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

  • SINCE SEPTEMBER

    September 25, 2021 by

    DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER TUESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2021 REUBEN HESTER ACT 1 Great young musician Reuben vocals ex.ex. Guy Keyboard ex.ex. Just brilliant. Song 1. You sit there ex. ” You need fondness ” ” When you ” ” Nothing can be like Jesus ” Brilliant song with great vocals & keys very lively playing. Song… Read more

  • ARLO PARKS

    September 22, 2021 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER 16th SEPTEMBER 2021 ARLO PARKS Born 9th Aug 2000 London Singer / Songwriter & Poet 9th September she won the mercury prize for Best Album of the year Debut Album Collapsed In Sunbeams . This is a very talented artist with a fantastic Band . Arlo Vocals ex.ex. Bass ex.ex. Lead ex.ex. Girl… Read more

  • MANCHESTER PSYCHEDELIC FESTIVAL

    September 21, 2021 by

    LOOSE ARTICLES ACT 1. A Great girl band Bass / Vocals ex. Rhythm / Vocals ex. Lead / B/V. Drums / B/V. Song 1. I Scream vg. ” Sing along ” ” Oh my ” ” Hold me tight ” Lot’s of energy . Song 2. Oh Baby vg. ” Far from here ” Vocals… Read more

  • MARC ALMOND

    September 20, 2021 by

    WONDER HALL FESTIVAL LYTHAM WEDNESDAY 25th AUGUST 2021 FIZZ Fizz you to be called Buck Fizz This truly is amazing band Line up 2 Girl Vocals ex.ex. Mike Vocals ex.ex. With Studio Quality B/T. Outstanding. Song 1. Time Is Coming For Me Now ex. ” Sail on ” ” You’ve just begun “ ” It’s… Read more

  • THE LOTTERY WINNERS

    September 17, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2021 JACOB REDDY ACT 1 Young Duo Vocal ex. Guitar B/V ex Really like this duo & there songwriting. Song 1. Outside The Box ex. ” I’m this side of the box ” ” The more I know “ ” I never feel ” ” I’m not the man I… Read more

  • HALLAN

    September 16, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL THURSDAY 26th AUGUST JULES THE SHIRE ACT 1 VOCAL/ GUITAR & DRUMS really like this duo amazing musicians Song 1. You Said ex. ” Your going to look ” Great songwriting . Song 2. I Feel ex ” There we go ” ” At the back of my hand ” ” You know… Read more

  • JAX JONES

    September 15, 2021 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2021 DANIEL BLUME 7-15 pm.–7-45 pm FIRST ACT Daniel Vocal ex.ex. D/J. Amazing sounds from these two Love It Song 1. Yes Sometime ex. “Nice time ” ” Your not so sure ” ” I’ll be with you ” Saturday ” Outstanding D/J mixing. Crowd going mad. Song 2.… Read more

  • DR HOOK

    September 13, 2021 by

    BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2021 DR HOOK Starring Dennis Locorriere . Dennis Vocals/ Guitar ex.ex.ex. Girl B/V ex.ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.ex. Lead ex.ex.ex. Keyboards ex.ex.ex. Rhythm ex.ex.ex. SET 1. Song 1. Walk Right In ex. ” Every ones talking ” Every ones telling “ ” Let your hair hang down ” This is… Read more

  • ANNE MARIE

    September 13, 2021 by

    LYTHAM WONDER HALL FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY 25 AUG. 2021 GRACEY ACT 2 A brilliant young artist. Gracey Vocals ex.ex. Bass ex.ex. Percussion ex.ex. Song 1. Out Of My Head ex. ” I’m the same ” ” It scares me every day “ ” I’m afraid to fall in love ” ” Get up ” Great music… Read more

  • MAISE PETERS

    September 10, 2021 by

    THIS GIG IS FROM THE GORILLA MANCHESTER MON.23rd AUG 2021 TOMMY LEFROY SUPPORT ARTIST Tommy vocals/ Guitar. A brilliant young artist from London. Check her out. Song 1. Reap My Heart vg. ” In a jug ” Great songwriting & arrangement. Song 2. Shoot vg. ” Don’t know what to do ” ” It’s scares… Read more

