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The Levellers announced as Ramsbottom Festival headline act

Lancashire Telegraph: Big names appearing at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival include The Levellers

11:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEGENDARY folk rockers The Levellers will kick off the 2014 Ramsbottom Festival, headlining the popular Friday night slot.

Country star Suzy Bogguss enjoys our country

Lancashire Telegraph: Suzy Bogguss is appearing at Bury Met

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the most influential female artists of the ‘new wave’ country music in the Nineties will be making a special appearance in the North West next week as part of a brief UK tour.

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bohemians and, inset, Rob in action

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands start their UK tour this month, stopping off in East Lanacshire with their brand new show.

Back to future for sci-fi popsters the Rezillos

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rezillos today

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FAST, flash, sci-fi styled and on another planet, the Rezillos flew into punk’s slipstream like a flying saucer from a faraway universe.

Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEADING Delta blues musician Corey Harris will be making a rare visit to the UK in May including a date in the Ribble Valley.

Free tickets for Blackburn nightlife revival

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs band India Mill

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

FRIDAY night live, an initiative to reinvigorate Blackburn’s night- time economy, gets under way on April 25 with a host of bands and solo artists playing in venues around the town centre.

Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Burdon will top the bill at the festival

3:53pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROCK legend Eric Burdon will headline the 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The hits Selected for their longevity

Lancashire Telegraph: Pauline Black and The Selecter

3:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PAULINE Black remains as passionate an advocate for social justice and music’s power to both entertain and carry a message as she was when The Selecter were at the forefront of the Two Tone movement in the early Eighties.

BIG INTERVIEW: Rod Stewart

Lancashire Telegraph: Rod Stewart on song

5:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

ROCK legend Rod Stewart has finally hung up his football boots at the age of 69 – so he can avoid getting injured before his Lancashire concert this summer!

Web made Andy McKee a guitar star

Lancashire Telegraph: PLUCKY: Andy McKee. Picture: Christine Porubsky

3:23pm Friday 21st March 2014

AMERICAN acoustic guitarist Andy McKee was catapulted to stardom when his signature song Drifting landed 80 million internet hits.

Blackburn's star guest is Smiths star Mike Joyce

3:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER Smiths drummer turned broadcaster Mike Joyce will be the guest DJ at a special music night at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, in May.

Band’s invitation to would-be musicians

Lancashire Telegraph: BLOWING HARD Nelson Brass Band is appealing for new members

3:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

NELSON Brass Band is holding two open days to give would-be musicians the chance to try out for the band.

James Walsh plays new album

2:11pm Friday 21st March 2014

STARSAILOR frontman James Walsh will be playing a date in the intimate surroundings of Manchester’s Deaf Institute next month to promote his debut solo album.

What Kate Rusby did next...

Lancashire Telegraph: Kate Rusby

2:06pm Friday 21st March 2014

SHE'S one of Britain’s finest folk voices and next week Kate Rusby returns to Burnley Mechanics. JOHN ANSON caught up with her ahead of the show for a quick chat Where have you been Kate? we’ve missed you on the live circuit I have been touring here and there and making albums, and having babies, all the normal stuff!

All venues great and small for Matt Woosey

Lancashire Telegraph: Matt Woosey sings the blues

3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BEING on the road has become a way of life for blues artist Matt Woosey, who comes to Owaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre next weekend.

Bruce Foxton hasn’t closed the door on reunion with Weller

Lancashire Telegraph: Bruce Foxton with from The Jam

1:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BRUCE Foxton has kept the door ajar for a Jam re-union.

Bandsman back on bass after hand injury

Lancashire Telegraph: Fairport convention

11:48am Thursday 13th March 2014

FOLK legends Fairport Convention will be back on the road this spring with their semi-acoustic show and will be welcoming back a familiar face.

Long live the Feelgood factor

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Feelgood  on stage

1:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IF punk was the anarchy and chaos of the rebellious 1970s, then Dr Feelgood was the adrenalin shot that pushed it into the spotlight with raw-edged classics like Milk and Alcohol.

