Bongo’s Bingo is back in Brum with a string of messy nights of bingo, dancing and singalongs lined up over April and May. Redbrick went along to the first event on April 14th to see what all the fuss is about.Written by Joseph Timan on 20th April 2018
Album Review: George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s
George Ezra delivers summery serenades and smokey-voiced balladry on his sophomore effort, earning a glowing review from Music's Elizabeth Bushell
Cast your mind back to the summer of 2014: The Fault in our Stars was released in cinemas, the ice bucket challenge was chilling us all to the core, and Scotland was preparing itself for a very important referendum. For myself, a little word document called my university personal statement was simmering away, meanwhile days spent staring at a computer screen were accompanied by a blond guy with vocals richer and sweeter than Willy Wonka’s own river and his debut album, Wanted on Voyage.
“Staying at Tamara’s once again provides the perfect cocktail of upbeat summer tunes and earnest, chocolatey serenades
However, if his first album was indeed Wanted on Voyage, it’s now safely stowed away in the hold. Staying at Tamara’s once again provides the perfect cocktail of upbeat summer tunes and earnest, chocolatey serenades, but this time delivered by a musician who appears far more comfortable in his own sound and image than before.
“The bouncy skiffle we heard before has returned, so infectiously upbeat that it leaves anyone listening with a smile on their face
Although Wanted on Voyage will always hold a special place in my heart, it’s going to have to move over and make room for Staying at Tamara’s. George Ezra provided my summer soundtrack in 2014, and it looks like he’s earned himself the same privilege in 2018 as well.