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bdrmm credit Gergia Richards

Sounds Northern: bdrmm

July 10, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: bdrmm

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s bdrmm. 

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Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

The heatwave well and truly hit Harrogate on day three of the town’s five-week Music Festival, which runs to July 29.

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Team Picture - Group shot (Credit - Thomas O'Donoghue)

Sounds Northern: Team Picture

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Team Picture

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Team Picture from Leeds. 

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Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

Archie Swift installed our oven when we came back to Manchester.

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Blinders

Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

If you’re on here and haven’t heard of The Blinders yet then there’s really no excuse.

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LOWES

Sounds Northern: LOWES

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: LOWES

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. First up, LOWES from the Lake District.

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Ray LaMontagne

Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

Never one for a grandiose entrance, Ray LaMontagne quietly wanders onto the Manchester Apollo stage before a hushed crowd, his face half-concealed under a brimmed hat.

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Corrido de le Sangre by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

The lights dim against the Mexican-themed backdrop on the stage. The accordion is briefly tinkled with and I see the eyes of many dart about like ships lost at sea.

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Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester, image by Jon Aldridge

Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Jon Aldridge sees Kaze perform at Manchester’s Castle Hotel and takes some brilliant images.

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Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Imagine that you’re so moved by a performance that you get up out of your seat, raise your arms in the air and dance around exuberantly.

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