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Kingsley Chapman and The Murder at the Sebright Arms: Live Review

The premier purveyor of Northern Noir returns to London to showcase his epic new sound on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Kingsley Chapman

Returning to the fray following the demise of Teesside favourites The Chapman Family, Kingsley Chapman has decided to take a subtly different musical approach. Whereas his previous band were an intense guitar driven experience, Chapman has now opted for a more, if not orchestral, then certainly expansive sound (his current seven piece band, The Murder, squeezing on to the bijou stage in Bethnal Green’s Sebright Arms was evidence of that).

It was a pretty busy crowd, and the London Superfans, who I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at every Chapman Family gig I’ve been to, were once again in attendance (it turns out that a friend of mine knows one of them – small world, eh?). As the band took to the stage, Chapman sardonically announced “it’s great to be back in your lovely city”, before launching into opening song Olympians.

The sound may have a grander feel, incorporating piano, strings and trumpet, but lyrically Chapman hasn’t strayed too far from the subject… read more

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Richard Gilbert spent six years in Thailand, and this beautiful and unusual album is the result of his strange and unsettling experiences, put through a musical blender.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Stars and Sons – Interview

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Written by Ian Steadman

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