Daniel O'Connell
This is me - Daniel O'Connell


Working as the editor for allgigs.co.uk sees the majority of my waking hours taken-up editing and selecting news items, writing the odd news article and (where sleep is no longer required) going to a gig and writing a review-or-two. Whilst I may not have the widest-ranging taste (see some of my faves over there, on the right), we are blessed with a writing team with a diverse taste in music as well as other events, helping us to provide a nice selection of news articles and reviews to the general public.

Recent Articles

Festival Guide - Image: allgigs ltd
Image: allgigs ltd
2019 Festival Guide - a round-up of UK, Ireland and International festivals
  • All prices are exclusive of booking fees. Content: By Category Autumn 2020 By Category For your convenience, we have also split our festival listings by size and type: Boutique ...
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Hip Hop
Hip Hop won't stop: The definitive UK/ Ireland Hip Hop Guide
  • Check out our round-up of the best MCs, Beat-boxers and DJs heading your way in 2019. All prices exclusive of booking fees. By Category/ Genre MCs DJs Beatbox UK Hip Hop ...
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First Fifty
The Great Escape - First Fifty 2017 London with Hunter and the Bear, Sam Fender, Aine Cahill, Mansionair and more
  • The Great Escape has announced the first fifty acts to play next year's Brighton music extravaganza (from 17th to 19th May) and in time-honoured tradition, offers you the music-loving public the chanc...
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The Week Ahead - Image: allgigs Limited
Image: allgigs Limited
The Week Ahead with Jools Holland, Status Quo, Maxwell, Mary J Blige, Corinne Bailey Rae, Glenn Tilbrook and more
  • All prices are exclusive of booking fees and correct at the time of publication. Line-ups for festivals subject to last-minute changes. Click on the images for more details and to buy tickets (subject...
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Fat Friday: Drake, Depeche Mode, Sum 41, Kylie Minogue, Busted, Trentemoller and more
  • For ticket availability and details, click on the images below. Any prices quoted are exclusive of booking fees and are subject to change. On sale Friday unless stated otherwise. Happy clicking!! On...
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Keane+-+Silenced+by+the+Night+Single+ReviewKeane - Silenced by the Night Single Review
  • Silenced by the Night is the first single from the forthcoming album 'Strangeland', the second to feature the band as a four-piece, with bass added as of 2008. Every time I see the...
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Red+Hot+Chili+Peppers+-+Monarchy+of+Roses+Single+ReviewRed Hot Chili Peppers - Monarchy of Roses Single Review
  • Monarchy of Roses is the second single taken from the album Im with You, released in August, the first being The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie. Its by far-and-away the best song ...
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Red+Hot+Chili+Peppers+-+I%27m+With+You+Album+ReviewRed Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You Album Review
  • Im With You is Red Hot Chili Peppers tenth studio album, their sixth with prolific producer Rick Rubin and their first with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. In truth, Josh isnt all ...
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Aloe+Blacc+-+I+Need+a+Dollar+Single+ReviewAloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar Single Review
  • On first hearing this song, I did an aural double-take worthy of Laurel and Hardys James Finlayson, thinking: could this really be a modern Bill Withers song with a great groove?. ...
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Poogie Bell @ Pizza Express Jazz Club Live Review
  • Tonight, the Poogie Bell band kicked-off their all-too brief European My America tour, with a solitary UK date at the intimate Pizza Express Jazz Club on Dean Street. Formed of fun...
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Poogie+Bell+-+My+America++ReviewPoogie Bell - My America Review
  • OK, lets not beat (no pun) about the bush I had quite high expectations of this album, given that Ive admired Poogies work for some time during his (still active) time with bass-m...
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Cee-Lo+Green+-+F%2A%2A%2A+You+Single+ReviewCee-Lo Green - F*** You Single Review
  • This single landed on my desk, with Cee Lo staring out at me above the title FU. Thinking this was some kind of shortening for Kung Fu, and being a bit of a sucker for martial arts...
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Dominic+Miller+-+November+Album+ReviewDominic Miller - November Album Review
  • Dominic Miller first came to my attention when I saw him playing live alongside Sting for Stings MTV Unplugged gig (remember those?!). Which tells you that I am officially old, see...
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Lee+Ritenour%2CKeb%27+Mo%27%2CGeorge+Benson%2CSteve+Lukather%2CJohn+Scofield%2CJoe+Bonamassa+-+Six+String+Theory+Album+ReviewLee Ritenour,Keb' Mo',George Benson,Steve Lukather,John Scofield,Joe Bonamassa - Six String Theory Album Review
  • What we have here ladies and gentlemen is a rather classy collection of guitar songs, from Captain Fingers Lee Ritenour. Class is a word I have often used with Lees recordings (esp...
