Manchester Music Review

Michael Tickle Music Reviewer

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


    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


    December 3, 2021 by

    NIGHT & DAY CAFE MANCHESTER MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2021 BEIJA FLO SUPPORT Amazing young Artist Vocal / Keys / Synth / Guitar using B/T drums / weird noises. Song 1. I Sincerely Apologise ex. ” Why would you be jealous of me ” ” Because your here ” ” My vices ” ” Oh baby… Read more


    December 1, 2021 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER TUESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2021 BLOM BAND ACT 1. A very experimental band from Newcastle Line up Girl Vocal / Synth ex. ex. Girl / Guitar ex. ex. Guy Drums ex. ex. Great musicians . Vocal hard to hear . Song 1. Why Me vg. ” I’ve got to ” ” Checkout ”… Read more


    November 29, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2021 GRAND ELDER ACT 1 This amazing heavy Band of talented musicians . Band Est. 2016 Line Up. Chris Hodgson Vocals ex. ex. Jim Ritchie Guitar ex. ex. Callum Hartley Guitar ex. ex. Chris Barnard Drums ex. ex. Army Bass ex. ex. Outstanding Band . Song 1. Guillotine ex.… Read more


    November 26, 2021 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER THURSDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2021 GWENIFER RAYMOND SUPPORT This is amazing young Artist a Instrumental Guitarist of the highest order. Song 1. The Three Deaths Of Red Spectre ex. Instrumental classical Eastern music score . Very clever acoustic guitar playing this is a very new artist . Song 2. Worn Out Blues ex. Instrumental… Read more


    November 26, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2021 SAINT MICHAEL ACT 1. Amazing young Band Line Up Vocal /Rhythm ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Intro B/T Spoken word ex. This band are great musicians Song 1. Sun Vale Avenue ex. ” Rocking them ” ” Kiss the girls ” ”… Read more


    November 24, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2021 CRYSTAL TIDES SUPPORT This is a fantastic young band with so much talent Line up Billy Gregory Vocal/ Guitar ex. ex. George Regan Bass / B/V ex. ex. Harry Knowles Lead/ B/V ex. ex. Joe Knight Drums. Very Indie Rock . Band from Portsmouth . Just love them… Read more


    November 22, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL MON 15th NOVEMBER 2021 SUGARSTONE SUPPORT This amazing young Band a few weeks ago are coming on in leaps & bounds Line Up Vocal /Rhythm ex. ex. Bass B/V ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Song 1. The Author Is Dead ex. ” Destroy all the voices ” So much… Read more


    November 22, 2021 by

    ANITY MATTER SUPPORT 19-30 –20-00 BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER NOVEMBER 18th 2021 Amazing Duo Prog Rock so very Talented Musicians at there very best Line Up Vocal / Acoustic ex. ex. ex. Mike Moss Vocals / Lead / Keys ex. ex. Song 1. The Thorn In My Side ex. ” I’m away to paradise ”… Read more


    November 19, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13th 2021 DAISY ACT 1 Amazing Solo Artist . Daisy Vocal / Guitar & Songwriter ex. ex. Just love this Artist . Song 1. Don’t Sit Down ex. ” Roll the dice ” ” You started a fight ” ” The devil way” ” I moved the chain ” ”… Read more


    November 17, 2021 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA FRIDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2021 SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR SUPPORT This amazing artist Born 10 April 1979 English Singer / Song -writer/ Model She first came to prominence in late 1990s. Her solo debut album Read My Lips released in 2001 . Started 1997 Vocal/Guitar/Piano Age 42 has won quite a few awards. I got… Read more


    November 16, 2021 by

    GORILLA MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2021 GALPS ACT 1. A great young Artist Bassist for Self Esteem. Galps Vocal/ Rhythm Guitar ex. ex. Song 1. High Roll ex. ” I need more information out there ” ” I never had any ” ” I suppose your around ” ” I need more information ” ”… Read more


