-in from another era, the track is the Brighton duo’s first release of 2022 and hints to a band with the… Read more »

METRONOMY in Birmingham on April 30th

“Small World might just have the biggest heart of any Metronomy record yet” – Rolling Stone UK “The British indie-synth-pop troupe are at their jolliest here, clopping into your… Read more »

Heavy Metal Record Shop to be residency at Scruffy Murphy’s

Widely regarded as the ‘Home of Metal’, Birmingham is to get an extra string to their Heavy Metal bow soon as Bristol based Black City Records –… Read more »

Female only tour coming to Birmingham this May

In an age where male dominated line-ups are still the norm, the freshest females in the UK’s music scene right now come together for an unmissable tour… Read more »

Once-in-a-decade Brass Banding Festival Visits UK

The very best brass bands from across Europe will be visiting the UK later this month, for what’s deemed to be the biggest event in the global… Read more »

Platinum-selling U.S. Artist Eric Paslay Performing in Birmingham 17th May

Platinum-selling U.S. recording artist Eric Paslay will be performing in Birmingham next month (17 May) at Symphony Hall, alongside British duo, The Shires, on a long-awaited nationwide… Read more »

Come & Sing with Birmingham Bach Choir / choral workshop (21 May, Bham)

Birmingham Bach Choir’s annual workshop, Come And Sing!, returns on Saturday 21 May 2022 with an opportunity to rehearse and perform Duruflé’s Requiem. Written in 1947 (and… Read more »

The World’s only Prodigy tribute band comes to Brum!

Friday 29th April | Doors at 20:00 | The Actress & Bishop The World’s ONLY live Prodigy tribute band heads to The Actress & Bishop, Birmingham. Jilted… Read more »