  • VAN MORRISON

    September 10, 2021 by

    02 APOLLO MANCHESTER FRIDAY 20th AUGUST 2021 Van is one of the all time greats. He magical & puts words to music . With amazing music scores. Most of his backing band have been with him a long time. At the age of 75 he’s just a perfect musician. His backing band are just outstanding… Read more

  • TRAMPLENE

    September 9, 2021 by

    EL RAY DUO 7-45 -8-15 Amazing Support Act Vocal Guitar on stage Bass Mixing Desk Song 1. Shaking ex ” Shake your body baby “. Brilliant Vocals & Guitar. Song 2. Hay Happy Ending. ” Call me baby ” ” I’ve got one question ” Set your world a light “. ” Shake It like… Read more

  • September 3, 2021 by

    MAHALIA GORILLA MANCHESTER TUESDAY 17 AUGUST 2021 NIA SUPPORT ACT Solo girl from London. Nia Vocal / Guitar. Song 1. In Love With Your Ex . ” Show me” ” Lying down” ” What if no one ” ” Take up” Song 2. I Need Love . ” You are ” ” I’ be there… Read more

  • BOB VYLAR

    August 7, 2021 by

    BOB VYLAR WED 4 AUGUST BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL                                                                ZEN This is my first time seeing this is my first time seeing this amazing duo… Read more

  • STEREOPHONICS

    March 23, 2020 by

    STEREOPHONICS MANCHESTER ARENA FRI 13th MARCH 2020 NADIA  SHIEKH  7 : 45 pm —8 : 15 pm Amazing Artist seen a few times with a fabulous band normally plays smaller venuesNadia Vocals / Rhythm ex.ex. Band. Lead B/V ex.ex. Bass B/V ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.Song 1. Any One Else ex. ” On my skin ex. ”… Read more

  • PAUL CARRACK

    March 21, 2020 by

    PAUL CARRACK BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER FRI 21st FEB 2020 LAUREN RAY 7 : 30 pm—8 pm A Brilliant Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist / Piano Lauren Vocals / Guitar ex.ex.Song 1. Moments ex. ” It was worth It ” ” I herd the beat of the drums “” Love seems elogical ” ” I… Read more

  • CLANNAD

    March 19, 2020 by

    CLANNAD BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER SAT 14th MARCH 2020 This is there Farewell Tour. Tonight they are doing a Acoustic Set with songtittles in Gaelic with some Capella songs this truly will be a magical eveningof the Highest with the wonderful acoustics of the Bridge Water Hall whenyou step into the hall with all It’s… Read more

  • TORI KELLY

    March 17, 2020 by

    TORI KELLY 02 RITZ MANCHESTER SUNDAY MARCH 15th 2020 FROM U.S.A.TORI   KELLY  9 : 10 pm—10 : 30 pm Missed the support acts First act Jake Isaac 7 : 40 pm —8 : 10 pm & Etham 8 : 20 pm—8 : 50 pm Talked to crown they said they were very good will catch… Read more

  • CIRCA WAVES

    March 16, 2020 by

    CIRCA WAVES ALBUM LAUNCH GORILLA MANCHESTER SUN MAR 15 2020 I Just love this band they play Arena’s. Love It when they go back to there roots & play smaller venues Band formed in 2013. Band Members KieranShudall Vocal / Rhythm / Lead ex.ex.ex. Joe Falconer Lead ex.ex.ex. SamRouke Bass ex.ex.ex. Colin Jones Drums ex.ex.ex.Song 1.… Read more

  • HALSEY

    March 15, 2020 by

    PALE  WAVES  7 : 30 pm— 8 pm Amazing Manchester Band who cancelled a couple of Gigs owing to be InvolvedIn a bus crash nobody hurt just shook up. Band Members Heather Baron Grace.Vocals / Rhythm ex.ex.ex. Ciala Doran Drums ex.ex.ex Hugo Silvani Lead / Keysex.ex.ex. Charlie Wood Lead / Bass / Keys Band formed… Read more

  • TOVE LO

    March 12, 2020 by

    TOVE LO ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER TUES 10th MARCH 2020 FROM SWEDEN MILLIE  TURNER  8 pm — 8 : 30 PM Fantastic New Artist with a Duo Millie Vocals ex.ex. Guy Keyboards / Guitar B/V ex. ex. Guy Drums / Sythi drum pads ex.ex. No set list some tittles could be wrong. Song 1. Everybody ex.… Read more

  • ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS

    March 11, 2020 by

    IAN  PROWSE  7 : 30 pm— 8 pm Amazing Artist & Band. Very Folk / Rock / Irish from Liverpool. Ian Prowse Vocal / Guitar / Acoustic ex.ex. Girl Violin B/V ex.ex. Girl Flute ex.ex. PianoB/V ex.ex. Bass ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.Song 1. Fireworks ex. Fabulous songwriting & Amazing band.Song 2. Takin’  On The World ex. Amazing… Read more

  • THE SISTERS OF MERCY

    March 9, 2020 by

    THE SISTERS OF MERCY ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER SAT MARCH 7th 2020 A.A. WILLIAMS  7 pm—7 : 35 pm A.A. Williams Acoustic / Electric / Vocals ex.ex. Lead ex.ex. Bass ex.ex.ex.Song 1. Tell Her vg. ” Tomorrow ” Amazing vocals ” The sun shines ” ” Iwill find you ” ” The ship comes into the… Read more

  • BETH HART

    March 7, 2020 by

    KIETH BARRDES DUO 7 : 30 pm—8 pm Amazing Band from Scotland C /W Blues Kieth Acoustic / Keyboards ex.ex.Guy Acoustic / B/V ex.ex. Love this Duo.Song 1. Heart On Your Sleeve ex. ” I can see ” ” Don’t understand why “Brilliant song arrangement at It’s very best.Song 2. What You Get ex. ”… Read more

  • OH WONDER

    March 5, 2020 by

    OH  WONDER ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER WED 4th MARCH 2020 DIZZY  8 pm— 8 : 30 pm Brilliant new artist burst into the music Sean in Canada last summerBeen on the Sean since 2015. With her fabulous Band Indie / popKatie Munshan Vocals ex.ex. Alex Spencer Lead ex.ex. MackenzieSpencer Bass ex.ex. Charlie Spencer Drums / Synthesizer… Read more

  • FEMUR

    March 4, 2020 by

    MANALISHI  8 : 30 pm— 9 pm  Lead / Vocals ex.  Bass B/V ex. Drums ex. See lots of perpetual in the bandSong 1. Zipper Mouth vg. ” You see It twice ” ” Why do you dress so nice “” Why do you bang your head ” Great songwriting.Song 2. Wife Beater vg. ”… Read more

  • HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK

    March 3, 2020 by

    LYNSEY  MONTROSE 8 : 15 pm—8 : 45 pm Lynsey Vocals / Rhythm ex.ex. Hanna Lead / Keys B/V ex.ex. Tom Bass ex.ex. Barbus Drums B/V ex.ex.Song 1. Little Storm ex. ” See the darkness ” ” Even my words ” ” Holding you ” ” Things UN thought ” ” Silver of circles ” ” Hold… Read more

  • THE STAVES

    March 2, 2020 by

    THE  STAVES GORILLA MANCHESTER THURSDAY 27th  FEBRUARY 2020MATILDA  MANN  7 : 30 pm—8 pm Amazing young Artist / Singer / Songwriter Matilda Vocals / Electric GuitarSong 1. Pretty Hard vg. ” I’m loosing senses ” Dum dum dum ” ” And she meant “” Fucking best ” Great overall sounds.Song 2. Pure Madness ex. ”… Read more

  • LENNON STELLA

    February 28, 2020 by

    JP  SAXE  8 pm— 8 : 30 pm A new C/W artist just fantastic with amazing Vocals / Piano / Guitar MagicSong 1. City vg. ” To find myself there ” ” Your not on my mind ” ” Everybodystays the same ” ” I wish I new you better than you did ” ”… Read more

  • BABY METAL

    February 26, 2020 by

    CREEPER  8 pm— 8 : 30 pm Loved this Band formed In September 2014. Just fabulous musicians & out of this world front man. Band members Bill Gould Vocals ex.ex. Ian Miles Lead B/V ex.ex.Sean Scott Bass B/V ex.ex. Dan Bratton Drums / Percussion ex.ex. Oliver Burdett ex.ex.Hannah Greenwood Keyboards / Piano / Violin B/V… Read more

  • BOY & BEAR

    February 24, 2020 by

    CIARAN  LAVERY  8 pm — 8 : 30 pm A Brilliant duo from Ireland Members Ciaran Vocal / Guitar / Key / Piano ex.ex. Donny Key / Sythi mix ex.ex. Song 1. On My Own ex. ” Are you coming to the rose tonight ” ” My life Is turning ” Magic.Song 2. I Could… Read more

