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  Benjamin Folke Thomas Live

  Chilly Gonzales Live

  Let The People Decide

  The Secrets of Piano Solo-III

  Gomez Live in Manchester

  Madeleine Peyroux Tour & New LP

  John Lennon Interview

  The Edwin Hawkins Singers

  Thelonious Monk Tapes Emerge

  Anna Burch Live

  My 100 Favourite Albums

  Road To Nowhere - Brexit

  Tom Baxter’s 2018 LP and Tour

  Ray LaMontagne Live

  Satriani’s G3 Live

  Frank Turner LP, Tour & Single

  Josh Rouse New LP & UK Tour

  Two New Must-Have Albums

  Stick In The Wheel Live

  Halo Maud, Baxter Dury Live

  Matthew Logan Vasquez Live

  The Barr Brothers Live

  Best New Album Reviews

  Glen Hansard Album Review

  My Best Albums of 2017

  Emily Barker Live in Manchester

  Katey Brooks New Single/Album

  Jim White Live in Manchester

  Album Of The Year?

  Tori Amos Live

  Bush & RavenEye Live

  Nitin Sawhney New Live LP

  Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live CD/DVD

  Grandaddy Live

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

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  Jimmy Eat World Live

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Wolfmother Live

  Ludovico Einaudi Live

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

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  Mercury Rev Live

Spear Of Destiny Live

Live Rooms, Chester, 3 October 2018
The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army/Sex Gang Children - guitar), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy /The Cult/The Mission - bass guitar) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind - drums). Long time Brandon cohort Steve [...]

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Benjamin Folke Thomas Live

Telfords Warehouse Chester, 18 September 2018
One of the very few live venues in Chester stands next to the city’s attractive and well-used Chester Canal, Telfords Warehouse is popular with local resisdents and visiting singer/songwriters. The focus of my attention tonight is Benjamin Folke Thomas whose last two album releases have impressed me greatly. Tonight he [...]

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Chilly Gonzales Live

RNCM Manchester, 11 September 2018
Chilly Gonzales, the Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-selling SOLO PIANO albums as for his showmanship and composition for award-winning stars. Gonzo, as he is known to close collaborators, aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with [...]

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Gomez Live in Manchester

Bring It On 20th Anniversary Tour
Ritz Manchester, 2 September 2018
Gomez are an English indie rock band from Southport, comprising Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Paul “Blackie” Blackburn (bass), Tom Gray (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitars) and Olly Peacock (drums, synths, computers). The band has three singers and four songwriters, employing traditional and electronic instruments. [...]

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Anna Burch Live

St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester, 22 June 2018
“Detroit’s Anna Burch presents her debut album, QUIT THE CURSE. Out on Heavenly Recordings. The nine songs that comprise QUIT THE CURSE come on sugary and upbeat, but their darker lyrical themes and serpentine song structures are tucked neatly into what seem at first just like uncommonly catchy [...]

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Idles Live in Manchester

Gorilla Manchester, 18 April 2018.
Idles Band Members
Joe Talbot (vocal)
Adam Devonshire (bass)
Mark Bowen (lead guitar)
Lee Kierman (rhythm guitar)
Jon Beavis (drums)
“We are an angry band. I think for all of us, we’ve always been drawn to passionate people which includes each other and more importantly, our ‘idols’. As the singer [Joe Talbot], my passion comes through anger [...]

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