Music News

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

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

MAY: SUN 1 – BACKYARD BBQ BASH www.baha-vegan.co.uk WED 4 – MIDGE+GRETEL HANLYN+ROBERT CRAIG OULTON 7-11pm THURS 5 – MADI SASKIA + MAHALIA 8pm-1am FRI 6 –… Read more »

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 »

Red Guitars to reunite for UK tour with a date in Birmingham 30th April

RED GUITARS – one of the finest and most successful bands to come out of Hull – have reunited! Planning a series of UK shows with their… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 16 April

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel is back with an Easter bonnet full of new music by: Chasers Katy… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham – Hot Sauce Society!

New festival comes to Birmingham – Hot Sauce Society!

Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham this summer, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce… Read more »

Albert’s Schloss’ new Summer food & drink menu + entertainment update!

Albert’s Schloss’ new Summer food & drink menu + entertainment update!

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham, the city’s resident Bier Palace, have launched a brand new Summer food and drink menu. The Cook Haus are serving up new Klassics for the warmer… Read more »

Psy-Fi Americana group Low Red Moon celebrate new album with headline show at The Night Owl

Psy-Fi Americana group Low Red Moon celebrate new album with headline show at The Night Owl

The weird and wonderful psy-fi Americana collective Low Red Moon are set to release their debut album Compañeros on Friday 15th April with a headline show at… Read more »

Acoustic Round Tour ft Jamie Lawson, Gemma Hayes, Richard Walters & Laura Zocca

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Jamie Lawson, Gemma Hayes, Richard Walters and Laura Zocca join forces for a special acoustic round show, unlike any other gig you will go… Read more »

Rachael Sage at Symphony Hall review

Rachael Sage at Symphony Hall review

I can’t say I have every really had the pleasure of watching an artist like Rachael Sage perform before and I am elated that I have had… Read more »

Upcoming gigs this spring at Henry’s Blueshouse

Tuesday 12th April – The Grey Goose Blues Band Acknowledging the influences of T-Bone Walker, Albert King, Muddy Waters and Duke Robillard, The Grey Goose Blues Band… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 9 April

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Jenn Hukins is back with some delectable delights for your listening pleasure. On this… Read more »

New Orleans Icon Trombone Shorty Bottles Explosive Live Show Energy On New Studio Album Lifted

May 20 – Birmingham – Academy 2 May 21 – Glasgow – SWG3 Studio Warehouse May 23 – London – Roundhouse May 24 – Manchester – O2… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 2 April

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Pete Steel has an April shower of the best new music in Birmingham. On… Read more »

Bad Nerves at Deadwax Digbeth gig review

Bad Nerves at Deadwax Digbeth gig review

When it comes to music, any type of rock bands are an essential to me. I grew up with a dad who introduced me to some of… Read more »

Best of Brass comes to Birmingham this Month

The sight and sound of a brass band will be familiar to many. What you might not know, however, is that “banding” has a vast and dedicated… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide April 2022

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

New Tribute nights The Actress & Bishop

36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JYSituated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk from Snow Hill Station. This year The Actress & Bishop… Read more »

Flatpack Festival programme is announced – Tues 17 May to Sun 22 May 2022

Comedy as therapy, cocktails and chemistry, the One Bum Cinema club and a beach party: Flatpack Festival’s programme dishes up a series of unexpected experiences  Tickets are… Read more »

Henry’s Blues April Gigs & Blues For Ukraine

Upcoming Henry’s Blues Gigs at The Blue Piano Tuesday 5th April – ROY FORBES’ TEXAS RUMBLE 12th April – THE GREY GOOSE BLUES BAND 19th April –… Read more »

Revelation Ground by Rachael Sage – 1st April 2022 Imelda May Tour – 2nd April 2022

“Mesmerising…thoughtful, pensive and flush with an emotional flourish, all carefully and adeptly executed…simply superb” Goldmine “With a hopefulness tinging her vocals, Sage maintains a healing optimism between… Read more »

The OFFICIAL Brum Radio A List – 26 March

Saturday at 2pm can only mean one thing… it’s the OFFICIAL Brum Radio A-List. Sam Oliver is shining the spotlight on the best new music in Birmingham. On… Read more »

THE HIGH KINGS announce June 2022 UK Tour coming to Birmingham – June 2022!

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Paul O’ Brien and Brian Dunphy.  Between them they play 13 instruments, creating their unique sound and atmosphere in the folk idiom and re-energise great Irish ballads. They… Read more »

MAC – New Season Highlights 2022

Theatre Sampad: Queen of Hearts | Fri 25 – Sat 26 MarchWritten in English by Rukhsana Ahmad and directed by Harmage Singh Kalirai, the production features interludes of… Read more »

Dig Brew Co celebrates pizza relaunch and export success with fifth anniversary party

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is celebrating the re-opening of its pizza kitchen and its first export order from Australia in a top event this week to… Read more »

Forum Birmingham announces global names and further investment as music industry bounces back

Forum Birmingham announces global names and further investment as music industry bounces back

One of the UK’s newest venues and club spaces has announced a series of major new shows along with further investment in its historic building, in line… Read more »