  • PVRIS

    February 21, 2020 by

    JOYWAVE  8 : 15 pm—8 : 45 pm A Brilliant Young Band Members Daniel Ambruster Vocals / Guitar / Production / Piano ex.ex. Joseph Morinell Guitar ex.ex. Paul Brenner Drums ex.ex. Benjamin Bailey Keyboards / Piano / Sythi ex.ex. Touring Member Kevin Mahoney Bass ex.ex. Band formed 2010 Indie Rock. See lots of pertinently there… Read more

  • TOM WALKER

    February 20, 2020 by

    JAYE OF DIAMONDS  8 : 15 pm — 8 : 31 pm A Energetic Duo with great stage presence Jaye Vocals / Acoustic ex. Chris Acoustic / B/V ex. See lots of perpetual in this Duo really like them.Song 1. You were ready vg. ” She had these eyes you see in the sky ”… Read more

  • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

    February 19, 2020 by

    A A  WILLIAMS 8 pm — 8 : 30 pm A A Williams ( Girl ) Vocals / Piano ex. Guy Bass ex. Really like this Artist.Song 1. If I Was Someone Else ex. ” If I could give It up ” ” The kiss of death ” Pure magic sounds. Very medieval folk. Brilliant… Read more

  • COURTEENERS

    February 18, 2020 by

    COURTEENERS ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2020COURTEENERS  5 : 30 pm —6 : 30 pm H.M.V Special Promotional Gig for the Release of the new album. This is a real score for the Wonderful Albert Hall 4 The COURTEENERS ONE of Manchester’s Biggest Band playing 4 Gigs in 2 Days Sat / Sun I… Read more

  • ISOBEL CAMPBEL

    February 17, 2020 by

    TIM GALLAGHER & BAND  8 : 15 pm— 8 : 50 pm Tim Vocals / Acoustic ex. Keyboard ex. B/V Guy ex. B/V Girl ex. Lead ex. Bass / Drums ex.Song 1. Your Things Baby vg. ” Pushing for 3 ” ” Down on me hear me out ” ” Don’t leave me ” ”… Read more

  • MAE MULLER

    February 14, 2020 by

    MAE MULLER DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER TUES 11th FEBRUARY 2020REBECCA GARSTON 8 pm— 8 : 30 pm Rebecca Singer / Songwriter. Needs to write more commercial Rebecca Vocals ex. Guy Lead ex. See a lot of perpetual there keep the good work up.Song 1. Feeling Alive vg. ” I don’t want to talk about It ”… Read more

  • DELAIN

    February 13, 2020 by

    DELAIN 02 RITZ MANCHESTER FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2020 AMAZING GOTHIC CHYRA Amazing Metal / Gothic band from Sweden Jake E Vocals ex.ex. Euge Valovirta Guitar ex.ex. Alex Landenburg Drums ex.ex. Jasper Strombland Guitar ex.ex. Intro B/T Amazing music score very Folk / Gothic / Metal Pure magic sounds.Song 1. We Had A Dream ex. ” Like… Read more

  • WHEEL

    February 12, 2020 by

    WHEEL DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2020THE NEW DEATH CULT 8 : 30 pm—9 pm LEAD Beta ex.ex.                                                    BASS Gama ex.ex.DRUMS  Delta ex.ex.             … Read more

  • TRANSATLANTIC SESSIONS

    February 10, 2020 by

    TRANSATLANTIC SESSIONS BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER WED 5th FEB 2020Singers Cathy Jordan ex.ex.ex. Cathalen Morrison  ex.ex.ex. Tommy Emmanuel Vocal / Acoustic ex.ex.ex. Jerry Douglas Donbro / Acoustic played like a steel guitar with medal tube. With his other musical director Ally Bain ex.ex.ex. Also Singers Rachel Sermanni ex.ex.ex. Sierra Hull Tennessee native multi- instrumentalist ex.ex.ex.… Read more

