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Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

Like all great art, it inspires you to do something.

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Music Review: Lines – Parts One, Two and Three, The Unthanks

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Lines – Parts One, Two and Three, The Unthanks

Say what you like about The Unthanks, but I love them. Just to be clear, they’ve never been afraid of pushing boundaries, embracing challenges and kissing ambition on both cheeks.

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“I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on “I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.

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“We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

March 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.

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Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall has seen its fair share of excitement since Cuthbert Brodrick first laid out his plans for the building in the 19th century.

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Midnight and Closedown: Northern Soul chats to multi-award winning folk trio Lau

February 25, 2019 Comments Off on Midnight and Closedown: Northern Soul chats to multi-award winning folk trio Lau

“In a way it’s been quite exciting to keep getting asked if calling this album Midnight and Closedown means it’s going to be our last album,” says guitarist and singer Kris Drever, one third of the multi-award winning folk-and-far-beyond trio Lau, along with Martin Green (accordion, piano, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle).

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Eliot-Kennedy

“Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul

Eliot Kennedy has written songs for Mary J. Blige, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Bryan Adams, S Club 7 and Take That. Now the Sheffield songwriter is celebrating his 50th birthday with a charity concert in his home town – and he’s invited his musical friends. He talks to Ann Chadwick.

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CP Lee

“A celebration of the resilience of the Mancunian spirit.” CP Lee talks about Manchester: A City United in Music

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on “A celebration of the resilience of the Mancunian spirit.” CP Lee talks about Manchester: A City United in Music

On May 25, 2017, three days after the Manchester Arena bombing, there was an extraordinary moment in nearby St Ann’s Square when the crowd gathering to mourn the victims broke into a spontaneous rendition of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger.

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‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

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Tom Doughty

“As long as they’re making a sound it doesn’t really matter to me how they’re doing it.” Tom Doughty talks to Northern Soul

January 26, 2019 Comments Off on “As long as they’re making a sound it doesn’t really matter to me how they’re doing it.” Tom Doughty talks to Northern Soul

Frodsham-born Tom Doughty is a well-respected acoustic lap slide guitarist, performer, songwriter, recording artist and teacher, known throughout the UK and internationally.

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