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Christmas with the Rat Pack – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Writer: Roy Smiles Director: Jo Kempton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This is a joyous celebration of a moment in time, back in the early 1960s at the Sands Casino and Hotel, when Frank Sinatra and his friends, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr ruled the roost. Known as the Rat Pack, they started performing in the Copa Room while they were ...

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Brit Floyd presents P-U-L-S-E 2013 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Musical Director: Damian Darlington Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] Ask almost anyone the most iconic progressive rock band and one of the names is bound to be Pink Floyd. Formed in the 60s by art and architecture students, they went on to become one of the biggest and most influential musical phenomena of the sixties, seventies and beyond. In the eighties ...

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The Hollies – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] It is over fifty years since the name ‘The Hollies’ first appeared on the scene - and both Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott have been a part of The Hollies for each one of those fifty years. Originally founded in the mid 1950’s as a duo, the band expanded and first called themselves The Hollies in ...

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The Armed Man – The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Composer and conductor: Karl Jenkins Reviewer: Catherine Lewis [Rating:4] With remembrance Sunday only a week away, a performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - a mass for peace, is well placed in the Symphony Hall's autumn line up. Commissioned by the Royal Armouries to commemorate the millennium, The Armed Man was originally dedicated to the survivors of the Kosovo ...

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Milton Jones: On The Road – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:3] It’s not often that a comedian’s grandfather steals the show. Well Milton Jones’s “grandfather” did just that. Warming up the audience for Jones’ support act, the comedian’s turn as his own grandfather probably got more applause and a better reaction than either him or his support act. Coming in on a scooter, Jones shows that he ...

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Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating: 4] Don’t call Ed Byrne unremarkable. It will make him very angry and he will think you’re very stupid (yes, one previous reviewer called him that and he still remembers!) But Byrne is touring the length and breadth of the UK again because he has – to coin a cheesy phrase – still got it. Byrne’s ...

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