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Raie+%40+Interchange+Studios+-+15%2F07%2F2010+-++Live+ReviewRaie @ Interchange Studios - 15/07/2010 - Live Review
  • Billed as Raies launch night for the single Talkin bout You as well as a celebration of the completion of album Deeper than Love (due out soon), tonight would see a full house at t...
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Robert Cray Band,Andy Fairweather Low @ Barbican - 7/7/2010 - Live Review
  • Guitarists that can play as well as they can sing are a relatively rare breed let alone, those that write their own songs, but tonight thats what were promised in the shape of the...
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Madness+-+Total+Madness+Album+ReviewMadness - Total Madness Album Review
  • Total Madness says the name on the disk but is it? Well, it is in that its the madness of the Camdens nutty boys, but, being that there are only two songs post 1984, its not quite...
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Depeche+Mode+-+Sounds+of+the+Universe+Album+ReviewDepeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe Album Review
  • 2009 is the year of Depeche Modes Tour of the Universe, which takes place mainly on planet Earth, covering Europe, North-and-South America, Asia and pretty-much everywhere in-betwe...
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Ray Lamontagne,Priscilla Ahn @ Barbican - 16/02/2009 - Live Review
  • How many concerts can you truly say that you are comfortable enough and enjoying the music so much, that you will happily stay until the early hours, or until the entertainment run...
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Raie%2CThe+Soundtrack+%40+Ronnie%27s+Bar+%5BRonnie+Scotts%5D+-+4%2F11%2F2008+-++Live+ReviewRaie,The Soundtrack @ Ronnie's Bar [Ronnie Scotts] - 4/11/2008 - Live Review
  • The Soundtrack is a regular night hosted at Ronnies bar (above Ronnie Scotts on Frith street), which features film shorts from up-and-coming producers, live music (usually with a f...
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Ray+Lamontagne+-+Gossip+in+the+Grain+Album+ReviewRay Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain Album Review
  • To say I was pretty excited to hear that I would be reviewing Mr Lamontagnes latest album Gossip in the Grain is something of an understatement. With the excellent debut album Trou...
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Stevie Wonder - A Wonder Summer's Night @ The O2 Arena - 1/10/2008 - Live Review
  • This just so happened to be my second Stevie Wonder O2 gig in as many months I went to the Sept 12th gig as well, so I was interested in seeing (hearing) whether it would be any d...
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Roger+Waters+%40+The+O2+Arena+-+19%2F5%2F2008+-++Live+ReviewRoger Waters @ The O2 Arena - 19/5/2008 - Live Review
  • OK, so first the confession: Im not exactly a Roger Waters or Pink Floyd expert, being that I own the album that people who arent Floyd fans has to own: 'Dark Side of the Moon', so...
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The+Latch+-+What%27s+the+Latch%3F+InterviewThe Latch - What's the Latch? Interview
  • The Latch are a relatively new band featuring guitarist/ drummer Simon J. Pinto ("Guitarist of the Year 2002" finalist) and singer Lee Latchford Evans. The duo came together throu...
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Nerina+Pallot+-+Peg+Single+ReviewNerina Pallot - Peg Single Review
  • Can Nerina Pallot do nothing wrong at all? [well, ermm .there was that ill-advised message in a bottle duet with Charlotte Church a while back Ed]. For her latest single Nerina tr...
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Ray+Lamontagne%2CAkayzia+%40+Hammersmith+Apollo+-+08%2F02%2F2007+-++Live+ReviewRay Lamontagne,Akayzia @ Hammersmith Apollo - 08/02/2007 - Live Review
  • Support act Akayzia Parker from London came onto the stage at 8PM prompt, featuring vocalist Akayzia Parker accompanied by guitarist. The style was acoustic/ nu-soul, and was quite...
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Robbie+Williams+-+Lovelight+Single+ReviewRobbie Williams - Lovelight Single Review
  • Robbie Williams songs that I like are a pretty rare thing, in fact I can think of just a few that I have liked: Angels and errm... well... this one. So, its fair to say Im not a d...
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Depeche+Mode+-+Best+of+-+Volume+1+Album+ReviewDepeche Mode - Best of - Volume 1 Album Review
  • For quite a few years of my life I was a die-hard Depeche Mode fan, discovering them at the Leave in Silence and Everything Counts stage, then again at the (admittedly few years l...
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Andrea+Wittgens+-+Alibi+EP+ReviewAndrea Wittgens - Alibi EP Review
  • Canadian born, Seattle-based singer, songwriter and musician takes a break from her band Sugartown to release her debut solo EP, and what an EP it is. I stumbled upon her site v...
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Ray+Lamontagne+-+How+Come+Single+ReviewRay Lamontagne - How Come Single Review
  • How Come is the latest single taken from debut album Trouble, and shows some variation from the title track of the afore-mentioned album, in its laid back country/ rock vibe, where...
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