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Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
Video pending…

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Since meeting in Shoreditch two years ago, Jeange – French duo Jean and Angel – have made regular appearances in the UK and abroad with DJ sets characterised by cutting-edge electronic music. Indulging their love for underground house music, Jeange is currently hosting a new party in East London called ‘love affair’, which is well worth checking out! In their third instalment of ‘love affair’, the next event will play host to quality underground music artists including:  Modern Jam Movement Modern Jam Movement (Marseille, France) and Ted Amber (WaveBreakers, London).

Find out more information about Jeange on their website:  http://jeange.com/ 

[FYI – there is some seriously cool photography on this website!]

FWD>>

Dance Tunnel

London

£7 door

10pm – 3am

 FWD>> is now every fortnight at Dance Tunnel

more info:

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Pre Order – Rollercoaster – by Skream:

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remix by HRDVision, listen here:

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Michael Buble Concert

It took many years, countless email notifications alerts, and a very stressful October morning in 2012 to finally bag myself two tickets to a Michael Bublé concert at the O2 Arena in Greenwich – and it was well worth the wait!

Opening for Michael Bublé was Naturally 7, a New York based seven person, all male a capella group, full of tight harmonies and classic tunes. With an infectious stage presence Naturally 7 were the perfect accompaniment, exciting the audience and gearing them up for the long anticipated arrival of the main act.

Michael Bublé’s arrived to a huge instrumental introduction, sliding down the stage in shiny shoes, a dapper tuxedo, and broke flawlessly into ‘Fever’ to screaming gooey eyed women around the arena. Buble continued to play a host of songs; several from his new album, some classic standards and a sprinkling of Bublé’s own pop songs including: It’s A Beautiful Day, Everything, Haven’t Met You Yet and a wonderful arrangement of Home with tear jerking visuals behind him. As expected his vocals throughout the show were powerful yet effortless, and the experience of his exceptional live band made paying the slightly extortionate £170 for two tickets slightly less painful.

I almost cried a river [excuse the pun] at the possibility that my favorite song was not to be included in the show, when Bublé’s reentered donning a sparkly silver suit and encored with the enormous notes of Cry Me A River to an almost wild audience. Buble finished with Save the Last Dance for Me and completed the night with what I naively believed to be a wiring fault, and was in fact Acapella belting out of the final notes of the concert. An unforgettable moment, which had the audience shrieking out in appreciation.

Flirtatious, charming, and welcoming – shaking hands and hugging people as he passes through the crowd, Bublé’s confidence, humor and camaraderie with his band made for a very pleasant experience. This was a truly wonderful show and I felt privileged to be able to appreciate Bublé’s voice live in an arena, as opposed to face up against a television screen. If you are a fan and have yet to experience Buble live in concert, I would strongly recommend it.

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After a few long hard seconds of pondering…the award for one of the best live music moments this year, has to go to Rudimental – Feel the Love feat John Newman. I am fully prepared to battle the cringeometer to say yes I could feel the love! Rudimental performed several tracks, but their summer smash hit was what the crowd were really waiting for! An epicly powerful feel good track, even the slightly weak live vocals of Mr Newman did not deter the Academy hoards to unleash a final burst of summer dance spirit amidst the impending October chills.     

After missing his gigs at countless festivals this year, Maverick Sabre shall evade me no more. The last on my list of must see artists [except from the mighty Michel Buble], I have just purchased tickets to see Maverick Sabre at 02 Academy Brixton, and I am extremely excited. Adding to what is set to be an incredible evening of musical talent, Ms Dynamite, Daley, and Rudimental are also supporting. Review pending…

Tickets are still available: http://www.o2academybrixton.co.uk/event/40263/maverick-sabre-tickets