Following Terence Blanchard last month, Band on the Wall has excelled again, attracting yet another jazz legend to the North West’s Best Small Venue (I’m with the NME on this one).Read the full story..
Apprehensive doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt walking up Burton Road in West Didsbury last Thursday night. Although I’m a relative newcomer to Manchester, like so many of my generation I was an avid student of the city’s music scene in my youth.Read the full story..
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra recently performed a free concert at Sefton Park, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. The event was part of The Liverpool International Music Festival. Paul Jamieson was there.Read the full story..
With the 24:7 Theatre Festival winding down this weekend and Manchester International Festival a fond memory, what’s a bereft festival fan to do? Why, check out the daddy of Manchester festivals, that’s what.Read the full story..
I had the chance to see The xx some years back when they weren’t very famous and it was easy to get a spot near the stage. It was at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, one of the loveliest, most laid-back music weekends I’ve ever had the good fortune to attend. But I didn’t see the band.Read the full story..
Northern Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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