Concert Review: Maria Mena – Home For Christmas at Paradiso, Amsterdam

Maria Mena played a sold out Paradiso for the 10th time in her career and celebrated her special bond with the Netherlands during her Home For Christmas concert. Continue reading

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Win: Tickets Lucy Rose in Paradiso, Amsterdam

Lucy Rose Work It Out
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Win tickets to see Lucy Rose in Paradiso, Amsterdam
Lucy Rose is definitely one of the most interesting singer-songwriter talents out there at the moment. The 26-year-old artist from Warwickshire released her debut album Like I Used To in 2012. Her sweet vocals and folky acoustic tracks immediately grabbed the attention, but now she is back with a fuller and even more exciting sound on second album Work It Out, released in July. To promote this release, Lucy Rose will visit the Netherlands in the first week of October. She will perform in the upstairs hall of Paradiso on the 5th of October and A Bit of Pop Music will give away two tickets!

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Gig Review: Oh Land at Paradiso Upstairs

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Oh Land plays Earth Sick for fans in Amsterdam
Danish pop artist Oh Land came to Amsterdam to play a headlining show for the fourth time in her career. After two shows in Bitterzoet and one at Paradiso, she now played the upstairs room of the famous venue. This time around she is touring to promote her fourth album, called Earth Sick, which was released in November 2014. She financed the recording through Pledge, where people can fund the project and get an album in return. She produced the record in her appartment in Brooklyn and was eager to play the tracks live for her Dutch fans. After 30 minutes of delay as Oh Land had to wait until Jessie J’s gig in the same venue finished, she delivered a show with some minor technical issues, but also with a lot of passion and personality.

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Gig Review: Brandon Flowers at Paradiso

Brandon Flowers Paradiso

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Brandon Flowers plays slick show in Amsterdam
With his band The Killers, Brandon Flowers outgrew playing clubs and usually sells out arenas when touring. Solo however, the singer likes to perform in smaller venues. At the moment he is introducing his second solo record, The Desired Effect, to his European fans and he stopped in Amsterdam to perform in a sold out Paradiso. The show is a mix of new material, hits of his first solo album and also some of the biggest songs by The Killers.

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Gig Review: Years & Years at Paradiso

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Years & Years perform in sold out Paradiso during first show in Amsterdam
There is no stopping Years & Years at the moment. The British band went from promising new act to worldwide hit sensation in no time and this showed in Amsterdam at their gig. Their concert was moved to a bigger location and sold out quickly. It is quite unusual for a band that doesn’t even have an album out to play a sold out Paradiso. But what is it about Years & Years that attracts so much hype? Their single ‘King’ became a worldwide hit and judging by the crowd in Amsterdam, they already have quite a large die hard following. But did they live up to the high expectations live?

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