LIVE: THE SCRIPT @ MANCHESTER ARENA – 22/02/20

Becky Hill, who first came to people’s attention as a contestant on The Voice, came on stage a little after 7.30 and to a rapidly filling arena, sung, danced and shimmied her way through her considerable catalogue of songs, however…

LIVE: BLUE PLANET II IN CONCERT – MANCHESTER ARENA 27/03/19

While Blue Planet and its follow up series continue to delight and astound viewers around the world with the depth and scope to which the team behind it delve into the many wonders of our oceans, the experience of seeing…

LIVE: JESS GLYNNE & GUESTS – MANCHESTER ARENA 17/11/18

Having exploded onto the music scene back in 2016 thanks to his cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “These Walls”, and with a new EP due out next week, Moss Kena took to the stage a little after 7 to warm up…

LIVE: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS @ MILANO ROCKS – SEPTEMBER 8TH 2018

On the closing day of Milano Rocks 2018, after two nights of (what I read were) great performances from The National and Imagine Dragons, it was the turn of US rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars to entertain the scores…

LIVE: LUCY ROSE & GUESTS – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 – 19/10/15

As many audience members make their way into Academy 3, which is the location for the first night of Lucy Rose’s UK tour, it’s up to Billie Marten to first try and win them over. Performing a short set while…

LIVE: ELIZA AND THE BEAR – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 – 01/10/15

To maybe two dozen people, opening band Viola Beach take to the stage and do their best to engage the room and warm them up ahead of the main event. The drum beat and instrumentation is sharp and catchy and…

LIVE: TAYLOR SWIFT PLUS GUESTS – MANCHESTER ARENA – 24/06/15

“How you guys doing tonight?” asks Vance Joy as he steps on stage to a packed crowd, an unusual sight for a support act playing in such a large venue. He begins his set with ‘From Afar’, as a single…

LIVE: STRIKING MATCHES PLUS GUESTS – MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE – 10/05/15

By the time Lucy May walks on stage, she has a full crowd in front of her waiting to be entertained, and she certainly doesn’t disappoint. Along with her guitarist Paul, she duly proceeds to deliver a set worthy of…

LIVE: S CLUB 7 – MANCHESTER ARENA – 08/05/15

Almost two hours on from the doors opening at 6pm, AJ Lehrman, a 16-year-old singer songwriter, is given the task of entertaining the by-now rather bored and ever growing crowd before him. Sadly, as an almost complete unknown here in…