The Irrepressibles at St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring on Wednesday evening. Part chamber pop, part performance art, this is one of their first ever UK gigs outside London. It’s going to be special. Trust moi.
As if that wasn’t enough the following night sees Patrick Duff make a return visit to The Hare & Hounds following his life affirming set from April this year. Patrick’s a rare talent who plays live less often than Jacko these days. Perhaps best known as the lead singer of 90’s pop goths Strangelove he’s spent the last decade or so exploring the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I’m not sure whether he’s cracked it all yet but the music that’s come out of all his soul searching and his live performance itself are as true and heartfelt as anything you’re ever likely to hear...in this world or the next.
Finally, and one that I can’t make sadly but which looks well worth checking out, is IO, Einstellung and Conquistadors at The Rainbow on Friday. Progressive, heavy on the instrumentals and very, very LOUD it’s the kind of gig that promises to be worthy of the epithet ‘epic’.