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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on “It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Liam van Ryn

Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

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

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Review: The Hallé Orchestra – 2018/19 Season Opening Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Hallé Orchestra – 2018/19 Season Opening Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last Thursday in Manchester, with the wind howling and the rain falling so heavily that mass evacuation by ark seemed likely, the Hallé Orchestra opened its 2018/19 season under its guest conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens.

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 Comments Off on Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.

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Sounds Northern: GRDNS

September 1, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: GRDNS

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 GRDNS. 

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“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

August 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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10 o'clock Chemical

Sounds Northern: 10o’clock Chemical

August 3, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: 10o’clock Chemical

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 10o’clock Chemical.

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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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