VIDEO PREVIEW: Tony Christie, Heaven 17, T'Pau and Lemar at Wentworth Music Festival

Amarillo legend Tony Christie knows the way to Wentworth Music Festival.
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Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson: Visiting Barnsley made me understand why people voted for Brexit

Sir Michael Parkinson has criticised a lack of Government investment in towns across the North of England.

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PIANO MAN: Benjamin Frith will be appearing at the festival.

Classical: Music in the Round festival

“For some, a celebration of Russian music will evoke expectations of intense passions and electrifying music that will pin you to the back of your seats,” say Angus Smith, Artistic Director of Sheffield’s Music in the Round, ahead of the May Festival opening at the Crucible Studio Theatre next week.

The Unthanks with Molly Drake

Music interview: The Unthanks on the songs and poems of Molly Drake

For their latest tour The Unthanks are exploring the work of poet and songwriter Molly Drake. Duncan Seaman reports.

Roxanne de Bastion

Music interview: Roxanne de Bastion to launch new album with gigs in York and Sheffield

Berlin-Born, London-based singer songwriter Roxanne de Bastion’s travels have taken her far and wide in the past 12 months.

Frankie Valli

Gig review: Frankie Valli at First Direct Arena, Leeds

“Make a noise if you haven’t seen us before!” Francesco Castelluccio’s reedy tone cries out to Leeds’s First Direct Arena. He waits a beat, before dropping his punchline: “Where the hell were you?”

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Joe Bonamassa. Photo: Glenn Ashley

REVIEW: Fantastic entertainment from guitar hero Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Arena

The name Bonamassa apparently means 'good oracle, the shape of things to come'. Well, at least to some etymology geek I Googled.

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The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment

VIDEO: The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment with music video Chasing Shadows

Yorkshire's latest high flying Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks have launched pre-orders for debut album Live For The Moment with the release of new music video for single Chasing Shadows.

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Richard Ashcroft at the First Direct Arena. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Richard Ashcroft at First Direct Arena, Leeds

He remains one of Britain’s greatest rock‘n’roll stars and Richard Ashcroft sure knows how to deliver.

Deafheaven. Picture: Kristen Cofer

Gig review: Deafheaven at Leeds University Stylus

The bass amp expires from the extreme punishment at some point during Dream House but no one really notices (except the roadie hastily diving to defibrillate it before the end of the song).

Elton John

Sir Elton John cancels US shows due to ‘potentially deadly’ infection

Sir Elton John has cancelled a series of shows in the US after suffering from a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection that forced him to spend two nights in intensive care.

Mel B filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte last month after nearly 10 years of marriage (Photo: PA)

Judge to consider Mel B's domestic violence claims amid divorce case

A judge will consider domestic violence allegations against Mel B's estranged husband on Monday as the former couple continue their bitter divorce battle.

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Bury Tomorrow

Gig review: Bury Tomorrow and Crossfaith at Leeds University Stylus

“Where’s my circle pit?” Bury Tomorrow frontman Daniel Winter-Bates hollers at the sweat-soaked crowd crammed into the University of Leeds’s Stylus venue. He is duly rewarded moments later with a moshing throng that barely abates across the following hour or so.

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Nigel Olsson of the Elton John band. Picture: Steve Jennings

Music interview - Drummer Nigel Olsson on his ‘amazing’ years with the Elton John band

Nigel Olsson has been Elton John’s drummer for nearly 50 years. He speaks to Duncan Seaman ahead of the band’s Leeds gig.

The Saw Doctors.

Gig review: The Saw Doctors at O2 Academy Leeds

“You’ve made the trip so worthwhile for us tonight,” a bespectacled Leo Moran tells a swaying crowd at Leeds’s O2 Academy, with a warm grin playing across his features. “It has been a privilege for us to come… all the way over from Europe!”

Caro Emerald. Picture: Adrie Mout

Gig review: Caro Emerald at Harrogate Convention Centre

“Those seats look really comfortable,” Caro Emerald practically purrs two songs in to her show at Harrogate Convention Centre. She raises one exquisitely pointed eyebrow. “I hope they’re not too comfortable though, because we are going to have a party.”


VIDEO: Sheffield Arena named as one of world's top selling music venues

Sheffield Arena is celebrating after being named as one of the world's top music venues for ticket sales.
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Yorkshire music fans get into the groove on Record Store Day

The Rolling Stones might claim it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but try telling that to the thousands of music fans who have been counting down the hours to Record Store Day 2017.

The BBC Proms is heading to Hull

Hull’s City of Culture coup as BBC Proms to head north for the first time

the BBC Proms may be as much part of the London scene as the Changing of the Guard.

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SHOW TIME: The John Wilson Orchestra will appear at the festival.

Classical review: Summer festival of music

This year’s Harrogate International Summer Music Festival is reaching out to a much wider arts-orientated audience, while still retaining a major presence in the world of classical music.

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