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Afro Celt Sound System formed more than 20 years ago when Simon Emmerson brought a group of musicians from the UK and Africa to Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. Since then, they have released a "trail-blazing" (PopMatters) fusion of African and Celtic music, bringing together "an irresistible blend of rhythms and lilting spirituality aimed equally at the head, heart and feet" (BBC Music). They perform following the release of their latest album, The Source. "I can guarantee it's a unique and unmissable spectacle," says Folk Radio of their live shows.
With her deep, bluesy voice, British singer [Alison Moyet rose to fame as half of the 80s synth-pop due Yazoo.
Five guys from Down Under have mastered Pink Floyd's whole sound and reproduce it with perfect covers of all the hits.
Big Country was formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, who both originated from the band's hometown, Dunfermline in Scotland. They were then joined by drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler who completed the award-winning band.
Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling album Steeltown went straight to the number one slot in the album charts when it was released in 1984, produced by Steve Lillywhite. The band will perform songs from the album as well as their classic hits and live favourites such as Fields of Fire, Chance, Where The Rose Is Sown, Wonderland, Look Away and many more taken from their eight other studio albums which include The Seer, Peace In Our Time and the triple Grammy-nominated The Crossing.
Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don't Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there's a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone's heart. Big Girls Don't Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey's finest. It showcases Frankie's incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant - the rock'n'roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling - show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
Beatles tribute band which faithfully recreate the sound and images of the Fab Four from their early 'moptop' days through Revolver and Sgt Pepper to their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple building. The atmosphere is perpetuated with the use of authentic instruments, costumes and backdrops and special effects, giving a nostalgic re-creation of the era. The band will be joined on stage by a nine-piece orchestra. Since the Bootlegs were formed in 1980, they have enjoyed spectacular success both at home and abroad. Their international reputation accelerated following a sixty date tour of the then USSR in 1982. They have performed in France, Spain, India the USA and before an audience of 18,000 in Manila.
'Tis the season to be merry' Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show.
Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the Britain's Got Talent judges' and viewers' breath away with their renditions of classic tracks. Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan only formed a month prior to their audition for Britain's Got Talent and came together over their shared love of musical theatre.
When a theatre is 'dark' it means that it is closed. This may be temporary, e.g. between shows, or it may be semi-permanent, e.g. when it is closed for refurbishment (sometimes it is uncertain when this happens whether it will actually open again) and sometimes it means that the theatre is completely out to action, lost or gone!
British synth-pop band, achieved 24 consecutive Top 20 hits in the 1980/90s.
Former Marillion frontman whose solo material has built on his already solid reputation as a singer and songwriter. Fish's music defies trends and fashion and it's a brave statement.
Featuring Bruce Foxton from the original line up of The Jam and from Stiff Little Fingers. Playing classic The Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as songs from Bruce Foxton's solo career.
Gareth will be joined by some exciting guest choirs and singers as he takes you on a journey of musical discovery showcasing the diversity of the music that inspires him.
Soundcrash presents Ghostpoet live at the Hackney Empire. Obaro Ejimiwe, aka Ghostpoet, laughs when he remembers how Gilles Peterson "took a risk on a random maverick" back in 2010 by signing him to the Radio 1 DJ's Brownswood imprint. Within a year, that risk paid off: Ghostpoet's debut album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, marked him out as one of the most distinct, uncategorisable and forward-thinking voices to emerge in British music this decade, and it was rewarded with a surprise Mercury Prize nomination in 2011. It was a sudden rise for a man who for whom news of a record deal came in the same week that he was made redundant from his office job in insurance. Two years on, having moved on from Brownswood to PIAS, Ghostpoet's creativity has blossomed even more. On his second album, Some Say I So I Say Light, he pushes even further in all directions than on Peanut Butter Blues, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill. With his live shows causing a stir wherever they go we can't wait to see what he has in store for us at the stunning Hackney Empire in October.
With a completely new show for 2016 and a setlist as diverse as the borough which gave them their name, expect an eclectic and completely unique mix of dancefloor-filling contemporary rock, jazz, soul and electronica. It's no wonder they've been described as 'one of the best live bands we have in this country' by BBC Radio 2.
Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ?Harry and Chris'. After a debut sell-out run of ?The Harry and Chris Show' at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is the world-renowned New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds with stunning results.
Hugh Cornwell is the original singer, guitarist and songwriter of the Stranglers. Now carving out a very successful solo career.
Imagine the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield and you will begin to get a feel for Joanne Shaw Taylor's fiery guitar-playing, sultry vocals and 100% pure soul. Born and raised amongst the steelworks of Britain's Black Country, she picked up a guitar when she was 14 and has never looked back. She toured the UK with her own band, headlined at major clubs including Ronnie Scotts and played all the major European blues festivals, alongside the likes of BB King. Her own writing has led to her to something beyond the blues through a soulful mix of roots and pop influences sung in a haunting, smoky voice.
