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Rhys Grover

Rhys Grover has 72 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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LIVE REVIEW: DMA’s at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

DMA’s treat Manchester to something special. A spectacular night of music, with an even more spectacular atmosphere. DMA’s have come a long way in their not so long career, and the people of Manchester really know it. In 2015, they played the tiny Night and Day Cafe, and last night they played a 3,500 capacity warehouse. If that doesn’t show how much this band have grown in the past 3/4… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Sly Antics Storm The Star and Garter

Sly Antics bring the roof down on the iconic Star and Garter The band have been around a few years now, but last night was something different  Sly Antics have done quite well for themselves, their music is loved and their fans are devoted to being at the gigs and singing their hearts out as Sam, Lee and Chris played the songs the fans came for, but last night, Sly… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: John Cooper Clarke, Toria Garbutt & Mike Garry at Bridgewater Hall

The Bard returned to Manchester. John Cooper Clarke came back home to tour ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’ Whilst poetry may not be something that not everyone is into, it’s fair to say, JCC is one of the most important people, and highly overlooked people to come out of the Manchester scene. His poetry isn’t laced with love and fairytales, and instead is real and his collection has something in it… Keep Reading

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KISS Announce ‘End Of The Road’ Dates

KISS have announced tour dates for 2019 The huge tour will see the make-up clad rockers on tour once again KISS have been around since the early 70’s, and have had a wonderful career over the years. Their instantly recognisable outfits have become part of culture, the bands merch seems to be everywhere you look and their music is second to none. To celebrate their career for one last time,… Keep Reading

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Greta Van Fleet European Tour

Greta Van Fleet are ready to take on Europe The 2018 European kicks off tomorrow in France Greta Van Fleet have come a long way since they started a few years back, and are currently one of the biggest names in Rock music. Their debut album, ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ has just been released, and received great critical acclaim, so it’s safe to say this tour could be a… Keep Reading

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Black Honey at Manchester Academy 2

Black Honey bring their debut album tour to Manchester A night of great music, which really showed the power of women in music After the two support acts, Russo and Pins had warmed the crowd up with their great sets, the stage went dark to welcome Black Honey to Manchester as they tour their self-titled debut album. The set opened with the wonderful, crowd pleasing ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I… Keep Reading

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Mental Health In Music: Please Be Heard

Mental Health Is More Than Just A Song Topic… … and fame shouldn’t determine how important mental health actually is. For decades, the music industry has had one big problem, that only seems to be important whenever it’s in mainstream media, and that shouldn’t be the case. Mental health is one of the most important issues that the world faces, and it’s impact on the music industry is huge, yet… Keep Reading

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New Music – Greta Van Fleet ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’

Greta Van Fleet bring classic rock back to life with debut album A blend of powerful vocals, bluesy guitar, driving bass and tight drums results in one truly great debut album It’s not been long since modern rockers, Greta Van Fleet began to make a name for themselves, but their following is already huge, and the release of this debut album shows how well they are doing. The album comes… Keep Reading

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New Music – Richard Ashcroft ‘Natural Rebel’

Richard Ashcroft releases new album, ‘Natural Rebel’ Ashcroft’s fifth solo album does not disappoint.  A combination of acoustic and electric guitars, an array of strings, and Ashcroft’s distinct vocals form a truly brilliant album, with a mix of really good songs, one of which is the single, ‘Surprised By The Joy’. However, the album opens with ‘All My Dreams’, a truly fantastic tune, which you can tell right from the… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Manchester Academy

The doors of Columbia are firmly open The Blinders kick off their debut album tour with an incredible night at Manchester Academy. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, and each time you see them, they get better and better. Their songs have something different in them with each and every gig, and they give their performances everything. But this performance was something else. It was a… Keep Reading

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Interview With Ralph Tavares

We caught up with Ralph Tavares, to discuss tours, life and music. Ralph gave us an insight into what it’s like being a member of popular group, Tavares, and what it’s like touring with The Four Tops, and The Temptations. When did you first realise that music was what you wanted to do in life?  Oh gee, we were very young. We used to sing at picnics with my father,… Keep Reading

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Manchester Arena

A night of astonishing visuals and beautiful music. Last night, Jeff Lynne and his army of unbelievable musicians took the stage in Manchester to deliver some classic of Lynne’s lengthy career.  After a lengthy, cold wait outside of Manchester Arena, me and one other photographer were lead through a maze of corridors, and into the impressive Arena, and shown where we would be shooting from. It wasn’t long then until… Keep Reading

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The Luka State – Bury Me

The Luka State release new tune, ‘Bury Me’ A true rock hit, which should really gain them some new listeners The Luka State have followed up their last single, ‘Feel It’, with their newest piece of beautiful noise, ‘Bury Me’. Not only have they followed on from it, they have kept the high standard of music which was displayed in their last single. This band might not be from a big… Keep Reading

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Looking Ahead To Sonder Festival 2018

As Sonder Festival 2018 approaches, we pick out some of the must see bands The lineup is packed full of amazing talent, and includes some of the best up and coming bands in the UK at the moment.  Whilst Sonder Festival is still under the radar compared to some of the other festivals Manchester has to offer, it still manages to draw in some amazing talent, and the talent most… Keep Reading

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Live- Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’

Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’ in Manchester A packed venue combined with Saytr Play was always going to equal fun. Last night, Mancunian 5 piece, Saytr Play took to the stage in the Star and Garter to launch their new single, ‘Fragile’. After support from Gathering Of Strangers and The Covasettes, the fans were warmed up, and ready for what Saytr Play were about to unleash onto them. Aside from ‘Fragile’… Keep Reading

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The Moods Live At The O2 Ritz, Manchester

The Moods took to the stage at the Ritz, as part of Stampede Festival 2018 An amazing, powerful set which left everyone wanting more The Ritz, Manchester has seen its fair share of bands, and last night, the stage was filled by Manchester based, Hip-Hop/Garage Rock 10 piece, The Moods, as part of Stampede Festival 2018, which also saw the likes of Lunar C, Lowkey and Mic Righteous to name… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics, Night People, Manchester

Sly Antics launched new single at Night People. A hot and sweaty venue lead to an amazing, Bin Juice fuelled night Sly Antics have came a long way since the release of ‘Captive City’. Their live shows get better each time you see them, their fan base is ever growing, and their songwriting capabilities have improved massively. Last nights gig at Night People in Manchester proved this. The trio played… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH: Cabezudos

We got under the skin of Cabezudos in Liverpool and Manchester Vocalist Jack talked to us about ‘Zudos, their influences, their writing and what lies ahead for the band After being invited to Cabezudos’ Liverpool and Manchester shows, we took the opportunity to get to know the band, and find out more about what goes on behind closed doors. It even included watching the World Cup in the pub with… Keep Reading

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Cabezudos Conquer Jimmy’s

After a great night in Liverpool, ‘Zudos came to Manchester A hot and sweaty night in Jimmy’s made for one hell of a gig With two singles under their belt, and another on the way, Cabezudos are really beginning to get a decent following outside of Liverpool, and last nights Manchester gig proved this. Ecstatic fans and amazing music made for one of the best gigs of 2018. Whilst a… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Gorilla, Manchester

A bunch of wild Blinders fans in a small venue made for an epic night After completing their debut headline tour, The Blinders revisited Manchester for those who missed out  At 6.30 sharp, the doors to Gorilla swung open, and the crowd began to slowly pile into the venue, and by the time the support act, Afghan Sand Gang, came on stage, the venue was ready to burst. After ASG’s… Keep Reading

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