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Australian rock band, scored their first No.1 in the UK with She Looks So Perfect in April 2014.
'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'Leave a Light On', 'Runaway Horses' - just a few of the huge hits from Belinda Carlisle.
The band won 'Best Newcomers' in the Brit Awards in 1999.
Since their launch in 1996 Belle And Sebastian has sold over 3 million albums, released a dozen singles and playing countless sold-out concerts around the world. The perfect opportunity to catch one of the greatest British bands of the last 15 years as they celebrate the re-release of their hugely influential back catalogue and forthcoming LP.
Dark and alluring on tape, and creating a unique live story before the story's truly yet begun, Ben Howard is deserving of the acclaim as a captivating, unique and clever young British songwriter. The 'Every Kingdom Tour' is his most extensive tour to date. With the anticipation levels of his debut record intensifying, these shows have been selling out an incredible pace. Get in there quick guys! Every Kingdom is the debut album that Ben has been brewing for at least a couple of years. It's careful attention to detail, with tight, homespun harmonies and folk-informed arrangements, could only have been fully realised after relentless road-testing of these songs on stages across the UK and Europe
The great entertainer.
He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world in his career and hit the number one spot worldwide in pop chats from USA and Australia to Germany, Holland and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and songwriter.
British indie rock band.
One of the great masters of original; dynamic pop.
Brian will be joined by his full band and will be playing songs from his extensive discography spanning the last 5 decades. This will include many of the countless hits that he wrote and produced for one of pop music's most defining bands, The Beach Boys, as well as the amazing arsenal of beautiful songs from his own 11 solo albums.
The original Cockney knees-up artists.
The Clone Roses are now regarded by many as the UK's no 1 Stone Roses tribute.
Dan and Phil actually leave their house to bring you - The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire! Travelling across the UK to see you IRL. A crazy evening of entertainment combining all the best features of their book, YouTube channels, radio shows and countless infamous videos online! Expect hilarious anecdotes, sketches, internet, some surprises and lots of audience interaction that they will probably regret.
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!
Seventies pop star - 'Lydia', 'Women of Mine' and 'Lucky Stars' to name but a few songs.
Oasis tribute band.
Get ready to enter a world of enchantment featuring the most magical moments from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. You'll be whisked away into the wintery world of the Academy Award winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney's Frozen, to join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven as they help the sisters along the way in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters. Experience Disney's The Little Mermaid with a show-stopping performance by Sebastian as he breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel "Under The Sea!" Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn from Disney's Tangled. And get swept away by Disney's Beauty and the Beast as the Beast and his castle's enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a magical mix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this winsome wonderland to your hometown!
The show features a host of the Doctor's famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode Doctor Who: The Day or the Doctor. The show will also feature Murray's latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
British singer-songwriter who starred on the ninth series of The X Factor (2012) and finished in sixth place,
Five burst onto the pop scene in 1997 with their brilliant debut, 'Slam Dunk (Da Funk)'. Formed by the founders of The Spice Girls, and auditioned from 3,000 hopefuls, the five teenagers were immediately snapped up by RCA, the record company behind the mighty Take That. Their individual characters were an instant hit with teenage girls, and their laddish outlook appealed to the guys too.
Following their huge success of as part of the sell out The Big Reunion tour and ITV2 series, one of the UK's most successful boyband's Five are embarking on their own massive headline tour. Scott, Ritchie, Abz and Sean reunited earlier this year for the ITV2 series The Big Reunion and showed the country just why they are one of the UK's most popular bands.
One of the most successful Rock bands in history.
Legendary falsetto Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who have sold over 100 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like: Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don't Cry and many more.
In three short years, FLC have gone from nightclub bar workers to major players in popular music. Hailing from New York, they have now achieved several Top 30 hit singles, and have sold over 1 million albums worldwide.
Hozier's current single Take Me To Church has now spent twenty weeks in the Top 40 and is currently number 3 in the US charts.
Imagine Dragons first exploded onto the global arena with their huge hit 'Radioactive', following it up with hits 'It's Time', 'Demons' and 'Top Of The World' in the process selling sold over 22 million singles worldwide and 4 million copies of their debut album 'Night Visions'.
Joe Bonamassa is a blues-rock guitar virtuoso, vocalist and songwriter whose fans include Blues legend BB King. He is known for his ability to think outside the box while still staying true to the roots of traditional blues and using contemporary and rock-n-roll inflections to make his own style of blues. In 2007, Joe was named Best Blues Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine's readership in their annual Reader's Choice Awards.
Bonamassa will perform songs from his classic albums including 'Sloe Gin', 'Dust Bowl', 'The Ballad of John Henry', 'Driving Towards The Daylight' (the latter reached #2 in the Official UK Album Chart 2012), and his critically acclaimed 2013 album 'Different Shades of Blue'.
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.
Successful Irish female singer. Her style is powerful rock encompassing elements of blues, jazz, country, soul and folk.
