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Fans go all out for Lytham Festival's 80sv90s night despite headline act pulling out shortly before performance

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:47:24 +0100

MUSIC fans were left disappointed after the headline act of Lytham Festival's 80sv90s night were forced to pull out.



REVIEW: Paul Weller - King George's Hall, Blackburn

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:54:19 +0000

THE biggest show of the year at King George's Hall more than lived up to its billing last night.



All the ale and food boxes left ticked

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:50:00 +0100

Well, it's good to be back in "Old Blighty", after a two-week jolly, beery jaunt in Brittany.



Review: The Hoax @ Burnley Rock and Blues Festival

Thu, 08 May 2014 09:37:08 +0100

VERY rarely do you come away from a gig knowing that you’ve just witnessed something special.



REVIEW: Lloyd Cole, King George's Hall, Blackburn

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:27:55 +0100

"He can write a song can't he?"



REVIEW: Kate Rusby, Burnley Mechanics

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:23:05 +0000

A sold out Mechanics welcomed the corkscrew-haired chanteuse like a long-lost daughter as she stepped out on the first date of a UK tour.



Review:Hazel O'Connor, Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:19:22 +0000

THERE have been occasions in the past when the non-appearance of artist due to a breakdown would have been a blessed relief.



Review: Bellowhead, King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:18:19 +0000

BELLOWHEAD - not so much a band but an irresistible force of nature!



Prog rock tribute act Think Floyd to play Clitheroe show

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:43:36 +0100

THE tales of Pink Floyd’s enthusiastic embrace of all that came with being the world’s most influential progressive band have long since passed into myth.



Review: The Human League, Hoghton Tower

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:07:32 +0100

IT was fitting that in the grounds of historic Hoghton Tower we were transported back in time for some fun in the sunshine on Friday evening.



Review: Man Made Soul, Burnley Mechanics

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:38:27 +0100

What a birthday party that was!



Review: Bo Bruce, Deaf Institute, Manchester

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:08:19 +0100

IF The Voice achieves nothing else its legacy may well be bringing Bo Bruce to a wider audience.



Review: Muse, Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:14:16 +0100

MUSE might have been together for nearly 20 years - but at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Saturday they proved why they are one of the best - exploding onto the stage - backed up by giant flame throwers.



Review: Chic with Nile Rodgers, Manchester Ritz

Thu, 30 May 2013 09:37:14 +0100

THE ultimate hitmaker that is Nile Rodgers gave a sold out Ritz a masterclass on the history of pop music over the last 35 years in one incredible night in Manchester.



Review: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Burnley Blues Festival

Mon, 06 May 2013 11:21:48 +0100

A FESTIVAL reaching its 25th anniversary deserves something special – and on Saturday night, boy did Burnley get it.



Review: Mike Sanchez Band, Burnley Blues Festival

Mon, 06 May 2013 11:20:34 +0100

HAVING played the first Burnley Blues Festival in 1988, it was fitting that Mike Sanchez was invited back to headline the opening night of the event’s 25th anniversary, at Burnley Mechanics.



Review: 125 Year Variety Show, Blackburn College, March 5 to 7

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:12:45 +0000

STAFF and students at Blackburn College celebrated the institution’s 125th anniversary with their annual show.



Review: Hot 8 Brass Band @ The Grand, Clitheroe

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:06:49 +0000

THE uplifting and authentic sound of New Orleans jazz brought sweat and swagger to Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre with The Hot 8 Brass Band in incendiary form.



Review: Ian Prowse, Chipping Village Hall

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:53:14 +0000

THERE can’t be many chart toppers who have played the intimate surroundings of Chipping Village Hall but then Sunday was one of those special nights.



Burnley Rock and Blues Festival's 25th anniversary will be weekend to remember

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:58:44 +0000

LET the party begin – Burnley is ready for the ultimate blues celebration as the town’s famous festival reaches its 25th anniversary next May.



Review: Katzenjammer, Manchester Sound Control

Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:04:00 +0000

IT is hard to write objectively about a band you have seen three times in a week but I’ll try.



Review: Muse, Manchester Arena

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:09:47 +0000

WHEN you’ve had the label ‘best band in the world’ hung around your shoulders it could prove more albatross than accolade.



Review: Peggy Seeger@ Darwen Library Theatre

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:18:57 +0100

CAST your minds back to your schooldays, to those teachers you would occasionally get who on the outside appeared fearsome yet in reality everyone in the class loved.



Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Chris Isaak in Manchester

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0100

THE home of the classics was treated to some good old fashioned rock and roll as acclaimed singer Chris Isaak unleashed his inner Elvis.



Booker T joins the Muni Stax legends

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:53:41 +0100

LITTLE Colne Muni is fast becoming the second home to the legendary Stax soul label.



