Review: Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London N1Thursday 9th June 2022 It is more years than I care to acknowledge since I last visited The Vortex. It has moved a short distance further towards Dalston from its old Stoke Newington site. Tonight the gig is taking place in the intimate downstairs bar which means, as it is still daylight, I can watch people milling about in…

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Review: New Posh Club @ The George Tavern

CUISINE / FAT CONCUBINE / COSTI / PALINDRONES / KUNTESSAThe George Tavern, Shadwell, Wednesday 1st June 2022 The fourth New Posh Club night, curated and promoted by Jera and Hanja of Fat CONCUBINE, is already at its third home in five months. Judging by tonight’s gig, this is likely to be its permanent one for the foreseeable future. A packed, enthusiastic and broadly quite young…

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Review: Alex Hall / Florie Namir / Rupert Caney

THE BEDFORD, BALHAM, LONDONWednesday 18th May 2022 If ever you needed evidence of Fresh On The Net’s importance to grassroots music artists, The Bedford in Balham tonight would be the place to unearth it. The night is being promoted by stalwart supporter of new music Tony Hardy whose weekly blog Fifty3Fridays is permanently on my essential reading list. It is free entry and two of…

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Red Guitars / Fragile Creatures @ The 100 Club

There is a funny little story about how I first came to be friends with members of both Red Guitars and Fragile Creatures a few years ago. The latter had sent a track called Falling in to Fresh On The Net and I was sufficiently impressed to review it in my Trust The Doc blog. In so doing, I said it reminded me of a…

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Keeley/Nick Haeffner/Dragon Welding

Dimple Discs Label Showcase @ The Lexington An impressively large and enthusiastic crowd braved the cold wet weather on a Thursday night to attend the Dimple Discs label showcase at the much-loved Indie venue The Lexington. They were duly rewarded with an evening of finely balanced and good quality live music. To explain, Dimple Discs is the Peckham, South East London-based independent label run by…

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Tomorrow Calling Festival: A Special Day In South East London

Sunday 5th September saw the inaugural Tomorrow Calling Festival take place at the beautiful AMP Studios on South East London’s Old Kent Road, curated, managed and compered by Fresh On The Net moderator Neil March. It featured 13 acts performing on two stages with a mixtape playing between sets and stalls selling food and merchandise. A 14th act sadly had to withdraw on the morning…

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Review: The Emotional Hip Hop Instrumentals 2010-2013

Beat alchemist, producer and artist Jay Flames is back with a ten track project in which he breaks into his vault of what seems to be a never ending reservoir of brilliant instrumentals. Here he presents a 10 track opus where he treats us with with different genres, from the ultra smooth “Jack Daniels” to the soulful “Keys Of Snow”. You can hear all these…

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I SEE RIVERS / Storme @ The Half Moon, Putney

Independent Music Venue Week 2020 A bitterly cold Tuesday night was not enough to deter an enthusiastic crowd from attending this event. I SEE RIVERS have proved popular with Fresh On The Net readers. They have also been regulars on the The BBC Introducing Mixtape with our own Tom Robinson. Tonight they are representing Independent Music Venue Week 2020 at the iconic Half Moon in…

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KEEP ACTIVE STAY ALIVE (EP) by JFlames & 8TRED DA GREAT

Regular readers of Fresh On The Net will know that, as well as being part of our team of moderators and reviews authors, JFlames is an accomplished artist; a rapper, singer, musician and producer whose album I reviewed previously on here. Well now he has teamed up with 8TRED DA GREAT on a 5-track EP released this week. And if I tell you that the…

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Music Makers Festival 2019

Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th October 2019 @ The Half Moon, Putney. Reviewed by Fresh On The Net’s Neil March (Day 1) & guest writer PaulFCook (Day 2). The growing number of live events focused on new music artists is a welcome development. Music Makers is in its third year; a cool and diverse new music festival held over a weekend at the historic…

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