Live Musical Adventures In April

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With a lot coming up festival wise over June- August I have really been thinking hard about the shows that I go to which is why April’s list looks pretty empty (for me!) Fortunately it happens to feature my favourites not once, but twice this month in two different countries.

The gigging month started on the 1st April at London’s Underworld to check out some pop-punk bands. I have loved headliners Knuckle Puck since their album Copacetic came out last summer, and it was great to be at the show as it was their first ever London headline. Supporting were a band called Seaway who I heard loads about but never had the chance to check out and I really enjoyed their style of music which was kind of like the vocals of an old emo band and the fun factor of a pop-punk band.


There was quite a gap between gigs in April as next up wasn’t until 14th April when I was in Paris. I was originally planning a three-day trip to the capital but when I saw Bring Me The Horizon were playing on the Thursday I tweaked my plans to incorporate the show and I am so glad I did. I’ve seen this band a lot of times but they still amaze me whenever I see them live and being in a foreign country only amplified this. Despite there being a language barrier (although most French people do know English) everyone still got into the music and watching the crowds from above was crazy. I definitely think that the band got a better reaction here than back home (perhaps because they tour here less), but either way it was a really special show and saw them on top form. It was also really nice to see Don Broco who supported because it feels like they’ve been away for a while.

Next up was another Bring Me The Horizon show but this was a bloody special one. The band played Royal Albert Hall on Friday 22nd with the philharmonic orchestra and a choir on hand to create the tracks. I know it was going to be a special show from the moment I heard about it but nothing could prepare me for what I heard/ saw. Knowing that every note, every string, every vocal was live on the stage was amazing and the orchestra and choir brought so much life to the music. I’m a very unemotional person but even I wanted to shed a tear at how beautiful it was. The show was definitely a once in a lifetime thing and I am so glad I was there to experience it. Now it’s just time to wait for the DVD/ audio release. Pvris supported the show and Lynn’s vocals never fail to amaze me, especially in a venue as iconic at the RAHcounterfeit

The next night I went along to the Electric Ballroom and caught Counterfeit. This is a band who have massively blown up in a way due to who their lead singer is: Jamie Campbell Bower who is a model and actor turned punk frontman. He was Caius in the Twilight saga and Anthony Hope in Sweeny Todd (‘Joanna’ is still one of my favourite song), know him now?! I was lucky enough to pop in during an interview with the band and hang out/ have some chats with the band and they were so interesting and passionate, plus Jamie is as beautiful in real life as you’d expect. When they first stepped out on stage I didn’t know what to expect as they only have a few tracks out but they were bloody brilliant. Jamie is an energetic and crazy frontman and the band are incredibly tight for how new they are. Keep your eyes peeled as I expect they will blow up to crazy heights! For this show as well I took photographs and it really did remind me yet again how much I enjoy the experience!

May 3, 2016
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  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    This sounds like the kind of thing my husband would love! I am, to my shame, more into disney junior lyrics nowadays haha! H x

  • I bet the concert at the Royal Albert Hall was amazing, I really can not remember the last time I went to see a band play live x

  • Oh wow you go up to so much in April, what a huge range of different concerts. x

  • Laura

    Wow its so amazing that you get to go to so many concerts. It sounds like you’re having the time of your life! xxx

  • i still need t tick this of my bucket list , ive never been to a live music event yet x

  • Rosana McPhee

    what a lovely Musical April. I haven’t been to the Electric Ballroom yet! R

  • Kira L Curtis

    I thought that was Jamie Campbell Bower! I had been wondering what he’s been up to lately! I’ll definitely have to check out his music! I’ve never been to an actual festival but I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. There’s Lytham festival where I am which I never really counted as a proper festival until recently. Think I’m getting free “press” tickets this year so that will be fun 😀 Love going to concerts though!

  • So jealous of your gigging month, I haven’t been to one since February – thankfully I’ve got quite a few coming up in May. I’ve been wanting to see Knuckle Puck for so long – I had hoped that they would be announced for Slam Dunk but they weren’t! Stephanie | x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    You get up to so many things each week you lucky thing.

  • You are always so busy. I wish I had your life sometimes. Lovely post x

  • Reclusive Fox

    The last live bands I went to see were all local bands but it was a fun night out. I had no idea that Jamie Campbell Bower was in a band now!

  • Gosh I miss going to gigs! I used to be a regular gig-goer in my younger years. Seen some really great bands. Now… I’m asleep by 10pm. :/

  • Anthea

    What a fab month of music you had. I love seeing bands play live and don’t get to go to as many now I have kids… just a teeny bit jealous!

  • Jess Howliston

    It sounds like you have had a fantastic month of music and gigs! I can’t believe at 26 I have never been to a music gig something I have on my to do list! xx

  • Jenna Von Abbott

    It looks like you had an amazing time in April! I have never been to a gig / concert! I guess I should look in to it because you make them sound like a brilliant experience! x

  • Tanya Brannan

    This is where I feel really old! I’ve never heard of any of these but it sounds like you had an amazing time!!

  • You always find and go to the best shows. I wish I could see as many of them as you do. The ones you mentioned here sound cool!

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I usually go to so many gigs but I haven’t been to any this year – that needs to change asap!!

  • Jessica Dearnley

    It sounds like you’ve had a great April. I need to go to more gigs!

  • I haven’t been to a gig in ages. They can be great fun though. The best one I’ve been to was U2 in Dublin.

  • God it has been a while since I had money to go to a proper gig. I miss those days but I need to tick Beyonce off my bucket list at some point!

    • Beyonce is on my bucket list too, alongside Taylor Swift! Got to love the female role models x

  • Omg I had no idea that Jamie Campbell Bower is now a singer!! *runs off to check out their music*. I’m so jealous you got to meet him!

    • I was so nervous haha. I was sat with our interviewer and he scooted up on the sofa and was like come sit here, literally screamed inside! x

  • What a fun way to fill a month! Looks like you did well to get to all these gigs.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I havent been to a gig in ages, my next one isnt until November when I go and see Terrorvision for the 11th time x

  • I’m not the gig type, enjoy listening to music on my own terms. That looks like a good way to keep yourself going though. What a way to fill a month up!

  • oh my gosh! i fell in love with jamie when i watched the mortal instruments! dreamy

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    Adventure about sums up your musical month! There is something about live music, I have to say.

  • Emma Bee

    goodness, i haven’t been to a concert in ages, i must take off my old fogey slippers off and try to live it up a little more! looks like you enjoyed it :)

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