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Rhys Grover

Rhys Grover has 66 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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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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New Music – Roger Daltrey – ‘As Long As I Have You’

Roger Daltrey returns with his 9th solo album A mix of Blues, Soul and Acoustic Rock creates a brilliant album  Daltrey may be a lot more well known for fronting The Who, but his relatively overlooked solo career has plenty of hidden gems. From ‘McVicar’ to ‘Under a Raging Moon’, but now there is another album joining the mix. His first solo album since 1992, but well worth the wait… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’

For the final week, we go back to Foo Fighters, and their 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace allowed fans to see a more intimate side of the band Although we included Foo Fighters last month, it’s near impossible to not mention this band more than once, especially an album which really showcased the talent of the entire band. ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’ (ESPG for short) really let… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender (Sunday)

3 stages, 2 days, 1 amazing lineup The second day of this festival did not disappoint, and the weather held off too. From the screeching tones of WhenYoung, to the political voicings of The Blinders, and the laid back, yet crowd-pleasingly brilliant Noel Gallagher, day two of Neighbourhood Weekender delivered some truly wonderful talent to the masses. The festival had everything it needed to be a spectacular day, from amazing… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – Elephant

Week 3 of The Noughties see’s us go back to The White Stripes It’s hard to talk about this era, without mentioning one of the biggest bands there was. As if The White Stripes hadn’t already made a huge impact with their 3 previous albums, ‘Elephant’ took the music that this blues-rock duo to a whole new level, making an even bigger, and longer lasting impact. This album put the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – Panic Prevention

Week 3 of The Noughties takes us to Jamie T Panic Prevention was the album that started off Jamie T’s wonderful career, and kicked off his immense fan base Jamie T has come a long way since the release of this album, and is highly successful. His music speaks to the youth, with relatable topics, and something that everybody can be familiar with in some way. His newest release, ‘Trick’,… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’

Album number 2 for the noughties This week, it’s The Raconteurs’ second album, ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’. The Raconteurs was Jack White’s next project after the break-up of his last band,The White Stripes, who featured in the 90’s section of Throwback Thursday, and he brought together some fantastic musicians to put out two wonderful albums. The Raconteurs consisted of; Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. Both Keeler… Keep Reading

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