YORK “FAKE FESTIVAL”

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YORK FAKE FESTIVAL. 28/5/16 The only “touring festival” of its kind, a “Fake Festival” offers up a truly fantastic experience for festival virgins and veterans alike. With two festivals staged in different locations around the UK every Saturday throughout summer, …

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80′S MANIA // BRIDLINGTON SPA // 27/5/16

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80’S MANIA at BRIDLINGTON SPA. 27/5/06 Harking back to a decade that brimmed with huge hair and loud fashion, the 80’s Mania show did everything in its power to transport all those in attendance back in time. Featuring a live …

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CLAIRE JONES // BRIDLINGTON SPA // 24/4/16

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CLAIRE JONES at BRIDLINGTON SPA. 24/4/16 Accompanied by her husband, Chris, on all manner of percussion instruments from around the world, former Royal Harpist Claire Jones wowed the Spa crowd with a teatime show that more than packed a punch. …

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MIKE PETERS // YORK DUCHESS // 29/04/16

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MIKE PETERS at “YORK DUCHESS.” 29/4/16 Returning to the Duchess with a brand new show, Welsh rocker Mike Peters presented a show of two halves, going so far as to air a selection of brand new songs in the first …

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SEAN TAYLOR – LIVE!

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SEAN TAYLOR + CASE HARDIN at POCKLINGTON ARTS CENTRE. 27/09/13 Staged in the cosy ‘studio’ part of the complex, this Friday evening gig proved breathtaking from the moment the first chord was struck until the very last bled into the …

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GALTRES FESTIVAL

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GALTRES FESTIVAL (reviewed by Steve Rudd) While Leeds Festival raged away just down the road, the far more modest Galtres Festival basked in the extensive and undeniably beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park, right on the edge of the gorgeous market …

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“SMALL MERCIES”

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Evon Brennan – Small Mercies (Red Cliff) Reviewed by Steve Rudd   Evon is surely destined to become a huge star on the back of her Small Mercies album. Born to an Irish mother and African father, she spent some of her childhood …

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“THE SAGA OF MAYFLOWER MAY”

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Marissa Nadler – The Saga Of Mayflower May Reviewed by Steve Rudd   This album certainly won’t be to all tastes, and it’s very unlikely that we’ll hear any of Marissa‘s music in the charts anytime soon. Still, that is no …

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“DIVISIONS OF DECENCY”

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Scarlet Soho – Divisions of Decency (Human Recordings) Reviewed by Steve Rudd   Right on cue, Scarlet Soho have released an album of breathtaking grandeur. Over the past decade, this Hampshire-based band has built up something of a cult underground following as …

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THE ALARM – “UNDER ATTACK”

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Under Attack by The Alarm (EMI) Reviewed by Steve Rudd   As with every song on every past Alarm album, every single one is a trail-blazing anthem. Welshman Mike Peters is, always has been, and always will be the voice of The Alarm. …

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