    November 15, 2021 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER TUESDAY 9th NIVEMBER 2021 AMA JONES ACT 1. Amazing young Artist. AMA Vocals / Synth Mix / B/T. A very energetic dancer Song 1. Thing about you ex ( Intro I’m yours B/T ) ” I like to ” ” Baby ” ” All my dreams ” ” The night I’ll give… Read more


    November 11, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL MONDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2021 JOE PLATT & BAND ACT 1. Amazing young Artist & Band Line Up Joe Vocals / Guitar ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Brilliant musicians & amazing music scores . Song 1. WDYSYIFYT ! ” So how ” ” See my face ”… Read more


    November 8, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021 HOUSE OF WOLVES ACT 1. Amazing young local band of talented musicians Line up Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. They got so much energy in there playing with great songs. Song 1. Clothes Off ex. ” Oh baby I’ll give it to you ”… Read more


    November 8, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2021 KIND HEARTED THIEVES ACT 1 Amazing Solo Performance from this very talented artist Vocal / Acoustic ex. ex. Song 1. Road Beyond Ruin ex. ” Take it from me ” ” All our fears ” ” They don’t know who I am ” ” We are not going… Read more


    November 6, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2021 ALEXADER ACT 1 A great young artist from Kirkham Vocal / Guitar & Song-writer very talented Song 3. Take A Look vg. Sorry I missed first 2 songs ” Question what I do ” ” I’m still hoping ” ” I’m out of control ” ” You far… Read more


    November 5, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2021 This brilliant band formed in 2015 . Have been playing music since High School. Band from Taunton Somerset . Debut Album Forever What Ever . Released in 2020 by Physical Education. A 4 piece of amazing musicians so very talented . Song 1. Cherry Red ex. ” I… Read more


    November 5, 2021 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER TUESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2021 ALEXIS TAYLOR ( FROM HOT CHIP) SUPPORT Amazing Artist & Brilliant Band Line Up Alexis Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Girl Drums ex. ex. This is a really great line up of talented musicians . Just magic. Song 1. Search & Destroy ex. ” I’ve… Read more


    November 3, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER 2021 ENGLISH TEACHER ACT 1. A great young band with lots of power Line Up Girl Vocal/ Rhythm/ Synth ex. ex. Guy Lead B/V ex. ex. Guy Drums B/V. ex. ex. Guy Bass ex. ex. Great Musicians Song 1. Poly Art Ward vg ” Peace you get ” ”… Read more


    November 1, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER 2021 PUDDLE ACT 1. Amazing young band Line Up Rhythm / Vocals ex. Lead ex. Bass ex. Drums ex. Keyboard / Synthesizer ex .Just love the energy of their song & song-writing . Song 1. Want Too vg. ” I’m so long ” ” It’s easy to say ”… Read more


    November 1, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2021 SNASH ACT 1. A Hardcore Punk Band Line Up Vocals / Rhythm ex. ex. Lead B/V ex. ex. Bass/ B/V ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Fantastic Band of Musicians & Song-writers .Magic. Song 1. Welcome To Hell ex. ” We look at ” ” You walk away ”… Read more


    October 29, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2021 AMOS SUPPORT A very funny Artist with a party hat on . Amos very( Hip Hop /Rap ) Vocal/ Rap With a great D/J . Amazing artist putting on a really great show & Mixing D/J . Song 1. Happy Birthday vg. ” One happy birthday to me… Read more


    October 29, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER 2021 PICK UPS SUP A Great young band from Blackpool Members & Line Up Devlin Mc Mahon Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. Carl Doyle Vocal / Guitar ex. ex. James Orrel Vocals / Bass ex. ex. Mathew Orrel Drums ex. ex. See lots of potential from the band. Song 1.… Read more

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    October 28, 2021 by

    BRIGEWATER HALL MANCHESTER MON 25th OCTOBER 2021 JOHNNY HATES JAZZ SUPPORT ACT This is a great old band Line up Clark Datchier Songwriter/ Vocalist/ Keyboards/ Guitar ex. ex. ex. Mike Nocito Guitarist/ Bassist/ Producer ex. ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. ex. Lead ex. ex. ex. I feel they were the best band on the night… Read more

