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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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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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The Verve Urban Hymns 20th Anniversary

Every now and again, the world of music throws up a record that is out of the ordinary, something in its timing, quality and spirit that just feels right. The Verve’s 1997 album Urban Hymns, released on September 29th 1997, was one such record. It captured the mood and spirit of the times with songs of an emotional and musical depth that touched a raw nerve throughout the world and… Keep Reading

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Heavy Suns Unveil Epic ‘Hide’ Video

When it comes down to it, who doesn’t have a love for The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin?  South Yorkshire’s newest and most exciting export Heavy Suns take influence from those classic bands as well as recent incarnations of the psyche-rock genres but with the dark, thumping new single ‘Hide’ the five-piece are doing things with these roots that are seriously worthy of note. From the Oasis / Verve-esque… Keep Reading

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Richard Ashcroft, O2 Arena, London

The former Verve frontman thrills under the Docklands big top with material new and old. An awful lot of bad things have happened this year. Richard Ashcroft’s ‘These People’ album and the subsequent tour promoting it were not either of those things. I’ll be honest and say that I don’t own a single recorded work by Richard Ashcroft; either as a solo artist or from when he was fronting The… Keep Reading

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For a good cause – Pete Salisbury’s do-good festival, come by if you can: The past few years has seen a proliferation in UK music festivals but with the choice so great some have struggled to attract the crowds. Some of the more successful festivals have been the smaller, more varied independent ones of which the Rec Rock Festival is one. This not for profit community festival is run by The… Keep Reading

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