20. 04. 2015
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Scottish rockers GUN set for Belfast in October

Scottish rockers GUN have announced a show for the Limelight 2 in Belfast on 8th October 2015. GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers during the late-80s. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came...

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20. 04. 2015
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Bad Manners to play in Belfast this December

Bad Manners have announced a show for Belfast’s Limelight 2 on 29th December 2015. Bad Manners, composed of vocalist Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), Louis Cook (guitar), David Farren (bass), Martin Stewart (keyboards), Brian Tuitti (drums), Gus Herman (trumpet), Chris Kane (saxophone), and Andrew Marson (saxophone), were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from the...

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20. 04. 2015
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INTERVIEW: The 4 of Us

“Ah but did you have the stencil?” enquired Brendan Murphy, one half of the band The 4 of Us, as we discussed the Tom Robinson Band with his brother Declan. All of a certain age, we were comparing stories of when punk and...

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18. 04. 2015
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REVIEW: I, Banquo – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

“Imagine, just imagine” Michael Patrick bellows as he invites the audience on a journey of ambition, power, madness and betrayal. Tim Crouch’s ‘I, Banquo’ explores Shakespeare’s Macbeth through the tormented eyes of his murdered best friend, from the fantastical meeting of the...

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16. 04. 2015
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REVIEW: Luke Williams – Borders

The EP, “Borders” is a self-reflective, soulful offering by Luke Willams. This interior dialogue beings with the track Solace. Falling Away is the break up song which segues nicely into Darling Please, a lovely post-break up lament with guitar picking falling like thick...

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15. 04. 2015
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SOAK reveals new video for BLUD ahead of Belfast show

SOAK has unveiled a video for the official release of forthcoming-single ‘Blud’, ahead of the arrival of her Belfast show on June 10th 2015. Filmed between Derry, London and her nationwide tour of skate-parks, the video to ‘Blud’ documents SOAK’s whirlwind start to...

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15. 04. 2015
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David Lyttle takes up Musician-in-Residence at the Nerve Centre

Acclaimed musician, songwriter and producer David Lyttle has been appointed as Musician-in-Residence at the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry. The residency, which will run throughout 2015, is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City...

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15. 04. 2015
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REVIEW: Set the Stage & Volume Control – Nerve Centre, Derry

Tonight, the second installment of Set The Stage and Volume Control’s music crossover takes place in Derry’s Nerve Centre. Coming up to the Maiden City to perform alongside Derry rock outfit The Wood Burning Savages are Serotonin-Band, Hurdles, R51, Rebecca Mulhern, The...

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14. 04. 2015
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Monty Python star Michael Palin set for one night only Belfast show

Following the success of his landmark tour in 2014 and to celebrate three decades of diaries, Michael Palin will mark the paperback publication of the final volume with a brand new show at Belfast’s Waterfront on Friday 30th October. The Thirty Years...

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14. 04. 2015
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Clutch return to Belfast this November

American rockers Clutch have announced a Limelight 1 show for 21st November 2015. Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock,...

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13. 04. 2015
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The Last Five Years at the Lyric Theatre

Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last Five Years’,  presented by Blunt Fringe Productions, at the Lyric Theatre Belfast 24th June – 4th July 2015. This is a beautiful, emotionally powerful musical about Jamie, a talented up and coming novelist who falls in love...

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13. 04. 2015
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The Polyphonic Spree will play in the Limelight later in 2015

The Polyphonic Spree will play the Limelight 1 on the 1st September 2015. Formed by Tim DeLaughter, Texas natives The Polyphonic Spree, currently has 22 active members but it has ranged in size from 13 to 27 members. It has never been...

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13. 04. 2015
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Paul Weller set for the Waterfront this November

Rock icon Paul Weller has announced his Northern Irish return with a live date at the Waterfront, Belfast on 16 November. Continuing his ever soaring creative peak, Paul Weller releases his 12th studio album “Saturn’s Pattern” on Friday May 15th on his...

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12. 04. 2015
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INTERVIEW: Hudson Taylor

With multiple sold out shows in the UK and Ireland as well as their debut album release Hudson Taylor are showing no signs of slowing down. In Belfast alone they brag a sold out show in Mandela Hall and a further date...

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12. 04. 2015
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REVIEW: Volume Control – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Friday night at the Oh Yeah Centre, in the heart of the electric Cathedral Quarter, gave a glimpse into the future of some of the talent being nurtured not only in Belfast but in similar venues up and down the country. Unsure...

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