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Mercury – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Since forming in 1998, Queen Tribute band Mercury have played at theatres, festivals and high profile shows across the UK and Europe, and the current tour proves why they are still at the top of their game. An authentic and realistic tribute to Freddie, has seen Joseph Lee Jackson collect a number of awards for his ...

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An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Famed for bringing Opera to the masses and known across the UK and beyond simply as ‘The Voice’ Russell Watson has been a household name for the past 15 years. He is a multi-platinum selling artist and has performed in many of the world’s major venues. As part of this tour he has returned to his home ...

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The High Kings – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “When Irish eyes are smiling, sure, ‘tis like the morn in spring.” Well it may not have been a spring morning, but on this spring night, Irish eyes were certainly smiling down on Salford, for The High King were in town and just so happens to be St Patrick’s Day. The band formed in 2008, consisting of ...

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Sol3 Mio – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Sol3 Mio is a New Zealand operatic trio formed of two brothers, Pene and Amitai Pati from Mangere and their cousin Moses Mackay who comes from the North Shore. The brothers are both tenors while their cousin provides the counterpoint baritone. All three have well developed and superb sounding voices which are a delight to listen to. ...

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Vampires Rock: The Final Countdown Tour – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer/Director: Steve Steinman Reviewer: Paul Downham A sensational guitar solo, pyrotechnics and fishnet clad women dancing in cages! And that is just the opening number in Vampires Rock, which is now in its 11th year touring the country. Written, directed and produced by local lad Steve Steinman this show has a real homecoming feel to it, and with this being ...

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Waterloo: The Best of ABBA Tribute Show – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Downham In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group ABBA swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning ‘Waterloo’, and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever. And judging from tonight’s reception at the Palace Theatre that fact is not about to change. Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are ...

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Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Downham Reportedly the official UK number 1 tribute to Queen - Joseph Lee Jackson, Glenn Scrimshaw, Pat Coleman, Lee Harvey and Stephen Humphreys certainly embody all that is Queen in both their likeness to the original band and in their sound. Mercury was formed in 1998 and since then has gone on to play theatres, festivals and high ...

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Nicobobinus – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Terry Jones Adaptor/Director: John Ward Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Nicobobinus is a boy who lives in Venice and he can do anything! Or so his best friend Rosie believes and so she decides they should embark on an epic adventure to reach The Land of the Dragons. The journey becomes life-or-death when Nico’s arm is turned into gold by a ...

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