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Billy Seagrave
Music is my Passion, Photography is in my Heart, photographing, gigs, festivals ,bands is in my soul, through my images you see what I see...
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Richard Ashcroft Delivers Early Christmas Present From Manchesters Albert Hall

An early Christmas present that was well and truly worth the wait. Tonight’s gig is the rearranged one from October, where Ashcroft at late notice had to cancel both the Manchester concert as well as the London Kentish town one as well, due to ill health. Having sold out for the original date, and a DJ for the opening support, The Albert Halls was packed to the rafters, virtually as… Keep Reading

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Razorlight return, to Manchester Apollo, with a new album and lineup.

Johnny Borrell brings a new line up and a renewed vigour to Razorlights self imposed Exile, with aperformane that tore back the years. British Britpop/indie rockers Razorlight return from their long-imposed exile to play the sold-out Manchester Ritz, all the old hits where there mixed in amid their latest offering. There are two support bands this evening first up is Fetiche, French rock band, unfortunately for me they where lost… Keep Reading

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Gig Of The Year For The Slow Readers Club?

Carefully and confidently the band have made a march on Manchesters Iconic Apollo theatre selling out 3 months in advance. As I ventured into Manchester Apollo tonight, it is just a little over 4 years, since I first had the pleasure of seeing The Slow Readers perform, over at Manchester’s Night & Day Café. For me it was clear from that initial gig, there was something special about this band….… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Ocean Colour Scene, Albert Hall, Manchester

Ocean Colour Scene, deliver an early Christmas present, in a masterclass of Indie rock at its best! Ocean Colour Scene, the stalwarts of 90’s Britpop nostalgia, take to the stage for the second sold out evening at Manchester’s Albert Hall. The support act for tonight may have surprised a few people, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, of legendary Motown fame. I would love to know how this deal went down?… Keep Reading

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Miles Kane first night of two at Manchester Academy

Miles Kane plays to a packed crowd at the Academy, with a renewed vigour, one that seems to say thanks for coming along for the ride. Miles Kane brings His Coup De Grace tour and album for the first of two nights, to Manchester Academy, With a title inspired by his favourite WWE wrestler (the demonically body painted Finn Balor, who likes to finish opponents with his signature “Coup de… Keep Reading

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Killing Joke 40th Anniversary Tour

The Past, The Present and the Future. Billed as the Bands 40th Anniversary tour, Jaz Coleman and Band, Saunter into Manchester Academy for what is know by the Fans as a Gathering. There are a couple of support acts on the bill tonight, Firstly Black Waters and then Turbwolf. Two high octane bands before the main event. First up are Black Waters Indie Punk rock band from Guildford, it was… Keep Reading

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The Struts New Album, Young and Dangerous

Forming The Struts in Derby, England, in 2012, all four members began making music as teenagers, initially finding inspiration in groups like Oasis and the Libertines and then tracking their idols’ influences to discover the glam bands that would one day shape their own sound. “When we first started, we both just wanted to make fun, happy rock songs with big choruses—the kind of thing that bands like Slade and… Keep Reading

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Lewis Capaldi entertains the crowds

Lewis Capaldi plays his biggest headline gig at Manchester’s Albert Halls. Northampton singer-songwriter Billy Lockett opens proceedings tonight and makes music that is deeply poignant, personal and wise beyond its years. Billy’s material is heart wrenchingly honest and raw. It’s the work of acclaimed Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, who truly inspires Billy and motivated him to develop his piano style which he flawlessly executes today. Main support for… Keep Reading

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Idles Deliver A High Octane Performance At Manchesters Ritz

Idles Bring the house down at a sold out Ritz with tickets exchanging hands for £100 outside. Flick of the Finger ventured down to The Ritz in Manchester to cover IDLES, dubbed as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. After their debut album ‘Brutalism’ which certainly put them on the map with Joe Talbot’s all empowering infectious lyrics, strong, yet sympathetic, delivered in a fury of power and passion… Keep Reading

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The Sun Goes Gown On Sounds of the City 2018 With Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott return to Castlefield Bowl, to bring down the curtain on this years Sounds of the City. The line up had changed earlier in the day, after if was announced that Elvis Costello had to withdraw through ill health. Thankfully at such short notice Manchester Punk Rockers Buzzcocks, stepped in to fill the bill. Tonight’s first support act was London Based “When Young”. When Young are… Keep Reading

