The Heavy live in concert.

The Heavy

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Critic Consensus

Based on 19 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that The Heavy is rated as an impressive live performer, with many notable strengths. The Heavy concert reviews describe live shows and performances as soulful, otherworldly, and high-energy.


Rosendal, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden (June 14); Iberdrola Music, Madrid, Spain (July 10); Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Portugal (July 11);

Latest Release

Blood & Fire (August 31, 2023)

Artist Info

Bath, United Kingdom (2007 - present) (2007 – present)
The Heavy are a soul-influenced indie rock band which formed in Bath, England in 2007. The band consists of Kelvin Swaby (vocals), Dan Taylor (guitar), Spencer Page (bass), Chris Ellul (drums) and formerly, Hannah Collins (keyboards).
Has Performed With
The Silent Comedy

Critic Concert Reviews

musicOMH (UK)

March 21, 2023
The Heavy are back with a bang. In their first gig since pre-Covid 2019, the band road tested some new tracks from their forthcoming album Amen, mixed in with some of their best-known songs from their previous five albums, at a sell-out gig at Oslo Hackney.

Louder Than War (UK)

June 10, 2016
O2 Academy, Bristol, UK

Showbams (USA)

May 2, 2016
For the English four-piece from Bath, doing something nasty meant performing deep rock ‘n’ roll rhythms with soulful vocals for a sold-out crowd in SF.

Rock Subculture (USA)

April 29, 2016
Independent, San Francisco, USA

The Key (USA)

April 18, 2016
The funk band came out to debut their new album Hurt & The Merciless for Philly, a stop before they headed out to the West Coast for The Coachella Valley Festival.

Aesthetic Magazine (Canada)

June 23, 2013
San Diego-based folk rockers, The Silent Comedy, opened the show. All those unaware of this quintet were in for a very pleasant surprise, but there were a few in the know of what we were about to experience and made their way to the front of the stage early to bask in the 55-minute set of high-energy, enthusi

Ink 19 (USA)

October 5, 2012
Florida, USA

Past critic reviews published in

Aesthetic Magazine (Canada), Ink 19 (USA), Panic Manual (Canada), Grimy Goods (USA), LA Weekly (USA) and more

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