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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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Songs of Lear – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Composers: Jean-Claude Acquaviva and Maciej Rychly Director: Grzegorz Bral Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   Stripping the text from the classic Shakespearian tragedy - and instead focussing on the sense, sound and feel of the piece – Wroclaw-based Song of the Goat Theatre have created a powerfully visceral yet ethereal King Lear that leaves a lasting impression. Artistic Director Grzegorz Bral acts ...

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Fairport Convention: Wintour – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Music: Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Rick Sanders, Jerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Kevin Dempsey, Rosie Carson Reviewer: Sue Collier Fairport Convention’s UK Wintour 2015 rocked the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall as they played to a delighted army of loyal fans. Support act Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson started off the evening with a range of reels, jigs, songs and tunes. ...

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