Manchester Music Review

Michael Tickle Music Reviewer

Key:
vg = very good; ex = excellent;
bt = backing tape

  • AMON AMARTH

    December 16, 2019 by

    ARCH  ENEMY  8 pm—8 : 45 pm Will To Power Tour Death Metal Band from Sweden originally a super-group formed in 1995 Band Members Alissa White Gluz Vocals ex.ex.ex. Michael Amott Guitar/ Keyboards B/V ex.ex.ex. Daniel Eriandsson Drums/ Keyboards ex.ex.ex. Sharlee D’Angelo Bass B/V ex.ex.ex. Jeff Lomis Guitar/ Keyboards B/V ex.ex.ex. Intro Set Flame At… Read more

  • SEA POWER

    May 16, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2022. SURPPORT PALE BLUE EYES. This amazing young talented Band of musicians Line Up Vocal / Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Amazing Intro Love It . Song 1. Motionless ex. ” I’m so right ” ” I see you ” ” My head is so… Read more

  • DECLAN MC KENNA

    May 11, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022. SUPPORT CMAT. Clara Mary Alice Thompson Born 1996 Know as CMAT Singer / Songwriter / Musician from Dublin Ireland Clara Vocal / Guitar Solo Loved her solo performance very talented. Song 1. Nashville ex. ” My hero has gone ” ” I look at you ” ” All… Read more

  • PILLOW QUEENS

    May 9, 2022 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER THURSDAY 5th MAY 2022. SUPPORT MERPIRE. This Amazing Band from Australia such talented musicians Line Up Merpire Vocal / Rhythm ex. ex. Band Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. This is the first time seeing them. Song 1. Brain Cells ex. ” Memories ” ” This is the way it… Read more

  • MANDRAKE HANDSHAKE

    May 7, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 1st MAY 2022. ACT 1 PICKUPS ( LOCAL ). This amazing Local Band Line Up Vocal / Bass ex. ex. Lead / B/V ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. This Band is very talented. Great . Song 1. Fuck ( Working like) ex. Amazing Instrumental Magic. Song 2. Down The Filter ex… Read more

  • ROYSTON CLUB

    May 3, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 30th APRIL 2022 ACT 1 KIWI LAKE DISTRICT This amazing young Band of very talented musicians Line Up. Tom T Vocal / Rhythm ex. ex. Scott Lead ex. ex. Toby Drums ex. ex. Tom M. Bass ex. ex. Band coming on in leaps & bounds . Song 1. Fire Start ex.… Read more

  • GRANDADDY

    April 29, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER THURSDAY 28th APRIN 2022. ACT 1. MALOJIAN IRELAND. This amazing Solo Artist from Ireland Malojian Vocal / Acoustic. Song 1. Dark vg. ” Flow it will come back ” No Set List some tittles could be wrong . ” Follow me ” ” All the sea ” ” Give it up ”… Read more

  • THE DIVINE COMEDY

    April 28, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER TUESDAY 26th April 2022. ACT 1. BARBARA 7-45pm -8-15 pm. This amazing new Band formed by brothers Henry & John Tydeman. Line Up Vocals ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Keys ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. This is a very talented Band of musicians with Amazing Front Man. Song 1.… Read more

  • KAE TEMPEST

    April 25, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 22nd APRIL 2022. SHUNGUD. This great young Artist worked so hard with so much energy Line Up Shungud Vocal / B/T Mixing Desk. Love her Songs . Song 1. I Will Say ex. No Set List some tittles could be wrong. ” It feels like ” ” This is I see… Read more

  • WET LEG

    April 22, 2022 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 20th APRIL 2022. HONEY GLAZE. A Great young band Line Up Girl Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Guy Bass / B/V ex. ex. Guy Drums ex. ex. See perpetual there . Song 1. Changeling vg ( No Set List some Tittles could be wrong ) ” I’ve never seen ” ” Reassure… Read more

