Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Melanie Martinez’s K-12 Tour, a theatrical concert experience, at the O2 Apollo
Mike Skinner incites a wild reaction from the crowd at The Streets’ highly anticipated return to Manchester Apollo, writes contributor Alice Berkeley
Amy Nguyen reviews naughties pop legends Train’s live show at the Apollo: Anything but a Trainwreck
Catsuits, hair and rock signs – The Darkness reach Manchester on their Let Them Eat Cake World Tour
The pop-folkster’s sold-out UK tour reached Manchester at a packed Apollo
Frank Carter’s new outfit open for Lostprophets and steal the show
Prior to their Apollo show, we were lucky enough to catch up with Jamie and Suren to hear about their tour, new album, and potential solo plans.
3 Stars At the Apollo theatre, Ocean Colour Scene seemed like a band caught between generations. The lead singer Simon Fowler had the relaxed stage presence that only comes with experience, occasionally referring to the age of the band (21 this year) and giving nostalgic references to their first gig at the Manchester Borderline. […]
The pop singer’s warm show included all the songs that made her famous, Jay Darcy writes
The French performer Christine and the Queens wows audience with a stunning show at the the Manchester Apollo, writes Alice Berkeley
The French pop troupe pop the question, writes Ben Lomax — and the answer is a resounding ‘yes’
Gotye set out to prove he’s no one-hit wonder with his biggest Manchester show to date
The indie-rockers meteoric rise continues as they deliver a storming set to a sold-out Apollo
In preparation for their Apollo gig, Phoebe Clarke has a chat with Fenech-Soler’s Ben Duffy.
Musical re-inventions don’t come much more drastic than that of rapper turned crooner Ben Drew (aka Plan B aka Strickland Banks) who tonight plays host to an evening of retro-soul at Manchester’s Apollo. Liam Bailey prepares the crowd perfectly for the main event with his deep husky tones, performing a short set of bluesy tunes including the raw and beautiful ‘It’s Not the Same’, and soon to be hit single ‘You Better Leave Me’, demonstrating exactly why he’s tipped to be the next big thing in contemporary soul.
4 Stars Considering they are the leading band on the folk scene at the moment there was much expectation for Mumford and Sons to deliver. Fortunately, they did, and their incredibly passionate performance showed exactly why they appeal to such a large number of people. Mumford was the obvious leader of the band, taking the […]