Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

We over 18’s can all remember the angst of discovering the gig you have been waiting an age for is at a venue with a lower age limit, meaning you can’t join the party. I can only imagine the greater frustration caused when you are part of a talented young band and find it hard to get venues to host you because you are too … Continue reading Exciting new Leeds live music venture for Under 18’s – Assembly

Live Review: The Rah’s – Liverpool

If you come out of Liverpool Central Station and fight your way through the hordes of stag and hen do’s (literally on some occasions), make a couple of turns, and you’ll find yourself at Zanzibar.  If you are unprepared enough to not check stage times with the venue, you’ll also find yourself turning up three hours early for the band you’ve come to see.  Seriously, … Continue reading Live Review: The Rah’s – Liverpool

Festival Review: This Is Tomorrow 2019

For several years now, the North-East has been crying out for a major festival that takes the region by storm and brings some of the world’s finest to the area. This year’s This Is Tomorrow promised to do exactly that, with a stellar lineup including FOALS, Stereophonics and God himself, Noel Gallagher. We were lucky enough to be able to attend both the Saturday and … Continue reading Festival Review: This Is Tomorrow 2019

Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Photo Credit: glamgigpics My mate’s missus messaged me in bed – “it’s past midnight, trying 2 get 2 sleep and I still can’t stop grinning”. If you had ever met my mate you would perhaps guess it was not his nocturnal prowess that was likely to be creating the mirth (nor, if it was would I receive an update); no, it was because I had … Continue reading Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Little Miss Sunshine review – York Grand Opera House

Bringing film to the live stage is never an easy feat. Few have succeeded in recent times, but when they work, they’re pure gold. The first that comes to mind is the brilliant Shrek which translated wonderfully to the stage, so there was genuine intrigue when it came to viewing Little Miss Sunshine live at York Grand Opera House. The film, a comedy drama that … Continue reading Little Miss Sunshine review – York Grand Opera House

Little Miss Sunshine arrives in York: Grand Opera House Preview

Little Miss Sunshine, is currently on a fantastic run at the Grand Opera House, York, and you still have time to head down to watch it! Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods and Sunday in the … Continue reading Little Miss Sunshine arrives in York: Grand Opera House Preview

Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Those Moston monsters with attitude Callow Youth continue to build up their portfolio of bangers with a seriously bright and breezy track Wake Up released this Friday 24 May. Given that those Wallasey lads The Boo Radleys still get airplay (and cash in the pension plan) from lazy radio jocks almost 25 years on for their track, Wake Up Boo, there is perhaps method in … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

One of my guilty pleasures is getting into a band months before some other people just so I can be an annoying know all, so when good Twitter folk Yorks Bands tipped a number of shiny new artists including Bradford 5 piece Gauranga, I was stoked to realise I’d soon catch these guys live as support to Liverpool’s mighty Spinn. With scant seconds to spare, … Continue reading Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

One of the granddaddies of the town festival format is the magnificent Dot to Dot with a long weekend of fun in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. I always regret that I’ve not organised my days to follow the D2D carnival right around the country but once again I’m going to have to content myself with just the Manchester leg of the series. In the past … Continue reading Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

Live Review: The Real People + The Cheap Thrills – Liverpool

The Rooftop of the Shankly Hotel has breath-taking views of the picturesque skyline of Liverpool.  It is best known as a venue for weddings.  Over the last twelve months or so it has established itself as a venue for live music. Under the stewardship of Keith Mullin, guitarist from The Farm, the ‘Signature Live Sessions’ are becoming ‘must see’ events combining new local bands with … Continue reading Live Review: The Real People + The Cheap Thrills – Liverpool