TMMP’s Top Gigs Of 2014

2014 has been a difficult time for underground live music in the UK. With small venues across the country facing all manner of issues, it was heartening to see the team behind Guildford’s Boileroom make it through an emotionally trying licence review process and move on to host some incredible gigs and community-oriented events. With any luck, 2015 will see a change in fortunes for venues like the Boileroom.

From intimate showings from ska legends to inhumanly tight math-pop sets via beatboxing virtuosity and an audience with the professor of punk, here are TMMP’s top gigs of 2014. Read more…

Posted on 21 December 2014

CeCe [Interview]

cece instagram press shotThe world of the singer-songwriter is crowded, to say the least. Although there are many excellent contenders out there, it definitely takes someone truly exceptional to stand out from the crowd and make a serious impact.

CeCe pretty much has it all: Not only a flawless vocal and timeless songs but a rare willingness to really put herself out there, whether with a band to back her up or alone onstage with nothing but a guitar and a microphone between her inner sounds and her audience. Then you have her inventive videos, dauntless stage presence, the epically cinematic production job behind her EP Framework, her status as an artist signed to the prestigious Quatre Femmes Records, and the brilliant and thoughtful answers offered in response to the questions below.

Read on, check out the links at the end of the interview, and enjoy. Read more…

Posted on 24 September 2014

CeCe – ‘Hawaii’ (Live At Zoo Orchestra) [Review]

cece logoAs a music blogger, I get through a lot of songs over the course of a day. Very few make it through to the point where I feel compelled to write about them – and 99% of the time this is because the songwriters and performers in question are either too afraid to really open up and express themselves, or haven’t developed to the point where they’re capable of getting the point across in the manner they obviously intend. Read more…

Posted on 16 September 2014

Princess Slayer / Jamie Lenman / Natalie Ross / CeCe [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 31/1/14]

independent venue weekThe last couple of months have been a little quiet on the live review front – but this show marked the ideal moment to get back into the swing of things. As the Boileroom’s contribution to Independent Venue Week, it was guaranteed to be a stunner before the doors even opened; and it really goes without saying that the night was incredible, from start to finish. Read more…

Posted on 03 February 2014

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