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  David Ford 2017 Tour

  Imelda May’s New LP

  Grandaddy Live

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017

  The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  The Pigeon Detectives New LP

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

  Grandaddy Are Back (at last)

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  My Best Albums of 2016

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Meilyr Jones Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live 2016

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live 2016

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

  Mew Live in Manchester

  Elevant Live in Chester

  James Live in Liverpool

  Joanne Shaw Taylor Live

  Asia Live in Manchester

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live

Bob Dylan 2017 UK Tour

BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND ANNOUNCE UK TOUR Bob Dylan and his Band return to the UK for a series of shows in May 2017. Biography Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, painter, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than […]

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Grandaddy Live

Albert Hall Manchester, 28 March 2017 The Band Jason Lytle – vocals, guitar, keyboards Kevin Garcia – bass guitar Jim Fairchild – guitar Tim Dryden – keyboards Aaron Burtch – drums Few records in the last twenty years have influenced or inspired me more than Grandaddy’s UNDER THE WESTERN FREEWAY. Released in 1997 it was […]

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Laura Marling Live

Laura Marling Live Wrexham Central Station, 25 March 2017 “For anyone dying to know Laura Marling’s favourite self-written song, it’s ‘Rambling Man’, from I Speak Because I Can, which has never been off her touring setlist. “It’s very satisfying to sing and it’s quite fun to play,” she explains with a smile on her face; […]

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Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017

Shakenstir has been around for seventeen years but 2017 has been our busiest live performance coverage year ever. However, it’s been more than a numbers game. The quality and diversity on show has also been unrivalled. So here’s a brief summary of some of what we’ve witnessed to-date along with extensive image galleries for all. […]

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Martha Wainwright Live

Ritz Manchester, 28 January 2017 It was on the 4th November, 2004 that I witnessed a performance by Rufus Wainwright at the Liverpool Philharmonic. It was one of the best live shows I’ve seen but it was also memorable for two other reasons: he was wonderfuly supported by his sister Martha and it happened to […]

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Beth Hart Live

Bridgewater Hall Manchester, 21 November 2016 November and December 2016 have given up some of the best live performances of the year for us. Up to this point it had been a good year but not a great one, albeit one of the most diverse for a long time. Then came the amazing Christine and […]

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A Thousand Horses Live

Club Academy Manchester, 1 December 2016 The Band Members Michael Hobby – Lead Vocal Bill Satcher – Lead Guitar Zach Brown – Guitar and Vocal Graham Deloach – Bass and Vocal “I first heard “Smoke” (A Thousand Horses debut single) on US country radio earlier this year, I loved it and immediately hit the Shazam […]

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The Boxer Rebellion Live

Gorilla Manchester, 1 December 2016 Boxer Rebellion Band Nathan Nicholson – vocals Andrew Smith – guitar Adam Harrison – bass Piers Hewitt – drums It’s been several months since I heard The Boxer Rebellion for the first time when their latest album, OCEAN BY OCEAN, arrived for review. I was both surprised and impressed. Surprised […]

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The Slow Show Live

Gorilla Manchester, 29 November 2016 Slow Show Band Rob Goodwin (vocals, guitar) Frederik’t Kindt (keyboards) Joel Byrne-McCullough (lead guitar) Chris Hough (drums) James Longden (bass) “Silence is the loudest noise you can possibly have in music. Whether on an album or at a concert, silence brings tension and an uncomfortable feeling that’s so powerful”    Rob […]

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Rachael Yamagata Live

The Kings Arms, Salford, 21 November 2016 “I have fully stepped into my role as healer, optimist, entrepreneur, writer, producer and spirited badass,” says Yamagata. “And that is my ‘why.’” Tucked away at the culmination of a dead end little side road road in Manchester is The Kings Arms pub. On the first floor are […]

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