Jimi Goodwin at the Brewery, Kendal

In a world where bigger is better it was wonderful to see an artist as big as Jimi Goodwin – Doves frontman- on a stage as small and intimate as the Maltroom at the Brewery arts centre in Kendal. The fact that the brewery was packed, shows, this is exactly the kind of evening the people are waiting for. And of course everybody got what they paid for and then some. I can’t leave out the performance of support act ‘Tea street Band’, which was mindblowingly good. When they finished I was almost shouting “we want more” before I realised, this was just the support act, more is yet to… Read More

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Scott Matthews

Last Saturday at the Brewery Arts Centre the Kendal Public was awed by the performance of Scott Matthews. Scott is one of those rare artists who is incredibly gifted as singer and guitarist, an amazing songwriter but also a genuinely nice guy. His style is reminiscent of Nick Drake, Midlake and Elliot Smith. It is dreamy and melancholic taking you to magical places. Because it was just him without the band it was a very intimate and personal performance. It was also a risk, because there was nowhere for him to hide, but he didn’t need to, he is such an amazing artist each song was performed perfectly. He played… Read More

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