Category Music

Theatre Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY – Waterside Arts, Sale

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY is not a tribute or a pastiche, but a loving homage to the music we all know and love.

5 out of 5 stars

Say the names Simon and Garfunkel to anyone and they will instantly have a place, a time and at least half a dozen song titles immediately in their head. Along with Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel held up a mirror to the immense changes in culture and society happening in the world in the late 1960s. They were simply a soundtrack to a disaffected generation.

Fast forward ...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Dickinson Talks About His New Track, Falling

Sam Dickinson talks about his new track, FALLING and his signing with global AEC Music

Sam Dickinson is back. The north-east singer has finally unveiled his new track, FALLING, his first since signing with global record label AEC music, and it is an absolute banger.

Reviews are already hailing FALLING as magnificent and Studio 54-inspired, and for dance tracks, the praise does not come much higher. FALLING is the first release since his lockdown album OFF SCRIPT and is worth the wait...

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Music Review: TOYAH – ANTHEM 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – Waterside Arts, Sale

Celebrating her legendary 1981 album, Anthem, Toyah delivers a masterclass in longevity and creativity with her latest tour.

4 out of 5 stars

It is hard to understate the impact that punk had on the musical landscape of the 70s and 80s and one of the most notable was the number of female artists that arrived through the punk vortex into the popular charts; along with Siouxsie, Toyah was one of the most iconic...

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INTERVIEW: The Barricade Boys talk about their new UK tour


The Barricade Boys. Photo Credit: Ollie Boito

Stage stars The Barricade Boys set to bring West End quality home with a new tour.

In the musical theatre world, is there a greater stamp of quality than having the incredible, epic musical LES MISERABLES on a performer’s CV?

That’s the question The Barricade Boys aim to answer with a resounding “YES” as they head out on the road this year, with dates in Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Ipswich, Basingstoke, Bath and Chepsto...

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Music Review: Keelie Walker – Manchester Academy, Manchester

Supporting HRVY on his UK tour, Keelie Walker’s strong vocals, infectious positivity, and engagement with the crowd make for an enjoyable performance.

4 out of 5 stars

Supporting HRVY on his 10 date UK & Ireland THIRD TIME LUCKY tour, rising pop sensation Keelie Walker makes a welcome return to the UK to perform brand new single LOVE BEAMS and a host of new music.

Entering the stage to excited cheers from the crowd, Walker begins her set with the high energy bop GIRLS NIGHT, her black and red ensemble strikin...

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Music Review: The Overtones CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Lowry, Salford

With nine sold-out UK tours under their belt, The Overtones prove that they’ve learnt a thing or two about throwing a CHRISTMAS PARTY

4 out of 5 stars

Over the past few years, its become somewhat of a tradition to see The Overtones at Christmas. Almost every year since 2015, the multi-platinum-selling vocal harmony group have performed a Christmas show, taking their trademark sense of celebration and party on the road. 2019 is no exception.

Bounding onto stage dressed in sharp white suits and black ties, The ...

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Music Review: Squeeze – The Lowry, Salford

Squeeze. Photo Credit: Danny Clifford

Squeeze. Photo Credit: Danny Clifford

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook may have been writing together for 45 years but the pair sound as sharp as ever on the Squeeze tour

4 out of 5 stars

As Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook belt out their 1979 hit UP THE JUNCTION, it’s hard to believe that the pair have been writing together for 45 years...

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Music Review: Lisa Stansfield AFFECTION 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

Lisa Stansfield AFFECTION 30th Anniversary UK Tour

Lisa Stansfield AFFECTION 30th Anniversary UK Tour. Photo Credit: Ed Fielding

30 years after the release of her debut solo album AFFECTION, Lisa Stansfield still knows how to command an audience

4 out of 5 stars

Lisa Stansfield brought an early 90s dance party vibe to Salford’s The Lowry on Saturday to mark the 30th-anniversary release of her debut solo album AFFECTION.

Released in 1989, the multi-platinum album went onto sell over 5 million copies worldwide, winning 3 BRIT Awards, 2 Ivor Novello Awards, a Bil...

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Gig Review: The Rua – Manchester Arena

The Rua

Combining vocals, guitars, a piano and a violin together to create an irresistible cinematic pop sound, it’s easy to see why The Rua are riding high in America

It’s safe to say that The Rua are no strangers to playing huge venues. After opening for Train, Adam Lambert and Goo Goo Dolls on their recent US tours, the sibling trio make a welcome return home to the UK to support Westlife on their 30-date comeback Arena tour.

Born in Windsor into a family of Irish descent, The Rua are a family pop...

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Gig Review: Keelie Walker – Manchester Arena

Keelie Walker

Supporting Westlife on their big comeback tour, it’s easy to see why Keelie Walker is tipped to be the next pop sensation

Currently supporting Westlife on their big comeback tour, it’s fair to say that Keelie Walker is living the dream. At just 15 years old, the Nashville-based artist is opening for the award-winning pop act on their 30-date UK arena tour – an experience most girls her age could only dream of.

Yet despite her age, Walker is no stranger to performing...

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