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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

Writing for Northern Soul seems particularly pertinent today.

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Review: Russell Howard, Manchester Arena

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Russell Howard, Manchester Arena

I’ve been to some pretty intimate gigs over the years.

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Marvel Universe

Review: Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble, Manchester Arena

January 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble, Manchester Arena

On a chilly January evening, Northern Soul finds itself in a packed Manchester Arena pondering the notion of ‘astonishment fatigue’.

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Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

There’s a scene in the film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar where our eponymous hero offers himself to the crowd. They pull him to shreds. 

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A-ha at Manchester Arena

Review: a-ha, Manchester Arena

April 8, 2016 1 Comment

Back in 2009, a-ha fans around the world wept a fjordful of tears as the Norwegian trio called time on a staggeringly successful 25-year career.

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Mark Knopfler

Review: An Evening with Mark Knopfler at Manchester Arena

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Mark Knopfler at Manchester Arena

There’s no little irony in the fact that although Dire Straits are still reviled in some quarters as the very epitome of 80s enormo-dome/MTV naffness and indulgence, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Knopfler actually represents the polar opposite of that whole syndrome.

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Kings of Leon

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Kings of Leon

First time I heard Kings of Leon was in 2004. The Bucket had been released as their first single off the album Aha Shake Heartbreak and it blew me away, with its raw power and unpolished energy.

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