Recent Articles

Alex Rex : Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019 - Live Reviews
At an intimate and ancient venue in Sheffield Nicky Crewe watches Alex Neilson as he ‘ditches bitterness to take us straight to regret’ with his dark and powerful music. He also gives us the magic formula for the cure for depression, raising spirits in more ways than one.

Liam Walker : Profile - Profiles
What happens when a talented singer songwriter takes a leap towards TV stardom? Nicky Crewe follows South Yorkshire musician Liam Walker’s path to 'The Voice' and beyond.

Joan Baez : Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 26/2/2019 - Live Reviews
As Joan Baez completes the final dates of her 'Fare Thee Well' world tour, Nicky Crewe at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester is reminded of just how relevant and inspiring her music is, and, with her career spanning six decades and changing times, finds she still has a powerful message to share.

Deacon Blue : City Hall, Sheffield, 11/12/2018 - Live Reviews
NIcky Crewe watches Deacon Blue celebrate thirty years of fantastic music on their recent tour and give an excited Sheffield audience a night to remember.

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita : Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield. 15/5/2018 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita play a haunting set in Sheffield to promote their second album ‘Soar’, which takes its inspiration from the flight of the osprey, a bird recently reintroduced to Finch’s native Wales.

Slits : Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits - Profiles
Nicky Crewe finds that a new revealing and entertaining documentary about the Slits will remind fans of just how special they were. It is bound to inspire a new generation too.

Sixties Soul : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Nicky Crewe in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes of her early teens being brought up in the middle of a Northern pop explosion and some of her favourite 60's soul songs

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls : Greystones, Sheffield, 21/9/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls play a humorous and acoustic set of Wonder Stuff classics and songs from their new CD, 'We Came Here to Work'.

Brian Wilson : City Hall, Sheffield, 2/8/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe gets nothing but 'Good Vibrations' from Brian Wilson and his amazing band of musicians on this summer’s 'Pet Sounds' tour.

Loft Club : Interview - Interviews
Nicky Crewe speaks to Exeter indie band The Loft Club frontman Daniel Schamroth about their increasing global success, 60's and early 70's songwriting influences and recent EP 'Heart's Desire'

Indigo Girls : Leadmill, Sheffield, 21/7/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe gets to experience the Power of Two with the Indigo Girls and a very special ‘family’ gathering after their long absence from touring the UK.

Live on Mars : City Hall, Sheffield, 4/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe at City Hall in Sheffield revisits the life and work of David Bowie’s early career through the amazing stage show that is Live on Mars

Paul Kantner and The Windowpane Collective : Venusian Love Songs - Favourite Album Reviews


Rab Noakes : Greystones, Sheffield, 15/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe at the Greystones in Sheffield watches folk legend Rab Noakes play an intimate and distinctive set on what he has named his 70/50 tour, which celebrates him both turning seventy in May and also that it will be fifty years since his first paid gig

Grahams : Greystones, Sheffield, 22/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe is excited by the Grahams' first date of their UK tour. From New York via Nashville, Route 66, American railroads and the Mississippi River, their music makes connections wherever they play

Lewis and Leigh : Cafe 9, Sheffield, 11/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches rising Americana stars Lewis and Leigh play a magical set at a sold out gig in the tiny Cafe 9 in Sheffield

Aurelio Martinez : TalkingGigs, The Hubs, Sheffield, 2/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe at a TalkingGigs show at The Hubs in Sheffield discovers what it's like to become part of the Garifuna nation, thanks to the wonderful music of its ambassador Aurelio Martinez.

Food of Love Project : Interview - Interviews
Nicky Crewe talks to co-curator Tom McConnell about 'The Food of Love Project', a compilation album which compiles together new recordings of Shakespearean and other Elizabethan age songs from a collection of contemporary folk and experimental artists

Robyn Hitchcock : Greystones, Sheffield, 30/10/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys a fascinating evening with former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock at a TalkingGigs show at the Greystones in Sheffield which combined conversation and performance

Souad Massi : Merlin Theatre, Sheffield, 11/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe reviews Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi at her Talking Gig in Sheffield's Merlin Theatre.

Silver Apples : Picture House Social, Sheffield, 21/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches Silver Apples, the project of electronica veteran Simeon Coxe, play a stunning set in front of a transfixed crowd at The Picture House Social in Sheffield

Lucinda Williams : Plug, Sheffield, 13/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams play a stunning set at The Plug in Sheffield

Wild Ponies : Greystones, Sheffield, 29/6/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys an intimate set from Nashville-based husband-and-wife Americana duo Wild Ponies at the Greystones in Sheffield

Electric 50 Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall Judas Redux : Academy 3, Manchester, 17/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys a fantastic charity fundraising concert at Manchester Academy which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s infamous Judas Free Trade Hall concert in which he first played an electric set in the UK in 1966

Graham Nash : Albert Hall, Manchester, 21/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe sees Graham Nash delight his fans at a wonderful homecoming concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester

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