Category Gig Reviews

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: Paul Carrack Soul Shadows 2016 UK Tour – The Lowry, Salford

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This review was originally posted on The Reviews Hub. 

Ask most people if they know who Paul Carrack is and chances are, you’ll be met by a blank stare. But while you may not recognise the name, you’ll certainly know the voice. Dubbed as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’ by the BBC, the Sheffield-born singer/songwriter is the talent behind an array of UK pop hits including The Living Years, Tempted, How Long and Over My Shoulder.

Carrack first rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the...

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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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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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Concert Review: Take That Live 2015 – Manchester Arena

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Take That’s creative spark remains fully charged for 2015 Tour

When Jason Orange waved goodbye in September 2014, many fans have questioned whether Take That could really work as a three-piece. The pressure was on for the remaining trio (Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald) to prove that they still have what it takes to captivate and entertain an audience. Thankfully, the boys haven’t lost any of their appeal!

Following the spectacle of the Progress tour which saw Robbie Williams rejoi...

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Concert Review: Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

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There’s no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour.

Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best known as one of the main vocalists for Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the prolific singer-songwriter has an ...

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Concert Review: The Hollies Spring Tour 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

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With more hits than The Beatles, it’s no surprise that The Hollies need no support act. The Hollies remain one of the few British groups of the early 1960s to have never officially broken up and still continue to record and perform. Their longevity, popularity and extensive back catalogue has seen the group tour the world year on year since 1965 and amass a loyal fan base that still continues to grow.

The Hollies are a British rock/p...

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Concert Review: Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together – Manchester Arena

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Paul Simon and Sting join forces on stage to collaborate their extensive back catalogue

It’s not often that two musical legends team join forces to collaborate their extensive musical catalogues so when Paul Simon and Sting announced they were teaming up for an impressive 47 date world tour, the opportunity to see them perform together on stage was good to miss.

Paul Simon and Sting aren’t two artists you’d usually put together, particularly when you consider that they aren’t exactly simi...

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Music Review: Tony Hadley – The Lowry Salford

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More than three decades after Spandau Ballet topped the charts, Tony Hadley is back on the road for a nationwide solo tour with a full orchestra… and boy does he sound good.

Hadley first shot to fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of pop/romantic band Spandau Ballet. The group sold more than 20 million albums in their heyday, with eight top ten hit singles to their name including: Chant No...

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