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Rhys Grover has 99 articles published.

Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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WhenYoung Return To Manchester

The Irish Trio Delivered One Hell Of A Show WhenYoung have been releasing music for a couple of years now, and their following is slowly growing, and as their fan base grows, their shows get better and better. The atmosphere last night was one of the best I have witnessed in a small venue. The set included material which has been with the band for a while, alongside newer material,… Keep Reading

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New Music: The Specials – Encore

The Ska legends are back with new material, and it’s something truly magnificent The Specials are one of the best bands in the world. Everyone has heard at least one of their songs, even if they didn’t recognise it. Their new album, which is their first in 18 years, shows off just how talented they really are. Not only is it their first new album in years, but is also… Keep Reading

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New Music: Gary Clark Jr Teases New Album

A first look at his upcoming album, and it’s showing all the right signs Since signing to Warner Bros. in 2011, Gary Clark Jr has made a name for himself with his outstanding music, especially in the world of blues. Now about to release his 5th studio album, titled ‘This Land’, things are looking promising. So far, 3 singles have been released off this album, and they are a mix… Keep Reading

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Jerry Williams Live At Jimmy’s.

Jerry Williams kicked off her tour in Manchester last night I first heard of Jerry Williams whilst reviewing Neighbourhood Weekender 2018, and since then I have been determined to catch her at a concert, so was pleased when I heard she was playing Jimmy’s. The night was opened by two talented acts, Maddy Storm and Wild Front, and they started the night off well, and the venue was packed before… Keep Reading

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New Music – Catfish and The Bottlemen

After a few years off, Catfish are back and better than ever. Everything Catfish fans are used to and more as ‘Longshot’ is released. 2016 was the last time we heard anything from Catfish and The Bottlemen, but last year they found their way back onto the tip of their fans tongues, as tour dates for 2019 were announced. For everyone, this meant only one thing, new material, and that’s… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – FOTF Singles of 2018

This week is the turn of the singles. It’s been a great year for music, so this weeks Throwback Thursday remembers the singles released in 2018. We have picked out the top five best singles which were released since January, and put them together in the following article, in no particular order, and a list of honourable mentions. 1- Jack White – Over and Over and Over It was a… Keep Reading

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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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