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Gigantic Indie All-Dayer : Academy, Manchester, 28/5/2016 - Live Reviews
After an uninspiring start at 90's and 90's festival Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Billy Seagrave enjoys sets from among others the Wonder Stuff, the House of Love, Jesus Jones and Bentley Rhythm Ace

James : Arena Manchester, 13/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches James come home at the Manchester Arena for a night of love and passion in their own style

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott : Apollo, Manchester, 24/32016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave joins veteran singer-songwriter Paul Heaton with his current collaborator Jacqui Abbot for a very special night at the Apollo in Manchester

Wolf Alice : Academy, Manchester, 10/3/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches rising alternative rock band Wolf Alice play an explosive and dynamic set at the Academy in Manchester

Nothing But Thieves : Ritz, Manchester, 14/4/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave enjoys the powerful, musical energetics of Nothing But Thieves at Manchester's Ritz.

Newton Faulkner : Albert Hall, Manchester, 30/3/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches Newton Faulkner play a spellbinding gig at the Albert Halls on the opening night of his British tour to promote his new 'Human Love' album

Fun Lovin Criminals : Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 26/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave at the Manchester Cathedral enjoys a memorable evening of nostalgia as bestselling York trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their debut album, 'Come Find Yourself'

Blossoms : Albert Hall, Manchester, 27/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches Blossoms play an euphoric yet poignant gig at the Albert Halls in their home city of Manchester, which includes a heartfelt tribute to Viola Beach who were to be tonight's support act

Slow Readers Club : Gorilla, Manchester, 28/11/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave joins the Slow Readers Club on a triumphant homecoming night to remember in Manchester

Lushes : Ritz, Manchester, 18/11/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave gets immersed in the formidable sound of Lushes at Manchester's Ritz

Napalm Death : (With , Herod, Voivod, Obituary and Carcass), Ritz, Manchester, 30/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave enjoys a night of metal mayhem on the Death Crusher tour with heavy/thrash metal giants Napalm Death, Herod, Voivod, Obituary and Carcass

Nothing But Thieves : Academy 3, Manchester, 22/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches rising five-piece alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves play a dynamic set to promote their self-titled debut album at the Academy 3 in Manchester

Battles : Academy, Manchester, 23/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches New York-based experimental trio Battle play a groundbreaking set at the Academy in Manchester

Lemonheads : Ritz, Manchester, 7/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Nineties luminaries The Lemonheads are back in the UK. Billy Seagrave joins them for a show at Manchester's Ritz to see how things have changed

Kendal Calling : Lowther Deer Park, Kendal, 30/7/2015...2/8/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave enjoys the four days of the tenth year of the Lake District festival Kendal Calling, which this year included main stage sets from James, the Vaccines, Elbow, Snoop Dogg and the Kaiser Chiefs

Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol. 2 : Academy, Manchester, 23/5/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave attends the second Gigantic All Dayer at the Manchester Academy and enjoys sets from the Primitives, Hurricane No. 1, the Gang of Four, Pop Will Eat Itself, the Inspiral Carpets and the recently reformed the High, who have got back together after an absence of twenty-two yers

Mudhoney : Ritz, Manchester, 29/5/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches grunge rockers Mudhoney play an exuberant and fiery set at the Ritz in Manchester

Lower Than Atlantis : Academy 3, Manchester, 14/4/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches rising alternative rockers Lower Than Atlantis play an intense and energetic set at the Manchester Academy as part of a tour to promote their fourth self-titled album

Claudia Brucken : Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 11/3/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester watches former Propaganda singer Claudia Brucken play an emotive set to promote her third solo album, 'Where Else'

Steel Pulse : Ritz, Manchester, 2/4/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave watches seminal reggae band, despite having coming on stage very late, play both an accomplished and enthralling set at the Ritz in Manchester

James Atkin : Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 20/3/2015 - Live Reviews
Billy Goodwin watches James Atkin, the former front man with EMF, play an exuberant comeback gig to promote his new solo album, A Country Mile’

Chaz Royal Burlesque Ball : Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 7/3/2015 - Profiles
Billy Seagrave attends his first night of Burlesque at a sold-out Ruby Lounge in Manchester

Man Without Country : Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 19/5/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Ruby Lounge in Manchester, Billy Seagrave is impressed by a dark and anthemic set from Man Without Country on the first date of their current tour to showcase their third album,'Maximum Entropy'

Drenge : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 20/12015 - Live Reviews
Billy Seagarve watches Derbyshire band Drenge, who have recently expanded into a trio, play an intense show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester

Classic Rock Show : Lowry Quays, Manchester, 22/1/2015, - Live Reviews
Billy Seagrave is impressed by the nine-piece Classic Rock Show's authenticity at the Lowry Quays in Manchester, which saw thenm cover songs among others by Led Zepplein, AC/DC, the Eagles and the Who

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