The South heads North

Lancashire Telegraph: The South’s current line-up

12:14pm Thursday 13th March 2014

FOLLOWING a hugely successful winter tour, The South have announced a new series of dates for 2014 including one at Preston’s 53 Degrees.

MOBO-winner on Ribble Valley bill

12:03pm Thursday 13th March 2014

ONE of the brightest stars of the jazz world is heading to the Ribble Valley in June.

Happy Mondays to headline Ribble Valley Beat-Herder festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Happy Mondays to headline Ribble Valley Beat-Herder festival

10:41am Monday 10th March 2014

MADCHESTER legends The Happy Mondays have been announced as headliners for this year’s Beat-Herder Festival in the Ribble Valley.

Hitmakers Toploader are back for second taste of success

Lancashire Telegraph: Toploader as they are today

10:25am Monday 10th March 2014

THE arrival of a new millennium saw a bunch of lads from Eastbourne become one of the hottest bands in the country.

Musician who played on through troubles

Lancashire Telegraph: Bassekou Kouyate in action

10:50am Monday 10th March 2014

THE morning we began recording the album in Bamako, the coup d’etat started,” recalled Kouyate.

DJ Mark Radcliffe’s out to spread joy at The Grand

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Radcliffe (second left) and his band The Foes

3:04pm Thursday 6th February 2014

WHILE Mark Radcliffe’s old band, the roustabout folksters The Family Mahone, was all about drinking songs, the Foes are the soundtrack to the Saturday morning hangover.

X Factor stars come together in Oswaldtwistle

2:43pm Thursday 6th February 2014

TWO of the finalists from last year’s X Factor are to play live at a special show at

Merry Hell will be folkie heaven

Lancashire Telegraph: Hellraisers with a sense of fun

10:31am Thursday 30th January 2014

MERRY Hell will create a little bit of folk heaven with another rebel rousing set in Clitheroe on Saturday Boasting a potent brew of fresh songs and a fiery live spirit, the Lancashire seven-piece has emerged from the ashes of Wigan’s Tansads, with their trademark anthems, whistle and flutes and a dollop of roustabout English Roots, still very much intact.

Motown reigns supreme again

10:04am Thursday 30th January 2014

ALL aboard! A spectacular live theatre show featuring some of the greatest hits of Motown will be calling in to the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn, next Saturday night.

Magic of The Doors lives again

Lancashire Telegraph: Doors in Concert . . . in concert

10:37am Thursday 30th January 2014

RECAPTURE the full experience of a live show by one of the Sixties’ most influential groups at Colne Muni next month.

Donna went from housewife to medium for stars

Lancashire Telegraph: Donna Fallon

10:08am Thursday 30th January 2014

THEY say life begins at 40. Well, it certainly did for celebrity psychic Donna Fallon.

Lucy Ward’s folk’s not just for old folks in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Lucy Ward – BBC Radio 2’s folk newcomer of the year

4:17pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

LUCY Ward poses enigmatically on a beach, singing her haunting melody Icarus while the fading sun casts a long shadow over the bleached white sands.

Mission to revive the magic of Matt Monro in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Mike Lee sings the songs of Matt Monro

4:32pm Thursday 16th January 2014

FRANK Sinatra, the man with whom he was so often compared, said of Matt Monro, “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the business, Matt would be one of them.”

Bringing back the Joy at King George’s Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Bringing back the Joy at King George’s Hall

4:29pm Thursday 16th January 2014

THIRTY years on, re-live the sound of one of Manchester’s most influential bands at a special Late Shift tribute night at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, next month.

Eliza And The Bear prepare for Preston

Lancashire Telegraph: Eliza And The Bear prepare for Preston

4:28pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Eliza And The Bear are a five-piece band consisting of James Kellegher, Callie Noakes, Martin Dukelow, Chris Brand and Paul Kevin Jackson, who have a date in Preston next month Here, they chat about wanting the best, growing up, and learning to sing

Peppa Pig comes to Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Peppa Pig will switch on Centrale's Christmas lights on Thursday

4:34pm Thursday 16th January 2014

BOOK your tickets in advance as everyone’s favourite pig comes to town.