  • DIVORCE

    April 20, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL THURS 7th APRIL 2022. ACT 1. DOG DAISIES. This very talented Band from Lancaster amazing musicians. Line up Ste Hudson Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Joel Maudsley Drums / Keys / Vocals ex. ex. Katy Thomas Guitar / Piano / Vocal ex. ex. Tom Mellor Bass ex. ex. Just Love This Band… Read more

  • POPES OF CHILLITOWN

    April 19, 2022 by

    ACT 1 DISCORD. This amazing Band I saw doing a Charity Advent a couple a weeks ago Line up Chris Newton Vocals ex. ex. David Swan Guitar ex. ex. ex. Jake Fenton Drums ex. ex. Zowie Swan ex. ex. ex. They are such talented musicians & Songwriters . Song 1. Peace ex. Long Intro ”… Read more

  • BEN OTTEWELL.

    April 13, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 1Oth APRIL 2022. ACT 1. HARRISON RIMMER. This amazing Local Artist from Fleetwood been going 10 years. His Debut Album coming out this year. Line Up with two friends Harrison Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Ben Styles Bass / B/V ex. ex. Dave Mc Dermott Cajon Drum ex. ex. Sounds from… Read more

  • GOLDFRAPP

    April 11, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 8th APRIL 2022. SUPPORT SALT ASHES. This amazing British Singer / Songwriter & Band Aka Veiga Sanchez burst into Electronic / Dance Music Scene with her Dance Synth Pop Melodies & Zeitgeist Club Sound all of which was inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of Disco & Epic Dance Atmospheres & Drawing… Read more

  • METZ BAND CANADA

    April 8, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2022. ACT 1. PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD. This amazing Band of Musicians so Talented from the U.S.A. Line up . Eric Paul Vocals ex. ex. ex. Nathan Joyner Vocal / Synth ex. ex. ex. Paul Vieira Sampler ex. ex. ex. Charles Ovett Drums ex. ex. ex. Very Electro Punk & Hardcore… Read more

  • EYE SCREAM MEN

    April 6, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SAT. 26th MARCH 2022. UKRAINE FUNDRAISER. ACT 1 DISCHORD. This amazing band from Blackpool very talented musicians. Line Up Chris Vocals ex. ex. Dave Guitar ex. ex. Zowie Bass ex. ex. Jake Drums ex. ex. Band been going 10 years . They are doing there War & Peace Album in its Entirety.… Read more

  • JAMIE WEBSTER

    April 5, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 3RD APRIL 2022. SUPPORT REIGN MAKER. This amazing young band from Liverpool Line up Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. Keys ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Song 1. Those Lines ex. ” It’s so far ” ” Someone out the there” ” Where did you go… Read more

  • AURORA

    April 4, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 1st April 2022. SUPPORT METTESON. This amazing band from Norway just blew my mind very Folk Rock Line Up Metteson Vocal ex. ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. ex. Keys ex. ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. ex. 2 B/V ex. ex. ex. such a talented band of musicians.… Read more

  • 10CC

    April 2, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER MON 28th MARCH 2022. PAUL CANNING SUPPORT. This great Artist Singer / Songwriter from London none for his song You’re Still The One released in 2019 was a big success with 136227 Views . Paul Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Just Great . Song 1. Saved By Yesterday News ex. No Set… Read more

  • JAMES MORRISON

    March 31, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER MON. 21st MAR. 2022. CASEY MC QUILLEN. ACT 1. Amazing Singer Songwriter from the U.S.A. Casey Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Some great acoustic guitar work & Lovely Vocals. Magic. Song 1. In My World ex. ” Does she know me ” ” Lying in your bed tonight ” ” Dying to… Read more

  • SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

    March 29, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER FRI. 25th MARCH 2022. HOLIDAY SIDEWINDER. This amazing Indie /Pop Artist from Australia age Debut Album 2017. Line Up Holiday Vocal / Guitar. Using Studio Quality B/T . Song 1. Leo ex. ” Living alone ” ” I give it ” ” The sun is rising ” ” Help me with this… Read more

