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Gig review: THEA GILMORE – The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

THEA GILMORE - The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

Thea Gilmore is becoming something of a fixture in our seasonal despatches.  As traditional as decking the halls of GRTR! HQ with boughs of holly. This time last year The Counterweight was winning our readers’ album of the year vote … Continue reading

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Album review: ANNIE DRESSNER – Broken Into Pieces

ANNIE DRESSNER - Broken Into Pieces

www.anniedressner.com [Release date 26.10.18] A native New Yorker, but an adopted Brit of seven years, folk singer songwriter Annie Dressner has found favour on these shores with BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and appeared at the Green Man and … Continue reading

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Album review: TRACEY BROWNE – The Doctrine Of Song

TRACEY BROWNE - The Doctrine Of Song

[Release date 4.05.18] You could be forgiven – listening in a ‘blindfold test’ to this sophomore release from Manchester-based singer songwriter Tracey Browne, for occasionally thinking, “blimey, where did these ‘lost’ Thea Gilmore songs come from?” But dig a little … Continue reading

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Gig review: THEA GILMORE – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, 12 December 2017

THEA GILMORE - Telford

No, the GRTR! Christmas Party was not being held in a phone booth this year, but my fellow scribe Pete Whalley and I instead felt the glow of Thea Gilmore’s traditional gathering at a favourite venue in Chester. In a … Continue reading

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Album review: THEA GILMORE – The Counterweight

THEA GILMORE - The Counterweight

WMW/Cooking Vinyl  [Release date 02.06.17] So what’s a girl to do? She’s got bills to pay just like the rest of us, so is this the moment that Thea Gilmore drifts into the mainstream? From the release of the bile-spitting … Continue reading

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Gig review: THEA GILMORE – Liverpool Philharmonic, 17 November 2015

THEA GILMORE - Liverpool Philharmonic, 17 November 2015

I have been following Thea Gilmore from the early days of her career when I heard her being championed by Bob Harris on his Radio 2 Saturday show back in the late nineties. I’ve seen her develop from a bile-spitting … Continue reading

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Gig review: THEA GILMORE – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, 9 December 2014

Thea Gilmore - Telford

Thea Gilmore’s Office Christmas bash was a somewhat conservative affair this year.  As always, Thea was on sparkling form and buoyed with festive cheer, office manager Nigel Stonier orchestrated with his usual aplomb, and secretary Fluff and temp Liz Hanks … Continue reading

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Gig review: THEA GILMORE, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, 17 December 2013

Thea Gilmore setlist, 17 December 2013

In a week that saw Sam Bailey crowned Queen of X Factor and announcing  that her first album may be one of cover versions, you can’t help feeling that the true musical troopers suffer in silence. Enter, Thea Gilmore, who … Continue reading

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Gig review: THEA GILMORE, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 10 May 2013

Thea Gilmore - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 10 May 2013

This promotional gig for Thea’s excellent new album Regardless, complete with supporting string quartet, proved at least one thing – there’s no finer British vocalist/singer songwriter on the scene at present. Finding local ‘talent’ to open the set – a … Continue reading

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