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Australian rock band, scored their first No.1 in the UK with She Looks So Perfect in April 2014.
Five guys from Down Under have mastered Pink Floyd's whole sound and reproduce it with perfect covers of all the hits.
Barbara Dickson is one of the most enduring and popular artistes in Britain today. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Barbara's love of music was evident from an early age. Her first hit single, ?Answer Me', was released early in 1976. 1980 provided her with her first gold album. In 1985 Barbara's ?I Know Him So Well,' recorded with Elaine Paige was released. It reached Number One in the UK and went on to become a Top Ten hit around the world.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
West Indian born, Birmingham bred singer-songwriter. Effortlessly eclectic, Joan performs such classics hits as Love and Affection, Down to Zero and Drop the Pilot.
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.
Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. Originally formed in 1992 as a power pop trio, the band evolved into a hybrid of ska punk. Less Than Jake have also been cited as showing influences from a wide variety of genres including post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative rock, third wave ska, punk pop and punk revival.
Lionel's shows feature songs from one of the most loved repertoires in music spanning his entire career from the Commodores through to the present day. Lionel's performances have become renowned for being much more than just a concert - reviewers around the world have commented on the unique party atmosphere he creates as he unites the audience with songs like 'Dancing On The Ceiling', 'Say You, Say Me', 'Hello', 'Three Times A Lady', 'Easy' and 'All Night Long'. The show really does deliver on its promise of ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG.
The tour is a celebration of Lionel's incredible career. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide whilst receiving prestigious awards along the way including GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar.
Successful Irish female singer. Her style is powerful rock encompassing elements of blues, jazz, country, soul and folk.
With the excitement of 2014's most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans' ears nationwide, and almost exactly one year on from their formation, McBusted announce their return to the live stage
This is one man's honest revelation of how pop culture raised him in the absence of his father. We follow Nick's journey as he discovers what it takes for a man to become a hero. My Father and Other Superheroes is a moving and powerful story about the journey from childhood to fatherhood. Set across continents and eras, it follows one man's struggle to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent and his confrontation with his own father's absence.
Running time: 60mins. Suitable for ages 8+
When a talented young singer and musician who was born and brought up in the musical capital of Liverpool leaves there to further his career in a very musical minded country like Ireland the chances of success had to be very good. In just around three years Nathan Carter has become a singing sensation in Ireland and he is drawing huge crowds and closing the doors wherever he goes in the Emerald Isle and the same is happening in Scotland.
Singer songwriter, producer of such songs as "'Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "Holly Holy", and "Song Sung Blue".
Rap's reigning queen.
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.
Paloma's new album A Perfect Contradiction has already attracted critical acclaim, with Q awarding it 4 stars. The album, which follows 2012's double platinum selling Fall To Grace, features a roster of legendary music icons, singer-songwriters and producers including Pharrell Williams (who collaborated on first single Can't Rely On You), Diane Warren, Plan B, John Legend, Stewart Matthewman and Raphael Saadiq.
With a string of hits, that include 'Without You I'm Nothing' and 'Twentieth Century Boy', Placebo's meteoric rise to fame has taken only a short time. They create a sound that is nakedly confessional and spiked with a powerful emotional edge.
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.
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.
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.
Irish punk rockers with Bruce Foxten from The Jam on bass.
Cited as the inspiration behind many new bands, The Stranglers have achieved thirty Top 40 hits and remained enormously influential throughout their long career.
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.
british rock band.
Latest release "Seven Deadly".
You've taken the journey with them from the room to the arena, sat on the edge of your sofa during the dramatic six-seat challenge at bootcamp, travelled to judges' houses and will be tuning in to the studio shows; now is your chance to see The X Factor live.