Modest Mouse formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and have become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans.
The world famous Russian circus.
Singer songwriter, producer of such songs as "'Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "Holly Holy", and "Song Sung Blue".
In 1939 Florence is a young trainee nurse thrown directly into the harsh realities of work on the ward. She encounters the wrath of Sister Martin; endures and enjoys the pranks of fellow nurses, falls in love with her soldier sweetheart, Johnny; and confronts the heart wrenching inequalities in the use of the new super drug penicillin... will her dream of saving lives come true? A full-mask theatre production alive with visual inventiveness, evocative music and song, physical theatre and 1940s dance sequences. The work originates from the true stories of nurses at the former Worcester Royal Infirmary. At its heart, Nursing Lives is a human story that celebrates nurses at work and play during the years of World War II. Nursing Lives is funny, touching, at times harrowing, but always uplifting and unforgettable.
The singer, who rose to fame on X Factor 2009 and went straight to number one with his debut single 'Please Don't Let Me Go'.
This summer we present a fantastically diverse range of work as part of OPEN SEASON. Created and developed by youth and community groups from across the region from 7 ? 25 July the Playhouse plays host to community productions such as GIPTON THE MUSICAL to our newly commissioned Youth Theatre show LOVE, ME by Oladipo Agboluaje.
Described as both the 'modfather of rock' and 'Britpop's elder statesman', Paul is ultimately acknowledged by the media, fellow musicians and the public as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of British popular music. Since his early days in The Jam, then Style Council and subsequently as a hugely successful solo artist, Paul continues to make pioneering music.
The Playground's exciting scratch night returns with more opportunities for theatre makerw, writers and performers to showcase their work for an audience. Come along to see a range of new pieces, and stick around in the bar afterwards for a drink and to meet the artists involved.
Tribute to the iconic film by The Who.
Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett exploded on to the pop scene in 1999 with ?Bring It All Back' ? their instantly infectious debut single which topped charts around the world. They followed up with hit after hit of essential, ubiquitous chart pop ? ?Reach', ?Don't Stop Movin', ?Never Had A Dream Come True' and of course ?S Club Party' ? storming charts and leading to global sales of over 10 million records. The band's celebrity status was also cemented with their own TV shows. Miami 7 and LA7 became record-breaking favourites on children's TV and were watched by more than 90 million people in over 100 countries ? LA7 remains the highest rating programme of all time on CBBC, while in America the S Club 7 TV shows went on to inspire a generation of TV hits such as High School Musical and Glee. With four multi-platinum selling albums, two Brit Awards, and nine number one international hit singles to their name, S Club 7 are household names that are once again ready to rise.
The Searchers is one of the few British pop groups which has maintained a position at the top for over 45 years and are second only to The Beatles as Liverpool's finest 60s group. In 1963, after capitalising on the popularity of the Merseybeat Phenomenon, The Searchers quickly established their own distinctive sound and a loyal following with a 12 string lead guitar and harmonies which anticipated the sound of The Byrds. 'Sweets For My Sweet', 'Sugar and Spice' and 'Needles and Pins' are the group's three number one hits. With total world sales exceeding over 30 million, The Searchers have continued to play music throughout the world, collecting awards and recruiting new fans of all ages.
Classic British singles band with a string of top 20 hits.
One of the most popular bands of the past 25 years, Simply Red, fronted by the unmistakable Mick Hucknall, a catalogue of hit singles like 'Holding Back The Years', 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', 'Stars', 'For Your Babies', 'Fairground' and 'Angel' established Simply Red’s superstar status across the globe.
Since they burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of 'Money's To Tight To Mention', Simply Red have made a string of classic, landmark albums that defined British R 'n B throughout the 1980s and 1990s, introducing a generation to the joys of soul music and Mick Hucknall's iconic voice. Now back in vogue with countless young artists name checking their influence, Simply Red are going through something of a renaissance being re-appraised as one of the great British bands. The band finished its initial, unbroken 25 year run with a concert at London's O2 Arena in 2010, and now the time has come to get back on stage together. 'I like an anniversary, and this is a big one', Mick Hucknall says, 'It feels like the right time'.
One of Britain's finest composers and guitarists. A key member of the 'classic' Genesis line-up.
Texas celebrate their 25th anniversary with an extra-special live appearance at the 5,000 capacity Millennium Square outdoor arena. They will perform their million-selling hits Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy, Summer Son, I Don't Want a Lover, Halo, Inner Smile and When We Are Together plus new material from their brand-new album Texas 25.
This event takes place at Millennium Square, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS2 3AD
This spring TRANSFORM is back and it's changing. The Playhouse's annual programme of new theatre and adventurous performance is looking to its future. This spring the Playhouse along with artists, theatre makers and collaborators will present a snapshot of what the future of Transform might be. Across one weekend the Playhouse presents new work and embryonic ideas, engage with international artists and explores global perspectives.