  • FIFTH HARMONY

    March 26, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2016. ALEEM 7-30pm – 7-50pm. Only caught the last song delayed getting in Line Up Aleem Vocals ex. ex. D/J ex. ex. Quite a Soul & Pop Mix . This is a great new artist breaking through. Last Song No Tittle vg. Some great Vocals & D/J mixing . I… Read more

  • WARDRUNA

    March 23, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 18th MARCH 2022. SUPPORT JO QUAIL. Jo is amazing celloist using a Loop Machine & Synth mixing All songs are Instrumental with amazing sounds Just Magic. Song 1. Missed Title ex. With lots of add ons this was amazing. Song 2. Gold ex. using a thumbing sound on the back of… Read more

  • SINGRID

    March 22, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER THURS. 8th NOVEMBER 2018. SUPPORT OIVE FOX. This amazing young artist from Essex & a great week for young Artists . Line Up OIVE Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Band Drums ex. ex. Key / Synth / Piano B/V ex. Some great commercial Song-writing. Song 1. Happy Hurts ex. ” Is there… Read more

  • THUNDER PUSSY

    March 18, 2022 by

    NIGHT PEOPLE THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 2O18. SKY VALLEY MISTRESS. This wonderful Band from Blackburn Lancashire Line Up Kayley ( Hell Kitten ) Davies Vocals ex. ex. Sean ( Starky ) Berry Lead ex. ex. Russel Russel Bass ex. ex. Maxwell Harvey William Newsome lll Drums ex. ex. Great Band . Song 1. Sleep vg. ”… Read more

  • ENOLA GAY

    March 16, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL MON. 14th MARCH 2022. ACT 1. DEAF DEAF DEAF. This is a really great Band Line Up Nathan Vocals ex. ex. Ellis Bass ex. ex. Louis Guitar ex. ex. Jack Guitar ex. ex. Connor Drums ex. ex. These guys are just great musicians. Song 1. Odes ex. ” I’m trusting in ”… Read more

  • SICK JOY

    March 16, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUN. 13th MARCH 2022. ACT 1 HOUSE OF WOLVES. This brilliant young Band of very talented musicians Line Up Henry Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Jake Bass ex. ex. Tom Drums ex. ex. Band from Preston. This band gets better every time I see them . This is about the fourth time… Read more

  • THE CLAUSE

    March 15, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SAT. 12 MARCH 2022. ACT 1 THE STANLEY. This Great Band from Wigan Line Up Tom Vocals ex. ex. Jake Guitar ex. ex. Harry Bass ex. ex. Rob Drums B/V ex. ex. Song 1. Look Back ex. ” Love in your heart ” ” How do you do ” ” See live… Read more

  • PEEPING DREXELS

    March 14, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2022. THE PICKUPS. This amazing band from Blackpool been going 2 years Line Up Devlin Guitar ex. ex. Karl Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Mathew Drums ex. ex. ex. James Bass ex. ex. ex. Great talented musicians . Song 1. Down To The Filter ex. ” I love her… Read more

  • JEFF LYNNE’S ELO

    March 11, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2018. BILLY LOCKETT SUPPORT. This brilliant Artist is a British musician from Northampton & began in 2011. He played classical Piano started at the age of 8 years through his early School Days . When he was 15 he started a band ” The amazing Lockett striving to be a… Read more

  • TEXAS SOUTHSIDE

    March 10, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER TUES. 8 MARCH 2022. ACT 1 SOUTHSIDE ALBUM. This amazing Band are Scottish Alternative Rock Band formed in 1986 by Johnny Mc Elhone formerly of the band Altered Images & Hipsway & Sharleen Spiteri on lead Vocals . Texas made there performing Debut in March 1988 University of Dundee . The Band… Read more

