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Theatre Review: AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Vika Bull in AT LAST - THE ETTA JAMES STORY

In a spirited musical tribute, Vika Bull celebrates the life and legacy of the rhythm and blues singer Etta James in AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Residing outside the typical jazz image, Etta James’ gritty-voiced renditions are credited with helping bridge the gap between blues music and rock and roll. Her raw energy and feisty attitude were reflected in the soulful collection of classics she left behind, carrying a distinctly deep voice that harboured lovesick songs.

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INTERVIEW: Vika Bull Talks AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Vika Bull

Vika Bull talks to Frankly My Dear UK about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY and what audiences can expect from the smash-hit show

AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn following sell-out shows in Australia and New Zealand.

Starring the sensational Vika Bull and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY tells the story of soul legend Etta James and her turbulent life...

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Behind The Scenes of AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Vika Bull in AT LAST - THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Singer Vika Bull, Saxophonist Anton Delecca, Bassist Chris Bekker and Trumpeter Jibor Gyapjas talk about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Having wowed British audiences in 2017, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn, with a stop at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

Starring the sensational Vika Bull and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY tells the story of soul legend Etta James and her turbulent life...

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Gig Review: BARRY MANILOW – Manchester Arena

BARRY MANILOW

Barry Manilow may be the grand old age of 75 but the old school crooner can still pull off one hell of a show

Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning pop superstar Barry Manilow may be the grand old age of 75 but the old school crooner can still pull off one hell of a show.

With a career spanning more than 50 years, few performers can boast the success or popularity of Manilow...

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What’s On This Week in Manchester

Madagascar The Musical

Looking for something to keep you entertained this week? Check out the latest film, theatre and music events on in Manchester this week from 13 to 19 August 2018

As the British heatwave comes to an end and Manchester sees some welcome rain and a not-so-welcome drop in temperature, you may be wondering what to do with yourself this week? Well, fear not, because there are plenty of events on in the North West this week to keep you entertained, from new film releases to all-singing, all-dancing mu...

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Music Review: Thank You For The Music – The Lowry, Salford

Thank You For The Music ABBA Tribute

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC is the ultimate tribute to ABBA, recreating the sounds, sights and unforgettable hits of the Swedish pop group

Mamma Mia – what a performance! A blast from the past recreating ABBA’s number one hits with bright lights, flashy outfits and unforgettable voices.

The Swedish pop group from the 1970’s and early 80’s, ABBA, have created a legacy that not many will forget with number one hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Super Trouper’, their songs have long been played and turned i...

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Album Review: NOTES FROM AN ISLAND by Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop NOTES FROM AN ISLAND

NOTES FROM AN ISLAND marks Blair Dunlop’s most mature work to date as well as his most accessible

Blair Dunlop may only be 26 but the award-winning singer-songwriter has already cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting folk talents. In the past four years, Dunlop has released three studio albums, two EPs and has toured extensively around the globe, with his latest solo album NOTES FROM AN ISLAND marking his best work to date.

For those new to the name, Blair Dunlop is a British ...

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Album Review: MY INDIGO by Sharon den Adel

MY INDIGO by Sharon den Adel

Sharon den Adel makes a radical move away from her usual symphonic metal sound to craft a beautiful, raw and emotionally lifting album with MY INDIGO

It’s fair to say that past two years haven’t been easy for Sharon den Adel. After twenty years in the limelight, the Dutch singer/songwriter decided to take a well-deserved break from the music industry to focus on her personal life...

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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal THE RESURRECTED TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

Alexander ONeal The Resurrected Tour

THE RESURRECTED TOUR sees Alexander O’Neal perform hits from his extensive back catalogue as well as tracks from his new studio album

To mark the release of his first studio album in 15 years, R&B artist Alexander O’Neal takes to the stage for a new UK tour, playing tracks from his new album RESURRECTED as well as hits from his extensive back catalogue.

First rising to prominence as a solo artist in the 1980s, Alexander O’Neal is a successful R&B and soul singer...

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Tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC return to the stage to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac's iconic album RUMOURS

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC return to the stage to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album RUMOURS

Its been over 40 years since Fleetwood Mac released their award-winning album RUMOURS. In celebration, tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC head out on tour to take a journey through the band’s history, touching on the rocky roads that led them up to recording the iconic album. 

From the opening number, it is easy to see why RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC is endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himse...

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