Music Reviews

Review: Jasper Carrott’s ‘Stand Up and Rock!’ at Crewe Lyceum rocks

Review: Jasper Carrott’s ‘Stand Up and Rock!’ at Crewe Lyceum rocks

Television helped Jasper Carrott hit the heights of fame back in the 1980s.

He was one of those comedians one remembers as being likeable and funny – but without really knowing why!

Nantwich Choral Society hits right note in sell-out concert

Nantwich Choral Society hits right note in sell-out concert

Music-lovers turned out in force for a spring concert staged by Nantwich Choral Society.

The choir launched their spring and summer programme with a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah featuring big name singers and the Northern Concordia Orchestra.

Review: Musical “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Musical “That’ll Be The Day” at Crewe Lyceum

It’s fair to say ‘That’ll be The Day’ is an extraordinary and impressive show, and fans were not disappointed at The Lyceum in Crewe.

This nostalgic musical and comedy production has been touring for more than 30 years.

Review: Meet The Beatles wows packed Nantwich Civic Hall

Review: Meet The Beatles wows packed Nantwich Civic Hall

By Jonathan White
‘Meet The Beatles’ performed at Nantwich Civic Hall in front of a sell-out audience.

Talented acoustic guitar and female vocal duo ‘Chapter Two’ warmed up the audience with a mixture of classic tracks.

Review: Simon and Garfunkel Story, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Simon and Garfunkel Story, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Fans were treated to an exceptional evening of live music, as ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ retuned to Crewe Lyceum.

Sam O’Hanlon as Paul Simon and Charles Blyth as Art Garfunkel were truly amazing.

Review: Panto season starts in style with Aladdin at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Panto season starts in style with Aladdin at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Panto season kicked off to a magical start with Aladdin at The Lyceum Theatre on Saturday night.

Comedy legends Cannon and Ball starred alongside Sid Sloane for a wonderful evening of family entertainment and festive fun.

Review: Poets Mike Garry and John Cooper Clarke, Nantwich Civic

Review: Poets Mike Garry and John Cooper Clarke, Nantwich Civic

By Claire Faulkner
Standing on stage to introduce an evening of poetry to a packed Civic Hall, Nantwich Words and Music Festival organiser Nigel Stonier said “we care about the words”.

This love for language couldn’t have been any better demonstrated by the two poets performing that night, Mike Garry and Dr John Cooper Clarke.

ABBA tribute band fill the floor at Nantwich Civic gig

ABBA tribute band fill the floor at Nantwich Civic gig

ABBA tribute band ‘ABBA Revival’ thrilled fans at a packed gig at Nantwich Civic Hall, writes Jonathan White.

They opened and closed their show with ABBA’s breakthrough hit ‘Waterloo’.

Wistaston Singers wow packed Port Sunlight concert crowd

Wistaston Singers wow packed Port Sunlight concert crowd

By Jonathan White
The Wistaston Singers took their talents on the road when they travelled to Port Sunlight on the Wirral.

They performed a fundraising concert at Christ Church United Reformed Church

Nantwich Words and Music Festival proves big success again

Nantwich Words and Music Festival proves big success again

By Jonathan White
The 8th annual Words and Music Festival in Nantwich has been hailed another massive success.

Headline acts for the week-long festival included Barbara Dickson, Gruff Rhys, Thea Gilmore, The Christians and poet Kim Moore.

October 22, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Barbara Dickson at St Mary’s Church Nantwich

Review: Barbara Dickson at St Mary’s Church Nantwich

By Kirsty Rollings
Hundreds of people gathered in St Mary’s Church in Nantwich to enjoy legendary singer Barbara Dickson’s acoustic set as part of Words & Music Festival 2015.

Famous for her lead roles in West End musicals, unforgettable hit singles and as an actress, Dickson took to the stage with her pianist accompanying her, opening the set with the ever popular ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, much to the crowd’s delight.

October 21, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Gruff Rhys at Nantwich Words and Music Festival

Review: Gruff Rhys at Nantwich Words and Music Festival

By Sara Royle
Playing support to the Super Furry Animals vocalist Gruff Rhys can’t be an easy gig to agree to.

It would have been understandable if She Makes War had been apprehensive before taking the Crown Hotel ballroom stage.

October 17, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Review: Frazey Ford sparkles at Words and Music Festival

Review: Frazey Ford sparkles at Words and Music Festival

Canadian Frazey Ford proved a brilliant headline act for the opening night of the Nantwich Words and Music Festival.

Nantwichnews writer Sara Royle went along to watch.

October 13, 2015 0 comments Music Reviews, What's On & Reviews