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Deja Vu at the Bedford Street bar

A fine night out with Deja Vu at this classy and jazz-friendly Leamington bar. Featuring new vocalist Tina with the regular line up of Andrew on sax, John on bass, Martin on keys and Simon on drums, it's the real McCoy with a fine selection of swing and latin standards served up with a neat groove and a generous dressing of lively improv.

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Escape

Well, this is fun; punchy but melodic.

(Rather cool logo too, guys.)
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Afterglow - Returned to the Earth

A warm and resonant anthem from Nuneaton alternative rock trio Returned to the Earth. The video is mighty fine too.
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Behind the Settee at Think Pink 2016

It's always a treat to catch up with these lovely people. Here they are in a new configuration with bass and keys sounding passionate and lyrical while retaining their trademark originality.

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Rena and the Renegades at GristFest 2016

For me, one of the stand-out performances of GristFest 2016 for it's sheer old-school rock and roll exuberance. Love that spacey, reverb drenched guitar full of attack and a hard-working rhythm section pushing things along with the the fine sense of pace of urgency.

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Amy Kakoura and Andrew Craig Sharpe at the Wild Boar

Appearing at Matt Hernandez's fine Night of the Musicians for an excellent set of traditional songs delivered with elegant vocals and a laconic jazz-blues sensibility. And who knew St James Infirmary Blues started life as an English folk song? Catch them again at the Warwick folk festival as part of the amazing Steamchicken.

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From the back catalogue

Matt Hernandez at the Wild Boar

Matt Hernandez, a lovely guy with a fine line in Flamenco, banter and nappy-changing.
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Battle of the bands

University challenge is all very well for a cerebral night in but for something a bit livelier, check out this year's battle of the bands run by ...
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Red handed behind the settee

We really like this relaxed whimsical demo from acoustic trio Behind the Settee.
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Tin Open Mic looking for spotlight acts

The Tin have just announced the new year's open mic season on Sunday nights at 8PM.
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Live and loud bookings web service reviewed

This is something a little different, a web service that acts as a matchmaker between acts and venues.
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Thomas Wilson's photographic back catalog!

Check out this fine collection of photographs of the Leamington scene from 2013 to earlier this year.
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Zea 2013

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The Swing Cats 2013

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Wes Finch and the Dirty Band 2014

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Wes Finch 2014

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Vieux - Ansoumana Bakayoko 2013

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Those Amongst Us Are Wolves 2013

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The Swing Cats 2013

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The Rosenberg Appeal 2013

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The Swaps 2013

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The Swaps 2014

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The Selecter 2014

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The Rushmore 2014

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The Orb 2014

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The Electric Spivs 2013

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The Beautons 2013

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The Beat 2014

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Supine Orchestra 2014

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Suzy Indygo 2014

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Supine Orchestra 2014

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Stylus Boy 2014

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Strictly Business 2014

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Stone Foundation

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Space Siren 2013

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Soft Metals 2014

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Shanade 2013

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Shanade 2014

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Second Episode 2013

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Second Episode 2014

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Satsangi 2014

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Satsangi 2013

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Sam Brookes and Pete Roe 2014

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Sam Brookes 2014

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Robin Plays Chords 2013

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Pretty Selective 2014

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Pete Roe

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Not Right

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Noe and the Pastel Frontier

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Chris Lynch

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Nizlopi 2013

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Mixtape Saints 2013

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Matty Coles Band 2013

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Marshmallow Palace 2013

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Majority Rules 2013

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Lucy Leave May 2015

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Lucy Anne Sale

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Lucy Anne Sale January 2014

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Lucy Leave May 2015

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Lucy Anne Sale

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Lucy Anne Sale January 2014

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Lost in the wreckage May 2014

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Lost in the wreckage June 2013

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Liz Lawrence 2013

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Liz and Lizzy July 2013

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Zed Lepp September 2013

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LaserBun February 2014

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Show some TLC for the Tree House bookshop venue

The lovely people at Kenilworth's Tree House bookshop do some great stuff for the local music scene, running fabulous sessions and open mics, ...
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Joe Worrall July 2014

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Joe Dolman July 2014

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Jackdaw With Crowbar June 2014

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Jackdaw With Crowbar December 2013

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Jackdaw With Crowbar June 2014

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Jackdaw With Crowbar December 2013

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Jabba Cartel July 2013

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Jabba Cartel January 2014

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Jaap Blonk April 2013

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Jaap Blonk April 2013

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J Dubulu May 2014

Legacy photography by Thomas Wilson.
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J Dubulu

Legacy photography by Thomas Wilson.
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Interplay May 2013

Legacy photography by Thomas Wilson.
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Hassin I Saab May 2015

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Handsome Devils Club April 2013

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Hassin I Saab May 2015

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Handsome Devils Club April 2013

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General Theory of Dub June 2013

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General Theory of Dub April 2013

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Father Murphy May 2015

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Elly Parsons July 2013

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Electric Spivs March 2014

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Electrik Custard April 2014

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Electrik Custard May 2014

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Eagle Circles

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Dr Trippy

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Dr Teeth

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Dom Morgan

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Dirty Fair

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Devon Sproule

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Damn Good Thieves

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Chris Tye

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Boundary

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Bunsen Honey

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Boundary

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Boat to Row

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Batsch

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Banco De Gia

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We check out Tuesday at the Town House

So here's some advice from the boys and girls at Hot Music Live.
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Timeless swing their thing

We're nothing if not adventurous, sneaking out to exotic Alvechurch to check out the elegant instrumental jazz of Timeless.
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There's a new EP from Dark Houdini

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