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Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Sweet Kind of Blue: acclaimed musician Emily Barker talks to Northern Soul

Early one cold and rainy February morning last year, Australian musician and Northern Soul favourite Emily Barker woke up in Nashville and got in her car for a journey to Memphis.

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Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

A quick look at Setlist.fm – and I can heartily recommend this site, dubbed ‘the setlist Wiki’, for a fan-generated database of gig setlists from the past 30 years – shows that The Charlatans changed the order of their songs for their Manchester gig to start with Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over.

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Slow Readers Club by Chris Payne

Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

“Readers! Readers! Readers!” chanted a legion of rafter-shaking music fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a former Methodist hall and chapel just down the road from the city’s Central Library.

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Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

I’m one of those people who has a playlist for every occasion.

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Photo Gallery: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 21, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Nicola Jackson sees critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

“I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on “I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

After three years of travelling the highways and byways, John Bramwell has released his long-awaited debut solo studio album, Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.

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Photo Gallery: Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches

November 13, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches

This autumn saw Best Art Vinyl, an international award celebrating the best in record cover design, head to Barnsley as part of an exciting new exhibition featuring a host of renowned names from the world of music, art, design and photography.

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Win two family tickets (for up to five people) at Big Fish Little Fish

November 7, 2017 Comments Off on Win two family tickets (for up to five people) at Big Fish Little Fish

Win two family tickets (for up to five people) at Big Fish Little Fish.

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“I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

When it comes to album sales in 2016, you can forget Beyoncé, Rag’n’Bone Man and Justin Bieber. Last year belonged to Ball and Boe.

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