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

  • GOAN DOGS

    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

  • VILLAGERS

    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

  • SNAPPED ANKLES

    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

  • ELLIE GOULDING

    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

  • THE WHALLEY RANGERS

    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

  • THE STAVES

    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

  • SHE DREW THE GUN

    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

  • JOOLS HOLLAND

    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

  • JOHN BRAMWELL

    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

  • RED RUM CLUB

    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

  • APOLLO JUNCTION

    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

  • ELBOW

    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

  • SARPA SALPA

    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

  • GENESIS

    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

  • PALOMA FAITH

    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

  • 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

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