Category Gig Reviews

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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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

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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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

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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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

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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