live music

M meets: YolanDa Brown part one

Double Mobo Award winner, YolanDa Brown is a self taught saxophonist who has played with everyone form Alexander O'Neal, Mica Paris, The Temptations, Soweto Kinch and Jools Holland.

Paul Weller to play intimate gig

Paul Weller will play an intimate session and take part in a Q&A with the audience at the famous Studio Three at Abbey Road Studios as The Abbey Road Acoustic Sessions with Absolute Radio.

Skinny Lister play four gigs in one day

Skinny Lister, who were officially crowned the hardest working band in Britain by PRS for Music due to their unrivalled number of performances at UK festivals last year, are proud to announce a personal best: four performances, four different east London venues, one afternoon. The free Vintage Store Pop-up Tour takes place on Tuesday 15 May.

The xx to play small gigs

The xx will play three intimate gigs in London - unveiling brand new songs - before a string of festival dates throughout Europe this Summer.

M meets: Sean Flowerdew

Sean Flowerdew is the organiser of The London International Ska Festival which takes place between 3-6 May. As well as putting on the event, Sean also leads the ska and rock steady band Phoenix City All-stars who draw inspiration from the likes of Studio One and The Skatalites. Sean has also launched new record label Phoenix City Rec.Co.

Bluesfest 2012

Nick Lowe, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Brand New Heavies, Hugh Laurie, Ian Siegal, Matt Schofield, Mick Taylor and Tom Jones are some of the British acts, who along with international stars Erykah Badu, Eric Bibb, Robert Cray and George Benson are performing as part of this year's London and Manchester Bluesfest.

Live jazz in Wimbledon

A new monthly Saturday night live music club - Saturday Night Live! launches at The Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills, near South Wimbledon.

M meets… Geoff Meall

Geoff Meall is the the UK managing director of The Agency Group, one of the world's premier booking agencies with a roster of more than 1,000 artists.

Get Plugged In course returns

Designed as a much needed best-practice roadmap of the processes involved in live music promoting and venue management, the five part course draws on Inglis’ two decades of experience, sharing lessons learned and highlighting the pitfalls plaguing promoters and venue operators UK-wide.