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Michael Kiwanuka – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Michael Kiwanuka has come a long way since being championed by Adele in 2011, winning BBC Sound of 2012, from the release of his debut album Home Again’ to the stratospheric reception of his second album Love & Hate’ in 2016 which received nominations for Best Album from the Mercury Prize, the MOBOs, and BBC Music. Kiwanuka ...

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Simply Dylan – The Lowry – Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “If anyone has brought friends with them who don’t know about Bob Dylan, then you may not be friends by the end of the night” jokes John O’Connell the front man of Simply Dylan. It seems an odd introduction to the night ahead as O’Connell takes us on a journey through the extensive back catalogue of one ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer:Tom Finch From the moment the audience enters the auditorium of the Arts Theatre there's no getting away from the setting of Sell A Door's production of this anarchic musical byGreen Day. With moody punks dotted around the house and clips ...

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The Classic Rock Show: LIVE-Part 2 – The Lowry, Salford

The Classic Rock Show: LIVE-Part 2 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes “The Classic Rock Fans’ Ultimate Live Jukebox” is the bold claim of The Classic Rock Show as it follows up its 2015 Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time tour with the rather unimaginatively but no less grand title of Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time – Part Two tour. While one may argue ...

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Jethro Tull The Rock Opera – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ian Anderson Video Creator: James Anderson Reviewer: Helen Jones   Ian Anderson has long been known as the sprite-like figure who is the voice, flautist and writer behind the prog-rock band Jethro Tull. The band was formed in the 60s and finally named Jethro Tull by their agent in 1968. Anderson confesses that at the time he hadn't even ...

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T.Rextasy – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today. Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from ...

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Godspell in Concert – Sage Gateshead

Writer: John-Michael Tebelak Producer (concert): Russell Scott &Mark Petitt Director: Kenneth Avery-Clark MD: Russell Scott Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Originally opening Off-Broadway in 1971, Godspell is a musical about a group of believers who follow Jesus, learning about and sharing his teachings in a series of parables. The production is directed in such a way that we as the audience allow ...

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Rock of Ages – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristen Hanggi Choreographer: Kelly Devine Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre welcomed Rock of Ages to the city last night with its promise of “big hair and big tunes”, and the retro look wasn’t just confined to the stage. Leather jackets, leopard print, fringing and even the odd mullet had turned out to enjoy this celebration ...

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