David Ford 2017 Tour

  Ani DiFranco’s New LP For June

  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


Christine and The Queens Live

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Letissier’s youthful voice is a cut above average but there was so much more. Her dancing and modern choreography were superb. As the show progressed her ability to connect with her audience was supreme and inspiring. It all seemed so easy and natural for her, as though music, performance and communication are  in her DNA and soul. The initial two dancers turned into several more for ‘iT’, one of my many highlights of the night.

It then dawned on me that word-of-mouth had played a large part in this lady’s popuarity. And it was her live performances that have spread the word like wildfire. I found that her songs came to exciting life in the live environment and that Letissier is the essence of a performance artist that adds a new dimension to synth-pop music and to her well-written songs.

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The inevitable encore arrived with a Beyonce cover and finally the gentle flow of  the emotional, keyboard-led tones of ‘Nuit 52′. Letissier’s dancers and musicians added much to the show as did the modest but effective video backdrop, fabulous sound management and simple but oh so effective lighting. Then of course there’s the star of the show, modest in dress and makeup, natural as air but bursting with a unique set of talents that will ultimately take her on the inevitable journey to global stardom. This is one show that I didn’t want to finish…

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SETLIST

Starshipper
Half Ladies
iT
Science Fiction
Paradis Perdus
Here
No Harm Is Done
Tilted
Safe And Holy
Narcissus Is Back
Ugly-Pretty
Good Life
Intranquillite
Saint Claude
The Loving Cup
Sorry
Nuit 52

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