New For 2019

  Last Live in 2018

  My Best Albums 2018

  Piano Week Liverpool

  Brexit - Now We Know

  Download 2019 First Bands

  50th Anniversary White Album

  Christine and The Queens Tour

  Karine Polwart Trio Live

  Tip For The Top: Shred Kelly

  The Dangers Ahead

  Spear Of Destiny Live

  Jazz On A Summer’s Day 1958

  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 Greatest 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

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  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

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

New Album Reviews

Carson McHone CAROUSEL. Loose
“There wasa time when I wanted to champion traditional country, mostly because I wasn’t hearing it in what was being called ‘country’. I think a lot of roots influenced artists feel the need to defend tradition in this way. Today though, I want to do more with the form, push myself past [...]

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New For 2019

The Vagabonds V. Blue Elan Records

“We’re excited to be teaming up with Blue Elan Records for our new album V, which represents the band’s fifth record. We’ve put in ten years of hard work on the road and in the studio to get to this point and we’re ready to work even harder now to [...]

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Jazz On A Summer’s Day 1958


““An audio-visual treat, a moment to savour from the Indian summer of Jazz” -” The Guardian

“”Sixty years on, Jazz On A Summer’s Day remains a timeless venture, forever memorable.” - Fred Dellar, Mojo Magazine

Complete film DVD + bonus documentary + extras Newly-remastered soundtrack on cd 2 x 10-inch LPs [...]

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Album Reviews

With a delicious and exciting acoustic guitar sweep LaMontagne opens this album in grand modern folk style. ‘To The Seas’ superb production quality hits me immediately as that gentle and smooth voice
flows over a melody one will not forget in a hurry. Add to this the dramatic backing vocals [...]

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Two New Must-Have Albums

Will Varley SPIRIT OF MINNIE. Xtra Mile Recordings
In March 2015 Will Varley walked out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall, shortly after signing a record deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings. His last album POSTCARDS FROM URSA MINOR was received extensive national airplay, with The Independent describing it as “A gem of a [...]

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Best New Album Reviews

The Lovely Eggs THIS IS EGGLAND. Egg
The album was self-recorded at Lancasters Musician’s Co-op (a non-profit making recording studio and rehearsal rooms, where Holly Ross and David Blackwell - The Lovely Eggs - met and where David works.
It was also recorded at the Eggs’ own house, while their three-year-old son was in bed. Recordings were [...]

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