ACM Sounds Birmingham @ The Actress & Bishop

26 Apr 2024

Two reviews for the price of one! Libbie checks out Birmingham’s regular ACM Sounds events.

What an awesome night. Three unique and talented acts ACM bands showcase at the Actress & Bishop, kicking off with an ACM staff band called FFANCLWB. A rocking drum and bass guitar duo with epic stage presence and vocals, they get our attention and start heads bobbing to their original rhythm and sound.

They were followed by The Limes, who perform a set of originals and covers. They get the crowd singing, dancing and clapping along to all their songs and deliver a fantastic show. Headliner Meraki Bey, is an angelic soulful rock vocal fusion that commands the stage. A set of all original songs from recent album releases showcased the excellence of her music and sound. Not only is she a singer, but she is a songwriter and producer too. A woman of many talents and drive and someone I’m sure will go far in the industry. 

The night as a whole was very high spirited and full of love and support for all the acts. Even in between bands tunes were being bumped by talented DJ Anil Banger (who is a student on the second year Level 3 Diploma course at ACM). Go all of us. 

Keep track and check out all the evening’s acts:


The Limes

Meraki Bey

DJ Anil Banger

Once again ACM Birmingham hosted another fantastic Sounds evening at the Actress & Bishop. An evening that was full of fun and pulsed with an electric atmosphere! Everyone was amazing – from the performers to the crowd! 

The night kicked off with Cherrydead’s very own guitarist Evie Hall! Her captivating acoustic performance was a world away from her awesome guitar skills in heavy metal girl power rock band Cherrydead. She performed a beautiful set of original songs, which moved the audience and showcased her incredible voice and her individuality! 

After a short break, the night was pumped up by the awesomely unique Not For Sale, who are a folk/ rap band – who injected the room with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm! Their set was solely originals with a sprinkle of covers and their guitarist Ioan performing a few acoustic songs of his own. They were brilliant and certainly got the crowd hyped – plus they handed out signed setlists, which everyone in the audience went mad for!

Keeping the vibes going, was the sensational Nicole Blakk. She dominated not only the stage but the whole room! She performed mostly originals that were so relatable and emotive. Her power vocals made it so the night was her own. I could have continued to listen to more, she is an unbelievable talent that we all need to look out for! Overall, the night was a shining success and an incredible evening to showcase the next generation of music!