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The Buddy Holly Story – The Palace Theatre, Mancheste

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen “It’s not that I want to be rich. I just want the world to remember the name Buddy Holly”. Little did a passionate and determined teenage Buddy Holly know quite how much his words and wishes would come true, his music inspiring renowned artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton and ...

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Bob Dylan & The History of Rock ’n’ Roll – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Michael Gray Reviewer: Ray Taylor Michael Gray is a renowned world authority on Bob Dylan, having studied him over a lifetime and produced two monumental books on Dylan's life and work. He attempts to distill all his knowledge and appreciation of Dylan in this one-man performance that is partly lecture, but also includes rare footage and soundtrack recordings. Gray ...

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The Bootleg Sixties – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Janet Jepson It is said that if you remember the 60’s then you weren’t there, but this magnificent performance by the amazingly talented Overtures, certainly jogs some memories. It’s nonstop nostalgia and fun all the way, right from the time lead vocalist and bass player Den Pugsley invites the audience to “get blind drunk, dance naked in the aisles, ...

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Simply Dylan – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes   “If you don’t like Bob Dylan then it’s Halloween all over again” explains John O’Connell, the modest and self-deprecating face of Simply Dylan, an exploration and tribute to the diverse works and music of one Robert Zimmerman, a man more internationally renowned as singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. Backed by a band of four musicians and two backing ...

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Adolf and Winston – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Stu Mcloughlin and Howard Coggins Director: Craig Edwards Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5 ] There has been much revisionist history taking place in the last few decades and this new version of World War 2 by Living Spit Theatre Company deserves consideration for its’ own place in the military history canon. Just as it took a very talented piano player ...

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The Dylan Project In Concert – The Lowry, Salford

The Band: Steve Gibbons (vocals, guitar and harmonica), PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel), Gerry Conway (drums and percussion), Phil Bond (keyboards and accordion) and Dave Pegg (bass) Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:3] Bob Dylan changes the way he performs his songs with bewildering regularly. This makes it pretty much impossible for a tribute act to slavish copy them ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: Feel – Spiegeltent at Wonderground, London

Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:3] I’ve seen Camille O’Sullivan perform in London twice before now and enjoyed her original take on powerful narrative songs from the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and David Bowie. Her touring shows, Dark Angel and Chameleon, are similar – she has performed a handful of the same songs on each occasion, first at the Bloomsbury ...

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