The man who got a Ribble Valley village rocking

Lancashire Telegraph: Ian McNabb

4:14pm Thursday 9th January 2014

RIBBLE Valley musical promotions company Hollow Horse is named after a 1980s hit by Liverpool pop band The Icicle Works.

How Oasis killed Blackburn singer's rock dream

4:28pm Thursday 9th January 2014

WHEN Liam Gallagher swaggered on to the makeshift stage underneath a battered circus tent in a Preston Park, Blackburn singer Ian D Fleming knew his rock and roll dream was over.

Another spin for anthems in Darwen

4:23pm Thursday 9th January 2014

SOME of the greatest rock songs of all time will be celebrated in a special concert at Darwen Library Theatre in April.

The Hollywood Bees fly in to Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: The Hollywood Bees fly in to Clitheroe

2:51pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

ROB Quinn starred with Val Doonican, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones — but he never craved the fame game.

Bon Jovi’s tribute to his tribute band!

Lancashire Telegraph: Bon Jovi Experience heads for Orcop

2:23pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

ROCKER Jon Bon Jovi was so impressed by The Bon Jovi Experience, who hit King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on February 1, that he went on record to say that they were the world’s finest tribute band.

Live Aid star Midge Ure to play Hurst Green Village Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: MIDGE URE

3:18pm Thursday 19th December 2013

ONE of the driving forces behind Live Aid will be heading to the Ribble Valley in February for a solo show.

Nisha Anil was cut out to be a princess

Lancashire Telegraph: Nisha Anil was cut out to be a princess

3:53pm Thursday 19th December 2013

BEING compared to one of Disney’s most magical princesses makes Nisha Anil reveal her modest side as she makes her panto debut in Blackburn.

It’s all change for Swing Commanders

Lancashire Telegraph: It’s all change for swing Swing Commanders

2:20pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A DASH of 1940s classics, a sprinkling of boogie-woogie, some jump jazz and blues . . . the Swing Commanders are coming home for a festive jive at Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre next week, boasting a fresh line-up.

Frontman has gone but band remains the same

Lancashire Telegraph: New direction — the South

2:45pm Thursday 12th December 2013

DAVE Hemingway, veteran of The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, is one of pop’s great survivors.

Charity single tribute to punk legend Poly

Lancashire Telegraph: Charity single tribute to punk legend Poly

2:21pm Thursday 12th December 2013

JOHN Robb, who fronts Lancashire punk band Goldblade, has released a charity festive single, City of Christmas Ghosts, in memory of his late friend Poly Styrene.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry to play Burnley Mechanics

Lancashire Telegraph: Joe McElderry, Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, Nov 26

2:15pm Thursday 12th December 2013

X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is to play Burnley Mechanics next year as part of his Set Your Soul Alive tour.

Beyonce is returning to Manchester

Lancashire Telegraph: Beyonce at V

2:13pm Thursday 12th December 2013

POP superstar Beyonce is returning to Manchester in February with her Mrs Carter Show world tour.

Young Ones star Ade Edmondson trades comedy for music

Lancashire Telegraph: Young Ones star Ade Edmondson trades comedy for music

11:05am Friday 6th December 2013

FROM psycho punk Vyvyan on anarchic TV show the Young Ones to winner of Celebrity Masterchef, Ade Edmondson is certainly a man for all seasons.

Bad Manners’ frontman Buster Bloodvessel reveals his drastic weightloss

Lancashire Telegraph: Buster Bloodvessel – real name Douglas Trendle

11:19am Friday 6th December 2013

BUSTER Bloodvessel, Bad Manners’ eccentric frontman, is famous for his shiny bald head, giant personality and his even bigger figure.

The Leisure Society ready for Clitheroe gig

Lancashire Telegraph: Looking back — the Leisure Society

1:47pm Thursday 28th November 2013

IN an era where music is increasingly downloaded, The Leisure Society, who make their second appearance at Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre tomorrow, continue to fly the flag for the 20th century.

Rockers The Darkness are coming to Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: The Darkness today

1:39pm Thursday 28th November 2013

THESE days, outrageous British glam rockers The Darkness are as sober as a judge with a bout of arthritis.



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