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Gig review: FOREIGNER – Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

The bets were on.  Would Mick Jones appear at this first UK date of a massive 40th anniversary world tour?  The omens weren’t good as four songs in the band played one of the massive “hits” (and somewhat ridiculous without … Continue reading

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Gig review: G3 2018 – JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, ULI JON ROTH – Manchester Apollo, 27 April 2018

G3 2018 - JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, ULI JON ROTH - Manchester Apollo, 27 April 2018

There was a moment in this latest iteration of the global guitar circus that it all fell into place. Two-and-a-half hours in, during a stellar version of ‘Super Funky Badass’ Joe Satriani underlined why we worship our guitar heroes. The … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE SATRIANI – Manchester Apollo, 1 November 2015

JOE SATRIANI, Manchester Apollo, 1 November 2015

One thing is certain with a Satriani gig.  The energy levels are going to remain at 200% until the last whammy-bar whistle.  I’m the same age as Satch but he makes me feel really old. This was the first date … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOTORHEAD – Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

“We are Motorhead and we play Rock and F***n’ Roll”- a line I have heard so many times thunder from the PA over the years but none more welcome than tonight. The current tour has been postponed and cancelled twice … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTT THE HOOPLE – Live 2013

Mott The Hoople - Live 2013

Concert Live 2-CD/DVD [Release date: 20.05.14] www.concertlive.co.uk Back in 2009 Mott The Hoople got back together for five dates at the Hammersmith Apollo.  It was a resounding success but when  I chatted to founder member Verden Allen in early 2013 … Continue reading

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Gig review: WITHIN TEMPTATION/Delain – Manchester Apollo, 11 April 2014

Within Temptation - Manchester Apollo, 11 April 2014

As I arrive at the venue tonight a full hour before it opens the draw of the bands is evident as the queues are already stretching up the road for this rearranged show. The tour originally due to be in … Continue reading

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