  • JORJA SMITH

    March 7, 2022 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER WED. OCT. 10th 2018. SININA ROSIE 8pm-8-30pm. A Talented Hip Hop Artist with D/J from London a Little Raw see potential there Line Up SININA Vocals ex D/J vg. needs work. Song 1. This Is A Mighty World In A Blur vg. Some nice vocals . Song 2. King & Queen vg.… Read more

  • HALESTORM

    March 7, 2022 by

    O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER WED. SEPTEMBER 26th 2018. REWS IRELAND ACT 1. This amazing Artist from Northern Ireland founded by Silhouette Guitarist / Vocal Shauna Tohill Line Up Shauna Tohill Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. ex. Collette Williams Drum / Vocals Ex. Member . Song 1. Shine vg. Brilliant Song-writing & overall sounds Love It .… Read more

  • AUDIOBOOKS

    March 5, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL THURSDAY 3rd MARCH 2022. VANITY FAIRY ACT 1. This amazing vocalist Daisy from Norwich along with her brother they are Songwriters Line Up Daisy Vocals ex. ex. With B/T very Studio Quality Backing Tapes . Great Stage Energy Moving About. Song 1. Lover Man ex. ” Who did you do ” ”… Read more

  • EFTERKLANG

    March 4, 2022 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH 2022. ONE LITTLE ATLAS. This amazing Duo from Manchester outstanding musicians Line Up Kevan Hardman Vocal / Bass / Synth ex. ex. Dean Jones Lead / Synth ex. ex. This is a very talented Duo. Magic. Song 1. TBC Title ex. ( Sorry I couldn’t E mail for the title… Read more

  • CUT GLASS KINGS

    March 1, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SAT. 26th FEBRUARY 2022. HAZY JANES. This amazing Duo from Halifax very Blues Rock Line Up. Ellis Best Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Brow Bury / Drums ex. ex. Just Magic Song 1. Yellow Belly Blues ex. ” Jerry was a mover ” Set on the bass ” ” Oh Yeah ”… Read more

  • SPICE GIRLS

    February 28, 2022 by

    ETIHAD STADIUM MANCHESTER SAT. 1st JUNE 2019. JESS GLYNNE. This amazing artist Jessica Hannah Glynne Born 20th Oct. 1989. A English Singer & Songwriter. After signing with Atlantic Records she rose to prominence in 2014. As a featured Artist on singles Rather Be by Clean Bandit & My Love by Route 94 both reached number… Read more

  • MUSE

    February 25, 2022 by

    ETIHAH STATIUM MANCHESTER SAT. 8th JUNE 2019. PALE WAVES. Amazing Indie Rock Band from Manchester. Formed in 2014. When Carla meet Heather while attending B.I.M.M. Music College Manchester. Some amazing young artists come out B.I.M.M. They signed to Independent Record Label Dirt Hit in 2017. This is amazing Band of very talented musicians . Line… Read more

  • VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR

    February 23, 2022 by

    BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER TUES. 22nd FEB. 2022. SET 1. 8pm. This Amazing Prog / Rock Band . Last time I saw them was the 70% Peter / Hugh & Gary the 3 Surviving of the original Band formed in 1967 at Manchester University but settled in London . Where they signed with Charisma .… Read more

  • LYNRD SKYNYRD

    February 21, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA THURSDAY 27th JUNE 2019. MASSIVE WAGONS 7pm-7-30pm. A British Rock Band from Lancaster Line up Barry Baz Mills Vocals ex. ex. Adam Thistlethwaite Guitars ex. ex. Steve Hull Guitars ex. ex. Adam Bowz Bouskill Bass ex. ex. Alex Roy Thistlethwaite Drums ex. ex. A brilliant band of musicians . Song 1. Last On… Read more

  • SNAYX BAND

    February 19, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2022. This very interesting Hardcore Punk / Rock Band from Brighton Amazing 3 piece Band what a brilliant sound with outstanding Musicians . Line up Charlie Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Ollie Bass ex. ex. Mike / Drums ex. ex. ex. They are also using B/T add ones. Magic.… Read more

