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Paramore, image by James Lynd

Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

January 22, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd sees American rock band, Paramore at Manchester Arena and captures some atmospheric images. 

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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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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

At this time of year, there are some traditions that I can take or leave.

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Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

A chilly evening and an almost equally sub-zero venue are not putting off devotees of Mark Lanegan tonight, the assembled throng resolutely wrapped in winter garb inside Church, Leeds.

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Emily Barker

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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The Charlatans image by Chris Payne

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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Jesca Hoop

Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on “I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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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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Rag n Bone Man, O2 Apollo Manchester, image by Nicola Jackson

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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