Dust of the Doc Martens, the Mission are coming back to Leeds

After 30 years together, The Mission are on tour again. Duncan Seaman caught up with them ahead of their Yorkshire gigs.

Junior Frood.

I don’t Belieb it! Leeds schoolboy shares stage with Justin Bieber in Sheffield

Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous had started to become second nature for dancing sensation Junior Frood.

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REVIEW & VIDEO: Heaven 17 and BEF dazzle at Sheffield City Hall

Temptation hit makers Heaven 17 were recently voted Sheffield's greatest ever band.
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Abba at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest

Thank you for the music: Abba to reunite after three decades

IT IS the news the music world has been waiting for since the 1980s. The Swedish supergroup Abba has announced it will reunite for a new project.

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Eliot Kennedy and Gary Barlow

Take That's Gary Barlow to perform at Yorkshire gig for Help For Heroes

Take That superstar Gary Barlow today announced he will join songwriting pal Eliot Kennedy to perform at the Jo Heselden-Edwards' Hidden Wounds album launch for Help For Heroes.
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The Manfreds on UK tour

PREVIEW: 5,4,3,2,1...Sixties icons The Manfreds on UK tour

Do Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo and 5-4-3-2-1 hitmakers Manfred Man were 60s icons and are still going strong almost 55-years later as The Manfreds - now on a 29 date UK tour.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Heaven 17 team with Sex Pistols icon for Pretty Vacant at Sheffield City Hall

Temptation stars Heaven 17 will team up with Sex Pistols icon Glen Matlock for an electronic version of Pretty Vacant at a unique Sheffield homecoming gig.
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Bill Watkins inside his museum

Never fade away: Hull singing star the world forgot

He turned down Hollywood so he could stay in Hull: there was nothing conventional about David Whitfield’s singing career. On a quiet suburban street, away from the UK City of Culture buzz (and the fascinating Festival of Roadworks), Bill Wilkins unlocks the door of his garage extension and stands back to let me take in the David Whitfield Museum. It’s astonishing. Practically every square inch is crammed with mementoes and memories of Whitfield, the singer whose biggest hit, Cara Mia, sold 2.5 million copies in 1954.

Take That to play Sheffield Arena shows on May 29 and 30, 2017.

VIDEO: Take That to play two Wonderland Live dates at Sheffield Arena - ticket details

Chart topping superstars Take That are to turn Sheffield Arena into a Wonderland with two dates announced on their 2017 UK tour.

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Gig review: Khruangbin at The Wardrobe, Leeds

Mark Speer is teaching the audience about the principles of funk.

Band of Skulls at Leeds University Stylus. Picture: David Hodgson

Gig review: Band of Skulls at Leeds University Stylus

We’ve all been there. In the middle of discussing musical preferences, someone in an attempt to bolster their perceived sophistication announces that ‘they’re OK but I prefer their earlier stuff’.

Claire Marsh, library manager at the Leeds College of Music. Picture by Simon Hulme

Music on the move: Vast Leeds archive gets a whole new audience

IT’S a truly noteworthy collection that would be hard to fit on even the most powerful iPod.

Billy Talent rocked the Leeds O2 Academy on Thursday night as they returned to the UK on a European tour of their fifth studio album, 'Afraid of Heights'.  Picture: Dustin Rabin

Gig review: Billy Talent, Leeds O2 Academy

Canadian punk-rock royalty Billy Talent had a packed Leeds O2 Academy bouncing as they returned with awesome energy and gave fans a welcome live airing of hits from their fifth studio album Afraid of Heights.

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

Bruce Foxton

Music interview: Bruce Foxton on From The Jam

Former bass player with The Jam Bruce Foxton spoke to Duncan Seaman ahead of his tribute band’s Yorkshire gigs.

Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

VIDEO: Peter Kay's Dance For Life 2017 coming to Sheffield and Leeds Arenas

Comedy great Peter Kay is stepping out again for Cancer Research UK - he's taking his Dance For Life 2017 dance-a-thon parties around the UK with dates in Sheffield and Leeds.

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Sleaford Mods

Music interview: Sleaford Mods

By turns funny, profane and outspoken, Sleaford Mods have made a name for themselves as one of Britain’s angriest bands.

Bright Light Bright Light

Gig preview: Bright Light Bright Light at The Wardrobe, Leeds

Rod Thomas’ third album under the alias Bright Light Bright Light is a far cry from his roots as a London subway busker.

Matthias Tanzmann. Picture: Kerstin Flake

Music preview: Matthias Tanzmann at The Church, Leeds

German producer, DJ and label boss Matthias Tanzmann has helped to define the sound of deep and tech house since the mid-1990s. This weekend he is to DJ at Cave Rave at new Leeds venue The Church of Woodhouse Lane.

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/ - 12/09/2015 - Leeds International Piano Competition Final - Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, England - Anna Tcybuleva wins first prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition 2015. Sir Mark Elder

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The Leeds’: Piano competition expanding worldwide

When Dame Fanny Waterman co-founded the Leeds International Piano Competition back in 1961, she could scarcely have imagined that one day the event would reach audiences in places like Berlin, New York and Singapore.

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