Suzi Quatro, Gig Review. Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Iconic perhaps doesn’t do Suzi Quatro justice, the word somehow refuses to roll off the tongue properly, it gets caught up in the mesh of images, in the crossfire of youthful explosion of 70s teenage dreams and admiration of the first woman of Rock, through to the status she truly deserves today.

The Osmonds, Gig Review. Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

When you’ve never experienced a phenomenon it can be quite easy to scoff, to take a look at the moment from outside the pull of the dedicated fan and believe that no matter what you would be immune to sultry tones of the supposed magic which casts its eye over all who linger too long in the mercurial light.

The phenomenon you shy away from, is a perhaps the one that catches you out the most, you ignore it arguably at your own cost and whilst we embrace many a facet, many a band, artist or individual, some we lose sight of, we openly mock or just plain forget.

The Mountain Between Us. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Linda Sorensen, Vincent Gale, Marci T. House.

The Mountain Between Us is such that at times what we perceive is heroic and noble in ourselves can be considered as weak and ineffective by others. Our stance in the wake of calamity is not defined by what we were but who we are shown to be when the ordeal is over. It is a reminder that what stands between the mountains is not space or the yawning chasm but the chance to grow beyond what is real at the time.

The Ritual, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Rafe Spall, Robert James- Collier, Arshar Ali, Sam Troughton, Maria Erwolter, Kerri McLean, Paul Reid, Jacob James Beswick, Francesca Mula.

A walk through the woods was perhaps not an issue for travel writer Bill Bryson as he made his way through the Appalachian mountain range, but for the unwary, for the party who go in search of the intrepid when they are not suited to the conditions or the sense of loneliness that comes with such a journey, the woods, the forest, can hold quite a mystical barrier over their well being.

The Smith And The Lame Horse.

The Smith scratches his bald head

and sighs, exasperated it seems

by the famer’s

and the village’s

lack of understand his point,

that the horse is lame

and needs to be destroyed.

Why shoe a horse good only good for glue

He asks with arrogance in his voice,

educated not for the betterment of

those who seek his service,

but confrontational, weak livered

but full of supposed moral superiority.

He pays no heed to the cries and objections

that the horse can still provide a means

Join Phileas Fogg On An Around The World Adventure This Half Term At The Playhouse Theatre.

This autumn half-term, the Liverpool Playhouse is inviting you to join am epic around the world trip with an eccentric tour guide, without leaving your seat!

The New Vic Theatre’s celebrated production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days will visit the Playhouse stage for just three performances on 27th and 28th October, as part of a huge six-month tour across the U.K.

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London, to the exotic sub-continent and the Wild West, in a race against the clock.

Beauty & The Beast Comes To Liverpool’s Black-E This Christmas.

 This Christmas, The Black-E Liverpool will transform in to an enchanted castle as Liverpool-based theatre company Drops of Light CIC present their festive offering for 2017, Beauty & the Beast. Book your tickets for the show throughout October and pay no booking fee.

Beauty & the Beast is a feel good family show that tells the story of a young woman named Beauty (Tori Hargreaves). Beauty lives in a quiet village with her father Egbert the Inventor (Alan Stocks). Beauty feels like she doesn’t belong, her family and friends, including Gorgeous Gaz (Ciaran Kellgren) poke fun at her love of books and she longs for an adventure to take her away.

Ghalia & Mama’s Boys, Let The Demons Out. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

You might think that you are immune to the power of advertising, to the pull of the human trait of desire for the sound of the Siren which urges you into the minefield of exploration, of searching for tantalising glimpse of a passion you have never experienced before; you might think you are beyond such base thought but reason means nothing when you hear the music of Ghalia & Mama’s Boys for the first time.

Echopraxia, Pumpkin Palace. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

If the words do not exist then at some point they need to be invented, till then the soundtrack to which the maestro performs will always capture the imagination if given the chance to breathe.

It is in the instrumental dance that the words flow, regardless of whether the piece has them in mind or not, for what comes is natural, the voice of electronic or the acoustic will come forth, introduce itself and then finally speak. It is a sentence and a half that spills out of the otherwise silent mouth, that brings forth the answers to the question on just how good a theme can be, especially when it is new, innovative and yet reassuringly and comfortably familiar.

Rellik. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour, Paterson Joseph, Laerke Winther, Shannon Tarbet, Ray Stevenson, Kieran Bew, Michael Wildman, Joseph Macnab, Peter Coe, Alex Gillson, Tuncay Gunes, Susan Hughes, Faye Castelow, Mimi Ndiweni, Annabel Bates, Rosalind Eleazar, Paul Rhys, Tanya Reynolds, Clive Russell, Charlotte Dylan, Michael Shaeffer, Clare Holman, Rebecca Lacey, Reece Ritchie.