Laura J Martin, Trwbador, Sophie Ballamy @ Cracking Vinyl, Telfords, Chester

(review by Adam Walton, taken from BBC website)

I didn’t sleep a wink the night before. At 4.30am, sat with eyes like pickled onions in front of my computer with a camomile tea that was neither ‘soothing’ nor ‘relaxing’ me, I decided that putting gigs on wasn’t for me. The thing that had kept me up was, strangely, a good-mannered kindness: “Sorry I won’t be able to make it, I’m a bit skint. I’m sure you’ll have a great time and a lovely crowd.”