  • PINS

    October 27, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLAKPOOL SATURDAY 23rd OCTOMER 2021 HEAVY SALAD ACT 1. Amazing young band Line up Lead ex. ex. Bass / Vocals ex ex. ex. Rhythm/ Keys ex. ex. Drums ex. ex . 3 Girl B/V ex. ex. Lots of energy in there playing Just love. Song 1. PSILO ex. Song about mushrooms & robots.… Read more


    October 25, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2021 HOUSE OF WOLVES SUPPORT Fantastic young Band from Preston . Line Up Lead / Vocals ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums / B/V. ex. ex. Very high energy rock . Just love there song arrangement’s Song 1. Clothes Off vg. ” So I am ” ” Take that… Read more


    October 23, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SAT 2nd OCTOBER 2021 PERFECT PARACHUTE PICTURE SUPPORT A great young Duo Line Up Drums / Vocals ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Great Sounds. Song 1. They Only Want vg. ” It’s good enough for you ” ” We are so bad ” ” It’s time for you ” ” You didn’t… Read more


    October 22, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER 2021 KALIMA ACT 1 Amazing young band Line up Lead ex. ex. Bass ex. ex. Drums ex. ex. Keyboard ex ex. Rhythm ex. ex. 4. Girls 1 Guy . Love this band of fantastic musicians . Song 1. Are You Mine ex. ” What to see you again ”… Read more


    October 22, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL WEDNESDAY 20th OCTOBER 2021 GRANDMA HOUSE ACT I 20-15 pm –20–45 pm Amazing Young Band from Bristol .Line Up Yasmin Berndt Vocals/ Guitar ex.ex. Poppy Dodgson Vocal/ Drums ex.ex. Zoe Zinsmeistel Vocal / Guitar ex.ex. Song 1. No Place ex. ” It’s so save back home ” ” I will see you… Read more


    October 20, 2021 by

    BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER 19th OCTOBER 2021 FIRST SET The Water Boys are a folk band formed in Edinburgh in 1983. By Scottish musician Mike Scott & Steve Wickham this band has been going 38 years Band Line Up Mike Scott Vocals / Guitar Electric/ Acoustic /Piano ex.ex.ex. Steve Wickham Electric Fiddle / Fiddle ex.ex.ex.… Read more


    October 18, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 2021 HOUSE OLD DOGS SUPPORT Amazing young Band of talented musicians. Band line up Drums ex.ex. Bass ex. ex. Vocals / Rhythm ex.ex. Lead ex.ex. Keys / Synth ex.ex. Song 1. Jesus In Leather ex. ” It seems to be ” ” It’s Time ” ” Really to ”… Read more


    October 18, 2021 by

    ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER 2021 CONCHUR WHITE SUPPORT A Brilliant Solo Folk Artist Conchur Vocal / Guitar & Songwriter. Love his Lyrics Song 1. Deep Down vg. ” There doesn’t be ” ” In my lead ” ” You say that love has got to ” ” Do you think of me when… Read more


    October 16, 2021 by

    MERMAID CHUNKY ACT 1. A very theatrical duo from Stroud Gloucestershire using loop machine Line up Girl Keyboard / Vocals & Gadgets ex. Girl Tin Whistle / Sax / Vocals / Gadgets ex.ex. This is a very theatrical Duo very weird & clever Song 1. King Of Hurst ex. very long song ” I’m queen… Read more


    October 14, 2021 by

    02 APOLLO MANCHESTER MONDAY 11th OCTOBER 2021 L. DEVINE ACT 1 Olivia Rebecca Devine born 21st JUNE 1997 AGE 24. English singer /songwriter. Signed to Warner Bros Records. She released her depute E/P. Growing Pains 2017. 2 further E/P Peer Pressure ( 2018) & Near Life Experience part 1.( 2021) From Whitley Bay Tyne &… Read more


