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Adam Amor Releases Call Me When It’s Over

Call Me When It’s Over hits the airwaves…. If live music is your thing then there’s a fair chance you’ve seen Adam Amor at one stage.  He’s been gigging for as long as I can remember. It seems you can’t go into a music venue or festival without bumping into him somewhere.    At 33 years […]

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Drudge: Work Hard, Play Harder

A place at the UK’s largest metal festival beckons for one of West Cumbria’s hardest-working bands. Stoner rock four-piece Drudge – comprising Michael Woods (vocals), Andrew Fitzsimmons (guitar), Unyan (bass) and John Branch (drums) – are all veterans of the West Cumbria music scene in their own right. However, after honing their sound over the […]

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​ The Joy Of Lakeland Music

A newly-owned, family-run music shop looks set to hit all the right notes. Lakeland Music, a three-storey premises situated in Penrith, was taken over in January 2018 by Joe Goulding and his wife Tracy, and the couple are intent on turning the store into a hub of all things musical in Cumbria. Joe and Tracy […]

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Hoosiers Performing At Aspatria

The Hoosiers: Excited To Return To Cumbria

Sarah Sinclair caught up with ‘King Hoosier’ Irwin Sparkes ahead of their headline slot at Aspatria Music Festival. Despite almost going to the toilet on an adder during a school trip to Cumbria aged 10, Irwin Sparkes didn’t let it put him off. “Cumbria is just beautiful, it’s always a pleasure to get to that […]

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Festival Guide

See You In The Fields: 2018 Festival Round-Up

There’s live music and entertainment events popping up in all areas of county over the coming months. Pull on your wellies and grab the glitter body paint, as we bring you the best festivals in Cumbria and the surrounding areas this summer. EskFest 6 – 7 July, Eskdale The crazy creative Cumbrian collective that is […]

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Crab Fest last year

Crab Fest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever

This year’s Crab Fest looks set to be better than ever before, with an impressive line-up of home-grown talent and established pop acts taking to the stage. The annual event, which takes place this year on 15 September, at the usual location of Egremont Crab Fair Field, Baybarrow Road, will also feature a free town-centre […]

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Wonder Fields Festival to Bring Heaven to Devon

By Danielle Murphy With the promise of sun, beer, music and wonder, summer is here and festival season upon us. This year, from 29 June – 1 July, Wonder Fields festival in Devon will celebrate its fourth annual event. In the last four years the festival has evolved and grown, but its core purpose and […]

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Award-Winning Folk Duo Visit Florence This Weekend

The BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend celebrations conclude at Florence Arts Centre this Saturday, with a performance from award-winning British duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage. Over the last 10 days, Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, have programmed a handful of live music events as an official BBC Music Biggest Weekend Fringe venue – from a […]

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The band plays Carlisle Sands Centre in March

Mike & The Mechanics Set For Sands Centre Date

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’ – an epic run of 34 UK concerts in February/March/April, including Carlisle on Sunday 3 March 2019. Mike & The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar), one of the UK’s […]

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Cockermouth Ukeleles

Cockermouth Ukeleles arrange fundraising event

A Cockermouth-based band will be performing to raise money for a good cause. Cockermouth Ukeleles are set to entertain passers-by outside Booths of Keswick on Saturday 26th May. Fundraising will begin at 1pm, where the band will play a unique selection of feel-good singalong ukelele music. All proceeds raised will be donated to help fund […]

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