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Russell Watson: Only One Man – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Russell Watson is quite unique as a singer. Leaving school without qualifications, he quickly gained a factory job, wife and child and supplemented his earnings singing pop covers on the northern club circuit. Almost by chance, and despite lacking any classical training, he discovered an affinity with classical arias when it was suggested he sing ‘Nessun Dorma’. ...

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Birmingham Town Hall

Reviewer: James Garrington Fleetwood Mac was formed in 1967, and since that time they have turned out a huge number of hit records. Many of their sings are popular and well-known, and maybe for a number of people are almost definitive of the time they were growing up. Their best-selling album Rumours has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, so ...

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Reviewer: Pete Benson The great Johnny Cash’s career spanned nearly half a century until his death in 2003. Commonly he was associated with the country music scene but he had much success in other genres. Known as The Man in Black because of his on stage attire his path traversed stardom, serious drug dependence, brushes with the law and eventually ...

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The Tyburn Tree – Brighton Dome, Brighton

John Harle and Marc Almond Reviewer : Steve Turner Tonight’s The Tyburn Tree collaboration between John Harle and Marc Almond has all the right ingredients for a wonderful show: talented composer, powerful and familiar singer and very adept backing musicians. Unfortunately there is something lacking in the mixing of these ingredients and the result is a curious melange of pompous ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Alan Janes Music: Buddy Holly Lyrics: Buddy Holly Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story rocked into Darlington town this week. This two act show walked us through Buddy Holly's meteoric three-year career and tragic death by way of radio D.J's announcing pivotal plot points. Each transition is followed by music-induced scenes with all the ...

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Houdini Dax & Guests – Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Entering Cardiff’s Norwegian Church Arts Centre to find all the chairs and tables stacked in one corner, heart-shaped balloons dotted around the place and the running order for the night written in marker pen on a flip chart at the front of the stage, you would be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled into a Valentine’s ...

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Fascinating Aida’s Charm Offensive – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Sue Collier Fascinating Aida are a trio of incredibly talented and witty Olivier Award nominated cabaret artists, namely Dilly Keane (vocals, piano), Adele “Deep Throat” Anderson (vocals) and Liza Pullman (vocals, piano). The show could have been a bit of a disaster as central York had flooded with hundreds of audience members struggling to park their cars; so on ...

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