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Gig review: BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – Hammersmith Apollo, 4 January 2018

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – Hammersmith Apollo, 4 January 2018

About time. Over six years on from their last shows, Black Country Communion were hitting the boards again. Just when we thought it was all over, the band put on a brace of shows full of zest and rediscovered comradeship … Continue reading

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Gig review: CHRIS REA – Hammersmith Apollo, 26 November 2017

CHRIS REA – Hammersmith Apollo, 26 November 2017

With a fine album of new material nicely tucked away in the kit bag, Chris Rea was out on tour for the first time since 2014. Songs about the road feature heavily in the set, so it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAUGHTRY – Hammersmith Apollo, London, 27 May 2016

DAUGHTRY - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 27 May 2016

Proving that it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, even the music destroying reality TV shows can throw up genuine stars from time to time. One such was American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, who burst onto the scene … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICHARD HAWLEY – Hammersmith Apollo, London, 23 February 2016

“It’s OK, we’re from the North”, said Richard Hawley on ascending the stage, as if he needed to get the audience on side. There was really no need. The scope, authenticity and quality of his music were more than enough … Continue reading

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News: RINGO STARR, MONSTER TRUCK, ZZ TOP – 10 February 2015

Monster Truck - Hammerfest, Pwllheli, Wales, 15 March 2014

Monster Truck will support Nickelback on their UK autumn dates. Status Quo have added a date at the Royal Albert Hall on April 30th to their existing April acoustic tour. ZZ TOP + THUNDER Wed June 24th Wembley Arena ZZ … Continue reading

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Gig review: HALL AND OATES – Hammersmith Apollo, 11 July 2014

At a sold out Apollo it was a chance to witness musical legends Daryl Hall and John Oates, the most successful duo in US chart history, even surpassing the Everly Brothers. They can still draw a crowd (all the UK … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE STRANGLERS – Hammersmith Apollo, London, 8 March 2014

The Stranglers - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 8 March 2014

Something very strange must have happened. Having managed to sadly miss most of Nine Below Zero’s set for reasons best undisclosed, I’m secreted daahn the front at good old ‘Ammasmiff, waiting for the Stranglers to celebrate their 40th anniversary, and … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STATUS QUO, Hammersmith Apollo, London, 15 March 2013

Status Quo, Hammersmith Apollo, 15 March 2013

It all began and ended in 1984. My very first gig was meant to be one of Status Quo’s last as they played two shows on what was called the ‘End of the Road’ tour. Already they were an institution, … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE DARKNESS – Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

Two years into their reformation and on the back of a  comeback album ‘Hot Cakes’ that is perhaps their most satisfying work yet,  perhaps time has lent some perspective to the Darkness phenomenon. A decade ago they divided opinion like … Continue reading

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