Chaz Brooks looks at the forthcoming Guildford Jazz Festival for “What’s On” and spotlights Matt Bianco, one of the festival’s leading acts. This is a three-day celebration showcasing some of the finest home grown and international jazz and blues talent, … Continue reading Guildford Jazz Festival. 20-22 October 2017. Surrey Advertiser.
By Chaz Brooks Opening was talented singer-songwriter Brett Young who played a five song set. Backed by guitarist and a drummer without sticks he was very received by the crowd and included a version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It’s a testament to Cohen’s lasting influence that so many young American songwriters hold him in such high esteem. Young played tracks from his debut self-titled album including Sleep With You and In Case You Didn’t Know. Main support came from Kelsea Ballerini who came out with all guns blazing for a rocky, poppy and not-very-country high energy set. Backed by five musicians, including a lead guitarist who seemed to think he … Continue reading Lady Antebellum – Live at the O2 – Gig Review