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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

MARILLION - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

Ok, so I did say the new album would be a grower when reviewing it last August! Don’t lynch me, it’s just that I do like the more straight-ahead romantic side of Marillion which is a little obscured on the … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREWIND – Manchester Academy, 16 February 2017

FIREWIND - Manchester Academy, 16 February 2017

You wonder: now that Ozzy has ended “The End”, in his dotage will he revive his solo career?  And does that mean there’s another job for Gus G?  The Greek guitarist was drafted in for the album ‘Scream’ in 2010 … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 28 November 2016

Marillion - Manchester Academy, 28 November 2016

Promoting their latest opus F E A R, this Marillion gig came sadly just too late to receive my ‘gig of the year’ nomination in the GRTR! Best of 2016 reviewers’ poll. Marillion are in the somewhat unique position amongst … Continue reading

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Gig review: KING KING/Dan Patlansky – Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Tonight Manchester Club Academy played host to a great night of blues rock as King King kicked off their ‘Reaching For The Light’ tour which sees the band – led by the formidable Alan Nimmo – take their latest album … Continue reading

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Gig review: TYKETTO/DAN REED NETWORK – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2016

TYKETTO - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2016

It seems that we all gain from an event like HRH AOR: it means that some of the bands tag a few gigs either side.  In this case, Tyketto and Dan Reed Network teamed up together for a unique pairing, … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – Manchester Academy, 23 April 2014

The Temperance Movement - Manchester Academy, 23 April 2014

What?  You haven’t heard of the The Temperance Movement? Have you had your head under a stone for the past few years? TTM have been taking the music scene by storm and selling out pretty much every venue they play.  … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Manchester Academy, 1 April 2014

Five Finger Death Punch - Manchester Academy, 1 April 2014

Manchester Academy 1 is about to get its roof well and truly ripped off tonight as Five Finger Death Punch hit town, these American heavy groove metallers are eager to entertain the legendary Manchester crowd but before they get their … Continue reading

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Gig review: SKINDRED/SOiL – Manchester Academy, 2 February 2014

Skindred - Manchester Academy, 2 February 2014

3 bands, 3 music styles and 1 outcome, one awesome night of entertainment. It’s the last night of the UK leg of Skindred’s ‘Kill The Power’  tour before they head off to Europe and beyond for the next few months … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION – Manchester Academy, 8 November 2013

Marillion - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2013

In September 2012 Marillion brought their Sounds That Can’t Be Made tour to the Academy on a dismal Manchester evening.  Some things don’t change and the weather was equally inclement as they chose to open a short pre-Christmas ‘Sounds Live … Continue reading

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Gig Review: VOLBEAT – Manchester Academy, 18 October 2013

The last time Volbeat graced our shores for a UK tour was a couple of years ago. Back then the guys were only starting to stir up some interest around the country and were playing shows to around a thousand … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARILLION, Manchester Academy 10 September 2012

Marillion, photo by Steve Goudie

MARILLION, Manchester Academy, 10 September 2012 “Hogarth’s vocals were as raw and visceral as Rothery’s uncharacteristically incendiary riffs” Read more… More information Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. … Continue reading

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