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Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

There are a number of eyebrow-raising statistics about a-ha.

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Music Review: Stephen Fretwell, Gorilla, Manchester

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Stephen Fretwell, Gorilla, Manchester

Ducking beneath the rumbling railway arches and skulking down to the side door of Manchester’s Gorilla always brings with it a sneaking feeling of mystery.

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Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2021

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2021

Somehow, there are people still around who believe that ‘all folk music sounds the same’ or that it’s solely made by, and for, blokes with beards.

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Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

It was like nothing had happened. Eighteen months of lockdowns and enjoyment-sapping restrictions were blown away in a second by a post-punk poet and a rock ‘n’ roll band.

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Review: The Hallé Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Hallé Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé Orchestra opened its new season last week with a moving and magnificent performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

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Review: Manchester Collective – Voice of the Whale, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective – Voice of the Whale, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

Journalists sometimes get it wrong.

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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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Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

Everything Everything performed to a packed O2 Apollo in Manchester proving, once again, that they are one of the most consistently compelling and unsettling bands around.

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Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Somehow, Salford-born songwriter Graham Gouldman remains an undervalued figure.

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