The UK’s premier synthesizer festival, SynthFest, has returned to Sheffield for its fourth year with over 1000 delegates attending exhibitions, workshops and performance at the Octagon Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Paul Gilby, festival organiser and digital media director at Sound on Sound.
A packed music programme of fringe events is planned to run in parallel with this year’s Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park. A music stage on Devonshire Green will be among the highlights as bars and clubs across the city programme a weekend of live music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sheffield-based singer songwriter Caroline Francess.
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It’s rare that you can leave a gig feeling that you have, in a strange way, made friends with the band after they’ve left the stage, despite not having a conversation with them. The four piece is made up of (in alphabetical order!) Becky Blomfield, Billy Hutton, Chris Webb and Oli Holbrook and each soul on stage emanated this wonderful feeling of positivity, and through their themes of Being Nice and Owning Your Okayness, it’s almost as if you are getting a lyrically hug from the band and feel that you are in an environment where you can let your guard down and just be yourself.
Despite some technical difficulties, Milk Teeth held the crowd by being completely endearing and radiating positive energy in the light of something that could have caused other bands to “get the face on”. A few jokes from the drummer Oli Holbrook sent ripples of chortles and I think perhaps some non-malicious eye rolling through the crowd.
The show was just brilliant and it left us at The Plug dying for more, I think it’s fair to say that we were surprised when the band left the stage and the lights came on! More Milk Teeth would have been the only thing that would have improved a practically perfect performance.
The group absolutely ooze the potential to be something massive and I have the utmost confidence that they will be.
Becky Blomfield is absolute power house, and a great role model for both men and women. Her incredibly interesting article Interesting article HERE from back in 2016 just shows that there is still a lot of work to do in the music industry.
Milk Teeth’s new EP “Be Nice” is available to buy now from here: http://shop.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/uk/be-nice-vinyl-ep.html
You can follow the band on Twitter/Facebook – @MILKTEETHPUNX& https://www.facebook.com/milkteethpunx/
Thanks as well the The Plug for putting on a great show and all of their hard work. The Plug in Sheffield puts on a huge variety of shows and also club nights. Check them out https://www.the-plug.com/events-and-tickets.
Tramlines Festival returned to Sheffield for the ninth year this weekend with top-billed artists including Toots and the Maytals, All Saints and The Libertines. The city-wide urban music festival featured top artists across five main stages including at Ponderosa Park and Devonshire Green, with a host of fringe events in Sheffield’s pubs and clubs. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
The Peace in the Park festival returned to Sheffield for 2017 with the message of reclaiming peace in the world and the power of community action. The arts and music festival is celebrating its fifteenth year since it launched in 2003 and is still run entirely by volunteers. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Imagine a music festival line up with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Queen, all appearing under a giant marquee in Endcliffe Park. It’s Sheffield Fake Festival 2017. Top tribute acts Really Hot Chili Peppers, Oasish and Flash performed hits of the music industry giants as part of an all day festival of tribute bands in Sheffield this weekend. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
More than 500 young people from eight different primary schools from across the city have come together to form a mass choir. They will be showcasing their musical talents supported by teachers and the professional music educators at the Sheffield Music Hub.The experience has not only given the children an exciting opportunity it has brought together young people from a range of backgrounds and cultures allowing them to grow and share their musical journeys together. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield social enterprise, Under The Stars, are celebrating a new generation of DJ talent. Newly trained DJs will be demonstrating their skills alongside other artists and music acts, including Sheffield legend DJ Pipes, as part of a collaboration with ‘Party for the People’. Under the stars is a social enterprise run by and for people with a learning disability and their friends.
South Yorkshire’s very own Ray Hearne visited the Sheffield Live! studios. As well as performing a couple of songs he spoke to us about his influences and what inspires him to write.