Home / Tag Archives: Music (page 20)

Tag Archives: Music

CD REVIEW: Total Faith – Faith Prince Live from the Royal Room at the Colony

Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:4.5] Faith Prince shot to Broadway stardom with her show-stealing performance as Miss Adelaide opposite Nathan Lane in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls. In the intervening two decades, Lane’s career on both stage and screen has rocketed and although Prince’s star has not ascended quite so high, her career has been constant and diverse. This ...

Read More »

Lisa Stansfield – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Zara Ellis [Rating:5] Salford saw the welcomed return of the woman that is ‘All Woman’ Lisa Stansfield. After a successful career that boasted nearly 20 million album sales and a long list of top 10 hits, Lisa is back in excellent form with a strong voice and an even stronger grip on the audience. Despite the fact that Lisa ...

Read More »

The Illegal Eagles – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] From Motel California to The Alter Eagles, tributes to everyone’s favourite 1970s country rock band abound. Not only that, but the band themselves, reformed and intermittently touring since 1994, banged out a rather unexpected album in 2007, providing yet more material for the fans and the tribute acts. But the Illegal Eagles, who, for seventeen years, ...

Read More »

Sad Cafe – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:3.5] Sad Cafe were formed in the mid seventies and had both album and single success in the late seventies and early eighties. Having originally disbanded in 1990, apart from a few brief reforms, the band have come back together, mixing old and new members, to tour for the first time in twenty five years. Founding member ...

Read More »

Steeleye Span – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] Steeleye Span were formed in 1969, and during the 1970s was the most successful of the folk rock bands. It also made them one of the best known. The line up has changed a bit since those very early days but there is still a solid core of brilliant musicians keeping the band alive. With only ...

Read More »

Ruby Turner – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Zara Ellis [Rating: 4.5] Miss Ruby Turner has finally made her comeback to the Lowry after a five year break, away from the bright lights of the quays. The soulful sister has certainly marked her return with her intimate show with a collection of her best hits and new songs that touch on the gospel genre. Ruby Turner is ...

Read More »

Preston Reed – Rondo Theatre, Bath

Music, Writer &Director: Preston Reed Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4] Revisiting the Rondo Theatre, Bath, is Preston Reed, he invites you to join him in his “dreamy acoustic mood.” This one man show washes away any hideous pop tune and replaces it with a mastery of composure, commitment and pure skill on the guitar. Throughout this piece the audience slides into ...

Read More »

Robin Hood and his Merry Mam – York Theatre Royal

Directors: Berwick Kaler and Damien Cruden Musical Director: Mike Turnbull Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] Now in his 34th year, Berwick Kaler is once again entertaining the Christmas crowd at the York Theatre Royal, this time in Robin Hood and his Merry Mam. Now a staple part of many family Christmas traditions, and famed for its very wet slosh scenes and ...

Read More »