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Smoove & Turrell by Jack Stocker

Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s a bit chilly at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.

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Jimmy Osmond talks touring, tele and cooking with Northern Soul

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Jimmy Osmond talks touring, tele and cooking with Northern Soul

Some surnames are instantly recognisable in the showbiz world – Jackson, Sinatra, McCartney and, of course, the family dynasty that is Osmond.

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Review: London Road Fire Station Tour, Manchester

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: London Road Fire Station Tour, Manchester

Let me take you back a couple of years. I was a nervous new writer and had just received my first assignment for Northern Soul.

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Jackie the Musical

Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

Jackie The Musical re-opens old wounds and places a plaster on your broken heart. 

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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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Review: Kite, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Kite, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Kids can be an ungrateful bunch can’t they?

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Review: Goodnight Mister Tom, Opera House, Manchester

February 25, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Goodnight Mister Tom, Opera House, Manchester

As I wait in bar at the Opera House in Manchester, clutching my tiny bottle of wine and enjoying the novelty of attending the theatre alone, the thing that strikes me the most about the audience is its variety.

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The Bluetones

“an itch we needed to scratch” – The Bluetones are back

September 5, 2015 Comments Off on “an itch we needed to scratch” – The Bluetones are back

At some point it was officially decided that the mid-90s ‘movement’ Britpop started in 1994, something to do with the release of Blur’s Parklife.

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Constellations

Review: Constellations, Liverpool Playhouse

May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Constellations, Liverpool Playhouse

Almost 20 years ago, Pulp released their career-defining album Different Class. Along with the Yanis Varoufakis-approved anthem Common People, it also featured a song called Something Changed. In the song, which is a delicate strum-a-long until some easy-listening strings send it soaring, St Jarvis of Intake ruminates on the temporal singularity around which a relationship was once conjured into existence.

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Stewart Lee

A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

Racing backwards through life I can pepper any experience with anxiety. It’s a perpetually irritating talent that never fails to amuse.

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