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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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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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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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Hacienda Classical, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hacienda Classical Returns To The Stage At Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, returned to where it’s incredible journey started out a little over two years ago for a very special celebratory concert at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall. Going back to where it began, since those early concerts the much acclaimed Hacienda / orchestra hybrid has sold out the best venues across the UK as well as taking… 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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The Snug Live: Manchester’s Hidden Gem!!

Unless you have been to Atherton, a small town about 10 miles from Manchester city centre, you may not have heard of The Snug, an independent coffee shop tucked just off the main High Street. After their recent  ‘Snug Live’ event, that soon may be about to change. With a courtyard garden, a mishmash of furniture styles, music-themed pictures (many of which have been painted by customers), an obvious love… 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 Gaslight Anthem, Manchester Apollo

The Gaslight Anthem returned to Manchester for a celebration To mark its 10th birthday, New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem played The ’59 Sound in its entirety, and then some. I’ll start this by saying I am not a die-hard Gaslight fan. Don’t get me wrong I like some of their music, but they’ve never been in my top bands. With that said, this review may be a lot more objective… 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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Manchester Post-Punks LIINES Announce Summer Dates

Announced last month, LIINES play their biggest headline gig to date at Manchester’s legendary The Deaf Institute on 21 July, with London trio BERRIES and Manchester newcomers Threads. Over half the tickets have sold – their last headline gig, at Night People in March, sold out ahead of time. Tickets for the Deaf Institute show are available via alt. tickets and more information can be found on the event page.… Keep Reading

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Cold Water Swimmers Release Double Debut Tracks

Difficult times can produce great music, as evidenced over the years by an array of brilliant politically-inspired songs, providing a much needed voice for the defiant, disheartened and forgotten. Given the economic and social climate we find ourselves in once more, it’s no surprise perhaps that Cold Water Swimmers have a few choice words of their own. When a whole country pretty much agrees  that Danny Dyer talks more political sense… 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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The Levellers and Guests, Castlefield Bowl

What better way is there to spend a glorious Sunday evening? Brighton based folk-rockers, The Levellers, hit Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, bringing the sound of summer to our little corner of the world. I’m quite lucky to be living a stone’s throw away from Castlefield Bowl. Around this time of year, the distant booming of music and crowds floats down the canal to my flat, thanks to Sounds of the City.… 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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The Rolling Stones, Old Trafford, Manchester

ITS ONLY ROCK AND ROLL BUT I LIKE IT ! I’ve seen The Rolling Stones twice before, in 1976 at Bingley Hall Stafford when they were good and again in 1990 at Manchester City’s old ground Maine Road when they were pretty average. Today I could to photograph one of my hero’s Patti Smith who’s career has been heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones, in particular Keith Richard OR I… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Monster Magnet, Gorilla, Manchester

It was 23 degrees on the streets of Manchester this evening, but inside Gorilla it feels like 123 degrees as the venue is packed to the rafters for American rock band Monster Magnet. Originally hailing from New Jersey Monster Magnet have been around in various forms since 1989 when they were formed by Dave Waldorf and, since then the band have had varying amounts of success with both singles and… Keep Reading

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Denise Johnson Stuns Northwich Fans With Flawless Performance of Manchester Classics.

Last night, Denise Johnson left Northwich fans feeling stunned after a flawless performance, playing a mixture of Mancunian classics and original material which was heard for the first time. Playing at the Charlatans North by Northwich takeover and kicking the set off with The Verve’s ‘The Rolling People’, and joined by wizarding guitarist, Thomas Twemlow, the pair played classics from The Smiths, 10cc and New Order. As well as Johnsons… Keep Reading

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