Review: Michelin-starred music from Pine

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:52:23 +0100

FROM the moment he played the chimes of Big Ben offstage to announce his arrival, Courtney Pine made a huge impact on the festival.



Review: Alison Krauss and Union Station @ Manchester Apollo

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:21:12 +0100

THE queen of Bluegrass and her powerhouse band brought a touch of Tennessee to a dreary Manchester night.



Martin Stephenson @ Darwen Library Theatre

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:58:02 +0100

AT a time when true characters in music appear all too thin on the ground, thank goodness for Martin Stephenson.



Review: Rory Bremner and Friends, Blackburn

Wed, 23 May 2012 09:51:05 +0100

A STRANGE night this, but one which was hugely enjoyable, with the audience coming away marvelling at the talent of one of our genuine national treasures.



REVIEW: The SoulTrain at Burnley Mechanics

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:03:20 +0000

ROLL back the years and dust down the dancefloor with talc ... soul music has never been healthier!



Review: Lloyd Cole at Darwen Library Theatre

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:16:52 +0000

ONE man, two guitars and a collection of songs most songwriters would kill for.



Review: Diana Vickers @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:51:08 +0000

THE ‘new’ Diana emerged with a powerhouse showcase revealing songs from her new album.



Review: Cecil Sharp Project @ Burnley Mechanics

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:04:59 +0000

THE stage looked like a microphone sellers’ convention as we waited for an intriguing musical experiment to be brought to life.



Review: Classical Spectacular @ MEN Arena, Manchester

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:01:02 +0000

For those who stayed home to watch Strictly Come Dancing or The X Factor — shame on you. Still it was your loss.



Review: Steve Earle @ Academy, Manchester

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:16:51 +0000

SEVEN wives, time in jail, problems with addiction - you name it Steve Earle has done it.



Review: John Gomm @ Octagon, Bolton

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:16:56 +0100

DRUMS, bass and acoustic guitar and bongos — who would have guessed all of these sounds could, simultaneously, and played by just one man, come out of one instrument?



Review: The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular @ Albert Halls, Bolton

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:18:04 +0100

A SLICE of Las Vegas was served up in Bolton to the delight of a packed Albert Halls last week.



Review: Ramsbottom Music Festival 2011

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:40:00 +0100

WITH GALLERY: Thousands of fans flocked to Ramsbottom Cricket Club over the weekend for the town’s first music festival.



Review: Andrea Glass @ The Met, Bury

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:25:35 +0100

“SEAMLESS” is probably not the word to describe Andrea Glass’ homecoming set at The Met, despite her cheeky insistence on using it regularly while talking to the audience.



Review: Dolly Parton @ MEN Arena, Manchester

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:12:38 +0100

DECKED in rhinestones with the sort of blonde curls that would make any Essex girl jealous, the Queen of Country Dolly Parton could never be described as understated.



Review: Colne’s Great British R&B Festival 2011

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:00:00 +0100

WITH GALLERY: Old stagers and future legends summed up why Colne remains Britain’s capital of the blues this holiday weekend.



Review: Pete Doherty @ King George's Hall, Blackburn

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:29:15 +0100

MOST people at a Pete Doherty gig know what to expect for him.



Report: Towneley Live @ Towneley Park, Burnley

Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:30:00 +0100

WITH GALLERY: Music lovers young and old donned their wellies to enjoy the biggest music event in Burnley’s history yesterday.



Review: Double Scoop Sundae Festival @ Heaton Park, Manchester

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:10:33 +0100

We went along for the Saturday and found something that was more like the ultimate summer fete than a festival in the conventional sense.



Review: James Taylor @ MEN Arena, Manchester

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:08:46 +0100

WOULD it work? The legendary James Taylor, the man with a guitar who has written 150 songs, be able to hold an audience at the huge MEN Arena.



Review: Dr Dee: An English Opera @ Palace Theatre, Manchester

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:46:48 +0100

FORGET Pop Star to Opera Star on the TV, this is the real thing.



Review: Flaming Lips @ Jodrell Bank

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:55:10 +0100

IS science the new rock and roll?



Report: Beat-Herder Festival 2011

Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:10:00 +0100

WITH GALLERY: Ten thousand people descended on the Beat-Herder Festival in the Ribble Valley at the weekend to enjoy an enchanting sonic and visual feast.



Review: Sinead O'Connor @ Manchester International Festival

Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:15:51 +0100

THE shaven headed, elfin-featured waif may have long disappeared but the talent and that voice remain undiminished.



Review: Bon Jovi @ Lancashire CCC, Old Trafford

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:32:20 +0100

The boys from New Jersey settled into their compact stage set and quickly pleased the damp crowd with opening song ‘Blood on Blood’ and’ You Give Love a Bad Name’.