Bands & Gigs
Making political statements through music has been The Specials’ strong suit since they formed in the late 1970s. And that skill of getting the message across through music still stands today.Read the full story..
British music icons Duran Duran have delighted fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.Read the full story..
Review: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, The Young‘uns with Jack Rutter, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
If you’re not already a big fan of The Young’uns’ and their authentic, primarily a capella folk music, then I’d recommend that you add them to your playlist without further delay.Read the full story..
“We work together the same way we’ve always done.” Raymond McGinley from Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul
As I prepare to interview Raymond McGinley, I make a mental note not to mention anything about my being a die-hard Teenage Fanclub fan.Read the full story..
Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist.Read the full story..
Culture Club band members Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and front man Boy George (lead vocals), together with a 13-piece band, have just concluded their Life tour, playing more than 70 dates across the US and Europe.Read the full story..
It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.Read the full story..
There are plenty of diverse cultural offerings emanating from LS1 this coming summer.Read the full story..
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Today is #WorldAlzheimersDay2021 Manchester Camerata's new online film Untold explores early onset dementia inspired by the life of Keith, a Wigan-based man who the Orchestra met at one of its creative music-making sessions in 2018. youtube.com/watch?v=iTLalc…