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Gig Review: Billy Ocean Spring Tour 2017 – The Lowry, Salford

Billy Ocean Spring Tour

Billy Ocean’s heyday may have been in the 1970s and 1980s but the 67-year-old singer songwriter still knows how to entertain a crowd.

Born in Trinidad in 1950, Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced. The soul legend, who string of R&B and pop hits in the 70s and 80s, has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime, with number one hits in the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK.

Following the success of his album HERE YOU ARE: THE BEST OF BILLY OCEAN whi...

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Gig Review: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – O2 Apollo, Manchester

Scott Bradlee Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox brought an authentic 1920s vibe to Manchester’s O2 Apollo last night as the rotating music collective rolled into town as part of the UK leg of their European tour.

Founded by Jazz pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2011, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) first found fame through YouTube...

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Album Review: Jarrod Dickenson – READY THE HORSES

Jarrod Dickenson READY THE HORSES

With its warm sound and well-written tracks, READY THE HORSES is a worthy follow-up to the groundbreaking THE LONESOME TRAVELER

Following the critically acclaimed THE LONESOME TRAVELER, American singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson finally releases his highly anticipated new album READY THE HORSES on 10 March.

Dickenson’s first exposure to UK audiences came in 2013 when he supported David Ford for 15 UK tour dates...

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INTERVIEW: Jarrod Dickenson on READY THE HORSES and UK Tour

Jarrod Dickenson

Photo: Josh Wool

Jarrod Dickenson talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his new album and headline UK tour

2017 is already proving to be a pretty big year for Jarrod Dickenson. Following his support set for The White Buffalo, the Texas-born singer-songwriter is about to release a brand new album and take to the road on a new headline UK tour. And we’ve just only just started the year!

Cutting his teeth on the Texas and Nashville circuit for 10 years, Dickenson’s first exposure to UK audiences came...

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Album Review: Sarah Darling – DREAM COUNTRY

Sarah Darling DREAM COUNTRY

DREAM COUNTRY marks Sarah Darling most sophisticated and honest music to date

Following a sold out tour in the UK and Ireland, American country music singer and songwriter Sarah Darling releases her debut UK album DREAM COUNTRY, her first full-length transatlantic and independent release.

For those who haven’t heard of the Nashville based singer-songwriter, Darling first shot to fame in the US in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television’s reality show THE EN...

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Music Review: Tumbler – COME TO THE EDGE

Tumbler - Come to the Edge

With its poetic lyrics, catchy guitar riffs and solid vocals, COME TO THE EDGE is arguably Tumbler’s best album to date

Following their widely acclaimed debut album YOU SAID, British alternative rock/folk band Tumbler return with COME TO THE EDGE, their second full-length album in just two years.

Described as “The Cure meets Soul Asylum with a side of Dylan” by Review Fix, Tumbler is a British alternative rock/folk band from Epsom, England...

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Music Review: The NaveBlues – THANK YOU

Thank You by The NaveBlues

The NaveBlues bring their unqiue sound to Led Zeppelin’s THANK YOU

Following the release of THE GHOST COLLECTOR and SEXY KISS earlier this year, Norwegian rock/blues group The NaveBlues release the third single from their self-titled album, THANK YOU.

Described as an “oasis” for the musical-masses, The NaveBlues are an indie rock/blues band from Bergen in Norway...

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The Hollies: A HIGHWAY OF HITS – The Lowry, Salford

The Hollies

A HIGHWAY OF HITS sees the The Hollies make a welcome return to The Lowry

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

Considering the number of bands that have reunited over the past few years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that The Hollies are just another come-back band. In fact, they are one of the few British pop groups who have never actually broken up and still continue to record and perform to fans across the world.

Formed in 1962 by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, The Holli...

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Interview Exclusive: Frankly My Dear chats with Joe Belham of SONS OF PITCHES about their upcoming UK tour

Sons of Pitches

The SONS OF PITCHES have certainly been making extraordinary strides in the past year. Since winning BBC2’s The Naked Choir in 2015, the multi-award winning British vocal group has gone from strength to strength, with a new album on the way, as well as UK tour.

For those new to the group, SONS OF PITCHES are a Birmingham-based all-male a cappella group famous for their inventive pop covers, sensational beatboxing and impeccable harmonies...

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Gig Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Manchester Arena

Jeff Lynne's ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO returns to the stage after 30 years for ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE tour

Following the success of his headline set at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day, Jeff Lynne’s ELO finally returns to the stage for a twelve date UK tour, the first in over thirty years.

Originally formed by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) first shot to fame in the 1970s, winning over music fans with their modern rock/pop songs with classical overtones...

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