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Winners of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 folk award for Best Live Act 2005, Bellowhead are a dynamic band, combining traditional skills.
Tenth Anniversary tour.
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.
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.
A musical extravaganza.
Celtic Woman features the very special talents of four Irish female vocalists and a very exciting fiddle player.
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.
Over 200 million viewers tuned in to Britain's Got Talent to witness the birth of a phenomenon: the unveiling of an electrifying new illusionist, Darcy Oake. From sleight of hand to death-defying escapades, this master magician grabbed the world's attention, ushering in an exciting new era of an age-old art form. Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by classic sleight of hand techniques, Darcy transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK's greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard's influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums - including two of the best-selling records of all time, "Pyromania" and "Hysteria". Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world's leading rock'n'roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love" as well as the unforgettable "Still Of The Night". Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite and they're back with a vengeance in 2015. The world-renowned group will release their 12th studio record "The Purple Album", a tribute to the band and to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4.
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!
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint. This show follows the release of 'Wise Up Ghost,' the collaborative album from Costello and The Roots, released September 17th on Blue Note Records. The album was produced by longtime Roots associate Steven Mandel along with Costello and ?uestlove. Costello's recent solo dates have become the stuff of legend, with reactions ranging from "Mesmerizing" and "Spellbinding (OC Register) to "Impassioned" and "Breathtaking" (ArizonaRepublic) to "altogether stunning" (San Diego Union Tribune)
This five-piece cordially invite their listeners to Grandomina, the fictional world they chronicle in their music, providing what Rock Sound describes as: ?an instant antidote to everything predictable and mundane,' in the process.
Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by candlelight, usually in period costume and with other contemporary pieces.
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.
The choirmaster who gets everyone singing.
The most exciting British pianist of his generation, Benjamin Grosvenor comes to the Royal Concert Hall for the first time, joining the Hall? in Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto, a carefree piece with a mischievous spirit and much-loved slow movement. It's a far cry from the warring passions of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, its famous love theme assailed on both sides by thrilling musical skirmishes. Jan?cek's delightful opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, provides a suite of some of the composer's most accomplished orchestral writing before Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra shows how much fun you can have with a Purcell tune and a team of eighty brilliant musicians.
Winner of many awards in his adopted home of Canada. Harry Manx is a musician who blends blues, folk music, and Hindustani classical music.
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'.
Jane captured the hearts of millions of avid viewers with her professional voice and down to earth humour in the original documentary series "The Cruise". The BBC were so impressed that they produced a one hour documentary update on her newly launched career and recent wedding. Her debut album 'Jane McDonald - The Album' went to No 1 in the charts.
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.
Ken Dodd is much more than a comedian. He is a comedy genius and showbiz legend whose humour has made him one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. For his Diddymen, jam-butty mines and black pudding plantations, the Professor of Giggleology and Master of Applied Tickleology has been awarded The British Comedy Awards highest accolade - the Lifetime Achievement Award. Come and join the King of Comedy for more quick-fire gags than you can shake a tickle-stick at!
Through a blend of possibility, actuality, fact, fiction, documentary, theatricality and tea, join 2Magpies Theatre to piece together the day Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned.
Age guideline: 12+
This event takes place at the Paviliion Cafe
From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Liz Lochhead, the National Poet of Scotland, weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems, monologues and music. Accompanied on the soulful sax of Steve Kettley she presents an intoxicating mix of some of ther best work over the past 45 years. Running time 100 mins including interval Suitable for ages 14+
A luscious evening of performance, poetry and music with Spain's greatest writer of the 20th century, Federico Garcia Lorca 1936, Spain. Lorca finally succeeds in touring his previously banned play, the tragicomic story of an elderly man who marries a gorgeous and much younger woman. But all is not what it seems. Just who is the mysterious red-caped man who keeps sending love letters to Belisa? As the play reaches its climax Don Perlimplin confronts his rival in the 'garden of love'. TSF brings its renowned visual and physical performance style to Lorca's passionate story. With original and evocative live music and larger-than-life characters, you'll be seduced by this surreal tale of deceit, disguise and obsession. Performed in Spanish. Suitable for ages 15+
Scottish pop icon and TV personality.
