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Attention Thieves set for Milton Keynes show

Attention Thieves headline The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes tomorrow night (Friday 22 Feb). The four-piece rock band, from Reading, formed in 2010 and released their debut four track EP, Look A Little Closer, last year. They’re out on tour supporting the release of their new single, Can’t See The Light. They played at the …

Gigs February 21, 2013

Acoustic duo Hicks & Goulbourn play Kontra club – preview

Acoustic duo Hicks & Goulbourn headline the Kontra Roots Club in Finedon tomorrow night (Friday 22 Feb). Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Steve Hicks and singer-songwriter Lynn Goulbourn met at a gig in 2007. Since, then, with a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has taken them to all corners of the UK, …

Gigs February 21, 2013

Lisa McHugh returns to Tullyglass – preview

Singing sensation Lisa McHugh is bringing her fantastic show to Tullyglass House Hotel on Saturday (23 Feb) as part of her second anniversary celebration tour that also takes her to the USA and UK. Lisa and her band has been invited to perform a one hour show on TG4 TV’s latest Glor Tire series at …

Gigs February 21, 2013

Elton John in-store show part of plans to rescue HMV

Sir Elton John could be one of several major artists to perform in-store shows at branches of crisis-hit music retail chain HMV in an effort to keep them on the high street. HMV went into administration in early January after poor Christmas sales. Retail restructuring specialist Hilco took over the company’s £176 million debt, giving …

Gigs February 20, 2013

Michael Marra orchestra fundraiser concert sold out

A concert to raise funds for Dundee’s appeal to set up a Sistema Scotland orchestra in the city has sold out, it was revealed. The campaign to establish a Sistema orchestra in Dundee is being led by the family of Michael Marra (pictured), one of Scotland’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, who died in Dundee in December, …

Gigs February 15, 2013

Andy Burrows talks Razorlight, The Snowman sequel and NYC

Ahead of his show at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea on Tuesday, as part of a UK tour, Winchester-born former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows tells Jodie Jeynes what he’s been up to with We Are Scientists, Carl Barat, Tom Odell, Tom Smith and solo. We hear you’re living in New York now. How come? We moved …

Gigs February 15, 2013

Paloma Faith aims to surprise fans at sold-out show

Anyone who watched the Bafta awards will know what to expect from Paloma Faith – massive outfits, theatrical sets and, crucially, a superb voice. And that’s the reason Faith has sold out the Opera House in Blackpool tonight, as part of her UK tour. Yes, she’s a little – well – different and, yes, she …

Gigs February 13, 2013

Indigo Earth headline Music To Your Ears

Live music night Music To Your Ears returns to the Loft Bar in Chesham’s High Street on Friday night. The bill at the George & Dragon venue includes three acts with Indigo Earth, the highly-rated London-based five-piece folk rock outfit, headlining on the night. Their anthemic melodies and close harmonies have won them a devoted …

Gigs February 8, 2013

Emeli Sandé to end tour with Aberdeen show

Pop star Emeli Sandé is planning to end her solo tour with a homecoming gig in Aberdeen, it was revealed today. The chart topping singer, who is from Alford in Aberdeenshire, is to play a special gig in the Granite City at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Friday, 19 April. Emeli, whose latest album Our …

Gigs February 4, 2013

Fleetwood Mac ‘to play UK shows this Autumn’

Fleetwood Mac are set to tour the UK in September and October, although no live dates have yet been confirmed. Mick Fleetwood confirmed that the band’s touring schedule would miss the summer festival season in the UK, putting those Glastonbury headline rumours to bed once and for all. In an interview with BBC 6Music, drummer …

Gigs January 30, 2013

Gig review: Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly wear their credentials lightly, but their status is well deserved. The duo brought their interpretation of the blues to promoter David Mundell’s Kinross stage… ★★★★ Promoter David Mundell, formerly of the Bein Inn in Glenfarg, has a good thing going with his semi-regular gigs out in the country at the …

Gigs January 15, 2013

10 things to do in Scotland this week: 14 – 20 January

This week’s arts and entertainment highlights from across Scotland, including live music, theatre, film, clubs, comedy, art and exhibitions… Music: Celtic Connections 20th Celebration Concert The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Thursday, 7.30pm, £20-£23 More info / tickets  It’s a landmark for the annual festival of folk as it celebrates entering a third decade and the …

New Year resolutions: See more live music

This week at WOW247 we’re doing our best to help out with the New Year resolutions. Okay, so they don’t always last beyond January, but at least the intention is there. There were some great gigs and festivals last year, but perhaps you didn’t make it along to the ones you wanted to see? With …

Gigs January 7, 2013

On the road: Bands on tour in the UK this week

It’s been a good week for Mumford and Sons after they were nominated for six Grammy Awards. Their UK tour continues, and there are more shows from 80s favourites Squeeze, Madness and The Human League, while The xx take their second album on the road… Mumford and Sons Mumford and Sons may have been nominated …

Gigs December 10, 2012

Bruce Springsteen announces UK shows

US rock legend Bruce Springsteen has added a series of UK dates to his ‘Wrecking Ball’ world tour in 2013. The New Jersey singer of rousing anthems like Born To Run and Dancing in the Dark will perform at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 15, Glasgow’s Hampden Park on June 18 and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena …

Gigs November 29, 2012

Robbie Williams announces 2013 stadium tour

Fans of Robbie Williams take note: the cheeky pop star has announced a 17-date tour for 2013. The one-time Take That pinup claimed his recent sell-out shows at the O2 Arena in London had rekindled his appetite for performing on stage: “I’ve got such a buzz out of playing live again this year. The shows we …

Gigs November 27, 2012
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