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Rag n Boneman Returns To Manchester To Headline Sounds In The City

Rag n Boneman delivers a solid performance at Castlefield Bowl. Rag n Boneman makes a welcome return to Manchester. Since Rory Graham AKA Rag N Boneman burst on the music scene in 2016 there has been a constant buzz surrounding anything he produces. Tonight’s gig was a little up in the air as our host had been suffering with a heavy cold all week. First opening act was a local band… Keep Reading

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Shed Seven Deliver A Nostalgic and Powerful Performance At Castlefield Bowl.

Shed Seven roll back the years with their biggest headline gig. Arriving at the venue 15 minutes before The Twang where due to open up the evenings proceedings, to find out that the band where on stage and well into their set, with very short notice all set times had been brought forward. I did get the chance to watch them perform, “Either way” and the ever so catchy “Drinking… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2018 Saturday

The Bar is firmly set and this festival is set to grow. From the outset the Neighbourhood weekender lay down a bold statement of intent for this fledgling festival. Firstly, the line-up over the two days was awesome, set over three stages, the array of artists for the Saturday was immense. The 3rd stage named after Warrington’s very own Viola Beach, was a nice touch and a very poignant touch… Keep Reading

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Tranqillity Base Hotel and Casino

The Old Artic Monkeys have left the building….. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino on initial listeningfeels more a showcase for Alex Turners future Solo work. (not sure that’s in the offering). Gone are the high-octane guitar tunes that keep the crowds entertained at major arenas and festivals. In come the Keyboards and The Turner vocals, delving into what must be noted a very different if not bizarre offering. The album… Keep Reading

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Live At Leeds 2018

Billed as a Multi-Venue City wide festival. Showcasing the best emerging talent alongside established acts. Twenty stages across the centre of Leeds, ranging from the O2 Academy and the Established Leeds Beckett stage to smaller more intimate venues Like the Wardrobe, The Chapel, and The Brudenell Social Club, as well as the Church and the Chapel. Although the festival has been established for twelve years this was my first time… Keep Reading

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Acoustic Amnesty for Music Without Borders

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church with a 7.30pm start. This time we are fundraising for the excellent MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS (as part of their world wide music day) as well as Manchester Amnesty. All This Rain, Chris Tavener, Dave Broomhead, Dave Viney SALFORD: Sacred Trinity Church THU 21ST JUN, 2018 7:00pm The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances… Keep Reading

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Tears For Fears Tour Update

Tears For Fears Forced To Postpone UK & Ireland Arena Tour Dates Rescheduled for Early 2019 Tears for Fears have been forced to postpone their forthcoming sold out UK & Ireland arena tour due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders. The tour, due to start April 27th in Leeds, and finish May 12th in Brighton has been rescheduled for early 2019. Tears for Fears apologise to their fans… Keep Reading

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Echo & The Bunnymen Twelfth Studio Album

Echo & The Bunnymen have released further details about their twelfth studio album. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon will be released on 5 October and offers a set of new perspectives on one of the most majestic back catalogues of modern times: 21st century versions of thirteen classics including The Killing Moon, Nothing Lasts Forever and Rescue, re-recorded with synths and strings and things. The album also features… Keep Reading

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Embrace, Manchester Ritz

Embrace lay down a classic evening of Britpop favourites whilst showcasing their new Album “Love is a Basic need”. On a night where ’90s nostalgia hung in the air. Support this evening is EEVAH (Nicole Hope Smith), supported by Embraces Richard McNamara, Eevah has a dark and broody vocal style, a depth of sound that hopefully bodes well for the future, “Cant Breathe” is her latest offering and is well… Keep Reading

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Fall Out Boy, Manchester Arena.

Fall Out Boy Bring the Mania Tour to Manchester Arena! As Fall Out Boy bring their much-anticipated Mania tour into Manchester, there is a real air of excitement buzzing around, not many bands could fill the arena, one thing that brings people back is that the band don’t leave anything in the dressing room, its all on stage with them. Coming into the Arena and having had a quick briefing… Keep Reading

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