Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nottingham's Music Scene

Nottingham is known for having a fantastic range in music, with international and local artists and bands showing nearly every night in a venue within the city centre there's always some music to see live.

Last Friday night I went to see Example at Rock City.
Example at Rock City 
As I walked into Rock City Main Hall, becoming stuck to the infamous sticky floor, I could hear music from Delta Heavy blaring right away. This music duo are Simon James and Ben Hall who although are from London they actually met at Nottingham University! With heavy remixes of famous songs by Rita Ora, Nero and Example himself with a mix of their own tracks they got the crowd dancing straight away.
Next up was DJ Wire, aka Sam Wire, who was playing up-to-date songs mixed with some absolute classics making everyone go crazy, like their lives depended on it.
Then for the main act of the night, Example. Oh Wow. I caught half of his set at V Festival this year, but I definitely feel that his music is performed much better in a small venue, like Rock City. The crowd, a mix of young and old,  was incredibly rowdy and were clearly enjoying themselves. 
I was overly impressed by the entire gig, the crowd was going crazy all night! 

Now for my Nottingham local favourites: 

First up is Same Streets

These lads I have seen a few times now, they're always playing gigs, even last minute ones (keep an eye on their Facebook page). With some incredibly catchy lyrics, some fabulous musical talent and the wonderful twang of James' voice Same Streets are always a crowd pleaser! 

Babe Punch are an 'all gurl 5 piece Nottinghamshire band'! New on the music scene but still full of style with their fishnets and Doc Martens the girls will blow your mind with their talent, despite being rather young. Look out for their quirky posters all around Nottingham, and give them a good listen! 

Four guys, one band. Being influenced by a range of artists including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Oasis, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys the boys have made a unique sound that's fantastic. With their new EP 'This Is' now on iTunes you have no excuse to not check them out. 

and finally we have Adelphia

A four piece alternative rock band; that absolutely smash every show they do. Performing at Rock City at Hit The Deck Festival and even getting themselves a spot at the one and only Download festival this year after winning a voted competition with Red Bull. With huge support from BBC introducing recently you will be seeing these guys everywhere soon enough, so check them out now. 

There is so much music locally within Nottingham, with new bands and developed bands there's always some talent you haven't fallen in love with yet. 

Check out your own local music scene and support your local bands!

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