Category Gig Reviews

Gig Review: Red Hot Chilli Pipers – The Lowry, Salford

Over the past fourteen years, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have grown to become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet. Formed in 2002, the Scottish group has played with rock band The Darkness, opened the popular T IN THE PARK music festival, won the BBC talent show WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS? and have sold out tours across the world including the UK and the USA.

For those who have never heard of them, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a large musical ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboar...

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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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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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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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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Bookends Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years at The Lowry

Bookends deliver a unique, multi-layered show that pays tribute to music legends Simon & Garfunkel

After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound...

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Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons Tour at The Lowry

Jason Donovan takes his debut album Ten Good Reasons on tour for the first time

27 years after the release of Ten Good Reasons, Jason Donovan takes his debut album on tour for the first time.

The Australian pop-star first shot to fame in the soap opera Neighbours before embarking on a music career in 1988, selling over 3 million records in the UK including four UK No. 1 singles. The Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour is the first time Donovan has ever toured his debut five-time platinum se...

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The Puppini Sisters: The Highlife Tour – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

The Puppini Sisters The Highlife Tour at Sale Waterside

Sleek, sassy & stylish, The Puppini Sisters re-workings of modern pop songs make for an evening of feel-good classics

To tie in with the release of their fifth studio album, The Puppini Sisters embark on new tour, bringing their fun and sassy vocals to venues across the UK including Sale Waterside Arts Centre.

Best known for their close harmony vocals, The Puppini Sisters made their name 10 years ago when their first album Betcha Bottom Dollar won a Gold Disc for international sales...

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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal – 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry, Salford

Alexander O'Neil 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry

Alexander O’Neal may be in his sixties but he still has what it takes to entertain an audience

Alexander O’Neal’s heyday may have been in the 1980s but his extensive back catalogue and abilities as a live performer is still capable of drawing in the crowds.

The American singer-songwriter first shot to fame in the 1985 with hit single Saturday Love and has since released 14 UK top 40 singles including If You Were Here Tonight, Criticize, Saturday Love, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me ...

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

42 years after he shot to fame with his hit single The Show Must Go On, British singer-songwriter and 70s music legend Leo Sayer returns to the UK for a rare and much anticipated tour in support of his latest album Restless Years.

With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his name, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced. Best known for his army of hits including One Man Band (1974), Long Tall Glasses (1974),...

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