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

  • 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

  • DEADBEATS

    January 15, 2020 by

    DEADBEATS THE LAYTON BLACKPOOL SAT 11th JANUARY 2020Amazing Blackpool Cover Band my first time at the Layton. Amazing venue Lead ex.ex. Vocals ex.ex. Bass ex.ex. Rhythm ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.SET ONE  9 : 40 pm —10 : 40 pm Song 1. Somebody Told Me ex. ” Bringing me back ” ” Somebody told me you had a… Read more

  • STEVE HACKETT

    January 14, 2020 by

    STEVE HACKETT GENESIS REVISITED 2019 BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER 26th NOVEMBER 2019 SET  ONE  7 : 30 pm Spectral Morning Album 40 Anniversary & At The Edge & New Album Highlights Steve Hackett is such a incredible guitarist. Born 22 Feb 1950 age 69 years old. Steve Lead / Vocals / Harmonies / Keys ex.ex.ex.… Read more

  • RONNIE WOOD

    January 10, 2020 by

    JACK  BROADBENT 8 pm— 8 : 37 pm Jack Lead / Rhythm / Vocals ex.ex. Dad Bass / B/V ex.ex. Some of the songs solo.Song 1. I’m On My Own Again ( Solo ) ” Hold me mother don’t cry no more “Song 2. Making My Way Back Home ex. ” Sometimes I wait ”… Read more

  • WE WILL ROCK YOU

    January 9, 2020 by

    WE WILL ROCK YOU BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE TUES 7th JAN 2020Very different production I saw a few years ago In Manchester. Very different scenery using more Graphics on screen just fabulous. This was a far better production very funny script with song references & artist names. Assembly amazing cast of Dancers / Vocals & brilliant… Read more

  • DIRTY HIT RECORDS TOUR

    January 7, 2020 by

    DIRTY HITS TOUR GORILLA MANCHESTER THURS 19th DEC 2019 OSCAR LANG  7 : 30 pm—8 : 10 pm Bass ex. Lead ex. Key / Sythi ex. Drums ex. Vocals / Rhythm ex. Amazing musicians.Song 1. Hey ex. ” Just the day ” ” I need to say ” ” I think this time ” ”… Read more

  • QUEEN A SYMPHONIC

    January 6, 2020 by

    THE HALLE QUEEN THE BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER MON 30th DEC 201980 Piece Orchestra with conductor Richard Sidwell & 4 Piece Rock Band Keyboards ex.ex. Lead ex.ex. Bass ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.. Also 4 Vocalist’s from We Will Rock You from London West End Rachael Wooding Vocals ex.ex. Jenna Lee James Vocals ex.ex. Jon Boydon vocals… Read more

  • THE SLOW READERS CLUB

    January 3, 2020 by

    SPINN  7 pm —7 : 30 pm Amazing Young Band from Liverpool. I love seeing talented young bands felt very sorry for them bass took Ill & only did one song. Then drummer did two songs then left stage to look after the bassist leaving the Vocal/ Acoustic ex.ex. Lead/ Electric/ Acoustic ex.ex.Song 1 Fill… Read more

  • SNOW WHITE

    December 30, 2019 by

      SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS OPERA HOUSE MANCHESTER SAT 21st DECWelcome to my Pantomime review this turn out to be one of the best stage production Pantomime for many years. Amazing cast/ kids & dwarfs. Costumes just fabulous with great song / dance & comedy sketches from cast Craig Revel Horwood ( Strictly)… Read more

  • LITTLE COMETS

    December 23, 2019 by

    LITTLE COMETS GORILLA SUN 17th NOVEMBER 2019 HEIR   8 pm—8 : 30 pm Amazing Band from Leeds members meet at university. Tom Vocals/ Rhythm from Blackpool Bass from Manchester ex.ex. Lead ex.ex. Drums ex.ex. Keyboard/ Sythi/ Piano ex.ex. Band been going 4 years.Song 1. Gonna Be Gold ex. ” Your at the edge of the… Read more

  • CHAI

    December 19, 2019 by

    CHAI PUNK EUROPE TOUR 2019 YES MANCHESTER FRI 25th OCT 2019 JAPAN. VIDEO  DUO  8 pm– 8 : 30 pm Video duo from Manchester/ Leeds Girl Vocals/ Key/ Sythi/ & Bass ex.ex. Alex Vocals/ Bass & Key/ Sythi & Drum beat L/T mix ex.ex.Song 1. Heavy Shoulders ” From your heavy shoulders ” ” Something… Read more

  • THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

    December 18, 2019 by

    THE BOOTLEG BEATLES BRIDGE WATER HALL MANCHESTER FRI. 13th. DEC. 2019THE  BOOTLEG BEATLES  7 : 30 pm—10 pm. Paul vocals/ Bass ex.ex.ex. John vocals/ Rhythm/ Lead/ Keys/ Piano ex.ex.ex. George Vocals/ Lead/ Acoustic ex.ex.ex. Ringo Vocals/ B/V/ Drums ex.ex.ex. Also using a String Section 3 girls on Violin & Guy Cello ex.ex.ex. & Brass Section… Read more

  • FLOR

    December 14, 2019 by

    STEREO  HONEY  8 pm—8 : 30 pm Band from London been going since 2017 They made my night I love up & coming bands I see so much perpetual there.Vocal / Rhythm ex.ex. Lead B/V ex.ex. Bass B/V ex.ex. Drums ex.ex.Song 1. Bay ex. ” I see a see saw ” ” Just a drop… Read more

  • INHALER

    December 12, 2019 by

    ALFIE TEMPLE MAN  8 pm—8: 30 pm Alfie Vocals/ Lead ex.ex. Jos Rhythm/ Key/ Sythi/ B/V ex.ex. Cam. Bass/ B/V ex.ex. Adam Drums ex.ex.Song 1. Who Am I vg. ” In the way ” ” How was this time ” ” I was wrong ” ” It felt so wrong ” I wish I had… Read more

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