    October 12, 2021 by

    MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER 2021 D/J SET FROM 7pm —8–30pm Amazing Girl D/J Didn’t get her name but she really worked her socks off These are a few of her songs she played lots of dance numbers Children of the revolution / Meet you on the other side / Love me ,Hold me… Read more


    October 12, 2021 by

    MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL THURSDAY 7th OCTOBER 2021 SAMANTHA CRAIN ACT 1 Amazing artist from Oklahoma U.S.A. Line up Samantha vocals / acoustic ex.ex. Guy guitar / steel guitar ex.ex. the crowd went wild for this artist so very talent. Song 1. Joey ex. ” I will choice ” ” When I first saw you ”… Read more


    October 9, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL WEDNESDAY 6th OCTOBER 2021 EMILY RHODES ACT 1 A talented young artist from Kirkham Emily Vocals/ Acoustic Guitar Brilliant vocals Song 1. Neon Flame ex. ” In my heart ” ” I never see ” ” I can’t believe my eyes “ ” Buried in my brain ” ” I can start… Read more


    October 7, 2021 by

    LYTHAM HALL FESTIVAL MONDAY 30th AUGUST 2021 LYTHAM / ST ANNES SHANTY SINGERS ACT ONE Song 1. Santiago ex. ” Mexico is a place know ” ” Hand held trim ” ” These Chinese girls I adore ” ” When I was a young man ” ” Time is hard & the wages are poor… Read more


    October 5, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2021 Darwin & The Finches Act ONE FROM BLACKPOOL Sorry I missed this duo owing to being late. Talking to crowd I was told they were Very Good. There line up Vocal/ Guitar & Drums. Will catch them again. JOHN BRAMWELL SOLO MAIN ACT Amazing Artist I’ve seen many… Read more


    October 4, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER 2021 THE ROYSTON CLUB ACT 1. Great young band with great musicians. Line up Lead ex. Rhythm/ Vocal ex. Bass ex. Drums ex. Lots of energy in there playing. Great songwriters. Song 1. Young vg. ” Just to be at your side ” ” I know some where ”… Read more


    October 4, 2021 by

    RHY E ACT 1 BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL TUES 21st SEPTEMBER 2021 Normally a larger Band tonight just a Duo Keys ex. Acoustic ex. Talented Song 1. I Thought vg. ” Everything I do ” ” It’s were I belong ” ” I will find “ ” And I would shut my mouth ” ” If… Read more


    October 1, 2021 by

    O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER TUESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER JESICA HOOP Jesica Hoop Vocals / Guitar ex.ex. Guy Guitar / B/V Girl B/V / Violin ex.ex. Guy Bass / B/V Also B/T . Jesica amazing songwriter now lives in England . Song 1. Where Ever You Were ex. ” Down the road ” Very Folk with amazing B/T… Read more


    September 29, 2021 by

    BOOTLEG SOCIAL BLACKPOOL FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2021 RILEY JAMES ACT 1 Song 1. Is It Worth Your Time ex. ” People letting you down ” ” Life is a game “ ” I will comfort you ” ” I’m always by your side ” Great sound & songwriting. Song 2. They Say Boys Don’t Cry… Read more


    September 27, 2021 by

    MANCHESTER ARENA FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021 Can’t wait to hear one of my favourite bands I have seen from the early 70 s Present Line up Phil Collins vocals ex.ex.ex. Daryl Stuermar Lead B/V ex.ex. ex. Tony Banks Keyboard / Sythi ex.ex.ex. Michael Rutherford Bass/ Guitar/ Bass Pedals/ B/V ex.ex.ex. Nick Collins ex.ex.ex. Daniel Pearce… Read more


    September 27, 2021 by

    BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER WEDNESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2021 Born 21st July 1981. English Songwriter & Actress Debut Album released 2009 from London Genres R&B / POP / SOUL / DISCO / JAZZ .Done T/V & FILM work Paloma Vocals ex.ex.ex. Keys / Guitar ex.ex.ex. Lead ex.ex.ex. 2 Girl B/V ex.ex.ex. . Main Keyboards ex.ex.ex. Drums… Read more


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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