John Mayall was, as a child, influenced by such greats as Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, and Eddie Lang. From the age of 13 he taught himself to play and develop his own style with the aid of a neighbour's piano, borrowed guitars, and secondhand harmonicas. John met his soulmate in Eric Clapton, who had quit the Yardbirds in favour of playing the blues. This historic union culminated in the first hit album for John’s band, the Bluesbreakers, and resulted in worldwide legendary status. A succession of great musicians defined their artistic roots under John's leadership, and he became well known for discovering new talent. As sidemen left to form their own groups, others took their places. Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood became Fleetwood Mac. Andy Fraser formed Free, and Mick Taylor joined the Rolling Stones. As Eric Clapton has stated, "John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians."
Boogie Woogie. Jools Holland needs little introduction. In 1973 he met up with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and formed Squeeze and with hits like 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction' Squeeze achieved spectacular success. In 1990 Jools sowed the seeds of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra when he began touring with Squeeze's virtuoso drummer Gilson Lavis. This has evolved into a powerful and disciplined twelve-piece band, capable of selling out hundreds of shows a year all over Britain and Europe.
Seven great musicians and singers join forces to recreate the timeless music of the late, great Bob Marley.
Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose first found success as the female voice on Bombay Bicycle Club's albums Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix. Since then the singer-songwriter has developed a successful solo career, gaining critical acclaim for her album Like I Used To.
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
As one of Eighties chart toppers Soft Cell, Mark Almond's distinctive voice graced the hits Tainted Love and Say Hello Wave Goodbye and as a solo artist still continues to write perfectly crafted pop and perform it with more than a dash of Show Biz.
A massively popular artist with a huge live following, Newton is a genuine grass roots phenomenon, touring heavily for the past two years building up from low key gigs and support shows to headline performances and main-stage festival slots at home and abroad. Newton has won over fans and critics alike with his unique mixture of mind-boggling virtuoso guitar techniques and a natural wit.
A founding member of jazz collective Portico Quartet, Nick put himself through guitar school in Cuba resulting in an exquisite technique that is a blur of picked notes and offbeat, irregular timings.
In an evening of musical storytelling featuring a full live band, audiences will be treated to a full concert of Cat Stevens' hits, revealing the man in the music and the real stories behind the classic songs. Starring award-winning Australian musician Darren Coggan, Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story will take audiences on the same journey of discovery and enlightenment travelled by Cat himself. In Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story, audiences can re-live 23 hits from the seldom-seen icon, such as: Remember The Days Of The Old School, Lady D'Arbanville, Sad Lisa and Peace Train. Tracing the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place is Darren Coggan. One of Australia's most exciting young artists, Coggan and his band's performances in Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story have met with critical acclaim in Australia.
Formed in 2002, this Leeds-based quintet kick-started their career with their limited-edition 2006 vinyl 7-inch I'm Not Sorry. Since then they have toured with Dirty Pretty Things and the Kaiser Chiefs and released debut album Wait for Me.
Ralph McTell has a reputation for spellbinding live performances. His one-man guitar shows feature songs and instrumental numbers from his long career, and his storytelling abilities punctuate sensitive and thought provoking songs with light-hearted and self-deprecating humour.
Hailing from the anti-folk scene of New York's East Village, Regina Spektor has won a growing army of fans with her blend of vivacious musicality and offbeat charm with albums Soviet Kitsch, Begin to Hope and Far and singles including Us, Samson and Fidelity.
Sleaford Mods have announced a new tour, finishing with their biggest show to date at the Roundhouse. The duo is back after a short hiatus following last year's breakthrough Key Markets album. Their third album was released in June 2015 to great critical acclaim and raised the band to more prominence than ever before, with them touching the Top Ten Album charts.
New York singer-songwriter.
Transglobal Underground has become notorious for mixing styles and rhythms with a total disregard for musical genres, technological barriers and common sense.
Modern south-London based folk duo
Reggae band originally from Birmingham.
Remember 'I've Got a Brand New Combine 'arvester'? It's quite old now, and probably left rusting in a remote corner of a Somerset field. Still, The Wurzels are as good and bright as ever. Come along for an evening of fun and laughter.
This incredible production features the story of one of the greatest bands of our time, from their early triumphs to their devastating decline and on to their meteoric climb back to the top... to become the multi-million selling Bee Gees - the supergroup we know and love today. The Gibb Brothers were not only masters of the concert show, performers of generation-defining songs, they also came to represent one of the greatest songwriter collectives ever. However, their journey to the top was never an easy ride... Spanning the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, You Win Again is gloriously set, the story unfolding against an intriguing backdrop of light and shade. The glittering, superstar songstresses who carried many of the biggest Gibb Brothers' penned songs to the top of the charts contrasted by the "dark external corruption" that blighted the three brothers' lives. This wonderful night of musical theatre features not only incredible portrayals of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb - it is also a wonderful, all-live production that brings their superb songs to life. You Win Again - a brand-new musical telling the tale of the ultimate contradiction. It is the story of a family torn apart. A tale of brothers who came to learn the hard way that the whole is greater than the sum of its component parts, but who wrote truly beautiful songs that inspired a generation. Theirs is a story that needs to be told.