  • CARAVAN PALACE

    February 7, 2020 by

    CARAVAN PALACE ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER 31st JANUARY 202O Band from France Paris Formed around 2005 / 2006 First Jazz Festival 2007. Self tittle album released 20th Oct 2008. Band Members Zoe Goldtis Vocals ex.ex.ex. Arnaud Vial Guitar / Vocals Victor Raimondeau Baritone Sax & Tenor Sax ex.ex.ex. Charles Delapoint ex.ex.ex. Double Bass / Electronics ex.ex.ex.… Read more

  • KAISER CHIEFS

    February 4, 2020 by

    KAISER CHIEFS EMPRESS BALLROOM BLACKPOOL FRI 24th JANUARY 2020SKINNY  LIVING  6 : 45 pm— 7 : 15 Keys B/V ex. Lead B/V ex. Bass B/V ex. Vocal / Rhythm ex.ex. Drums ex. caught last song. here there full list of songs.Song 1. Let Me In ex. Great young band. Speaking to crowd they really like… Read more

  • DENO

    January 31, 2020 by

    DENO THE DEAF INSTITUTE MANCHESTER TUES 28th JANUARY 2020 R/B V/ RAP D/J STAVE 8 pm WITH GUEST ARTISTS Song 1. We Will Do It ex. ” All night ” Amazing mix. Just love It.Song 2. I Want To Take It Out ex. ” Over & over again ” Guest artist Sim ! Hard to… Read more

  • TWIN TEMPLE

    January 29, 2020 by

    TWIN TEMPLE DEAF INSTITUTE MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2020THE VIOLET HEARTS ! Rhythm / Vocals ex. Bass ex. Drums ex. Lead / Keys A great young band.Song 1. Witches vg ” I’m on my own ” ” It’s wild inside of me ” Great sounds.Song 2. Everything ex. ” What happening all the time ” ”… Read more

  • A BOWIE CELEBRATION

    January 27, 2020 by

    A BOWIE CELEBRATION 02 RITZ MANCHESTER THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY 2020 A Tribute to the wonderful music of the Fabulous David Bowie with brilliant musicians who worked with him. Starting with Mike Garson who was with him a very long time Piano / Keys ex.ex.ex. Gerry Leonard M/D Guitar ex.ex.ex. Carmine Rojas Bass ex.ex.ex.Alan Child’s Drums… Read more

  • PUCCINI MADAMA BUTTERFLY

    January 24, 2020 by

    MADAMA BUTTERFLY PLACE THEATRE MANCHESTER WED. 22nd JAN. 2020 Main Cast Mimi Elena Dee Fabulous Korean Soprano ex.ex.ex. Together with Alyona Kistenyova ex.ex.ex. & Maria Tonina as Musetta ( House keeper ) ex.ex.ex. Rich Guy ex.ex. Sea Captain ex.ex. Councillor ex.ex.ex. Mimi Son ex.ex. Captain Wife ex. Rest of cast & Singers ex.ex. Amazing Costumes… Read more

  • solo showcase

    January 24, 2020 by

    SOLO SHOWCASE NIGHT & DAY THURSDAY 16th JANUARY 2020 LEWIS  JAMES  8 : 15 pm—- 8 : 45 PM Lewis James Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Lewis vocals / Acoustic ex.ex.Song 1. It’s Off vg. ” Then It’s on again ” ” We make It work ” ” Don’t know what to say to you… Read more

  • PETROL GIRLS

    January 22, 2020 by

    Q & A  PETROL GIRLS  18 : 50 pm— 19 : 10 pm Women’s right not to have Verbal Abuse & Abuse at concerts & In the music industry. Two girls  being interviewed from Petrol Girls with guest Interviewer. Very Political for women’s right not to be abused & everyone free from abuse. Gender Issues… Read more

  • NOAH GUNDERSON

    January 20, 2020 by

    HARRISON WHITFORD 8 pm—8 : 30 pm Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist. Harrison Vocal / Guitar ex.ex.ex. Amazing musician.Song 1. Dirty Back Street ex. ” Burning down the chambers ” ” We had a dream ” ” The hammer comes down ” ” Before I can tell ” ” Try to show you the northern… Read more

  • CHASE RICE

    January 17, 2020 by

    MADISON  KOZAK  8 pm—8 : 30 pm Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Madison Vocals / Acoustic ex.ex. From Nashville U.S.A.Song 1. Little Bit Of You ex. ” I need a little bit of space ” ” The further I am, I’m nearer to you ” ” I want to figure out who I am ”… Read more

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