Katey Brooks New Single/Album

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  The Vietnam War Soundtracks

  Glen Hansard New LP & Tour

  Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live CD/DVD

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  Grandaddy Live

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  Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017

  The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

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  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

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  Ash Live in Manchester

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Emily Barker Live in Manchester

Band On The Wall, Manchester, 24 November 2017
Emily Barker is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and composer. Her music has featured as the theme to BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line. With multi-instrumental trio The Red Clay Halo, she has recorded four albums: Photos.Fires.Fables. (2006), Despite The Snow (2008), Almanac (2011), and Dear River (2013), [...]

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Jim White Live in Manchester

The Deaf Insitute, Manchester, 20 November 2017
Michael Davis Pratt (born March 10, 1957), known professionally as Jim White, is a southern American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
White’s live shows, particularly when touring solo, can be characterized as off-beat, blending his playlist with open discussion with the audience, anecdotal storytelling derived from his own life experiences, all of [...]

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Tori Amos Live

The Palace Theatre, Manchester, 5 October 2017
In my previous live review of Bush I described how I had missed live performances from some of the greatest (some now departed) musical  acts. I am gradually trying to catch up on those acts that are still alive and kicking. Tori Amos comes high on my live bucket list [...]

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Bush & RavenEye Live

Ritz Manchester, 27 September 2017
Within a couple of weeks of each other I managed to witness performances for the first time by artists who have been established for many years, with a reputation to match. I became seriously involved with music coverage back in 1998 although music has always interested me since my early teen [...]

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Imelda May & Jack Lukeman Live

Liverpool Philharmonic, 15 May 2017
I’ve wanted to witness an Imelda May show for many years despite the fact that I’ve never heard her on record. The reason for my interest therefore has been through the multitude of good third-hand reviews May has received for both her recordings and live shows. But I have had my [...]

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Luke Sital-Singh Live

The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 22 May 2017
Luke Sital-Singh was brought up in the small south west London town of New Malden, birthplace of folk legend John Martyn. The youngest of 3 brothers, Luke’s parents encouraged their sons to pick up musical instruments. Piano, saxophone, guitar and the flute were all part of the Sital-Singh ensemble [...]

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Hayseed Dixie Live

The Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham, 18 July 2017
The Band
Barley Scotch - lead vocals, fiddle and guitar. The Reverend Don-Wayne Reno - banjo. Deacon Dale Reno - mandolin and guitar. Jake ‘Bakesnake’ Byers - acoustic bass.

Hayseed Dixie began in the Summer of 2000 when John Wheeler and Daly decided to play around in Wheeler’s studio.  The [...]

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Bob Dylan 2017 UK Tour


Bob Dylan and his Band return to the UK for a series of shows in May 2017.
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 five decades. Much [...]

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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 widely accalimed with some saying 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; “I’m probably [...]

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