Her first live dates in ten years. The Shout singer, whose last UK tour was in 2004, will be embarking on an 18-date stint in support of her brand new album. The as yet untitled record is set to showcase a return to her soulful roots.
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
Monty Python member, travel writer and broadcaster.
Join Michael Palin for a flying visit to three momentous decades of his life!
Regarded as one of the most innovative and successful rock bands in music history, The Moody Blues are musical leaders who can claim to have a following of mass proportions worldwide, spanning the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
John Lodge said, 'Our Timeless Flight Tour returns to England and Wales in 2015. It is always special to me to be on stage in the UK. Every city on the tour seem to welcome the Moody Blues as their own, this is a very special feeling. To everyone who has been on this journey with us. Thank you.'
Since his days with The Birthday Party, through films, novels and every Bad Seeds classic, Nick Cave remains one of music's most commanding and charismatic figures.
Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback embark on a massive headlining tour in support of their eighth full-length studio album, 'No Fixed Address'.
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'.
A five-piece British-Irish doo-wop boy band from London, formed in 2010.
The Piano Guys began as an internet phenomenon; four Utah dads who created a series of strikingly original self-made music videos with a quirky-yet-virtuoso take on making classical music hip with a rock 'n' roll style. With over 300 million views of their YouTube videos and three chart topping albums, their staggering online popularity has resulted in sold out concerts around the world.
The Piano Guys are delighted to return to the UK after sell out debut performances in April 2014! The Piano Guys began as an internet phenomenon; four Utah dads who created a series of strikingly original self-made music videos with a quirky-yet-virtuoso take on making classical music hip with a rock 'n' roll style. With over 500 million views and 3.2millon subscribers of their YouTube videos and three chart topping albums, their staggering online popularity has resulted in sold out concerts around the world.
Sony Music and Jonathan Shalit OBE are proud to present soul diva Rebecca Ferguson performing her wonderful new album Lady Sings The Blues live for the ?rst time.
The Robert Cray Band were formed in 1974. They spent many years performing in Seattle, Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas, developing their live set and a reputation for excellent R&B and blues and rock. Their reputation spread so far that by 1983 they were sharing the stage at the Carnegie Hall with John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.
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.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest modern British front-women.
Sharleen Spiteri, from Glasgow, is famous for fronting the millionselling UK pop rock band called Texas. Three multi-platinum albums, 13 top ten hits. After one solo record she is about to launch a second one. This time she's thinking not just music but movies! Picture it - a whole record of her favourite movie songs recorded in Holywood. It is called Sharleen Spiteri - The Movie Songbook.
Classic British singles band with a string of top 20 hits.
Simple Minds are one of the UK's most successful rock groups to date. Having topped America's Billboard chart, the Glasgow band has achieved six no.1 albums in the UK and hit the top spot in countless places around the world including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
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'.
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra with a concert of songs and music made famous by the world's most-loved singer.
They say that if you remember the 60s you weren't there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!
It's all aboard the sensational soul train show of the year, embarking from soul's heady Sixties origins steaming, non-stop, through to the present day...via everyone's favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics.
"British new wave legends" (Rolling Stone) Squeeze, who gave us the enduring hits Cool for Cats, Up the Junction and Black Coffee in Bed, are joined by celebrated punk performance poet Dr John Cooper Clarke. "Glenn Tilbrook still has one of the great white soul voices. When it combines with Chris Difford's baritone, the effect is sparkling," says The Guardian.
This hugely entertaining rock 'n' roll spectacular features an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mixed with loads of zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real good party atmosphere.
Prepare yourself for a party as the nations favourite rock 'n' roll variety show returns by popular demand with a 'Brand New 2013 Production'.
Bitter-sweet folk singer with a pure voice.
British rock band.
Indie stars live in concert.
The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips. They have been causing a stir everywhere they go, with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn.