Music Reviews

Review: The Night We Ran Away – The Joyride

Who doesn’t like a bit a synth-pop?  Well nobody judging by the current playlist of our nations radio stations.  And who doesn’t like a bit of synth-pop with added guitars?  Again nobody.  Except perhaps Neil Tennant.  But he’s wrong.  Newest cab off the synth-pop rank are Merseyside based The Joyride. The Joyride are Felix Shipton […]


STAGE: Once The Musical – Review, Grand Opera House York

This week, the incredible musical “Once”, arrived in York for the very first time. Following critical success in 2012 on Broadway, to acclaim on the West End in London, Once is billed as a must see show, and it did not disappoint. Once embarks on its first major UK tour after acclaimed runs on Broadway and […]

Live Music

LIVE: Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band – Brudenell, Leeds

I’ve been a Michael Head fan since my friend Nigel Shipton lent me From Across The Kitchen Table in 1985.  I’ve followed his career through The Strands, Shack, and on to his latest incarnation with The Red Elastic Band.  I’ve seen him at places as diverse as Edge Hill College Refectory and Liverpool Grand Central […]