Ben Davies, the on-loan midfielder from Derby County, curled in a beautiful free kick in the 47th minute of his home debut, before Chris Porter scored the second later on in the second half, writes Sheffield Live volunteer Nathan Murray in this summary of the Blades’ victory over Peterborough United on Tuesday.
The Blades moved up to 10th in the league after their sixth clean sheet in a row.
Earlier on in the game Stephen McGinn hit the post for United. He was also kept out by the keeper Bobby Olenjnik and Callum Mcfadzean’s low shot.
It was a second defeat for Peterborough, who didn’t produce a lot during the game.
The Blades’ next encounter will be at home against Charlton in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Review: Back to Verona, West Street Live, 25/02/14 by Jade Knox
After meeting these lads while I sat in on the Local Talent Show on 28/02/14 (podcast of this show - featuring an interview with three of the band - is here), I wanted to see the band in action and showed my support at West Street Live last Tuesday, writes music-loving Sheffield Live listener, volunteer and gig correspondent Jade Knox.
I’d been intrigued by them initially by the range of different genres they appeared to move through, and in the Sheffield Live! studio I heard three tracks that all felt entirely different. The vocals of one of the tracks played in the studio reminded me of one of my old favourite bands Avenged Sevenfold - a pretty big compliment.
Arriving the at the gig I managed to catch a couple of bands before Back To Verona played their headlining set. It became apparent very suddenly why the group took the top slot. Musically and vocally the band outshone any previous acts I saw that evening a thousand times over, it was a completely different ball game. The entire group performed confidently and looked as if they were having an amazing time whilst doing so - which in turn made me have a wonderful time too! Stage presence and audience interaction is something I will always mention as I find it can truly make or break a gig but Back To Verona were very likeable and fun to watch.
Although it is clear the band are still deciding on their sound, elements of every genre they have experimented with have been spot on. It was mentioned in the interview on the Local Talent Show that there had been a change in relation to band members and I must say if the group dynamics weren’t beautiful before - they certainly are now. I look forward to seeing where these guys go because I’m certain it will be far.
Luckily West Street Live had no issues with me bringing my DSLR and I was able to take a few shots of the band at the gig.
Unfortunately due to work commitments I was unable to see the support acts, writes music-loving Sheffield Live listener, volunteer and gig correspondent Jade Knox, but I arrived promptly for 9:15 to see Birmingham six-piece The Twang.
I was a little concerned when I walked towards the venue to see five police vans, two horses and a handful of police cars but nothing terrible seemed to be occurring.
The atmosphere from the moment I walked in was like nothing I’d witnessed at a gig before, it had the air of a football match more than a music performance with a lot of testosterone and chanting. There were more windbreakers and track jackets than an Oasis fan club and I can imagine the venue took a good amount of money on just Red Stripe alone.
I was glad to see a great variance in the age of fans; this certainly just wasn’t a gig for just the young ‘uns. Despite being stood almost at the back the whole room was filled to the brim so I still got a taste for being amongst the crowds.
The band kicked off and so did the fans, with general rowdy excitement which I’m certain was harmless. This kind of hooligan, Britpop subculture is one that I’d never seen besides on television but it is very present and definitely didn’t die in the 90’s.
It was a little scary that vocalist and guitarist Phil Etheridge made an announcement during the gig to “keep the peace” which suggested to me there had been a couple of incidents at previous venues during the tour. From what I could tell the rowdiness was just alcohol induced enthusiasm and passion, boys lifted girls on to their shoulders and everybody got together to celebrate the music.
Martin Saunders looked like he was having the most amazing time of his life and was easily comparable to a modern day Bez, The Twang actually had a very Happy Mondays vibe in several ways.
Musically the group did not disappoint playing the most popular tracks mixed in with some new material; everybody seemed to adore the set. It was a great performance and I eagerly await the release of their new album N E O N T W A NG on the 10th of March.
What do digital law and independent restaurants have in common?
Well, both topics were covered on our Business Live radio programme this morning.
Most businesses, social enterprises (and of course charities and public facing organisations) will agree that social media is an essential part of their marketing, communications or customer engagement strategy.
But high profile examples of organisations (large and small) getting things wrong on twitter or facebook – and paying a costly price whether legally or in loss of reputation and business, show that social media can be a minefield.
Digital Law is an interesting area; in some ways legislation is only just catching up with reality.
Peter Wright is the managing director of Digital Law UK and specialises in the law relating to websites, copyright, social media networks, intellectual property, data protection, privacy, security and encryption. Peter was a guest on our Business Live show this morning and helped to navigate through the legal minefield of the law relating to social media.
Also in the studio on today’s Business Live programme was Otto Damahi, owner of The Mediterranean Restaurant and Otto’s Restaurant in Sheffield. Independent restaurants in Sheffield are warning customers to “use them or lose them” as they face competition from chains offering huge discounts. But local independents circulate more money into the Sheffield economy, buy more local food, and are often considerably less expensive for a meal out. Otto joined me to explain how his restaurants have managed to survive and thrive for so long and through a tough climate – by offering great value and building customer trust.
The show today also covered businesses news – RBS; equity investment into British firms; and the new State of Sheffield report.
You can listen to the show via the podcast (which will be available for 60 days from today 28.2.14) – access it here.
Despite treacherous conditions fans flooded from all directions and lined up patiently outside of one of Sheffields’ long established and loved venues, The Leadmill, writes music-loving Sheffield Live listener, volunteer and gig correspondent Jade Knox.
The bands we’d come to watch (on 12th February) were Catfish and the Bottlemen and Little Comets. I was taken aback but totally chuffed by the fully loaded Leadmill - the venue can certainly pull in a crowd!
The first band to play were a band I’d not previously heard of called Catfish and the Bottlemen who had a massive fan base; I’d go as far as to argue that they had a bigger audience than the headliners. I was slightly shocked by the band’s sound, it was heavier than I was expecting but it was a welcome surprise. Despite clearly being very much loved by their fans, personally, I just wasn’t blown away, not through any lack of talent or enthusiasm I guess it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I think without the silence and announcements I wouldn’t have been able to differentiate between tracks and I wasn’t much fond of all the swearing between songs either. The group did have fantastic stage presence however and everybody got involved, the lead singer was charismatic and humorous which are both brilliant qualities for a frontman. Although it wasn’t something I think I could get into it was clear that a lot of people were very into Catfish and the Bottlemen and I’m certain they will go far.
This would be my second time seeing Little Comets play, my first at the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds Festival 2012 where I quickly fell in love with them. The group were welcomed by a huge cheer when they arrived on stage and they by no means disappointed. Little Comets are one of those bands that are flawless when they play live, I’ve attended gigs in the past where I’ve barely recognised my favourite songs being performed because it’s sounded so different from the heavily tweaked studio recording. They made beautiful smooth transitions from slow gentle melodies into much more energetic lively songs such as “One Night in October” and “Joanna”. This group have a considerable amount going for them and it does not go against them that they are all absolutely adorable. Keep doing the north proud!
Thanks to the lovely folks at Motorpoint we have 2 tickets for The X Factor Live, sponsored by Talk Talk, at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Weds 5 March 2014!
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