  • EAGLES

    February 18, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 2019. This is one of the best Bands of all time. Eagles began in Early 1971 with founder members Glen Frey / Don Henley/ Country / Rock Band . Band split up in 1980 to 1994. With members doing solo projects . Then 1994 to 2001 Reunion Hell Freezer Over.… Read more

  • LOS BITCHOS

    February 17, 2022 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2022. NOON GARDEN 8-15pm-8-45pm. This amazing Artist Drawing a wide spectrum of Africa London based Musician Charles Prest British Born Nigerian & Jamaican heritage. He experience 10 years Globe Trotting touring as a member of FLAMINGODS . Gender Exotic Psych Pop Odyssey . Song 1. Desire ex. ” You’ve got… Read more

  • MUMFORD & SONS

    February 16, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA THURSDAY 6th JUNE 2019. Mumford & Sons are a British Folk / Rock Band Formed in London in 2007 have released 4 Studio Albums Sign No More ( 2009) Babel ( 2012 ) Winder Mind ( 2015 ) Delta ( 2018 ) Also Live Albums They won the Best Album In 2011 at… Read more

  • OTOBOKE BEAVER

    February 15, 2022 by

    DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER MON. 29th APRIL 2019 DBGC 7-30pm -8pm. This Great band Dargu South Korea all members have day Jobs Line up Meena Bass/ Vocals ex. Kim Myeong Jin Drums /vocals ex. Seo Bondu Guitar / Vocals ex. Debut Album Keep Drinking. 2018 . Full title of band Drinking Boys & Girl Choir Great… Read more

  • FLORENCE & THE MACHINE

    February 11, 2022 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2018. WET SUPPORT 7-30pm -8pm. Amazing singer songwriter with band. Line up Synth Mixing with Pre Sets & Lead ex. ex. Wet Vocals ex. ex. Brilliant Duo Magic Song 1. It’s All In Vain ex. ” Tell me baby ” ” I don’t believe you ” Song 2 Dead Water… Read more

  • TRANSATLANTIC SESSIONS

    February 10, 2022 by

    BRIDGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER TUES. 8th FEB. 2022. The back porch session to beat all others hits the road stage once again . Reaching hands across the water between Scotland, Ireland & the USA with the customary lavish all star cast of singers ,songwriters , & instrumentalists Line up Vocal Paul Brady ex. ex. ex. Dick… Read more

  • BLANKET NEW ALBUM

    February 7, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2022. THOMAS RAGSDALE LIVE SET. This is amazing Electronic Mixing Artist. Using a Mixing Desk Love It. Song 1. EQUINOX ex. Instrumental with Projector Graphics Mixing Desk at front on dance floor . Amazing arrangement quite Drum & Bass & Synth mix. One Instrumental in to another. Just Magic… Read more

  • THE LOUNGE SOCIETY

    February 5, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL THURSDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2022. PROLETARIAT ACT 1. This amazing band of talented musicians Line Up James Cummins Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Connor Dolan Lead Guitar ex. ex. Arron Hall Bass ex. ex. Joshua Wadsworth Drums ex. ex. Love there sounds. Song 1. Go Ahead ex. ” There something about me ”… Read more

  • FALSE ADVERTISING

    February 4, 2022 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL WENESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2022. THE C 33S. ACT 2 This brilliant Band from Manchester Line Up Cav Green Vocal / Lead ex. ex. Judy Jones Vocal / Drums ex. ex. Ste Phillips Bass / Vocals ex. ex. They are very talented musicians . Love them . Song 1. Better Luck Next Time… Read more

  • CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS

    February 3, 2022 by

    O2 APOLLO TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2018. This Amazing French Artist Born Heldise Adelaide Letissier born 1st of June 1988 34 years old . Debut Album Chaleur Humaine 2014. Recieved Critical acclaim Reached No 2 in French /UK charts Released her 2nd Album Chris in 2018. Pop / Synth Pop / Pop Art . LAVA LA… Read more

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