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An Evening With Quincy Jones – Royal College of Music, London

An Evening with Quincy Jones Reviewer: Gareth Ellis If Quincy Jones was to receive a star rating, he would definitely get five without question. The man is titan of the music industry and shaped the music we hear today. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson (he produced Thriller, the best-selling album of all time), Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, ...

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The Magic of Queen – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Reviewer: Phil Lowe To a packed audience at Curve, the Queen tribute band, Rhapsody, demonstrate that in the business of Rock and Roll tribute bands they are indeed – the business! They rock this venue brilliantly with their two hour show – The Magic of Queen. The group have a new performer as Freddie Mercury in the charismatic form of ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: David King Musical Director: Clive Dunstall Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The appeal of music from the golden age of movie musicals would seem to beendless.With shows like Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain and 42nd Street currently or recently completing tours, it's no surprise that Spirit Productions have launched their self-proclaimed 'song and dance extravaganza' Puttin' on ...

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The ELO Experience – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Reviewer: Kevin Evans Tribute groups and performers can be dangerous territory. For every quality one, you could fill the rest of your fingers and toes with those that, let’s say, are not of such quality. Therefore trepidation is always likely to be lurking when seeing any for the first time. During the seventies and into the eighties, Birmingham-formed group the ...

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Steve Knightly: Grow Your Own Gig – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Singer/composer Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Steve Beer comprise folk duo ‘Show of Hands’. Tonight, however, Knightley performs solo. There are many reasons why established acts take the solo route- musical differences or even the urge to compose a jazz odyssey. Knightley seems motivated by the wish to get back to basics and form an intimate connection with ...

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The Lion – St James Studio, London

Written and Performed by: Benjamin Scheuer Director: Sean Daniels Reviewer: Christopher Hong   The opening deep and affecting song about his father making Ben Scheuer a cookie tin banjo lays out the history and background of this solo autobiographical performance of song and storytelling. The folksy tune catches your attention immediately, setting up his emotional attachment to his father and ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: 10 – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Camille O’Sullivan returns to the Fringe celebrating her 10th year at the biggest arts festival in the world. Her latest show 10 is a best of her previous performances. Elements from past shows litter the stage like ghosts of the past from her sparkly red glitter shoes, light up rabbits, rope swing and hanging dresses. Like the ...

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