Carson McHone. 29.01.20

Carson McHone Gorilla, Manchester 29/01/20 Country music is on the rise in the UK and despite not getting a huge amount of radio play over here, Country stars from across the pond regularly play at sold out venues, with little, if any, fanfare. Tonight in Manchester, 100 yards apart, Sturgill Simpson is at the O2 […]

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Harrison Whitford – 17.1.2020

Harrison Whitford – Gorilla, Manchester, 17/01/2020 It’s a great feeling to dust off the cobwebs, get over the Christmas bloat, get out, and see some live music. As it is a new year, it’s only fitting that I should go out and see a fresh, exciting, emerging talent and Harrison Whitford fits the bill. The […]

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Sean McGowan 14.12.19

Seán McGowan – The Castle, Manchester, 14.12.2019 Reviewer: Matt Forrest 48 hours removed from the most depressing election result in recent memory, and it was a good feeling to be out with likeminded people, and to know that not everyone out there is a self serving c*nt. That is why what Seán McGowan achieved tonight […]

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Babybird – 29.11.19

Babybird – Deaf Institute 29/11/19 Reviewer: Matthew Forrest There was a lot to admire about tonight’s Babybird gig. First and foremost, in Stephen Jones you have a performer comfortable in his surroundings, so comfortable in fact that he clearly doesn’t give a toss, what you, I, or anyone else thinks. And quite frankly the night […]

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False Advertising 9.11.19

False Advertising – Fairfield Social Club. Review 09/11/19 A stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station is Temperance St, home to the Mayfield Depot, which is the residency for the Warehouse project, (which having walked past last night sounded banging by the way). However, walk a little further and you’ll come across the the Fairfield Social Club, […]

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She Drew the Gun 30.10.19

She Drew The Gun – Manchester Academy 30/10/19 Following a sell out show at the Deaf Institute, She Drew the Gun made their return to Manchester this week and their timing really couldn’t be any better! In a week that saw Parliament confirm that we are heading to the poles in December, and the horrific news […]

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Murder Ballads. 31.10.19

Murder Ballads, Waterside  Arts Centre. Writer: Gerry Smyth Director: Ellie Hurt Adapted from the Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Reviewed on behalf of The Reviews Hub 4 stars After a very successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Sale hosts Murder Ballads, rather appropriately, on All Hallows Eve. According to one internet […]

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Curtains 9.10.19

Curtains – The Palace Theatre Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Rupert Holmes Director: Paul Foster Originally reviewed on behalf of Opening Night. We’ve all heard of opening night disasters when it comes to the theatre, from forgotten lines to sickly cast members, I’m sure actors and directors will have their fair share of […]

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Adrena, Adrena and The Others

Adrena, Adrena, and the Others – The Lowry Quays Theatre. Adrena, Adrena: Daisy Dickinson and E-da Kazuhisa The Others: Samuel Kerridge, Taylor Burch, and Daisy Dickinson Reviewed 29th September on behalf of Reviews Hub Reviewer: Matthew Forrest 3 stars Two elements of early cinema were on display at the Quays Theatre this evening: the first […]

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