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Chaz Brooks

Music reviews, interviews

Andrew Combs, Live in Winchester *****

The ever wonderful Andrew Combs kicked off his first post-pandemic European tour with an intimate show at The Railway Inn, Winchester. Promoting his stunning new album Sundays, Combs led his trio and the audience through a mesmerising 90-minute set. This was a show of two halves, the first […]

Kokomo live in London ***** 

Veteran funksters Kokomo, back for a short residency at their musical spiritual home at the Half Moon in Putney, gave a typically dynamic and soulful performance. The nine-piece delivered a whirlwind two-hour set with no pause for breath. Tony O’Malley on keys and vocals opened with Tee TIme, […]

Midland Live at the Camden Roundhouse *****

With six Stetsons and six guitars, Midland made it to London at the fourth attempt, two and a half years after the original pre-pandemic postponed show of 2019.  From the wonderfully-named Dripping Springs in Texas, Midland thrilled a packed crowd with a flawless, masterful performance oozing quality, control, virtuosity, […]