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Clare Teal sings the Doris Day Songbook – Town Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Colin Belling Reviewer: James Garrington As soon as the opening bars of It’s Magic float across the historic Birmingham Town Hall, the audience settle back to enjoy the evening, knowing they are in for a treat. Clare Teal is a performer who really knows how to interpret a song, and this opening number of her Doris Day Songbook concert ...

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Chris De Burgh – The Lowry, Salford Manchester

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman   Whether you are an avid Chris De Burgh fan or you can just only recite the words to Lady In Red, this is a concert performance not to be missed. Chris is not only an accomplished performer, but is also an incredible story teller and as he openly admits, many of his songs are stories. For ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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Yamato Drummers – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones The Yamato Drummers were founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in the Nara prefecture of Japan and named Yamato after the former name of the region. It is a region famous for being the birthplace of Japanese culture. Now they tour the world for the majority of the year creating and presenting their original music in their ...

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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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CBSO Friday Night Classics: Charlie Chaplin – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Carl Davis Reviewer: Sam Chipman “You can’t hire this on Netflix” boasts the CBSO concert programme, and this couldn’t be truer. Very rarely will an opportunity come along in which you can watch a film accompanied by a live orchestra, and one in full vigour like the world class CBSO is not to be missed. Symphony Hall rarely sells ...

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Marc Almond – Town Hall, Leeds

Reviewer: Rich Jevons Many Marc Almond fans have this date in the diaries since last year, when the maverick king of kitsch released The Dancing Marquis EP. This concert marks a real return to form (though he’d never been far away!) with a release that marks a renewal ofAlmonds creative output. Now promoting his new album The Velvet Trail, the ...

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Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly There’s no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour. Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best ...

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