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GIG REVIEW: Jack Jones

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Jack Jones performing his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour at The Town Hall Birmingham on Friday 2nd February 2018.Review by Kevin CooperThe red carpet was rolled out for one of America’s greatest crooners, as Jack Jones came back to the Birmingham Town Hall to celebrate his 80th birth ...
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INTERVIEW: Paul Thomson

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Paul Thomson, (seen here second from the left), drummer with Franz Ferdinand, chats with Kevin Cooper about forming FFS with Sparks, playing Rock City and being given just twelve cans of lager, their latest album Always Ascending and their forthcoming tour of the UK.Paul Thomson is the dru ...
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GIG REVIEW: Steel Panther with special guests Wayward Sons and Inglorious

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Steel Panther with special guests Wayward Sons and Inglorious performing their Lower The Bar Tour at Rock City Nottingham on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.Images and Review by Kevin Cooper If an unsuspecting music fan bought a ticket for a Steel Panther show, they would instantly think tha ...
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GIG REVIEW: King King

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King King performing their Exile & Grace Tour at The Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January 2018.Images and Review by Kevin CooperLast night saw King King perform their rescheduled date at The Birmingham Town Hall, and after having had to previously cancel due to Alan Nimmoâ ...
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INTERVIEW: Jay Osmond

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Jay Osmond, (seen here on the left), drummer, musician and recording star with The Osmonds chats with Kevin Cooper about Elvis Presley’s suggestion that they wear jump suits and learn karate, playing football with The Jackson 5, their latest album The Osmond Brothers Vintage and their forthcomi ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Van Morrison – The Authorised Bang Collection

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Review by Kevin CooperIn 1965 Van Morrison was persuaded by Bert Berns to join his new record label, Bang Records, which saw him release Brown Eyed Girl. Shortly after that success, Berns passed away leaving Morrison in contractual disputes with his wife, Ilene Berns. Honouring his contract t ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Albert Hammond – In Symphony

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Review by Kevin CooperAlbert Hammond is a prolific song writer who has had commercial success having written for the likes of Celine Dion, One Moment In Time for Whitney Houston, The Air That I Breathe for The Hollies and To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before for Julio Iglesias, to name just a ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Roy Orbison – Black & White Night DVD & CD

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Review by: Kevin CooperRoy Orbison was an American singer songwriter, best known for his distinctive and impassioned voice, complex song structures and dark emotional ballads. So it is no surprise then that there have been twenty two compilations of his music released since his death in 1988. ...
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GIG REVIEW: Boyzlife

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Boyzlife performing at the Glee Club Nottingham on Tuesday 19th December 2017.Images and Review by Kevin CooperLast night a packed Glee Club welcomed Keith Duffy from Boyzone, and Brian McFadden, a former Westlife member on the final night of their Boyzlife tour and from the off they d ...
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GIG REVIEW: Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra

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Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performing their 2017 World Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Saturday 16th December 2017.Images and Review by Kevin CooperIt is impossible not to get lost in the magic of Andre Rieu at this time of year and last night it was a packe ...
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